In the 1980s USSR’s Rostov Oblast was terrorized by a cold-blooded serial killer. Women and children disappeared from bus stops and train stations, and police were at a loss. They called the faceless killer The Rostov Ripper, The Butcher of Rostov, The Maniac… After a decade-long killing-spree, police arrested an unassuming man. Andrei Chikatilo was a former teacher and grandfather. Had he been hiding in plain sight all along?
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Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe
Narrated by Noel Vinson
Audio editing: Blackwell Post
Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler
Additional Voiceovers: Nick MacLan as Homer Mellan, Eva Stone as Mary
Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios
This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.