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A schoolgirl accused of the horrific cannibal murder of a young man has today told cops how she cooked and ate the man’s heart – but it tasted “too sweet”.

The 12-year-old girl – named only Valeria by the media – allegedly described how Alexander Popovich’s “brains turned out to be much more tasty”.

Cops in Russia say Valeria stabbed the 21-year-old and dismembered his body in a gruesome murder.

She has been detained with Arkady Zverev, 22, who has admitted killing Popovich, and confessed to sexual relationships with both Popovich and the underage girl.

Valeria allegedly tore open Popovich’s abdomen as she “always wanted to see what was inside there”. And, police say, the girl ripped out his heart and pieces of his chest, which she cooked in a frying pan and ate.

It’s said she beheaded the man with an axe, butchered off his arms and severed his head in a microwave in their flat.

Zverev claims he was the first to stab Popovich in a jealous row. After he allegedly helped tear apart the victim’s body, Zverev tried to escape with the youngster but police raced to the flat and arrested them.


Valeria


Arkady Zverev


Alexander Popovich

 

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A ‘cannibal killer’ frat boy who ate his victim’s face as the man lay dying on the floor was convinced he was Jesus and became obsessed with the Illuminati, a mental-health report states.

Austin Harrouff, now 22, is accused of murdering Michelle Mishcon and John Steven, and trying to eat Stevens’ face while police desperately fought to drag the former Florida State student off.

A 38-page psychiatric assessment of Harrouff, seen by the DailyMail.com, which was conducted by the killer’s attorneys as part of their insanity defense, lists a disturbing and frightening descent into alleged psychosis. Among the key points listed in Dr Phillip Resnick’s report, which included a six-hour interview with Harrouff, as well as numerous interviews with family and friends, are:

* Harrouff felt he had ‘superpowers within him’ and felt like ‘he was Jesus’. He began walking around in a ‘slow harmonious manner’ and believed he had a responsibility to fix people’s problems.
* He became preoccupied with the ‘Illuminati’ as well as religious and philosophical ideas. He was convinced demons were after him and refused to sleep in the dark. He studied: ‘Tony Robbins, Lincoln and Krishna’ obsessively.
* He believed water ‘was a source of power’ for him which allowed him to stay young and that he was able to manipulate water with his hands.
* In 2016 he decided he would become a public figure and began creating rap videos under the alias Austi Frosti – some of his songs include the disturbing lyrics ‘there’s a new sheriff in town, he’s going to eat you and make you frown’.
* In another self-penned song, he described a girl’s face as ‘yummy’, and also shared numerous bodybuilding videos where he posed topless.
* Just a day before the savage attack, Harrouff began to think he was half-man half-dog and could run ‘super fast’. Harrouff’s sister said he began wandering through bushes to be ‘one with the animals’, and sat in the back seat of the car where dogs sit.


Austin Harrouff


Michelle Mishcon and John Stevens


AustiFrosti Souled My Soul


What I’m about in bodybuilding

 

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A nurse with a cannibalism fetish who fantasised about beheading and eating a teenage girl has been kicked out of the profession. Dale Bolinger, 59, bought an axe the day before he was due to meet a girl he chatted with online.

Bolinger was found guilty of attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 following sexual grooming and jailed for nine years last September. Bolinger called himself ‘Meatmarketman’ while communicating with someone he believed to be a 14-year-old Mexican girl called ‘Eva’ on a fetish internet chat room.

He described sex acts he wanted to perform on her and how he would kill her. Married Bolinger arranged to meet her at Ashford International railway station in Kent on September 18, 2012 but she did not turn up. He was arrested on February 21, 2013 after a joint investigation by Kent Police and the FBI.

Bolinger told police he was interested in children as food and that he had a computer disc containing an image of a girl on a serving plate with an apple in her mouth.

The American father-of-three was convicted of two counts of making indecent photographs of children, administering poison with intent, seven counts of publishing obscene articles, and attempting to meet a child under 16 following grooming.


