Russian police have tracked down a suspected killer after finding half-eaten human remains in his fridge.
Police found their suspect in his Moscow home eating a human liver with some potatoes before finding the remains of the organ in a stew.
In gory scenes reminiscent of the horror film The Silence of The Lambs, the officers tracked down a man after a trail of body parts were found scattered across the capital.
Police said they have detained the suspected killer, who has been dubbed ‘Hannibal Lectrovsky’, who they believe is behind the recent mysterious appearance of dismembered body parts.
The decapitated head of a middle-aged man was found in the Moscow River last week after hands, feet and arms were found elsewhere.
‘When the police came to arrest the suspect, he was eating a human liver with potatoes,’ a police spokeswoman for the Moscow’s western district said.
The police spokeswoman said the cause of the acquaintance’s death was not clear.
‘Detectives established the identity of the dead body by taking fingerprints,’ police spokesman Alexei Savalyev told Russian news agency Ria Novosti.
‘After that police tracked down the suspected offender through a circle of the deceased’s friends.’
The prosecutor general’s main investigative unit said the suspect had owned up to the sick crime: ‘(The suspect) admitted his crime and that he had eaten part of his acquaintance’s liver.’
Police say the suspect may suffer from mental illness.