The serial killer in a novel I recently read had a very small head attached to a very muscular body - he was a farmer (the novel was set in the 19th century). Very gruesome. Lots of detached body parts.
It exists in Russian, but it's rarely used. Mostly we use it to separate two or more long clauses that already have commas within them. Using a semicolon in such a short sentence is an overkill from the Russian perspective.