Dale Bolinger


Axe selfie that Dale Bolinger sent to 14-year-old


Bolinger’s profile on The Dark Fetish Network

 

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A Michigan man accused of murder and cannibalism reportedly suspended his alleged victim from a ceiling by his ankles and stabbed him twice before slitting his throat and cutting off his testicles to eat them, court documents show.

The body of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon was found inside the Bennington Township home of murder suspect Mark Latunski, 50, on December 28, four days after he was last seen alive.

Bacon’s roommate, Michelle Myer, told police she last saw him alive on the evening of December 24 as he was leaving their home to meet up with a man he’d met on the mobile dating app, Grindr, before completely vanishing.

The man he was venturing off to meet, it would later be revealed, was Latunksi – and new court documents reveal the horrifying fate awaiting the 25-year-old hairstylist when he stepped inside the suspect’s home.

Michigan State Police received a call for assistance from Clayton Township Police Department to conduct a welfare check for Bacon inside Latunksi’s home on December 28, after receiving a tip he may be inside.

Officers then conducted an interview with the 50-year-old, who agreed to let them carry out a search of the home after reportedly admitting to killing Bacon by stabbing him in the back and slitting his throat late Christmas Eve or early Christmas morning.

Bacon was found dead hanging upside down from the ceiling naked, where he had been suspended with rope tied around his ankles for nearly four days.


Mark Latunski


Kevin Bacon

 

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An alleged self-confessed cannibal said to have admitted sharing his mum’s body parts with his petdog. Jobless waiter Alberto Sanchez Gomez, 26, is said to have made the startling confession to detectives when they turned up at his family home in Madrid to inquire about missing OAP Maria Soledad Gomez.

Shocked cops found her body parts in at least six large Tupperware containers inside the flat near the Spanish capital’s famous Las Ventas bullring.

Macabre new details of the gruesome find emerged today ahead of Sanchez’s court hearing reporting 66-year-old Maria Soledad’s body had been cut up into more than 1,000 tiny pieces. It also reported her vital organs were missing and part of her intestines were found mixed with domestic waste inside the flat.

The first photos of Sanchez emerged today as former friends told local media how he had become a problem for his family after becoming addicted to drugs and used to spend time on a park bench opposite his home drinking with tramps.

It is not yet clear when his mum died, with police saying yesterday/on Friday a day after the arrest that they suspected it happened a month ago but a neighbour claiming she saw the missing OAP sunbathing during the week.


Alberto Sanchez Gomez


Arrest


Maria Soledad

 

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A “cannibal family” has confessed to butchering and eating at least 30 people in Russia over two decades, cops said. Dmitry Baksheev, 35, and his wife Natalia, 42, allegedly served a stuffed and decorated human head as dinner and pickled human remains in jars.

Dmitry Bakshaev and his wife have allegedly confessed to butchering and eating at least 30 people. One sickening image dated 29 December 1999 appears to show a severed human head being served as Christmas dinner
The couple were arrested after the dismembered body of a young woman was found in a military academy in Krasnodar where they worked.

Dmitry admitted the grim killing and boasted about multiple other murders after a phone was found with pictures of a man posing for selfies with dead bodies. He told interrogators he began his macabre reign of terror in 1999.

Police have so far discovered eight frozen body parts and flayed skin as they attempt to verify the gruesome claims. The pair stand accused of drugging their victims with tranquiliser Corvalol before attacking them and storing their remains in their fridge, freezer and cellar.

The couple allegedly decapitated a number of their victims. Around 19 pieces of human skin were also discovered which had allegedly been “removed from dead people”.

Dmitry was taken into custody after the chopped up remains of a woman were discovered in bucket and bag in a military academy on September 12. Cops uncovered “video lessons for cannibals” at their homes, according to Livekuban.ru.


