Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: The Maneater of Colorado is born

Alfred Packer was born on November 21, 1842 (though some say it was in January) and was still a young man when the Civil War broke out. Epilepsy got him out of the military, so Packer became a prospector. During an expedition, Packer’s party got lost and he was later accused of eating his companions.

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.

Your Daily Creepout: Man Cooked & Served Own Genitals

In April 2012 an asexual artist, 22, served a meal comprised of his own sexual organs to a group of five who paid $250 each for the meal. Mao Sugiyama voluntarily had his genitals removed in March and stored them in his freezer before thawing them out, photographing and serving them.

Update: Would-Be Child Rapist and Cannibal Sentenced to 26 Years

Geoffrey Portway was sentenced to 26 years in prison Tuesday. His crime? Planning to abduct, rape, torture, kill and eat a child as part of a bizarre fetish fantasy. Police tracked him through his screen name “Fat Longpig.”

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 [...]

Murder, They Blogged

On April 17, 2006, FBI agents found the body of Jamie Rose Bolin, 10, in a plastic tub in the bedroom of Kevin Ray Underwood — along with skewers and meat tenderizer. Underwood it seemed had made the move to bridge the gap between blogging about acts of cannibalism and performing them.

Brazil’s Alleged Cannibal Trio Killed Women in Rituals and Sold Pies Made With Their Flesh

In Brazil, Jorge Beltrao Negromonte, 51, his 50-year-old wife and 25-year-old mistress are accused of murdering at least two women in a "purification" ritual invented by Negromonte’s schizophrenic mind. After killing and dismembering the women, police say the trio ate their flesh and cooked it into empanadas, which they sold to neighbors.

Inside the Twisted World of Alleged Cannibal Matej Curko

The offer was mutually advantageous, Kanibm claimed. If you wanted to end your life, you only had to come to a place in the woods of Slovakia where he would be happy to kill you if you agreed. He would do it in such a way that you would die quickly and painlessly, since he offered to drug you first before stabbing you in the heart.

Today in Crime History: Joachim Kroll Kills Monika Tafel

On June 4, 1962, 12-year-old Monika Tafel was killed by Joachim Kroll. Kroll had grabbed her as she was walking to school. After Kroll had finished with her, he removed pieces from her buttocks and thighs.

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