Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

There’s a Flock of Pigeons Living in a Serial Killer’s House; Locals Say They’re the Souls of Victims

A psychiatric hospital on the banks of the Volga river houses a serial murderer who killed, cooked and ate at least 19 young women and girls. In the 16 years Alexander Spesivtsev has been away, his apartment has only been entered three times by workers. Even his mother, who served 13 years in prison for helping him, hasn’t gone inside.