jla33083 asked this question on 4/26/2000:
Can you tell me about any famouse serial killer before the 1950's.
kinghappy gave this response on 4/26/2000:
sure thing. it is often assumed that serial killing is a modern thing. however, many of the most vicious came along as far back as last century. you must also remember that there have probably been serial killers since the dawn of time, it is just now, with modern policing practices and new knowledge about the criminal mind in general that we can keep track of these bad boys. first of course, there is jack the ripper, the daddy of them all. he is considered the prototype for the modern lust killer. he was also the first to taunt the cops. however, even in america we had our own serial killer at the time, herman mudgett, aka dr. h.h. holmes. holmes had a house that was huge, and equipped with trap doors and gas chambers. it is uncertain how many he killed, but it is surely quite a bit. he was hung in 1896. albert fish, a kindly looking old man killed and ate a twelve year old girl in 1928. he then went on the run. she was not he first he had killed, and i am not sure if she was the last. fish was on the run until he wrote the mother of the girl a letter about canabalism. he was traced through the letter and was eloctrocuted in sing-sing in 1936, they had to juice him twice, he shorted out the chair due to his fetish of inserting needles deep into a certain sensitive area of his body. carl panzram, another americal like fish and holmes, was a born deviant. he was arrested for drunk and disorderly at the age of eight, and in a few years burned down the reform school he was in. he then went on to rape, murder and rob anyone just about anyone he came into contact with. he was remorseless until the end when he was hung in 1930. i could go on for hours, but i'll just give you a few names and stuff earle leonard nelson-"the gorrila killer" america, guilty of 22 murders, sex killer, hung in 1925 joseph vacher 'the french ripper", france, killed around a dozen, beheaded in 1897 peter kurten, "the vampire of dusseldorf". germany, murdered 23 atleast, beheaded in 1931. jesse pomeroy, america,died in 1932 in prison at 72 in 1932, began killing since he wa a teenager, first known victim, 1874, though he tortured and raped many children before then. frits haarman "the vampire of hanover", germany, cannibal, confessed ot killing 40, mostly young boys, beheaded in 1924 bruno lundke, germany, killed 85, died in medical experiment for Hitler in 1944 there are of course several others, if you wish for more, or would like more details on these or anything else to do with the subject, just let me know.
jla33083 asked this follow-up question on 4/26/2000:
Thanks for all the info, can you tell me specifics about serial killers in the U.S. that killed between the 1901 and 1950. I know it' a lot just say their name, birth, death, and what they were known for. Please send asap. Thank you so much!!
kinghappy gave this response on 4/26/2000:
okay, for most of the older guys all i have is general info, exact brith dates are scarce. carl panzram- b. 1891 d. sept 5 1930, hung most known for luring sailors onto a yacht and after they were in a drunken stupor he raped each one shot them in the head and threw them over board. then he went to africa where he killed and raped his hunting guides and fed them to some crocs. last words-"hurry it up you hoosier bastard. I could hang a dozen men while you're fooling around" earle leonard nelson- b. 1897 d 1925? hung america's first sex killer, called the Gorilla killer, for hte brutality with which he murdered women, strangled women and committed necrophilia, hid bodies in bizare hiding places-attic trunks, under beds. last words- "i forgive those that have wronged me." albert fish- b. 1871 d. jan 16 1936 electric chair. cannibal, kidnapped, raped, murderd and ate small children. attention was brought to him for the murder of 12 year old grace bud on march 3rd 1928 after he killed her he sat in his room masturbating and eating her cooked flesh. he went on the run for nine years. wrote mrs. bud a letter about her daughter. exhibited every known fetish to man, plus a few he made up( the needle thing, and placin a thorny rose in his urethra then eating it). a religous nut who would walk around naked yelling "I am Christ!" okay, these next few are some more scant details, mostly from memory, herman drenth-hung in 1932, he gassed women in his house. suspected of fifty, but only copped to three. he would watch them suffocate on the gas through a glass partition while he ejaculated. robert nixon aka the brick moron electrocuted in 1939. he beat a cocktail waitress to death wiht a brick in around 36, he left his fingerprints on it. he later killed four more women with the same method before he was caught. sorry i couldnt be of more help with exact dates and stuff, i work mostly form memory, and what reference i have usually only mention the dates of murders and the killers death. hope i helped.
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