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Serial Killers in Russia


Map of Russia


Since I did a post about various serial killers in China I figured that I would see what was going on in Russia. I think the mention of Zhang Yongming (so far charged with 11 murders) being a chess- playing  farmer made me think about the Chessboard Killer, Alexander Pichushkin.

Alexander Pichushkin aka Chessboard Killer

I have also been reading some articles that compare the video that Luka Rocco Magnotta made to the video (being called 1 guy 1 ice pick by some) made by the Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs. I have not seen the Magnotta video so I can not compare personally and since I did see the one made by the Dnepropetrovsky Idiots the comparison makes me want to see it even less.

Just in case anyone did not hear, or has forgotten, the Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs were 3 kids from the Ukraine that recorded themselves committing crimes including beating people to death on a cell phone in 2007.


Dnepropetrovsk Idiots IMO


 (Just a note as well, they started by abusing animals as well and filming it.)

There is a video floating around online usually called 3 Guys 1 Hammer that shows one of the victims dying as he is beaten in the face with a hammer. It is a gory and horrible video. It gets worse when you read the back story of this victim.

The man whose murder is recorded in the leaked video was identified as Sergei Yatzenko from the village of Taromskoye. His murder took place on July 12, 2007, and his body was found on July 16.

Yatzenko was 48 years old. He had recently been forced into retirement due to a cancerous tumor in his throat. The treatment left him unable to speak for some time, but Yatzenko was unhappy with being unable to work and continued to find odd jobs around the village. He took on small construction projects, fixed cars, wove baskets, and cooked for his family. He was beginning to regain his voice by the time of the murder. Yatzenko was married and had two sons and one grandchild. He also had a disabled mother whom he looked after.

Basically the man beat cancer only to have a bunch of  wanna be thugs beat him to death.

As I said, I did see the video way back when it was still considered a possible fake. It gave me nightmares even before I found out it was really a live man being beaten literally to death. I am sure that it is still available online but be aware if you watch that it is graphic.

With these thoughts I did a quick search out of curiosity and found out a few things.

According to an article in Rianovosti :

“Russia registered over 500 serial murders in the past three years. Investigators solved 132 murders in 11 serial killer cases in 2007-2008,” Alexander Bastyrkin said in an interview published on the Prosecutor General’s Investigation Committee website.

That is a lot of murders. 48 of them were attributed to Pichuskin. I do not know how many of them have been ‘solved’ how many are still open and a search did not give many more answers.

I did find an article on Irina Gaidamachuk. She is a mom and she has confessed to entering the homes of her elderly victims, aged between 61 and 89, killing them with a hammer (what is it with hammers?) and then robbing their homes. She was arrested in June 2010. She has killed at least 17 older women.

I can find the news about her trial starting but no verdict as of yet even though the trial appears to have started in January.  Seems like an awful long time since she confessed.

There is also Vladimir Mirgorod who was given a life sentence in January 2012 for sexually attacking and then strangling to death 15 women and a 13-year-old teenager.

Vladimir Mirgorod, 32, was found guilty of carrying out the series of murders after raping or sexually assaulting his victims between 2002 and 2004 in Moscow and deserted areas around the capital, the prosecutor’s statement said.

He had just gotten out of jail (for rape and robbery) when they threw him back in for the serial murders. Let’s just hope he stays in jail. All too often ‘life’ does not really mean life.

Sergei Martynov is about to go on trial in Russia for killing at least eight women in a series of murders and rapes.

The suspect, identified only as Sergey Martynov, is believed to have begun a series of violent crimes in 2005 and moved through more than 10 regions of Russia before he was finally caught by authorities in 2010. He has been charged with intentional infliction of a grave injury, hooliganism, murder of two or more persons, and violent sexual actions.

Martynov was previously convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1992 and served nearly 14 years in prison before he was released in 2005. He was placed on a wanted list shortly after his release for attacking a young girl in Kemerovo, a city in Kemerovo Oblast, but was able to evade police for years.

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Another gem that was caught and then released. I am hoping that Russia makes sure that he does not get anymore chances to rape and murder.

Before the world started to thing that America and Canada have a strong hold on cannibals right now meet Aleksandr Bychkov.


Aleksandr Bychkov


An alleged serial killer who practiced cannibalism has been arrested in Central Russia. The detainee has confessed to at least six murders, but the number of victims could be higher. Reports say the accused wanted to impress his girlfriend.

