Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

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.

Armin Meiwes, The Rotenburg Cannibal

It’s one of the most disturbing cases of our era. This is the story of Armin Meiwes, the German man who killed and ate a voluntary victim he found on the Internet.

Yoo Young-cheol

On October 25, 2004, during Yoo’s trial, a spectator swore at him. Yoo lunged at the man, and ten guards plowed into the ensuing brawl. He was allowed to return after he signed a statement, “I will not cause any further agitation.” Back in the courtroom, Yoo stared at the victims’ families and said, “They were abnormal women. They deserved to be caught.”

Carroll Edward Cole

On October 22, 1985, Nevada’s Supreme Court affirmed the death sentence of convicted serial killer Carroll Edward Cole. Cole had resisted all attempts to file appeals on his behalf, but given his crimes, there weren’t that many people interested in helping the confessed murderer of 16, and cannibal.

Your Daily Creepout: Jeffrey Dahmer’s refrigerator

Serial killer, necrophile, pedophile and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer said he kept the body parts of his victims because eating them gave him sexual gratification. Today we bring you a photo of the inside of his fridge.

Today in Crime History: Stewart Wilken Kills his Second Victim

On October 3, 1990, after an argument with his first wife, South African cannibal rapist Wilkin claimed his second victim. Wilkin was not your typical serial killer in that he prayed on boys and women, white and black, living and dead.

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 [...]

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.

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