Sergei Ryakhovsky (Sergei Vasilyevich Ryakhovsky) a Soviet-Russian serial killer known as the Balashikha Ripper and The Hippopotamus. Ryakhovsky was convicted for the killing of nineteen people in the Moscow area between 1988 and 1993. Ryakhovsky's mainly stabbed or strangulated his victims, he mutilated some bodies, mainly in the genital area. Allegedly Ryakhovsky carried out necrophilic acts on his victims and stole their belongings. Ryakhovsky standing 6’5" tall and weighting 286 pounds, gaining him the nickname, The Hippo. Sergei Ryakhovsky died on January 21st 2005 from untreated tuberculosis while serving his life sentence in prison.
Serial Killer Sergei Ryakhovsky (aka) the Balashikha Ripper, The Hippopotamus, was active for 6 years between 1988-1993, known to have ( 19 confirmed / 19 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Russia
Sergei Ryakhovsky was born on December 29th 1962 in Balashikha, Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union. He had a physically defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems including being teased or picked on.
Sergei Ryakhovsky a necrophile male citizen of Russia.
Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, and served time in jail.
In 1988 (Age 25/26) Sergei Ryakhovsky started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of necrophilia, torture, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims.
He was arrested on April 13th 1993 (Age 30), sentenced to death by firing squad at a maximum-security penal colony in Solikamsk, Perm Oblast, Russia. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Sergei Ryakhovsky died on January 21st 2005 (Age 42), cause of death: natural causes, untreated tuberculosis at a maximum-security penal colony in Solikamsk, Perm Oblast, Russia.
Sergei Ryakhovsky has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||the Balashikha Ripper, The Hippopotamus|
|Victims:||19 - 19|
|Years Active:||1988 - 1993|
|Ages Active:||25/26 - 30/31|
|Life Span:||1962 - 2005|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♑ Capricorn |
Dec 22 - Jan 20
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Dec 29, 1962|
|Birth Location:||Balashikha, Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union|
|Arrested:||Apr 13, 1993 (Age 30)|
|Sentence:||death by firing squad|
|Prison Location:||a maximum-security penal colony in Solikamsk, Perm Oblast, Russia|
|Death Date:||Jan 21, 2005 (Age 42)|
|Manner of Death:||natural causes|
|Cause of Death:||untreated tuberculosis|
|Death Location:||a maximum-security penal colony in Solikamsk, Perm Oblast, Russia|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Sergei Ryakhovsky. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Dec 29 1962||Sergei Ryakhovsky was born in Balashikha, Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union. #19621229|
|Dec 29 1982|
|Sergei Ryakhovsky started his serial killing spree. #1988|
|Dec 29 1992|
|Sergei Ryakhovsky ended his serial killing spree. #1993|
|Apr 13 1993|
|Sergei Ryakhovsky arrested. #19930413|
|Dec 29 2002|
|Jan 21 2005|
|Sergei Ryakhovskydied.cause of death:natural causes,untreated tuberculosisat a maximum-security penal colony in Solikamsk, Perm Oblast, Russia. #20050121|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Sergei Ryakhovsky (1988-1993).
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|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|sex with body||TRUE||430|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
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Sergei Vasilyevich Ryakhovsky (Russian: Серге́й Васильевич Ряховский; 29 December 1962 - 21 January 2005) was a Soviet-Russian serial killer, convicted for the killing of 19 people in the Moscow area between 1988 and 1993.
Sergei Ryakhovsky is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database