­Twenty-four-year-old Aleksandr Bychkov was initially arrested in Russia’s Penza Region on suspicion of involvement in a hardware store robbery. However, while being questioned Bychkov suddenly began telling police about corpses he had buried in a ravine near his home.

According to the police spokesperson, investigators found the remains of six people. They were “recovered from the ground and sent for examination.”

The examination revealed that Bychkov had chopped his victims into pieces. He then cut out their livers and ate them.

“The facts of cannibalism in some episodes did take place,” a high-ranking source from law enforcement body in the region confirmed to Izvestia newspaper.

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From another article on 05/26/12

“A burial ground of six people was found there,” (behind his house) Mariya Orlova, a representative of the local investigative committee, told Izvestiya newspaper.
They found a diary at Bychkov’s house which described how he cut up the victims and ate their livers.

Detectives believe the alleged killer may be responsible for more murders because a series of people have gone missing without trace from around the small town of Belinsk in the last two years.

His mother, Irina, said she did not believe he was guilty. “It’s impossible to leave the house,” she said. “People are accusing not just my son, but the whole family. They think I made mince out of the victims and sold it on the market.”

The diary, the bodies buried behind the house, the confession and the fact that he told the police where the bodies were without them having to ask just don’t add up for the mom I guess. ?

I understand wanting to believe the best in your child but sometimes you just have to take off the blinders.

I am curious why others think she sold the meat (not again *shivers) for others to eat. Probably no proof, just other people panicking. At least I hope so.

I also found an interesting article in a Russian newspaper.

But in Russia, serial killers do their stuff and, with very few exceptions, are forgotten about – a snap poll among friends and acquaintances here saw the vast majority only able to name one domestic mass murderer (apart from Stalin, of course). So, for their and your enlightenment, here is a guide to four of the Soviet Union’s and Russia’s most accomplished serial killers.

The rest here.

Self Proclaimed ‘Porn Star’ Famous for Animal Abuse Suspect in Murder Now

MONTREAL – Montreal police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for Luka Rocco Magnotta — a man with a disturbing online profile who is now accused of murder after the grisly discovery of a torso, whose severed foot and hand were mailed to the Conservative and Liberal party offices in Ottawa.

Police also confirmed that the suspect at large in the gruesome murder and dismemberment once dated notorious sex killer Karla Homolka, though in 2007 Magnotta denied he dated the notorious sex killer.

A video purporting to show Magnotta stabbing a man repeatedly on a bed has been circulating online and was sent to the Montreal Gazette. The Gazette has been unable to confirm that this is the same video that police received. The Gazette has not been able to confirm whether the video was staged.

Police have obtained a disturbing video of the crime and are taking steps to have it removed from a website where it was posted, The Gazette has confirmed. 

I did not see the video and I am not looking for it in order to post a link. Sorry, you wanna see you have to look. That does not sound like something pleasant to watch.

Investigators are seeking the public’s aid in locating the 29-year-old Magnotta, who may also go by the names Eric Clinton, Kirk Newman or Vladimir Romanov.

“We really need the public’s help on this,” said SPVM spokesman Ian Lafrenière. The assistance of residents in the area where the body was discovered had also helped the investigation advance quickly.

Magnotta is said to be a stripper and a porn star. The suspect was not previously known to police, Lafrenière said.

A headless, limbless torso was discovered in a suitcase with a heap of garbage Tuesday at Place Lucy and Decarie Boulevard in Montreal’s Snowden neighbourhood. At about the same time Tuesday, an employee of Conservative Party of Canada headquarters in Ottawa opened a package that contained a severed foot. A second parcel containing a hand was later located at a Canada Post sorting facility in Ottawa.

Wednesday, police linked the severed appendages to the torso and transferred the case to Montreal Police.

Montreal Police focused their attention on a second floor apartment in a building on Decarie near where the torso was found Tuesday in a suitcase on the curb with a pile of garbage.

The tenant of the building is being sought by police, said residents of the building.

The apartment smelled terrible and it appears the homicide was carried out on a bed in the small apartment. A reporter saw a mattress stained with blood Wednesday afternoon.

Residents also said police believe the torso belongs to an Asian man who is apparently missing. The police have been showing them a photo of the Asian man on Wednesday.

Residents described Magnotta as a very quiet man who kept to himself. The building’s superintendant joked about it.

“It’s like you see in the movies. It’s always the good neighbour. It’s the cliché,” he said.

He is right, it is usually the quiet ones.

