Maria and Delfina Gonzales would recruit prostitutes, through the guise of being maids. Most were force-fed cocaine and heroin. When they became sick, damaged in any way, lost their looks, or no longer pleased customers, they were killed and buried on the property. They also killed men who carried large sums of money. When the police searched the sisters’ property, they found 11 men, 80 women, and several fetuses.They were tried in 1964, and sentenced to 40 years each.
New York Police Department Evidence photo. Homicide victim lying in the snow - overhead view, ca. 1916-1920. At the corners, note the legs of the tripod supporting the camera above the body. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)
Christine and Lea Papin were the famous french maids who murdered their employers wife and daughter in Le Mans, in 1933.They beat the 2 women to death with a hammer and pewter pot, but also gouged out their eyes with a kitchen knife and their fingers.
This skeleton was found in the northeast corner of a large storage cellar. Whoever buried the body dug a shallow hole, packed a thick layer of clay soil on the corpse and then filled the cellar with household trash. The artifacts found in the trash layer just over the body date from about 1663 to 1680. Field excavation of the Leavy Neck skeleton in 2001 by archaeologist Jane Cox.
The REAL New York underworld: Chilling black and white pictures of 1920s crime scenes reveal the Big Apple's bloody history
Luis Cubillos aka. la bestia is a Colombian rapist and serial killer. In 1999, he admitted to the rape and murder of 140 young boys. The number of his victims, according to the locations of skeletons listed on maps he drew in prison, eventually exceeded 300. He has been described by local media as “the world’s worst serial killer” because of the high number of victims.
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev - Cannibal - Dinner parties can be awkward affairs & can take forever to clean up after, particularly when your drunken guests search the refrigerator for the Sauvignon Blanc and instead find a human head & a platter of intestines. It’s a unique problem, yes, but one that Nikolai aka “Metal Fang,” because of his peculiar false teeth, forged from white metal – was forced to confront in 1980 when some guests found the leftovers from the dish Dzhumagaliev had just served them.
Armin Meiwes is a German man who achieved international notoriety for killing and eating a voluntary victim whom he had found via the Internet. After Meiwes and the victim jointly attempted to eat the victim's severed penis, Meiwes killed his victim and proceeded to eat a large amount of his flesh.
Albert Fish. There are few killers in American history that are remembered today as being as deranged and fiendish as Albert Fish. He looked like every child's favorite grandfather but behind the quiet facade of his silver hair and mustache lurked a hideous monster who preyed on the young and the innocent with his horrific "instruments of hell" -- a meat cleaver, a butcher knife and a saw.
This man was so evil that he even looked like a demon. He was nicknamed “the Rostov Ripper” for killing at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Ukraine. He was a monster, attempting to rape his victims before stabbing them to death — often in a rage over his own impotence and failure to get it up. He was executed in 1994 by a single gunshot to the back of the head.
Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm? A deliciously strange mystery has haunted Hagley Wood for nearly three quarters of a century. In the British Midlands, near the Hagley Hall Estate, sits a hollow elm in which four boys found a human skull in 1943. The skull belonged to a woman who had been crammed inside the tree while her body was still warm. Her left hand was found buried nearby. Despite several distinguishing features, she was never identified and her murder remains unsolved to this day.