Dmitry Baksheev


Natalia Baksheeva


Dmitry Baksheev with a human hand stuffed in his mouth


An image dated 29 December 1999 appears to show a severed human head being served as Christmas dinner

 

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A drunken bus driver left a woman needing plastic surgery after leaping on her and chewing her face, in the latest in a string of worldwide ‘cannibal’ attacks. The entire incident, which took place last Tuesday in the city of Wenzhou in south eastern China, was caught on camera and posted on YouTube.

The bus driver, named locally as Dong, had apparently been drinking heavily during a lunch with friends before running out into a busy street and stopping traffic.

He proceeded to jump onto the bonnet of a car driven by his victim, identified as ‘Du’, and hammer on the windscreen while Du sat inside screaming.

s Du scrambled out of the car to escape, Dong chased after her, catching her and biting her face. As the two fell to the ground, Dong continued to chew on her face, leaving Du with major damage to her nose and lips.

Passers-by said they attempted to pull Dong off Du, but said he was so ‘crazed’ that they were unable to.


youtube still

 

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Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student, admitted to murdering his roommate Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, who was reported missing last Friday.

Kinyua’s father called police late Tuesday night when Kinyua’s brother reportedly found human remains — a head and two hands — in a metal tin in the basement. The brother and father left the room for a short time, but when they came back, the body parts had been moved and Kinyua was washing out the tin, the paper reported.

Officers searched the house and arrested Kinyua. The man allegedly confessed a shocking revelation: not only had he killed Agyei-Kodie by cutting him up with a knife and then dismembered him, he ingested parts of the victim’s brain and all of his heart. He then allegedly dropped most of the remains in a Dumpster behind a church in Joppatowne.

It’s yet unclear what Kinyua’s motive may have been, but he was charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday. In another incident on May 20, he was charged with first-degree assault when he allegedly beat a fellow student randomly with a baseball bat and then fled into the woods.


Alexander Kinyua


Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie


Agyei-Kodie’s remains were found in the trash container, left, and recycle container

 

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A man has been jailed for life after he was convicted of killing and eating three men. Russian meat plant worker Eduard Seleznev, 51, said that “voices” in his head had told him to commit the gruesome crimes. He also confessed to killing and eating cats, dogs and birds, say reports.

The bearded cannibal’s victims were a 24-year-old acquaintance followed by two other friends aged 19 and 21, a court was told. The first victim was knifed in the chest and after eating part of the body, the rest of his corpse was thrown in a river in Arkhangelsk region.

The next two men were also stabbed then sexually assaulted and after eating part of their bodies, the dismembered remains were packed in plastic bags and thrown in Lake Butygino. Seleznev was sentenced to life imprisonment in a special regime colony,” said a statement from the regional court. He will never be freed.


Eduard Seleznev


Unidentified victim #1


Unidentified victim #2


Unidentified victim #3

 

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A Russian ‘toy boy’ has been accused of cannibalism after he allegedly killed a woman he dated, fried her brains and then drank her blood.

Dmitry Luchin, 21, is accused of beating a 45-year-old woman, named only as Olga B, to death on March 8 – International Women’s Day – this year. Luchin, from Valdai, was known as a talented poet with a high IQ level before carrying out his alleged crimes.

Police witness Alexandra – present at a reenactment conducted by detectives with the accused present – said: ‘At first they were drinking wine together and chatting about everything. Then she went to sleep and he decided to smother her with a pillow. He was asked “what for?” and replied “something clicked in my mind”.

‘The woman resisted and survived. He went to smoke, then picked up an empty wine bottle and hit her on the head.

Police say Luchin has confessed to his crimes and said he drank Olga’s blood after cooking a piece of her brain because ‘I needed something to drink with my food’

Luchin faces life in jail if convicted of the charges and a trial has been set for next year. He has yet to enter an official plea.