Residents of the building said they believe Magnotta worked in the gay porn industry.

One said the only time Magnotta spoke to him was about five days ago. He asked the man, an actor, how he could get started in “legitimate” movies.

Residents of the building said they also saw Magnotta wearing a bizarre wig days ago and that they commented on his strange appearance.

Employees at a Canada Post office just a few blocks away from where the suspect lives said the police have not questioned them about the possibility of body parts being mailed from their location. Both employees were aware that a torso had been found near their location. But they said no one had asked them about the case until two reporters asked them about the strange story Wednesday afternoon.

Magnotta was known online for abusing animals not for his acting even in porn. He was known on message boards, like 4chan, especially for the video where he put a kitten (2?) in a plastic bag and filmed them as they died. There were other videos but I think that one was the first to get ‘popular’. (Not in a good way.)

Magnotta has also been the subject of an international social media campaign for allegedly killing kittens, videotaping their deaths and posting the videos online.

Animal rights activists around the world mobilized to identify him and offered a $5,000 to bring him to justice. The online efforts to find him may have fuelled some of Magnotta’s online writings defending his reputation and complaining about “cyber stalking” and “media propaganda” on his website

“I do not feel the necessity to address the specific accusations made in the posts since they are so far from my character that responding to them will give them more credibility than they will ever hold. If the readers of these posts can look behind the storyline that has been created, they will see that there is no reference to a concrete transaction or event that has taken place with any specific person in which I have committed any illegal activity,” he wrote on one of his eponymous web sites.

“Many hoax websites are created using my image and name, posing as me to seem more believable in respect to the type of audience these website have, I feel I don’t need to list them specifically but people need not be told, not to believe what they read and to take it as fact,” he write in one article entitled “Cyber Stalking” beside a photo of him shirtless and reclining.

It almost seems as if he is denying doing it, but the videos were there and people did see them. I think you can still find them just not on YouTube and I am not risking a virus to see poor kitties killed. Again, you want to see it (for proof or anything else) go find it yourself.

Perhaps if the authorities had stepped in when those videos went viral they would not be trying to identify a human victim. We, society, needs to start paying more attention to those that abuse animals.

Police have not released the victim’s name. An autopsy is expected to reveal how the man was killed and whether he was dead before being dismembered, police said.

The Gazette’s Jan Ravensbergen, Canadian Press and the Ottawa Citizen contributed to this report.

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CBS story about Luka

Killer started with killing cats on YouTube.

Tapes Might Prove More Manson Family Murders

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police detectives are seeking to review old audio tapes of conversations between Manson Family member Charles “Tex” Watson and his former lawyer, hoping they will shed light on any additional murders the cult may have committed.

The eight hours of recorded discussions between Watson and attorney Bill Boyd were made more than 40 years ago and have surfaced as a part of a bankruptcy case involving Boyd’s now-defunct Texas law firm.

“We are trying to get our hands on a copy of those recordings,” Los Angeles police commander Andrew Smith told Reuters on Friday. “We are doing this to be extraordinarily thorough. We think it’s good police work to continue to pay attention to these cases.”

Smith said the recordings were made in 1969 or 1970, following Watson’s arrest for murders carried out at the direction of Charles Manson that were among the 20th century’s most infamous crimes.

But detectives had no access to the tapes until Watson, now 66 and serving a life prison term in California, waived his attorney-client privilege so that they could be sold to satisfy unpaid legal fees. Boyd died in 2009.

In a letter to a U.S. Department of Justice trustee obtained by local KNBC-TV, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck requested that the recordings be given to his detectives.

“The LAPD has information that Mr. Watson discussed additional unsolved murders committed by followers of Charles Manson,” Beck said in the March 19 letter.

A bankruptcy court hearing has been scheduled for next week in Plano, Texas, to determine if the tapes should be handed over to Los Angeles police investigators.

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I am not so sure that there would be any incriminating information on the tapes since Watson waived his rights. He comes up for parole and knows that they will charge him if they can. Still, he was pretty brain-dead back then and he might not remember all that he said.

We can hope.

Suspected Chinese Serial Killer Sold Human Flesh

Police in southwest China have arrested a village man suspected of killing and eating young men, and selling their flesh to unsuspecting consumers buying ostrich meat.

Zhang Yongming, 56, a chess-playing farmer, was detained earlier this month in Nanmen village, in southwest China’s Yunnan province.

