Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

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.

Today in Crime History: Jeffrey Dahmer is Arrested

On July 22, 1991, police found a dazed Tracy Edwards wandering the streets with one hand cuffed. He told them of being drugged and nearly killed in a house of horrors. The officers investigated; all was fine until they found a human head in the fridge. Dahmer was arrested, his rampage ended.

VIDEO: A Serial Killer Cries

How do you make a hardened serial killer cry? Gary Ridgeway, aka the Green River Killer, was convicted of the murders of 48 prostitutes on December 18, 2003, though it is believed that he killed more than 90 women. Ridgway remained impassive when being addressed by the families of his many victims, until Linda Rule’s father spoke.

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