‘Black Widow’ who killed two husbands leaves suicide video saying where she buried third

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Evgeny, the son of Elena


A woman who killed two of her husbands died on her sofa – but not before recording a video revealing where she buried a third.

Russian ‘black widow’ Elena Mitrofanova, 55, took her own life and passed away on her living room couch.

But she left a note reading “Watch the video on my phone”, directing investigators to a shocking self-recorded clip in which she revealed the vegetable patch location of murdered husband Yury Mitrofanov, 58.

The killer from Nizhny, Central Russia spent 20 years in jail for killing two previous husbands, police and a neighbour confirmed to local TV station Kstati.

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Evgeny, the son of Elena’s third husband, said it was more than likely she killed his father 11 days ago

Yury’s body showed signs of a “violent death” including knife wounds.

Neighbour Valentina Shevekova said she was not surprised by the striking revelations.

She said: “This was to be expected – it wasn’t the first time she had attacked him with a knife.

“She had killed two before – her hubbies.”

Fellow villager Taisia Aleshenkina added: “She had spent 20 years in jail in total.”



Elena buried Yury in her vegetable patch before making a suicide video and taking her own life
Elena buried Yury in her vegetable patch before making a suicide video and taking her own life

Elena’s stepson Evgeny confirmed neighbour Taisia’s story.

He said: “She was twice convicted for murder.”

The federal police Russian Investigative Committee is now seeking more information about the woman’s death.

A murder investigation has also begun, though its likely culprit will never face justice.

In Japan a woman who killed three partners and attempted to murder a fourth lost a Supreme Court appeal against her execution.



Yury married Elena after she was already twice convicted for murdering two husbands
Yury married Elena after she was already twice convicted for murdering two husbands

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Chisako Kakehi, 74, made millions from insurance claims after poisoning the men with lethal cyanide.

The Black Widow’s three victims were all between the ages of 70 and 80.

They were all childless and murdered between 2007 and 2013.

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