Thoughts of Alexander Pichushkin popped into my head. I think I have read of quite a few serial killers that play chess. I know Bundy did. I wonder if they are attacted to the game because of the strategy required to play it? It could also just be cultural influence.

Zhang is being investigated in the murders of at least seven teenagers and boys, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

He is suspected of chopping up their bodies and feeding the human flesh to his dogs, as well as selling it and eating it himself.

A 19-year-old man from a nearby village who went missing April 25 has been confirmed murdered, a police spokesman told Xinhua. A cell phone, bank card and other evidence said to have belonged to the young man, named as Han Yao, were found in Zhang’s home, police said.

The Guangxi News website reported that more than a dozen other teenagers have gone missing from the village in the past five years, according to Agence France-Presse.


The website said Zhang is known locally as the “cannibal monster,” and residents said they had seen plastic bags hanging from his home filled with what appeared to be white bones.

Why did they not contact authorities? Really, bones hanging in bags should be enough for a a cop to go check it out.

Hong Kong newspaper The Standard reported Friday that police fear at least 20 people were eaten or their flesh sold as “ostrich meat.”

The Standard said police searching Zhang’s home found dozens of human eyeballs preserved in alcohol inside wine bottles, and pieces of flesh hanging in the house to dry.

Article here

I know that this is not the first case of something like this,

(Those are just a few examples!)

so maybe I should not be as disturbed as I am. I just can not help it.

It is bad enough to kill, worse to be a serial killer and worse yet to be a cannible serial killer but to feed humans to other humans especially when they don’t know it is something nightmares are created from. Sweeny Todd always creeped me out because of it.

This was not the first time this monster was in trouble either.


It said Zhang, a loner who never talked to his neighbours, had previously served almost 20 years in jail for murder and was known in the village as the “cannibal monster”.

Local police declined to comment when contacted by AFP, saying information would be made available “at an appropriate time”, and almost all reports on the case were removed from Chinese websites as of yesterday.

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Why was he already known as the cannibal monster? I could not find out if he ate his earlier victim but I am guessing he did. Why did they ever release him? That also makes the fact that his neighbors did not contact law enforcement over his bags of bones more upsetting.

Wikipedia article on cannibalism

Serail Killer / Rapist Dead

Now, don’t everyone cry at once.

Serial killer and rapist Geoffrey Evans — who chillingly planned to abduct, rape and kill one woman a week — has died at the age of 69 on May 20th.

Wanted to rape and kill 1 woman a week.

With his accomplice and fellow Englishman, John Shaw (70), Evans was convicted in 1978 of the rape and murder of two women, Elizabeth Plunkett and Mary Duffy, and sentenced to life.

Shaw is still behind bars in Castlerea Prison in Co Roscommon. The pair — who confessed to the killings when arrested — were among the longest-serving prisoners in the State.

Both men were only in their 30s when they arrived here in 1974 but they had built up a string of criminal convictions and were wanted by UK police in connection with three rapes.

Evans, the smaller of the two, was also said to be the smarter — and he worked out the logistics while former coal miner Shaw provided the brawn.

The men had decided to fund a pre-planned murder spree in Ireland — with the aim of killing at least one young woman a week — by carrying out house burglaries. However, they were caught in Cork the following year and got two-year jail terms for the break-ins.

Due to an administrative blunder, they were freed after 18 months and disappeared before they could be tracked down for their crimes in the UK.

Nice one! 2 women raped and murdered due to a ‘blunder’.  Trust me, I have a feeling the families call it something else.

In late August 1976 they drove to Brittas, Co Wicklow, where they spotted Elizabeth Plunkett, a 23-year-old clerk, from Ringsend, Dublin. Shaw and Evans offered her a lift and drove to Castletimon Wood where she was raped repeatedly.

Evans then told Shaw to kill her and he choked the young woman with the sleeve of a nylon shirt.


The men arrived in Galway on September 10 and bought a mobile home at a caravan park in Barna, outside the city and then stole a green Ford Cortina, changed the number plates and painted it black.

But they aroused suspicion when they walked into a shop in Maam, Connemara, and bought petrol. The shopkeeper noticed the poorly painted car and their English accents. He took down the car’s registration number.

The next day, the two arrived in Castlebar as local cook Mary Duffy (24) was trying to arrange a lift home to the family farm at Deerpark, Belcarra.

Shaw and Evans abducted, beat and raped her in the back of the car and then drove to Ballinahinch, Connemara, where she was again raped and tied to a tree. Shaw subsequently suffocated her by putting a cushion over her head.

