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The killer department : Detective Viktor Burakov's eight-year hunt for the most savage serial killer in Russian history

Author: Robert Cullen
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is a chilling tale of one man's savage need to kill and another's sworn determination to stop him. They found the first body in 1982, in the woods near Rostov-on-Don: a young girl, lying faceup with her skeletal hands raised near her head as if trying to fend someone off. Over the next eight years, fifty-two more bodies were found in and around Rostov, a river city 600 miles south of Moscow. The victims had
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Andreĭ Romanovich Chikatilo; Andreĭ Romanovich Chikatilo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cullen
ISBN: 0679422765 9780679422761 0804111642 9780804111645
OCLC Number: 27143774
Description: 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Robert Cullen.

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This is a chilling tale of one man's savage need to kill and another's sworn determination to stop him. They found the first body in 1982, in the woods near Rostov-on-Don: a young girl, lying faceup with her skeletal hands raised near her head as if trying to fend someone off. Over the next eight years, fifty-two more bodies were found in and around Rostov, a river city 600 miles south of Moscow. The victims had been savagely slashed with a knife, with their eyes gouged.

Out, their sexual organs excised, their bodies spattered with the killer's semen. As the body count mounted, a remarkable Rostov detective, Viktor Burakov, became obsessed with hunting down the killer. He faced formidable odds. Archaic attitudes toward sex crimes and the nightmarish maze of the Soviet system produced an extraordinary range of false leads and bizarre theories: a satanic cult had formed, the murders were the work of a gang of mentally retarded boys, the.

Killer must be a doctor, because the sexual organs of the victims had been carved out with surgical precision. The investigations of these hypotheses disrupted the lives of Rostov's citizens - most particularly homosexuals, who came under suspicion when young boys began to number among the slaughtered. Haunted by specters of the brutally murdered victims, Burakov took a startling route for a Soviet detective. He turned secretly to a psychiatrist - an expert on.

Transsexualism - who produced a psychological profile of the killer that proved to be eerily accurate when Andrei Chikatilo - a family man, member of the Communist Party, and former schoolteacher - was finally hunted down and captured.

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