Killer Clown Gacy Claimed 33 Victims
(True Detective June 2021)
Within hours of committing some of his 33 murders, America’s most notorious serial killer would dress up as Pogo the Clown and entertain children. But on May 10th, 1994, it was somebody else’s turn to play the clown...at John Wayne Gacy’s execution. Mockingly, revellers painted their faces and donned clowns’ attire as they partied outside Stateville Prison, Illinois, awaiting the death of the 52-year-old building contractor who had managed to stave off this final day on Death Row for 14 years. “Kill the clown!” the crowd chanted. And then, with news of Gacy’s death: “The clown is dead! Bring us the body!” There were jeers of “Turn that frown upside down – they’ve just fried… more »
Bundy: Don’t Fall For This Killer
(Murder Most Foul No. 120)
Bundy told the reporters “I’m the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll ever meet.” He told them he received no gratification from causing pain, that what really fascinated him was the hunt, the adventure of seeking out his victims. And, to a degree, possessing them physically as one would possess a potted plant, a painting, or a Porsche. Owning, as it were, this individual. He was not insane, just incredibly cunning, with lust for power over others driving him. But there were signs that towards the end he began to realise that the monster within him was out of control. He wanted help, but it was too late for that. Too many young women… more »
Death and the Camden Ripper
(True Crime May 2021)
In the early hours of December 30th, 2002, a tramp rummaging for food in a wheelie-bin near Anthony Hardy’s College Place flat in north London found bin bags containing a woman’s legs and the upper torso of another woman. The legs were later found to have belonged to Elizabeth Valad, 29, and the torso to Brigette MacClennan, 34, both prostitutes and cocaine addicts. A search of more bins in the area produced Brigette’s lower torso and Elizabeth’s right arm and left foot. The police were more than suspicious of Hardy following the discovery of Sally White’s body in his bedroom 11 months earlier, and on New Year’s Eve they went to his flat. An appalling… more »
Tinder Girl Dismembered By Sex Master And Slave
(Master Detective May 2021)
Like millions of women around the world, Sydney Loofe turned to internet dating. Tinder, to be exact. She chose Tinder for the same reason many young women do – because of the lack of chances of meeting potential partners in Lincoln, the small Nebraska town she lived in. And in 2017, she was delighted to find a girl who fit her desires almost exactly. Bailey Boswell was 23, and Sydney was besotted. The two got on so well at their first date that Sydney was delighted they’d arranged a second. She was so delighted that she sent a photo of herself with Bailey to a friend, Brittney Finn, and she put a post up on Snapchat… more »
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