On the night of September 26, however, a passing garda spotted their car and the two were taken in and confessed to their murderous crimes.

– Tom Brady Security Editor

Irish Independent

Won’t it be nice if there is an afterlife and sickos like these 2 get to have their fates settled by those that they victimised?

Serial Killer Ivan Milat’s Great Nephew Convicted of Murder

POEMS written by a relative of serial killer Ivan Milat have given a chilling insight into his thinking at the time he killed a teenager in the Belanglo State Forest in NSW.

David Auchterlonie

David Auchterlonie was found murdered in the Belanglo State Forest.

Matthew Milat, 19, and Cohen Klein, 19, are facing a sentencing submission hearing in the Supreme Court over the murder of David Auchterlonie in November 2010.

Court documents tendered during today’s proceedings include several poems penned by Milat, the great-nephew of backpacker murderer Ivan.

In one he writes “clouds roll over in light blue skies/like darkness in a killer’s eyes”.

In another he wrote “I am not fazed by blood or screams/nothing I do will haunt my dreams”.

One is written in a rap style and called “your last day“.

Earlier today, the family of David Auchterlonie told the Supreme Court they remain “terrified” of the knowledge of how he died at the hands of a relative of serial killer Ivan Milat.

Matthew Milat 19, and Cohen Klein 19, have pleaded guilty to the teenager’s murder at the Belanglo State Forest in November 2010.

Also where Ivan Milat killed.

The parents and grandparents of Auchterlonie have today read victim impact statements to the Supreme Court, where the pair are facing a sentencing hearing.

His father David Auchterlonie told Acting Justice Jane Mathews that his son “received a life sentence, but it’s a curse for those of us let behind”.

“I wanted to kiss him goodbye (when they saw his body) but he was a (court) exhibit now,” he said.

His mother Debbie Locke told the court she often wears her son’s jackets and hooded tops to feel close to him.

“I have learnt to live with this agonising pain,” she said.

Acting Justice Jane Mathews formally convicted the pair this morning ahead of a sentencing hearing in the Supreme Court.

Court documents say Milat said in doing the killing he was just “doing what my family does” and that as they ventured towards the bush said “we’re going to Belanglo, someone’s going to die.”

The court heard the murder and 15 minutes of dialogue were captured on Klein’s mobile phone.

The 17-year-old Auchterlonie was killed using an axe,with court documents say Milat hovered over him for 10 minutes before the murder, saying “you move, I chop your head off.”

The hearing continues.

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So this pitiful excuse for a human is claiming that he killing is in his blood? Bull! He is a sadistic twerp who is using that as an ‘excuse’ of sorts. He has probably used it his whole life for various reasons. His way to get attention, to intimidate some, impress others. It was his claim to fame.

As I said, pitiful.

From what I have read they tormented and tortured David and really had no reason to. They also recorded it.

These ‘men’ are killers and if they had not been caught this time there would have been more bodies.

The boy coaxed Auchterlonie out of the car and swung the axe into his torso. Mr Day yelled, “Don’t do this shit.” The boy responded, “Shut up, c. . .t.”

Auchterlonie pleaded with the boy,saying: “Please, mate, please, mate, I didn’t do nothing.”

The boy replied, “You’re a f. . . king dead c. . .t, ‘Auchto’.”

He accused Auchterlonie of telling people about money that he stole from his mother’s house, but Auchterlonie denied the accusation. he forced Auchterlonie to lie face down in the dirt. “I warned you that I was a bit of a f. . . king nut lately,” he said. After the final blow, “the sound of the air leaving his body is also captured on the recording”.

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Belanglo State Forest
Please Be Careful



Group Wants Serial Killer’s Street Renamed

Cleveland Group: “Rename Serial Killer’s Old Street”

 CLEVELAND (AP) – Some neighbors of a now-demolished home where the remains of 11 murdered women were found want the street renamed to escape the stigma of the crimes.

A task force representing residents, business owners, ministers and relatives of victims are proposing the renaming of Imperial Avenue, the street where Anthony Sowell lived in the impoverished Mount Pleasant neighborhood east of downtown.

Some relatives say the victims’ families should memorialize the women as they choose and that the city should leave the property empty and not add the names of victims to any memorial.

“My mother is resting now, and I don’t want her name on anything over there,” said Donnita Carmichael, whose mother Tonia Carmichael was killed by Sowell.

“Would your kids play in that park? Would you eat or plant anything that came from a community garden grown on that soil? I don’t think so.”

