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Macabre bag containing 27 pairs of human hands found in bag on Amur River island

By The Siberian Times reporter
08 March 2018

Mystery over who the sinister hands belonged to, when they were chopped off, and why. GRAPHIC IMAGES

The site is a popular fishing place for locals and residents of nearby Khabarovsk city.

Investigators have rushed to the scene in the Beshennaya channel of the Amur River in Khabarovsk.

Initially a single hand was spotted, then the bag containing a total of 54 severed hands. 

Finger prints have been found on one hand. 

The others are being checked.

The site is a popular fishing place for locals and residents of nearby Khabarovsk city. 

The site is around 30 kilometres from the Chinese border close to a village called Vladimirovka.

Macabre bag containing 27 pairs of human hands found in bag on Amur River island


Macabre bag containing 27 pairs of human hands found in bag on Amur River island


Macabre bag containing 27 pairs of human hands found in bag on Amur River island

Investigators have given no details so far on their probe into the case

Locals did not notice anything suspicious. 

One gruesome theory is that the hands could have been axed off as a punishment for theft.

But local media reported that next to the remains were found medical bandages and hospital-style plastic shoe covers. 

This has led to suspicion that the hands were cut off - possibly dead bodies - in a medical institution.

It is unclear why this may have been done. 

Investigators have given no details so far on their probe into the case. 

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Comments (27)

Maybe someone needed a hand-y man
Brian, USA
10/03/2018 03:19
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Those hands were kept for identification purposes for bodies that were either buried or cremated or buried at sea. It was much easier than carry all the bodies back with them. Seems who ever was carrying them died before they could make it back to civilization.
Aida Guti, Chicago U.S.A
10/03/2018 00:43
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They look more like hands
Aaron Glenn Rodriguez, Woodward, Oklahoma
09/03/2018 23:33
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I Denmark we know, it is criminal Muslim; they cut hands when you steeling,, we have found a lot of hand here in Denmark
Troels Olivero, Hellerup - Denmark
09/03/2018 23:08
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In Canada they have been finding by the bc coast many feet wearing shoes I wonder if there is any connection?
Jc, Toronto Canada
09/03/2018 21:01
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Could they be remnants of hands , of supposedly enemies of the State that supported the czar, that were cut off by the Cheka, the communist Bolsheviks secret police? In Kharkov the priest Dmitri's hands were chopped. according to documentary, the Russia we lost?
meme, somewhere usa
09/03/2018 19:56
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Amazing!
88, Chinese
09/03/2018 18:04
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Normally,hands are removed to help prevent proof of identity ,54 may be a significant number in society,most likely this was / is some kind of punishment.hopefully dna tests will be done to see where these body parts came from
Doc Smith, Space
09/03/2018 17:26
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Cody, maybe they do it in the USA as well. only there are to many fish or crocs in the rivers so one does not find anything.
seldom have i read a more stupid comment. you guys think you are beyond good and bad?
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
09/03/2018 14:16
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Cody is my dog, sorry guys
Trump, USA
09/03/2018 14:01
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why only hands?
H2G5N, PRC
09/03/2018 12:31
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Chinese prisoners killed to relieve overcrowded jails.
Cody , USA
09/03/2018 02:39
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