Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Chicago Rippers

The Ripper Crew was a gang of four Satan-worshiping team killers led by Robin Gecht, who attacked women, mutilated and cannibalized the body parts they severed, even going so far as to perform sex acts on them in their repeated attempts to contact the Dark One.

Today in Crime History: Chicago Ripper Crew’s First Victim Found

On June 1, 1981, police discovered a corpse at the Moonlit Hotel in Chicago. The woman was murdered, mutilated, and had her breasts removed. Having a fetish for breasts would become one of the Chicago Ripper Crew’s trademarks.