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Dennis Nilsen: A horrifying Englishman

At work on February 9, 1983, Dennis Nilsen told a co-worker, “If I’m not in tomorrow, I’ll either be ill, dead, or in jail.” They both laughed. Returning home that day Nilsen found police waiting for him at his flat. They had found human remains in the sewer pipes that could only have come from his unit. A search of Nilsen’s closet uncovered several bags of male remains in various stages of decomposition.

The definitive Edmund Kemper

A deeply troubled but intelligent teenager, Edmund Kemper killed his grandparents, then six female hitchhikers, then his mother and her friend. He turned himself in on April 23, 1973, and is now spending the rest of his days in a California prison. Find all the information on Kemper that Crime Library has to offer here, all in once place.

Inside the world of fetish killer Jerry Brudos

On March 27, 1969, Karen Sprinker, 19, disappeared, the third victim of serial killer Jerome “Jerry” Brudos, a married father of two and one of the most disturbing serial killers known. Brudos abducted, tortured, and mutilated his victims before killing them. Brudos saved body parts for his post-mortem high-heeled rituals.

Today in Crime History: Ed Gein’s house of horrors burns down

On March 20, 1958, the dilapidated farmhouse in which Gein had slaughtered his victims and adorned himself with the body parts of the dead, burned to the ground destroying most of his belongings. The inspiration for Hollywood’s greatest serial killers, Gein and his crimes are truly the stuff of nightmares.

Today in Crime History: The Birth of Ottis Elwood Toole

Born on March 5, 1947, Toole was an arsonist, serial killer and corpse mutilator, among other things, He teamed up with a kindred spirit, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, in 1976. Though he would live the rest of his days in Lucas’ shadow, Toole may in fact have been the more depraved of the pair.

Ted Bundy

Between March 1 and March 3, 1975, the skulls and jawbones of Lynda Healy, Susan Rancourt, Roberta Parks and Brenda Ball were found on Taylor Mountain just east of Issaquah. Years later, Bundy claimed that he had also dumped Donna Manson’s body there, but no trace of her has ever been found.

Andrei Chikatilo: The Devil’s Trail

On February 15, 1994, convicted serial killer Chikatilo, aka the Rostov Ripper, his appeal denied, was taken to a special soundproof room and executed with a gunshot to the back of the head.

Your Daily Creepout: Interview with self-professed ‘necromantic’ Leilah Wendell

Leilah Wendell, curator of the House of Death in New Orleans, is quite public about her love of corpses. She describes herself as a “necromantic” rather than a necrophile and has written about the distinction in The Necromantic Ritual Book. In this interview she talks about making love to the dead, and explains how her mausoleum ritual of communion with the dead allows her to commune with the spirit of death itself.

Romanian Teen’s Necrophile Killer May be Serial Killer

Newly discovered videos lead investigators to believe that what they thought was probably a sex romp gone horribly wrong, may have actually been premeditated murder by an opportunistic necrophile, a that they now suspect may be a serial killer.

UPDATE: Former Pastor Convicted of Murder Found Dead in his Cell

Michigan man John White, who murdered Rebekah Gay, 24, on Halloween 2012 as part of a morbid fantasy to have sex with her corpse was found dead in his cell on Wednesday.

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