Andrei Chikatilo, known as the Butcher of Rostov confessed to killing 56 people in his twelve-year killing spree. On this day Chikatilo killed Tatyana Petrosyan and her 10-year-old daughter in a discreet wooden area. One year prior an investigation started into linking Chikatilo murders together leading authorities to believe they may have been done by a satanic cult due to the brutality of the killings. After laying low for months Chikatilo struck again. His killing spree would continue across the USSR until his arrest in 1990.