In 2003 it was a routine routine inspection of one of the residential areas Dnepropetrovsk. According to operational information, an underground shop was located in the area to make drugs.
Attention operatives were attracted by an uninhabited abandoned house. It seemed strange that out of the uninhabited A man came home and at the sight of the police quickly ran away.
Finding out that the owner of the house did not appear there for 2 years operatives decided to enter. But their there was not a factory for the manufacture of drugs.
That, what they saw there was a shock. Walls smeared with swastikas, satanic signs, blood and a huge number of corpses of animals hung on the walls and even on the Ceiling. Cats and dogs are clearly killed violently, in many no heads, innards and limbs.
By corners stood boxes with severed paws and tails, on the walls crucified Corpses.
In an abandoned house clearly lived maniacs or even gathered fans of some strange satanic cult.
Viktor Saenko and Igor Suprrunyuk were seemingly ordinary teenagers, sympathetic, sociable. They were from good families, Suprunyuk’s father was a personal pilot of former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, and Viktor Saenko’s father was a district prosecutor.
They well studied, in school they were treated well. But Saenko and Suprunyuk had another, secret life.
During the day they studied or did ordinary things, and in the evening staged real bloody.
Then, in 2003, sadists who abused animals were never found. They were not immediately found in 2007, when a wave of murders unprecedented in brutality swept through Dnipropetrovsk, Dniprodzerzhinsk and Novomoskivsk. Victims were smashed heads with a hammer, eyes poked out, ears cut off. The victims were still alive.
June 25, 2007 Dnipropetrovsk police on duty received a call. In the residential area “Communar” the body of a young woman was found.
Anya I didn’t expect to stay at Katya Ilchenko’s house for so long. Girlfriends drank tea and chatted when Anya noticed that she had been on the clock for almost 12 nights and was picking up Leave.
Katya volunteered to see her off. She didn’t come back. Katie’s mom feeling a wrong start to her but Katie’s phone stayed home.
Then a woman went outside and just 20 meters from the house came across a corpse Daughter. Katya’s head was smashed with a hammer, as will be installed later Experts. Katya died for several hours.
Arrived police determined that Katya had not been raped, but a gold the chain donated for the age of the killer was not touched.
Version murder for the purpose of robbery was not confirmed, the operatives still examined crime scene when a new call came in – a 5-minute walk near the A parking guard found the man unconscious.
When Police arrived at the scene and it was clear the man was dead. It was 34-year-old Roman Tatarevich. He’s also was killed by several blows of a heavy fart in the head.
Serial killings in Dnipropetrovsk is extremely rare. Then these two murders were not tied between myself, because Katya was killed with a hammer, and Roman with a fixture. There’s nothing on his behalf. left, and a piece of this fixture stuck in his skull. A month later he was to marry, his girlfriend was pregnant.
Investigating these murders immediately stalled. There were no witnesses, and the service dogs did not take a trace.
However, it is better to have such a information than no information at all.
Not a single crime witness was not found, although according to the investigator, this simply could not have happened.
If Roman’s murder near garages could really pass without witnesses, then Katya was killed almost under the windows of her house. Let this fact remain on the conscience of Katya’s neighbors.
July 2007. Egor Nechvoloda late at night coming back from the nightclub. He was killed at the door of his apartment. First strike was not fatal, but Yegor was finished completely disfigured by his face. Head the victim turned into a mash, and the blood and brains were on the door, on the floor and On the stairs.
Romanesque) Police were called because of the noise in the entrance. It was Yegor’s mother screaming, she
first found her son’s corpse.
Egor was 21 years old, he had just returned from the Army, it was his first time he went to the club.
The evidence is not the criminals Left.
The next night she was killed. Alena Scar. She worked as a watchah and worked the day shift, at night she asked for from work because I felt sick.
She was killed just like that. just like previous victims. Her head was shattered and her face disfigured.
Senior Investigator Egor Romanesque: “Everyone was surprised by these crimes, but the victims were killed in a completely different circumstances. In Alena’s case, we were leaning towards the version that it domestic crime, and in Egor’s case it may have been an attempted robbery.”
Catherine’s Murders Ilchenko, Romana Tatarevich, Egor Nevoloda and Alena Shram were engaged in different Investigative teams, the city has introduced increased patrols.
Until 2007 Dnipropetrovsk was a quiet city, not that there were no murders, but that so that people are afraid to go to the store it was not.
