Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Albert Fish, the cannibal who preferred kids

On May 28, 1928, Albert Fish inserted himself into the lives of the Budd family. Gentle-looking and grandfatherly, he cleverly set them at ease and lured their young daughter Gracie and at least five other children to their deaths. A child rapist, killer and cannibal, Fish was executed on January 16, 1936.

Cooking with Otis Toole: A cannibal’s recipe for BBQ sauce

Though less known than Bundy and Dahmer, serial killer Ottis Toole is no less terrifying. He’s known for confessing to the murder of Adam Walsh, and for acting as the corpse-mutilating, cannibalistic sidekick of Henry Lee Lucas. Seen here is Toole’s very own recipe for BBQ or “spegetti” sauce, just in time for the holiday.

The Riverside Prostitute Killer

On June 28, 1989, police found the body of missing prostitute Kimberly Lyttle, 28, yest another victim of the serial killer also known as the Lake Elsinore Killer. The trail of bodies would eventually lead to Bill Suff, a county stock clerk with a 1974 conviction for beating his two-month-old daughter to death, a penchant for impersonating police officers, and a love of chili cook-offs. Believed to have killed from 12-22 prostitutes, he is thought to have cooked the breast of one of his victims in a prize-winning batch of chili.

Robert Ackermann, the Cannibal of Vienna

Once a seemingly normal boy, he was overcome by morbid curiosity after he killed his roomate Josef Schweiger, and is now known as the Cannibal of Vienna.

Grave-robbing cannibals busted–again

Two Pakistani cannibals have just been arrested again after going back at it, police say. The pair were busted for making a curry out of a boy they dug up from his grave.

Andrei Chikatilo: The Devil’s Trail

On February 15, 1994, convicted serial killer Chikatilo, aka the Rostov Ripper, his appeal denied, was taken to a special soundproof room and executed with a gunshot to the back of the head.

Another nude Florida guy attacks cops, this one with clock

Yes, clock, not Glock. Authorities in Florida seem to have their hands full with naked, rampaging psychos these days, the most recent of which, took them 10 minutes to cuff due to his mental state and the fact that he was fending them off with a “large clock, which had numerous sharp utensils protruding from its entire border.”

Another Florida face eating victim, eyes nearly gouged out, but this attacker wasn’t naked

In a seemingly unprovoked attack, reminiscent of Rudi Eugene’s naked attack on Ronald Popo last August, a Florida man was allegedly assaulted by a neighbor, who, in an allegedly drugged-out craze, thought he was subduing the Devil.

Modern cannibalism: Six killers with a taste for human flesh

Cannibalism is widely viewed as the ultimate taboo, but those who have committed it seem perversely proud of their acts. Read about six modern cannibals who weren’t ashamed.

Alfred Packer, the Maneater of Colorado

Alfred ‘Alferd’ Packer guided a party of five ill-fated prospectors in Colorado in the 1800s. All but Packer died before reaching their destination. Arrested for their murders, he told many versions of what happened, including having had to cannibalize their corpses to survive.

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