Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

A visit to 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.

‘Cannibal Cop’ Gilberto Valle goes free

The NYPD officer convicted in 2013 of conspiracy to kidnap to fulfill an online sexual fantasy about slow-cooking women to death and eating them, and of illegal use of federal databases to target and stalk his intended victims, has been released. A judge overturned the conviction Tuesday. Prosecutors plans to appeal the decision.

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.

Cannibalism and the strange case of Nathaniel Bar-Jonah

Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was suspected in the disappearance of young Zachary Ramsay, but there was insufficient evidence to convict him. However, Bar-Jonah was sentenced to 130 years for child molestation and sexual assault. He died in prison in 2008.

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.

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. A look at this case and others involving killers who blogged.

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.

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.

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