Unpleasant rumors have spread around the city that murders are taking place, and the police are doing nothing. However, these rumors were soon confirmed. On the Internet appeared a video that brutally amazed everyone. From the beginning until the last breath, the victim was captured on video. This video file has been called “3 Guys 1 Hammer” which we offer to your attention.
- Sergei Yatsenko, victim
- Igor Supryuk, the killer with the hammer
- Viktor Saenko, comments
- Alexander Ganja, voiceover, laughter
The video caused a huge public resonance not only in Ukraine, but also abroad.
Sergey’s fate is amazing Yatsenko, the victims of maniacs. The man was twice on the verge of life and death, received he was struck by lightning once, but he survived. But fate ordered so that he met sadists and killer. He was just driving on bike past, but found himself at the wrong time and in the wrong place.
He was dying slowly and excruciatingly, and the killers laughed at the camera and filmed the video.
Before the information found itself on the Internet city administration tried to disguise these crimes such as domestic homicides or traffic accidents.
Such explanations did not suit the police leadership and they began to take a closer look at the investigative actions of their employees.
Investigators interviewed street vendors and criminal elements, but no one knew about the killings, which was strange enough.
However, the number of victims were increasing.
On the street. Kommunarovsky The corpse of a man with the same characteristic injuries was found Head. The victim could not be identified. The victim’s ears were cut off. and gouged out of his eyes.
First, the man is strong hit him in the head and then brutally tortured.
The investigation immediately thawed version of the robbery because the man was not wealthy.
The task was complicated by the fact that the killings took place in different areas of Pride. Criminals could kill a man within the city limits, and a few hours later commit a similar crime in the suburbs.
Mysterious murders are not journalists may not be interested. Newspapers, TV news and the Internet have become appearing sensational headlines. However, the investigation stubbornly did not want to declare serial killings because the victims did not unite anything.
People were scared.
According to eyewitnesses those events in the evening in Dnipropetrovsk could be met by a man armed with hunting rifle and it didn’t seem strange. It was the husbands who met their wives, if they came back from work late.
Sometimes it came to the point that hunters wore guns in the open and charged even though it’s forbidden Ukrainian law. The police were sympathetic, but checked the presence of weapons documents.
Having studied the case materials, the investigation concluded that all of the killings were related.
Almost all of the victims were poor people and the only thing that united them was the particular cruelty Murder.
It became clear that criminals are young people and act without self-serving motives. Handwriting the crimes were the same, in all cases the perpetrators acted on the same and the same scenario.
Ambush criminals sneaked up on the victim, struck with a hammer, fixture or iron pipe, and then they hit me in the head.
Policemen at last have been given the necessary resources to investigate these crimes, as financial and personnel alike.
They could have been involved. as many employees as was needed at any time of the day.
The investigation was able to establish the IP address from which the video “3 Guys 1 Hammer” was uploaded. THE IP belonged to an internet cafe. There is nothing easier than drinking a cup of coffee and uploading videos from a public place.
Administrators of Internet cafes changed so often that investigators could not get the necessary information.
Senior investigator Egor Romansky: “As such, there was no case. There have been a number of horrific deaths. And there was this video, but no more. All the work was done intuitively when you realize that something is wrong, but you can not say anything. Apparently, thanks to intuition, we were able to identify the criminals.”
At the end of July, the bodies of a man and a woman with similar injuries have been found. Once again criminals used fixtures or something like that. Because next to the corpses nothing of the sort was found, the investigators concluded that criminals carry with them the tools of crime.
The victims again had no nothing in common. The man had previously been tried as a homeless man and a female employee was a small Company.
The man was hit fixture in the neck and the blow literally nailed it to the ground.
A woman after the usual blows to the head, stuck the fixture between the ribs and turned several times.
The woman was still alive, when I heard her bones break.
However, this was not the case the latest unpleasant surprises for the Dnipropetrovsk police.
In a wooded area near the village of Dievka, bystanders found two more men’s bodies with broken heads. More precisely, what’s left of them.
The farther, the more the murders were brutal. Criminals competed with each other, which of them commit a more sophisticated murder.
The corpses near Dieevka had shattered all the bones, as if they were riding a truck or a tank.
Investigators the question is, why couldn’t the two men fend off the attackers? However forensic examination found that the men were in a state of strong alcoholic Intoxication.
Not one victim has yet managed to get away from criminals, maniacs did not leave witnesses.
Soon, however, all Changed. Unidentified assailants attacked two teenagers who were riding on Bikes. One of them survived.
