Once a seemingly normal boy, he was overcome by morbid curiosity after he killed his roomate Josef Schweiger, and is now known as the Cannibal of Vienna.
Last week serial killer Zhang Yongming received a death sentence — for the second time in his life. This time he was convicted of murdering, cannibalizing and selling the meat of 11 victims, mostly young boys, though he is a suspect in as many as 20 missing person cases.
On July 15, 2004, the South Korean police arrested serial killer Yoo Young-cheol. Released from prison in 2003, he planned to kill 100 rich people, but first he practiced, capturing lots of stray dogs and beating them to death. Then he moved on to killing wealthy prostitutes.
On Saturday July 3, 1976, sweet little blond Marion Ketter, 4, went missing. By the next day, police had Joachim Kroll in custody after someone at #11 Friesenstrasse told a police officer that Kroll had warned that the toilet was plugged with “guts.” It turned out that the likable, but not very intelligent, Kroll, affectionately called "Uncle" by the neighborhood children, had a propensity for rape and murder, and a taste for human flesh that went back more than twenty years.
On June 28, 1989, police found the body of missing prostitute Kimberly Lyttle, 28, yest another victim of the serial killer also known as the Lake Elsinore Killer. The trail of bodies would eventually lead to Bill Suff, a county stock clerk with a 1974 conviction for beating his two-month-old daughter to death, a penchant for impersonating police officers, and a love of chili cook-offs. Believed to have killed from 12-22 prostitutes, he is thought to have cooked the breast of one of his victims in a prize-winning batch of chili.
Two more allegedly drug-fueled human-flesh-chewing incidents, one in Florida, the other in Louisiana
Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where Ronald Poppo has been recovering since losing much of his face in a horrendous cannibalistic attack last month, has released photographs of his progress. Warning: Images may be graphic.
Even as Luka Magnotta sits behind bars in Berlin, his sensational crime continues to rock Canada — on Tuesday, two Vancouver schools received packages containing a human foot and human hand in boxes similar to those that delivered victim Jun Lin’s limbs to Canadian political parties last week.
An international search for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the Toronto-born model and porn actor wanted for murdering and dismembering a Chinese student then mailing his body parts to Canadian political parties, ended peacefully when the 29-year-old was captured in a Berlin internet cafe where Magnotta had been reading media accounts about himself.