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Killer cannibal The Rostov Ripper ends three-year break from killing

A photograph of a person's shadow, holding a bladed object


What’s remarkable is not that he started killing again but that the child-killing cannibal Andrei Chikatilo had ever managed to stop.

His sexual identity was so linked with the suffering of others that after his first kill, only an unlikely turn of events could have stopped him in his tracks.

But on this day, the monster awoke again and Larisa Tkachenko, just 17, lost her life...