Dismembering a human body isn’t as easy as it looks. In fact, dismembering any body, even something like a cow or a pig that’s been killed for human consumption, takes skill. There’s a reason professional butchers take years to train.

So not surprisingly Vladimir Nikolayevic Nikolayev struggled at first. By the time he’d removed the head and limbs, he was tired and hungry. But with nothing in the fridge, he was at a loss.

Not for long, though.

“All of a sudden it struck me,” he said, “and I thought I would try him. I cut off a piece of meat from his thigh and boiled it. I tried it, didn’t like it, so I chopped it up and fried it in a frying pan.” Much better.

Then he had another idea. Always one to find a new way to make some much-needed cash, Nikolayev came up with a brilliant way to get rid of a body without leaving any tell-tale shallow graves: chop it up and sell it for food….