‘She passed out. He went to smoke again. Then he came back and woke her up, but soon again hit her on the head with a bottle and this time she died. He put his finger in her blood and draw a devil’s symbol on the door. Then he took the kitchen meat cleaver and began to strike her on the head.

‘When he reached the brains he cut off a piece, fried it and ate it. He liked it and went to cut off another piece, and ate it too. Then he gathered blood flowing from her head into a glass and drank. When asked why. he answered, “Because I needed something to drink with my food.”

‘Next he cut her stomach and all the organs spilled out. He cut off her ears. One he put one into the cat’s bowl. The other – into the mouth of the dead woman. He used an empty wine bottle to sexually abuse the woman’s corpse while cutting off her nipples, and also slicing open her throat.’

A policeman on the case said: ‘This has to be the most appalling murder anyone can imagine.’


Dmitry Luchin


Olga B.


Cannibal, 21, told police ‘I liked the taste of her brain’ after eating lover, 45

 

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If you could taste human flesh in an ethical way, would you? It’s the kind of question you ask after watching Silence of the Lambs stoned. No matter how you respond, you never expect anyone to hold you to your answer. But in a recent Reddit post, user IncrediblyShinyShart shared the story of a motorcycle crash that put him face-to-face with the macabre hypothetical. When a car hit his bike and sent him careening into a nearby forest, his foot was shattered to the point that he would never walk on it again. When the doctor asked if he wanted to amputate, his one question was, “Can I keep it?”

The doctor said yes. On Sunday, July 10, 2016, three weeks after the accident, Shiny, who prefers to remain anonymous, invited 10 of his most open-minded friends to a special brunch. They ate apple strudel, quiche puff pastries, fruit tarts, and chocolate cake. They drank gin lemonade punches and mimosas. And then the main course came out: fajita tacos made from Shiny’s severed human limb.

The United States doesn’t have a federal law banning cannibalism. Idaho is the only state in which the simple act of eating human flesh can land you in prison. Laws against murder, buying and selling human meat, and corpse desecration make cannibalism difficult, but technically legal in the other 49 states. It’s rare someone able to consent to being eaten meets someone interested in eating them, but even that scenario raises a ton of ethical questions. A Belgian man named Detlev Gunzel was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for butchering and eating a Polish businessman with his consent.

Shiny’s is the rare case where cannibalism was not only legal but ethical. He documented the entire process, but due to the graphic nature of the photos, we have omitted several from this post.

 

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The Sacramento Vampire Richard Trenton Chase was obsessed with drinking the blood of his victims, among other things. He had a lust for blood and was hospitalized for injecting animal blood into his veins. He was a tried and true hypochondriac who constantly believed he was sick and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, among other things. With all of this, Chase believed the only way to “cure” his supposed illnesses was to continually drink the blood of animals and freshly dead people — or at least inject it.

Chase’s brush with cannibalism would occur with the murder of Terry Wallin, a 22-year-old pregnant woman who was home alone while her husband was at work. Chase killed Wallin and removed several organs, disemboweled her, and drank a yogurt cup full of her blood. Her husband tragically came home to discover the gory aftermath. Chase had eaten a part of Terry Wallin’s body at the crime scene.


Richard Chase


The box that contained the remains of David Ferreira that was discovered at a church


A blender, that was found in Chase’s apartment, said to have been used to make his “smoothies.”


Born To Kill – Richard Trenton Chase

 

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Romanian national Gheorghe Dincă pleaded guilty to murdering Emil Racovita, 16, by firing a crossbow bolt into his head when he tried to run away from him during a sexual encounter in May this year. He also admitted murdering Ioan Cantacuzino, 18, and Liviu Librescu, 20, but police believe he might also be responsible for three unsolved murders after he indicated in an interview that he had killed six young men in total. He claimed he had cooked and eaten parts of his first two victims, boiling one in a pot, and ate the third young man raw.