The house was fenced off and kept intact for Sowell’s trial last year, when the jury toured the site. It was demolished in December.

City Councilman Ken Johnson said the task force was a council-driven effort, and the group is expected to make a recommendation to council members in the next couple months.

“It is a bad memory for the people on the street, and the landlords can’t rent their property,” Johnson said. “Nobody wants to live there because of what happened.”

Sowell, 52, is appealing his conviction and death sentence to the Ohio Supreme Court.

How? On what basis? Is he serious? What is his excuse for the bodies found in his house and yard going to be? Gremelins planted them?

The murdered women began vanishing in 2007. Police discovered 10 bodies and a skull at Sowell’s house in late 2009 after officers went there on a woman’s report that she had been raped at the home.

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What is your opinion?

Do you try to move on? Make a garden, a park or something?

Do you have a plaque, a bench, a memorial at all?

Do you just leave it empty, open, fenced off as a reminder? For how long?

I say made a nice garden, with benches, small seats one for each victim. It does not have to be a place where children play, I can see the public being uncomfortable with that.

I also think that the families need to have a say, a strong say.


Dahmer’s Killer Looking for a Book Deal

According to TMZ a representive for Christopher Scarver has been contacting book publishers. He wants to write a tell all book! ?

Christopher Scarver

 Christopher Scarver is the prisoner that beat Jeff Dahmer and Jesse Anderson (killed his wife) to death in 1994 using a broom in the bathroom / locker room. Scarver was in prison at the time for killing a co-worker.

From Wikipedia:

On June 1, 1990, he (Scarver) went to the training program office, expecting to find only the site manager John P. Feyen there, but saw Steve Lohman, the supervisor who had replaced Patts. Scarver ordered Lohman at gunpoint to give him his money. When he received only $15, Scarver shot Lohman in the head. At the same time, he demanded money from Feyen. According to authorities, Scarver said, “Do you think I’m kidding, Mr. Hitler? I need more money.” Scarver shot Lohman twice more before Feyen was able to run away after giving a check for $3,000 to Scarver.

Scarver says that in his book he will:

  • explain why he beat Jeffrey Dahmer to death.
  • share information on all of the “sick, sadistic mind games and practical jokes” Dahmer supposedly played on prison officials and other prisoners during his time in prison.
  • will devulge Jeffery’s last words as he was beaten to death.
  • also wants to share all of the life lessons that he has learned.

This is the first that I have heard of Jeffrey Dahmer playing games or being sadistic after being arrested. I even did a bit of research to see if there were any other reports of that and I found nothing. Jeffrey did get baptised and supposedly became a good christian in prison so maybe that is what Scarver is talking about. (Scarver told officials that basically he killed them because he was on a mission from God. It would fit in with his insanity plea.)

Most people forget that Scarver beat two men to death that day. Also, very few remember (know) why he was in there in first place.

As to why he beat them to death he wanted to be famous is my guess. Here is what he originally told prison guards.

When he returned to his cell early, an officer asked him why he was not still working. He explained “God told me to do it. You will hear about it on the 6 o’clock news. Jesse Anderson and Jeffrey Dahmer are dead.”  -Wikipedia

Investigators at the prison said Scarver told them that, in killing Dahmer and Anderson, he “was simply submitting to the will of God and that he was simply a tool used by the spirit,” they wrote.


According to the New York Times, Scarver said the voices — a family, including a woman, a man, a little girl and a boy — had told him “everything was going to be all right and it was meant to happen like this.”

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Personally I think he was trying for a psycho defense with all the fame and glory that comes from killing a serial killer.
Some people have tried to make Scarver into some kind of hero for killing Dahmer, Scarver is far from a ‘good guy’ or a hero of any sort.  I hope that this book does somehow glorify him.

How Many Serial Killers Are There?