He was able to describe criminals, what they looked like and what they were moving on.
When beyond the elusive The killers are chasing all the police, the appearance of a living witness is a gift of fate.
But it didn’t work out. Just. At first, investigators did not believe the surviving child and believed that it was him killed his friend. There is information that Vadim Lyakhov was beaten in the department and did not lawyers were allowed to see him.
Vadim Lyakhov confirmed the investigators’ guesses that the criminals are young men, may to be even minors.
From the witness testimony: “He I was hit on the shoulder with a mount, and I broke. I shout “Let’s go to the woods” I look, and it’s already mounting.”
Teenager gave exhaustive testimony, despite the age he well remembered the killers of a friend. He pointed out that one of the attackers had a swastika tattoo on his hand.
How can you not remember the “room” horrors” with swastikas, which were discovered by operatives in 2003, because then They never found the sniffer. Although it was one of the versions, but it was not backed up by facts.
The teen was taken under security, the investigators wouldn’t forgive themselves if there was any more on him. Attempt.
Having received the evidence, investigators began to work out schools, which was very difficult. The parents were not delighted, fearing that their children might be charged with serious crimes.
Under the legend of prevention Police officers checked the hands of the teenagers. Allegedly, they were looking for traces. Injection. In fact, the operatives were looking for a swastika on their wrists. alleged killer.
However, the swastikas on the No one found a wrist. It was a failure.
In the wake of the schools began Checking tattoo parlors. However, even here the investigation was at a standstill, because the tattoo salons do not keep track of customers.
While the police were checking schools and tattoo parlors, the Internet has appeared a series of videos with real Murders. Those that were not disclosed.
Among them is murder Teen. The one who rode with a friend on a bicycle.
What was particularly shocking was that that the man who held the camera laughed.
Meanwhile, in Lenin Another dead body, already 12th in the case, appeared.
Despite the deplorable events, the policemen were waiting for luck – there were witnesses.
Witnesses said that in the park, two unidentified men knocked a woman off a scooter and drove off on this scooter.
The woman didn’t survive because that most likely was hit in the face with a hammer. A brutal murder in the middle of the day in crowded place — it was something unexpected.
The killers tried. correct his gaffe, but made an even greater mistake.
They tried to drown scooter in the bet (pond), but then the car pulled up and it came out a few men – they gathered for a fishing trip. Then the criminals pulled out the scooter and left. This was all watched by a witness, Victor Beetle, who was walking by by.
Fedina went to the ATM late at night to withdraw her pension. When under
she matched the lantern with a dark-haired guy, whom she remembered well,
was hit in the face with a hammer. Svetlana Fedina survived because of the killers
deemed her dead.
Later, when the investigator brought to the intensive care unit photos of the alleged she identified Igor Suprunyuk with confidence.
However, the killers did not calmed down even when they made an unforgivable gaffe and got caught to the eyes of a lot of people.
Over the next two years, days they slaughtered six more people.
Desperate to despair policemen were about to carry out a round-up, but suddenly the murderers themselves Opened.
As victims most often, teenagers and pensioners, people cramped in money, they had nothing but cheap mobile phones and plastic cards on which there was no money, the investigation team actively worked out shops and pawnshops.
Exactly at noon on the remote The security of the Leninsky district of the city of Dnipropetrovsk triggered an alarm button. The security guard pressed the button, but not because of the attack.
The guard knew that by A criminal with a swastika tattoo on his arm is wanted. One the guy with the swastika tattoo on his arm was seen by a security guard in his neighborhood, I’ve noticed him now. The guy went into the pawn shop opposite, the shop where worked as a security guard. The pawnshop was accepted for sale used Phones.
When the op group arrived The guy’s already gone. Policemen interested in one phone, but sanctions for seizure they didn’t have one. Then they bought that phone.
Experts carefully examined this phone, but all contacts have been removed. All that’s left is disgusting video where Sergei Yatsenko was killed and the pictures were tormented dogs.
Based on the conclusion The prosecutor’s office issued a warrant for the arrest of the suspect. It turned out to be Igor Suprunyuk, it was on his arm was tattooed with swastika and he brought a cell phone to the pawnshop.
The operatives were able to identify the second suspect. It turned out to be a friend of Igor Suprunyuk Victor Saenko.
After his detention, Viktor Saenko behaved calmly and confidently, because his father was a district prosecutor.
Igor Supryuk, on the other hand, was visibly nervous, because he did not have a high-ranking father.
