Dzhumagaliev (Russian: Николай
Джумагалиев, born 1952), a serial killer operating in
1980, known as Metal Fang (for his unusual false
teeth made from white metal) in the Soviet Union
republic of Kazakhstan. A cannibal, he would often kill
his women victims with an axe, carve the meat and serve
it to his friends at dinners.
He was eventually caught when friends
whom he had invited to his house for "snacks" found a
human head and intestines in his fridge. They
immediately reported him to the authorities and Nikolai
The total number of his victims is
not known, although he was charged with a total of seven
murders. Some sources put the total number of victims at
50 - 100. Found to be insane, he was sentenced to a
psychiatric hospital in Tashkent, which he escaped from
in 1989 while being transported to another facility. He
was caught in 1991 in Fergana.
(1952, Cyrillic: Николай Джумагалиев)
is a Kazakhstani serial killer. Nikolai Dzhurmongaliev made it his
mission to rid the world of prostitutes and killed seven women before he
was caught. Also known as "Metal Fang" for his white metal teeth, he
would lure women into the dark end of a local park, where he would rape
them and hack them to death with an axe.
He also practiced cannibalism; he
cooked certain parts of his victims, eating some and even serving the
rest to friends of his at get-togethers. He made a habit of preparing
ethnic dishes out of his victims and serving them to his friends. His
crimes were discovered when two drunks, whom he invited over to his
house, discovered a woman's severed head in the kitchen.
He was found not responsible for his
murders (which are believed to be at least seven) due to insanity, and
he was committed to a Tashkent mental institution.
He escaped in 1989 while being transported to another
facility. He was re-captured in 1991 in Fergana. Dzhumagaliev is now
jailed in the asylum.
During the heat of the Cold War in 1980, while the
U.S. was boycotting the Olympic Games in Moscow, the Soviet region of
Kazakhstan experienced a rash of murders that terrorized it's
A man named Nikolai Dzhumangaliev, who had already
spent a year in jail for manslaughter in the late 1970's, began working
as a laborer at a nearby site in Alma-Ata.
He was considered by all who knew him as a well-spoken,
clean-shaven gentleman. He was always neatly dressed, but had one
physical flaw that everyone who knew him would look past. He possessed
white metal teeth, losing his natural teeth years before.
Though not exactly a "loner", he would generally keep
to himself, walking around town trying to meet different women wherever
His favorite spot in town was near a river bank,
where he would meet a young lady and lure her into the dark end of the
park nearby. There, he would then rape the woman, finishing off by
hacking the body up with a knife and axe he carried at all times.
However, he wasn't done yet. He would then proceed to
cook up parts of his victims and eat their flesh. The rest he would bag
up in a sack and take home with him.
Later on, when he was discovered, police realized
that Nikolai was also often inclined to throw little get-togethers with
friends where he would cook up large amounts of meat to be shared with
his guests. These "get-togethers" were always thrown right after one of
his murders. He was feeding his unwitting guests parts of his recent
What eventually led police to Nikolai were two town
drunks who were invited back to his house for some "snacks". When
entering the home, the drunks discovered a woman's head along with
intestines, in the kitchen, ready for cooking.
He was charged with seven murders in all. However,
the court decided that he was not responsible for his actions and had
him committed to a mental institution in Tashkent.
Interestingly enough, when being transported to
another institution in 1989, Nikolai escaped from authorities. So not to
alarm the public, no announcement was ever made of this, and for two
long years the local law enforcement searched and hoped against hope
that killings would not start up somewhere else in the Soviet Union.
He was captured in August of 1991 in Fergana,
Uzbekistan, after being reported by a local woman who claimed that a
young man was propositioning her earlier in the day.
He remains in a mental institution to this day.
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev, known now also as "Metal Fang"
because of his uncommon false teeth made of white metal, had already
served time for manslaughter when he began to kill young women in
Alma-Ata, Kazakhastan, a republic of the Soviet Union, in 1980. Despite
his odd teeth, Dzhumagaliev was a well-dressed and handsome man who had
no problems getting women to accomany him to the remote locations at
which he would kill them. Once the oblivious victims were in his control
he would proceed to rape them and hack them to death with an axe.
Cannablism was also a big part of his killings and after the the death
of a victim he would carve their bodies and serve the meat at suppers
often attended by his own friends.
Two people that Dzhumagaliev invited to his home for
one of the meals discovered a woman's head in the kitchen and quickly
alerted police, who charged the depraved killer with seven total murders,
though it is rumored "Metal Fang" committed many more. He was found
insane and committed to a mental insitution but escaped in 1989 while
being transferred to another facility. While it was never reported that
Dzhumagaliev killed anyone during the time he was free, the escapee was
rumored to have been seen prowling Moscow streets often before his re-arrest
in August of 1991.
M RACE: W TYPE: N MOTIVE: PC/Sex.
Cannibal "ripper" of women; fed human flesh to friends at
Served time for manslaughter in 1970s; ruled insane 1980; escaped from
asylum, 1989; recaptured 1991.