Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was suspected in the disappearance of young Zachary Ramsay, but there was insufficient evidence to convict him. However, Bar-Jonah was sentenced to 130 years for child molestation and sexual assault. He died in prison in 2008.
Cannibalism is widely viewed as the ultimate taboo, but those who have committed it seem perversely proud of their acts. Read about six modern cannibals who weren’t ashamed.
The offer was mutually advantageous, Kanibm claimed. If you wanted to end your life, you only had to come to a place in the woods of Slovakia where he would be happy to kill you if you agreed. He would do it in such a way that you would die quickly and painlessly, since he offered to drug you first before stabbing you in the heart.
David Playpenz was in a motorcycle accident. He showed his hurt hand to doctors a few days later when one of his fingers turned black. Doctors amputated the digit which Playpenz asked to take home. Sure! Said the doctors, who had no idea what he planned next.
On April 17, 2006, FBI agents found the body of Jamie Rose Bolin, 10, in a plastic tub in the bedroom of Kevin Ray Underwood — along with skewers and meat tenderizer. Underwood it seemed had made the move to bridge the gap between blogging about acts of cannibalism and performing them.
New York’s now-infamous “cannibal cop” isn’t actually a cannibal, because he never got as far as eating another human. Still, a jury found him guilty of conspiring to kidnap, kill, cook and eat women. At what point does online role play in the realm of violent fetishism become grounds for criminal charges?
When Chinese cannibal Zhang Yongming was executed, it was for murder, but his acts go far beyond just killing. Yongming ate his victims. He also dried and cured the leftover human flesh and sold it in the southwestern village market of Kunming as ostrich meat.
In Brazil, Jorge Beltrao Negromonte, 51, his 50-year-old wife and 25-year-old mistress are accused of murdering at least two women in a “purification” ritual invented by Negromonte’s schizophrenic mind. After killing and dismembering the women, police say the trio ate their flesh and cooked it into empanadas, which they sold to neighbors.
Alfred Packer was born on November 21, 1842 (though some say it was in January) and was still a young man when the Civil War broke out. Epilepsy got him out of the military, so Packer became a prospector. During an expedition, Packer’s party got lost and he was later accused of eating his companions.
In April, a 22-year-old asexual artist served a meal comprised of his own penis and testicles to a group of high paying guests. Mao Sugiyama had his genitals voluntarily removed in March and was storing them in his freezer before thawing them out and serving them to five guests who paid $250 each. Photos of the meal can be seen here.