I was in the process of trying to write an article about how many unknown monsters there are out there. Then I came across this article. Ms. Dimond says all that I wanted to say.
It was a small but horrifying item in the Los Angeles Times. “Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying what they call a ‘serious, dangerous serial killer operating in Orange County. Police believe one person is responsible for stabbing three middle-aged homeless men. He is (considered) extremely dangerous to the public.”
Another serial killer, I thought. And then the question: How many serial killers are out there in America?
John Douglas, a former chief of the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit and author of “Mind Hunter,” says, “A very conservative estimate is that there are between 35 and 50 active serial killers in the United States” at any given time. Often, Douglas told me, they will, “kill two to three victims and then have a ‘cooling-off’ period between kills.” That period can be days and in some cases (such as the BTK Strangler, Dennis Rader, convicted of killing 10 people from 1974 to 1991) even years.”
But others who study serial killers (defined as someone who kills three or more people) think there are many more of these demented predators out there than the FBI admits to — maybe as many as 100 of them actively operating right now.
Why don’t we know the exact figure? Because serial killers are a secretive and often nomadic bunch. Right before his execution in January 1989, the widely traveled Ted Bundy, described as a charismatic killer, admitted to 30 murders across half a dozen states — from Washington to Florida.
Andrew Cunanan killed at least five people during his wanderings through Minnesota, Illinois, New Jersey and Florida, including fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami.
The FBI knows death travels, and five years ago it set up the Highway Serial Killings Initiative. The bureau reveals it has “a matrix of more than 600 victims and potential suspects in excess of 275.” Since the bodies were found off major highways, top suspects are long-haul truckers who may pick up prey in one state and dump the body several states away.
I know this is disturbing to read, and you may wonder: “Why should I care? I’m not going to hitchhike at a truck stop!”
Well, realize lots of serial killers stay close to home, and their victims are random. The aforementioned Rader found all his victims in Kansas not far from the Wichita home he shared with his wife and two kids. Rader, the president of his local church, knocked on his victim’s doors, and they simply let him in.
John Wayne Gacy met many of his 33 victims (all young men and boys) at charity events where he appeared dressed a clown. After luring them to his house and murdering them, he stuffed them under his Cook County, Ill., home. 
Gary Leon Ridgway, the so-called Green River Killer, was convicted of strangling 49 random women he met in Washington. He confessed to killing 71, but authorities believe the number of victims could be over 90.
Jeffrey Dahmer of Milwaukee admitted to killing and cannibalizing 17 young men and boys before he was arrested. Dahmer’s mother, Joyce, once told me her son wished doctors would come study him in prison to help figure out what drove him to do it.
We who write about crime are told that law enforcement nationwide is doing a better job of communicating with each other about suspected serial killers. Indeed, the item I read about the homeless murders was a milestone. In the past, detectives were loath to tell the public about a serial killer on the loose for fear of spooking people. Now, they’ve come to realize that knowledge is power, and citizens’ information can be a huge help in solving crimes.
Hardly a state in the union hasn’t had a serial killer. California, Texas and Florida seem to have more than their fair share. And mass graves have been found all around the country. Two examples: The 11 bodies of young women and an infant found on the isolated West Mesa outside Albuquerque, and an eerily similar case thousands of miles away in Long Island, N.Y., where authorities unearthed 10 bodies — eight women and a toddler, along with a man dressed in women’s clothes.
These are among the serial killer dumping grounds that have been found. Many others may go undetected forever. The best thing we can do is be vigilant. Know that many victims of serial killers put themselves in harm’s way. Most are women who have some contact with the sex trade or illegal drug underworld — and if they have children, they are in grave danger, too.
Dr. Maurice Godwin has studied serial killers for years, and one in-depth analysis of 107 of them revealed important information. Godwin found 55 percent of serial killers began having trouble in childhood and had criminal juvenile records. Forty-five percent had been convicted for a previous sex crime.
As with so many criminals, it goes back to their early formative years, and the best lesson we can learn is that when we find a troubled child, we best help them. Failure to do so could result in another serial killer walking among us.

Diane Dimond is a Rockland resident, syndicated columnist, author and special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Visit her at reach her via email 

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There are more than mentioned in this article

Detroit’s Unknown Killer

Florida’s Unknown Killer

Nevermind the victims that have not yet been linked to each other.

Not trying to yell “Fire” in a crowded theater, just trying to spread the word. As my quote above says:

“Take it from a man who knows: it pays to be paranoid.” ~ Danny Rolling aka the Gainesville Ripper

A Father’s Torment

Sunday Sun

HAUNTED by his daughter’s murder, Brian Clennell last night told how he is being tormented by sick conspiracy theorists.

Brian’s daughter Paula was one of five women murdered by evil Steve Wright – dubbed the Suffolk Strangler  – almost five years ago.

The death of Paula, who was born and raised in Berwick, Northumberland, and four other prostitutes in Ipswich left women afraid to leave their homes and led to one of the country’s biggest ever manhunts before Wright was finally caught.

Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Sun, former engineer Brian has told how his agony is compounded by reminders like being sent letters and a DVD which claims Wright is innocent, and a musical being made portraying his daughter’s death.

The 62-year-old said: “It is terrible, I feel for all the families that have gone through it.

“You never think it will happen to you. What a waste of life.

“Getting sent rubbish from nutters doesn’t make things any easier.”

Brian has received a DVD, which he has never watched, claiming Wright is ‘the fall guy’ and that the real killer is still at large.

Paula Clennell

Another letter, from an individual in Ireland, says: “I am sure you would be appalled to learn that the killer of your daughter is still a free man and that the police are not interested in that because they have a conviction in court and that satisfies them as they fall back on that as proof of their correctness.”

Brian, who lives in Spittal, near Berwick, said: “It is like everything in life, it made me wonder, they must have a sad old life when a murderer is guilty as hell, they seem to attract people.

“It is like those people that marry people on Death Row.”

I have only found 2 online stories that speak of Wright being innocent and one of those is an interview he gave.

Sky News (Interview)

Just Justice. Org

If the dad was going online and posting on forums or making speeches in public I could see people bantering with him but to just contact him, just to say your peace that should be a form of assault. The person bothering him should get a fine, community service and or jail time if they continue to bother this dad.

Meanwhile, a musical about the killings shown in London also infuriated the grieving dad.

The stage musical London Road was performed by the National Theatre earlier this year, amid stinging criticism.

Brian, who has written to  the show’s producer, said only “insane people” would have gone to see it.

“He was just a chancer trying to make some money out of it.

“He wants to get himself straight into the mental house and get himself assessed.

“If they are making musicals about death and murderers, why do they not make a musical about the London bombings?

“It sickens me.”

A number of TV shows have been made about the killings, some of which Brian says “just opens up all the wounds for everybody.”

But he says: “There is no law that says nobody can make a programme about them.

“It will never go away because other people want to make money out of it.

“People should be left in peace.”

See the end for a little more info on the play.

I understand Mr. Clennell’s feelings but I also think that the public needs to know and remember killings. We need to keep people aware that the monster might be living next door. We also have to keep society remembering what happened so that these killers do not ever get released.

Paula, 24, was born and raised in the border town by Brian and his ex-wife Isabella, along with Brian’s daughter and her sister Alice, and went to Berwick Middle School and Berwick High School.

The couple divorced in 1996, and Paula moved to Norwich then on to Ipswich with her mother in 1999, aged around 17.

Paula had made the city her home but became hooked on heroin and turned to prostitution to pay for drugs.

Brian said: “She was not a bad person. I believe she was coming off the drugs, she was trying to get help to bring her children back.”

I find it sad that this father feels some need to defend his daughter. Who cares what her ‘job’ was, she did not deserve to be killed.

Paula’s funeral took place in Berwick in February 2007, and she was buried at Tweedmouth cemetery.

He pays regular visits to her grave, a mile from his house, as do other family members and friends from Ipswich.

“There is always somebody visiting her grave, I feel she is gone but she is not forgotten.There are always flowers there. People will never stop grieving, there is no way they can.

“Life goes on, there is nothing you can do about it, nothing you can do to bring her back. You just think back on the good times.”

It is good to hear that she is not forgotten and that the dad gets a feeling of support from the community.

It was announced in 2009 that Wright would be appealing against his convictions.

But the following year it emerged he decided to drop his appeal case. 

Write needs to stay locked up.

I feel for this father but the play is not about the actual killings but rather the effect the killing had on the

The musical is set in and around London Road in Ipswich, Suffolk, during the Ipswich serial murders and subsequent trial of killer Steve Wright in 20062008. The piece is written in verbatim style, meaning the spoken text is reproduced by the performers exactly as recorded in interviews, in this case conducted by Blythe with the residents of London Road and some of the women who worked as prostitutes there, as well as members of the media who gathered in the area to report the news. The lyrics in the musical segments are similarly derived from the interviews as recorded, with the meter, pitch and rhythm of the music following the patterns of the original recorded speech as closely as possible.[1]

Neither the murdered women or their killer are depicted, nor are the murders themselves; rather, the piece is concerned with the residents as they cope with the events unfolding around them, the media attention drawn to their neighbourhood, and their attempts to rebuild and regenerate their community afterwards. The piece does not feature principal characters in the conventional sense, instead, an ensemble cast assume the roles of various locals, sex workers and reporters, and most characters are not referred to by name.

London Road

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