Sergei Ryakhovsky

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The Hippopotamus, The Balashikha Ripper19+MaleCaucasianSoviet UnionTerritorialSexual1963 (Moscow, Russia)2005 (Tuberculosis

Sergei Ryakhovsky was born in 1963, in Moscow, Russia.

It is believed that Ryakhovsky began his murder series in 1988, at the age of 25, and ended in 1993. He is thought to have murdered 19 people including 12 women, 5 men and 2 boys. All of his victims were between the ages of 14 and 78. They were murdered by strangulation, but most were tortured with knives or tools. When the bodies were mutilated, it would be around the genital area. Nearly all of the victims were raped after their murder.  Some of the victims were dismembered or blown up with explosives.

On April 13, 1993,  Ryakhovsky was arrested when officers waited to ambush the murderer at a crime scene. Ryakhovsky claimed that he never planned to murder people, but would suddenly feel the urge to murder homosexuals and prostitutes. He did, however, plan to murder 3 homosexuals he met in a park and a woman that he was sexually attracted to. He was sentenced to death in July of 1995, but the government in Russia imposed a moratorium on all executions and his sentence was changed to life in prison. He died in 2005 from tuberculosis.

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Victims of Sergei Ryakhovsky

on April 22nd, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Sergei Ryakhovsky is thought to have murdered nineteen people. We currently have information on four of his victims. Shumakova Shumakova, age 45, was murdered in July of 1990. Shuyko Shuyko, age 55, was raped and murdered on March 9, 1993. Rinat Khabibulin Rinat, age 13, was murdered on April 8, 1993….

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