Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Albert Fish, the Pinnacle of Depravity

This gentle-looking, benevolent grandfather cleverly lured children to their death, then devised recipes to eat them. This cannibal model for Hannibal Lecter is a study in criminal psychology and a true enigma. His wife thought him to be a wonderful husband and his children believed him to be a model father. What inner torments caused him to drive many spikes into his pelvis and tell people that he looked forward to his execution?

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.

VIDEO: Canada’s Accused Cannibal Auditions for Reality Show

Before he gained infamy as an accused killer and cannibal who allegedly mailed his victim’s body parts to elementary schools and political parties across Canda, Luka Rocco Magnotta was just one of thousands of modeling hopefuls trying to make it big on the small screen. Below, watch Luka’s audition for the Canadian TV show Cover [...]

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.

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.

VIDEO: Interview with Ronald Poppo victim of Causeway Cannibal

In a police interview in July 2012, victim Ronald Poppo, the homeless man who was assaulted by Rudi Eugene, aka the Causeway Cannibal, in Miami speaks of the cannibalistic face-eating attack for the first time. By the time police had gunned down a nude Rudi Eugene, Poppo had lost both eyes and a great deal of his face. No reason for the brutal attacked was ever discovered.

Today in Crime History: Jeffrey Dahmer is Arrested

On July 22, 1991, police found a dazed Tracy Edwards wandering the streets with one hand cuffed. He told them of being drugged and nearly killed in a house of horrors. The officers investigated; all was fine until they found a human head in the fridge. Dahmer was arrested, his rampage ended.

Today in Crime History: Yoo Young-cheol is Arrested

On July 15, 2004, the South Korean police arrested serial killer Yoo Young-cheol. Released from prison in 2003, he planned to kill 100 rich people, but first he practiced, capturing lots of stray dogs and beating them to death. Then he moved on to killing wealthy prostitutes.

VIDEO: Guy Who Ate Dad’s Brain Talks About the Crime

Joseph Garner, then 38, was convicted in 1997 for the December 26, 1995, murder of his father, Paul Gardner, and sentenced to 62 years in prison. The court upheld the conviction even though Gardner was found to be insane, perhaps because of the heinousness of the crime. Here Gardner talks about the murder.

Today in Crime History: Marion Ketter, 4, Disappears From Playground in Duisburg, Germany

On Saturday July 3, 1976, sweet little blond Marion Ketter, 4, went missing. By the next day, police had Joachim Kroll in custody after someone at #11 Friesenstrasse told a police officer that Kroll had warned that the toilet was plugged with “guts.” It turned out that the likable, but not very intelligent, Kroll, affectionately called "Uncle" by the neighborhood children, had a propensity for rape and murder, and a taste for human flesh that went back more than twenty years.

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