Andrei Chikatilo (Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo) a Soviet serial killer known as The Butcher of Rostov, The Red Ripper, The Rostov Ripper and Citizen X. Chikatilo sexual assaulted, murdered and mutilated the corpses of at least fifty-two women and children between 1978 and 1990. Chikatilo often tasted the blood of his victims and committed acts of cannibalism on some of the body parts including nipples, testicles and a uterus. Andrei Chikatilo was executed in 1994. One man was previously convicted and executed for his first murder. Chikatilo's case inspired the killer in movie Child 44 starring Tom Hardy, a secret policeman tasked with snaring a Stalinist-era monster who preyed on young children.
Serial Killer Andrei Chikatilo (aka) The Butcher of Rostov, The Red Ripper, The Rostov Ripper, Citizen X, was active for 13 years between 1978-1990, known to have ( 52 confirmed / 56 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Russia
Andrei Chikatilo was born on October 16th 1936 in Yabluchne, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. He was born 2nd of 3 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a middle child and had two, one brothers and one sister. His father, Roman Chikatilo, a farm laborer. His mother, Anna Chikatilo, a farm laborer. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems including being teased or picked on. Andrei Chikatilo was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.
Andrei Chikatilo a heterosexual male citizen of Soviet Union, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. He completed 15 years of school, received a college degree. He gained part of his education while attending Moscow State University of Railway Engineering, Rostov State University. He married Feodosia Odnacheva. He had two, one daughter and one son, Lyudmila and Yuri. He had a medical condition: borderline personality disorder.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1978 (Age 41/42) Andrei Chikatilo started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of vampirism, commit acts of cannibalism, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and children, where he was known to work as a serial killer, military personnel.
He was arrested on November 20th 1990 (Age 54), convicted on October 14th 1992 (Age 55), sentenced to death by gunshot to the head at Novocherkassk prison in Novocherkassk, Rostov oblast, Russia. He was convicted on charges of murder, statutory rape, sodomy law, rape and other possible charges during his lifetime. Andrei Chikatilo was executed on February 14th 1994 (Age 57).
Andrei Chikatilo died on February 14th 1994 (Age 57), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by single gunshot behind the right ear at Novocherkassk prison in Novocherkassk, Rostov oblast, Russia.
Andrei Chikatilo has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 weeks 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.
A vampire (folklore) is a being who subsists by feeding on the blood of the living. Vampire Serial Killers is a term used to describe a serial killer that has been known to have drank the blood of their victim(s).
Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. Serial Killer Cannibals have been known to have ate a piece of their victim(s) body.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Butcher of Rostov, The Red Ripper, The Rostov Ripper, Citizen X|
|Victims:||52 - 56|
|Years Active:||1978 - 1990|
|Ages Active:||41/42 - 53/54|
|Convicted Of:||murder, statutory rape, sodomy law, rape|
|Life Span:||1936 - 1994|
|Religious Affiliation:||Apostasy in Catholicism|
|Medical Condition:||borderline personality disorder|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♎ Libra |
Sep 23 - Oct 23
|Marital Status:||married Feodosia Odnacheva|
|Children:||two, one daughter and one son, Lyudmila and Yuri|
|Living With:||his wife and children|
|Occupation:||serial killer, military personnel|
|D.O.B.:||Oct 16, 1936|
|Native Name:||Андре́й Рома́нович Чикати́ло|
|Birth Location:||Yabluchne, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Birth Order:||2nd of 3|
|Siblings:||two, one brothers and one sister|
|Rasied By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||middle child|
|Mother:||Anna Chikatilo, a farm laborer|
|Father:||Roman Chikatilo, a farm laborer|
|Highest School:||15 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||college degree|
|Educated At:||Moscow State University of Railway Engineering, Rostov State University|
|Arrested:||Nov 20, 1990 (Age 54)|
|Convicted:||Oct 14, 1992 (Age 55)|
|Sentence:||death by gunshot to the head|
|Prison Location:||Novocherkassk prison in Novocherkassk, Rostov oblast, Russia|
|Executed:||Feb 14, 1994 (Age 57)|
|Death Date:||Feb 14, 1994 (Age 57)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by single gunshot behind the right ear|
|Death Location:||Novocherkassk prison in Novocherkassk, Rostov oblast, Russia|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Andrei Chikatilo. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Oct 16 1936||Andrei Chikatilo was born in Yabluchne, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. #19361016|
|Oct 16 1956|
|Oct 16 1966|
|Oct 16 1976|
|Andrei Chikatilo started his serial killing spree. #1978|
|Oct 16 1986|
|Andrei Chikatilo ended his serial killing spree. #1990|
|Nov 20 1990|
|Andrei Chikatilo arrested. #19901120|
|Oct 14 1992|
|Andrei Chikatilo was convicted and sentenced to death by gunshot to the head at Novocherkassk prison in Novocherkassk, Rostov oblast, Russia. #19921014|
|Feb 14 1994|
|Andrei Chikatilo was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by single gunshot behind the right ear at Novocherkassk prison in Novocherkassk, Rostov oblast, Russia. #19940214|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Andrei Chikatilo (1978-1990).
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|living with children||TRUE||264|
|teased in school||TRUE||214|
|ate part of body||TRUE||442|
|killed in prison||FALSE||208|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||189|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||191|
|problems in school||FALSE||217|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||313|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||316|
|sex with body||FALSE||423|
|totem body part||FALSE||358|
|totem personal item||FALSE||347|
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|0425226034||The Devil's Dozen||Katherine M. Ramslan...|| 3 Total Including |
|1548119644||The Big Book of Serial Ki...||Jack Rosewood|| 60 Total Including |
|0804111642||The Killer Department||Robert Cullen|| 5 Total Including |
|0061092215||Hunting the Devil||Richard Lourie||Andrei Chikatilo||1|
|0060177179||Hunting the Devil||Richard Lourie||Andrei Chikatilo||1|
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|1569759022||Cannibal Serial Killers||Christopher Berry-De...|| 4 Total Including |
|080652555x||The Evil 100||Martin Gilman Wolcot...|| 18 Total Including |
|0313397856||Real-Life Monsters: A Psy...||Stephen J. Giannange...|| 4 Total Including |
|0313386722||The Mind of a Murderer||Katherine M. Ramslan...||Andrei Chikatilo||1|
|1540432238||Two-faced Russian Monster||Murder Laboratory||Andrei Chikatilo||1|
|1631680374||Comrade Chikatilo: Russia...||Mikhail Krivich||Andrei Chikatilo||1|
|076192437x||Encyclopedia of Murder an...||Eric W. Hickey|| 10 Total Including |
Joseph Paul Franklin
|115544535x||Executed Serial Killers||Books Llc|| 14 Total Including |
Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo (Russian: Андрей Романович Чикатило, Ukrainian: Андрій Романович Чикатило; 16 October 1936 – 14 February 1994) was a Ukrainian-Soviet serial killer, nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper, who committed the sexual assault, murder, and mutilation of at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR and the Uzbek SSR. Chikatilo confessed to a total of 56 murders and was tried for 53 of these killings in April 1992.
Andrei Chikatilo is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database