Igor Supryuk and Viktor Saenko immediately pointed to the third member of the group – Alexander Ganj. All three former classmates.
Immediately after the arrests, searches were carried out in their homes and in Saenko’s garage, where they found bloodied clothes, the belongings of the victims, an iron pipe and a hammer with traces of and computers contained video recordings of the killings with lists of all the victims.
Maniacs called them “slaves” and believed that after death they would serve them.
And more newspaper clippings in which they read about their misdeeds.
In at the time of Saenko’s arrest he tried to get rid of the evidence. While the parents kept the defense from the police, he flushed his mobile phones down the toilet. But he was unlucky. Phones stuck and neighbors called the plumber. Phones of victims in clogged pipes were found very fast.
However There were no photos or videos on the phones, and the presence of the phones themselves did not prove connection with gang killings.
Investigators and were in a difficult position. On the one hand, the pressure of the public, demanding to punish the maniacs-killers, on the other hand the father of the prosecutor of one of the defendants and expensive lawyers hired by their parents for their children.
In The police had no doubt that the trio was to blame for the crimes. However, due to lack of direct evidence the criminals could escape punishment.
Then investigators began shaking all the suspects they knew until they came to K., close friend of Victor Saenko.
K. was prosecuted for petty hooliganism and wanting to trade himself He said something better about Suprunyuk and Saenko’s hobbies.
K. knew of many of Saenko and Suprunyuk’s crimes, but considered it empty Splurge.
However in fact, bragging was not bragging at all. More than 20 episodes, who K could remember. coincided with the real murders.
K. became the main witness for the prosecution, but the suspects refused to testify and chose a partial guilty plea tactic, as recommended by their lawyers.
Yes they filmed the murder on video, but not every video can serve as evidence in court.
In the process of interviewing the suspects familiar it turned out that Suprnyuk and Saenko often mentioned the number “40” and said that if 40 victims were brought in, they would real killers.
Immediately after the detention, a psychiatric examination was carried out, which recognized all three sane and reporting in their actions.
That, that Supryuk and Saenko stopped cooperating with the investigation did not influence the course of the investigation, because the video seized as evidence was already enough for life Term.
After how the defendants realized that they were facing life imprisonment stated that the testimony had been obtained by torture and that the video had been planted on his computer.
However verbal portraits of survivors and bystanders pointed to Saenko and Suprunyuk.
In during the court hearings it turned out that Supryuk and Saenko committed the first animal abuse and the first armed robbery in 2003.
In time of investigation and trial, when the evidence became irrefutable and supported by the testimony of Alexander Ganj, the accused chose tactics partial guilty plea.
Saenko Suprunyuk was hired by his lawyers. Defenders insisted that the suspects were tortured, and more than 100 photos and 40 minutes videotapes of executions and torture were planted.
At the trial of Suprunyuk said, “I was put on my head package and forced to write under the dictation of confessions, no video of the murders I don’t know anything, I only kept on my computer.
After nine months of trials, the offenders were convicted. Supryuk and Saenko received life sentences, while Aleksandr Ganja received 9 years of strict regime.
The relative softness of the sentence of Alexander Gange is explained by the fact that he cooperated with the investigation and took part in two robberies at the very beginning of the “career” of Dnipropetrovsk maniacs.
However, most of the murders were filmed by Ganja, and his laughter can be heard behind-the-scenes.
What Did the criminals have motives? They are no less horrific than the crimes themselves.
Most Katya Ilchenko, the girl who went to see off the maniacs, died first my girlfriend. She was killed for a reason, the killers were planning a crime.
Suprunyuk had a birthday and his friends asked him what gift you wanted? To which Suprrunyuk replied:
I want to die. Real. The animals are fed up.
Cats and dogs are fed up with Suprunyuk because it was he who was nearly detained by operatives near the house with a swastika in 2003.
The killers brought up the willpower. To stop being afraid of heights for hours stood on on 14 floors, and cats and dogs were killed to stop being afraid of the sight of blood.
Parents of maniacs still do not believe that these terrible crimes were committed by their children. They appealed several times, complaints to the ECHR because they hope their children will be released.
Forensic psychologist Yuri Irhin: “When communicating with them there was a feeling that they were dismissive of their parents, especially mothers. It is neglect, not hatred. They had stingy, indifferent reaction to something they very much traumatized parents.”
Alexander Ganja was to serve nine years in prison. He was released from prison in the spring of 2019. He is married and has two children. Alexander’s parents refuse to be interviewed, he does not advertise his life.