The Tarashcha coroner, Ihor Vorotyntsev, began the autopsy on the body on Friday, the day of discovery, and had it ready on Monday, November 6. By law, the local prosecutor should have witnessed the autopsy, but he was not present. After the coroner hosed and cleaned the earth off, he found a relatively fresh, headless, naked, partially skinned body, decaying on the extremities of the fingers and toes. While decay on the extremities was normal for a fresh corpse, the skinning of the legs and forearms shocked him. "The skinning revealed the leg muscles like in an anatomical illustration, and suggested that sadists had been at work," he surmised.
JV Koshiw, Beheaded: The Killing of a Journalist, Artemia Press Ltd (www.artemiapress.co.uk), Reading England, 2003, pp. 125-126.