Andrei Chikatilo

The Butcher of Rostov, The Red Ripper, The Rostov Ripper, Citizen X

  Active for 13 years
(1978-1990) in Russia

52

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

56

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  7. Cognitive Ability
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  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 18 Books About Andrei Chikatilo
  14. 9 External References
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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.

Andrei Chikatilo Serial Killer Profile

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.

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Andrei Chikatilo has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 months ago.

Andrei Chikatilo a known:

Andrei Chikatilo
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-30 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Andrei Chikatilo
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
Active Countries: Russia
Convicted Of: murder, statutory rape, sodomy law, rape
Life Span: 1936 - 1994
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Soviet Union
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Medical Condition: borderline personality disorder
Astrological Sign: Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 23
Birth Month: October
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
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Oct 16, 1936
Native Name: Андре́й Рома́нович Чикати́ло
Given Name: Andrei
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

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 15 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree
Educated At: Moscow State University of Railway Engineering, Rostov State University

Incarceration
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)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
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
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Andrei Chikatilo

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.

Date Event Description
Oct 16 1936Andrei Chikatilo was born in Yabluchne, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.  #19361016
Oct 16 1956
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Oct 16 1966
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Oct 16 1976
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1978
(Age 41/42)
Andrei Chikatilo started his serial killing spree. #1978
Oct 16 1986
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
1990
(Age 53/54)
Andrei Chikatilo ended his serial killing spree. #1990
Nov 20 1990
(Age 54)
Andrei Chikatilo arrested. #19901120
Oct 14 1992
(Age 55)
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
(Age 57)
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

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
teased in school TRUE 215
physically abused TRUE 228
psychologically abused TRUE 221
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
used weapon TRUE 448
rape TRUE 447
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
mutilated TRUE 440
ate part of body TRUE 445
drank blood TRUE 436
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
problems in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
sexually abused FALSE 223
drug abuse FALSE 223
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
sex with body FALSE 426
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


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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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Andrei Chikatilo on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Andrei Romanovich CHIKATILO on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Christina Goss, Alyssa Gray, Andrei Chikatilo on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Q44496 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  5. Andrei Chikatilo on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  6. Russian serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo on disturbinghorror.com, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  7. Andrej Chikatilo on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  8. JUDr. Miloslav Jedlička, Andrej Romanovič Čikatilo on kriminalistika.eu, Retrieved on Mar 27, 2019.
  9. Andrei Chikatilo on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
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