Psychopath – Anatoly Moskvin – who dug up and mummified the bodies of dead female children said to be freed from a secure hospital.
Reports have it that Moskvin stole the bodies of 29 dead female children from a graveyard and hid in the home he shared with his parents in Russia. He dressed up the dead children in stockings, female clothing and knee-length boots to make them look like dolls, wedged music boxes inside their rib cages and went to the extent of applying lipstick and make-up to their faces.
The highly educated bodysnatcher and psychopath – a leading expert on cemeteries – celebrated the birthday of each of his dead victims in his bedroom.
Highly educated Psychopath who dug up and mummified 29 female children’s bodies, said to be freed from secure hospital (disturbing photos)
Ten-year-old Olga Chardymova’s body was one of those stolen and her 46years old mother – Natalia Chardymova – is outraged because an official request has been made to release the “evil man” from a secure psychiatric hospital.
It is reported that a court will rule this week whether to discharge the 52-year-old historian.
Though Olga’s mother Natalia did not realise that the coffin was empty, on her regular visits to her daughter’s graveside, Moskvin had kept Olga’s remains for nine years as of the time he was detained by police.
He confessed that between the years 2011 and 2013 up to 44 graves and corpses of girls aged 3 to 12 had been violated. However, he was ruled to have schizophrenia as such couldn’t stand trial and was therefore sent to a secure psychiatric clinic instead.
Despite all these, he had a message for the anguished parents of the dead children.
“You abandoned your girls in the cold – and I brought them home and warmed them up.”
Now a court is due to rule on an official request from psychiatrists to release him from the secure hospital to continue his treatment at the home where he kept the dead girls he referred to as “my girls”.
Natalia – who now has a son aged nine – said she was disgusted that Moskvin could be freed.
“This creature brought fear, terror and panic into my (life).
I shudder to think that he will have freedom to go where he wants.
He had warned the court that ‘I will return to my girls’, if he was ever freed. But this now seems forgotten.
Neither my family nor the families of the other victims will be able to sleep peacefully. He needs to be kept under surveillance.
I insist on a life sentence….only under medical supervision, without the right of free movement.
Years have passed but my attitude to Moskvin has not changed at all – horror, fear and panic.
He’ll cause a lot more suffering to someone else….”
Natalia said she feels “shock, horror and fear – even my voice trembles now as I speak.”
She also said:
“These are my fears, my worries… I don’t want repetition of what happened in the past. It was very scary.
He deprived me of the right to visit my daughter, to visit her grave: as it turned out, for years I visited an empty coffin.”
Little Olga was murdered in 2002 on her way to visit her granny. She had begged her mother to be allowed to walk on her own to her granny’s flat in the next apartment block.
“I’m ten already. I can go myself” she pleaded.
Natalia yielded to her daughter’s pleas and Olga went out with her favourite green bag and blue umbrella, never to be seen alive again. Reports said a drug addict waiting in the lobby of her block had forced her back up to the top floor, and robbed her of her earrings. Unfortunately he cracked her over the head with a metal bar when she tried to escape. Olga’s remains with the umbrella and bag were not found until five months later wedged behind pipes in the block’s attic.
“We buried her on 2 October 2002.
I could never imagine that almost exactly ten years later, on the 5 October 2012, I would open her grave with the police, and find her remains had vanished. Her coffin was empty, with a hole at the top from which he had pulled the remains.
You can’t begin to imagine it, that somebody would touch the grave of your child, the most holy place in this world for you.”
Soon after the burial Natalia and her husband Igor, now 49, found a note signed with two letters – D.A. – standing for Dobry Angel or Kind Angel, how Moskvin thought of himself.
“We shivered with fear each time we went to the grave, not knowing what to expect.
These sick anonymous notes were addressed to my daughter, calling her ‘Little Lady’.
My girl had been murdered, if anyone deserved to rest in peace, she did, but instead her grave had been robbed.”
When police found her remains in Moskvin’s flat they told Natalia not to see her.
“The sight was too grotesque, they said. But I have seen the pictures of some of the other girls.
I still find it hard to grasp the scale of his sickening ‘work’ but for nine years he was living with my mummified daughter in his bedroom. I had her for ten years, he had her for nine.”
Moskvin’s mother Elvira, then 76, told police after he was arrested:
“We saw these dolls but we did not suspect there were dead bodies inside. We thought it was his hobby to make such big dolls and did not see anything wrong with it.”
The historian – described in court as a genius, and the author of scientific papers – gave various explanations for his macabre behaviour.
He told his interrogators:
“I was waiting for science to find ways for these girls to live again.”
Another explanation he gave was:
“I wanted to be an expert in making mummies.”
He also said, “I wanted to communicate with these girls” – and it seems he tried talking to them.
He told how he carefully selected which girl to take, saying:
“I lay on the grave and tried to get in touch with her. I listened to what she said. Often they asked me to take them out for a walk.”
However, the police say he was not motivated by any twisted sexual desires with these children. “He loathed sex and thought it was disgusting,” said one officer.
Olga would now be 26 and Natalia keeps her picture beside her in the kitchen.