Dincă’ macabre crimes were uncovered after a security guard checked silent CCTV footage from the third-floor corridor in the flat where he lived during a routine check for any evidence of petty crimes. It showed Dincă firing a bolt into Racovita’s head, before “toasting” the death by raising a can of drink to the CCTV camera.

Dincă videoed the killing of Ioan Cantacuzino on his mobile phone. He had lost it on a train, someone had picked it up and it had twice been sold on eBay before it was traced by police. Still on it was video footage which one senior detective described as the most disturbing he has ever seen.

It showed a dead young man thought to be Cantacuzino, naked in a bath and also “hog-tied” on cushions with his hands tied behind him. He had been sprayed with black paint with the words “My Sex Slave” on his back. Dincă gave a running commentary saying: “I am Ven the Penitent, I am the Bloodbath Artist. Here’s a slut who is assisting me.” It allowed police to establish that Cantacuzino must have died before 1am on April 28. A small piece of his spine was found in the same stretch of river as Racovita’s remains were found.

The only evidence relating to Librescu, who is thought to have been killed with a hammer during a sexual encounter, dismembered, boiled and eaten, is a trace of blood found in Dincă’ bathroom.

Dincă was arrested by armed police immediately after they were alerted to the CCTV recording showing Racovita’s death. It showed Dincă walking into his one-bedroom flat with Racovita, who, like Cantacuzino and Librescu, worked locally as a prostitute. Within minutes he ran out and he gave chase, armed with a crossbow, before felling him and firing a bolt into his head. Dincă then turned to the camera and held the crossbow aloft in both hands in triumph before dragging the body out of view where it’s thought Dincă ate the young man’s legs and buttocks.

Dincă re-emerged with the drink can which he showed in a celebratory way to the camera while putting one finger in the air and is later seen carrying bin bags and a rucksack in and out. The previous night he had written on his MySpace social networking page, under the unexplained pseudonym Ven the Pentinent, that he had “finally emerged into the world”. Dincă wrote: “What will this pseudo-human do, one wonders. Poor Gheorghe, pretended to be me, but he was only the wrapping.”


Gheorghe Dincă


Emil Racovita


Liviu Librescu


Ioan Cantacuzino

 

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In 1998 Julie Paterson, a troubled mother, was lured to the home of psychopath David Harker before he killed her and ate her legs with pasta. Julie had been lured to the home of psychopath after meeting in a pub in the north east town. He made a good impression on Julie, and she went back to his flat with him where the pair had sex.

But Harker then strangled Julie and raped her corpse before cutting off her leg and cooking her thigh with pasta, garlic and cheese. He then dragged Julie’s body down to the basement of his block of flats and kept her in the basement for several weeks while he chopped off her arms, legs and head. Eventually, he dumped her torso in a bin bag and chucked it into a garden of a house he mistakenly thought was derelict.

Harker, who was caught after boasting to friends he’d ‘killed a girl called Julie’ has never revealed the location of the rest her body. Julie’s death took a serious toll on Alan Taylor, who later murdered his friend John Morrison in 2006 after an early-morning drinking session in order to go to prison and kill Harke.

Taylor, then 41, denied murder but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, claiming his thinking was impaired at the time of the killing by his alcoholism, and the post-traumatic stress disorder he claimed to have suffered since his girlfriend’s murder. Following a five-day trial he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life with a minimum tariff of 13 years, but he was found hanged in his cell three months later.


David Harker


Julie Paterson


Alan Taylor

 

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Russian cops fear their latest cannibal killer is an elderly woman the media is calling the “Granny Ripper.” The senior, Tamara Mitrafanovna Samsonova, was arrested after body parts were discovered in her fridge at her apartment in Berezovska, a suburb of Khabarovsk.

Samsonova is an 80-year-old former slaughterhouse worker who is being investigated in the bizarre disappearances of three people: A man, a woman, and a teenager.

The accused cannibal had flown under police radar until a small child discovered a severed arm close to where she lives. “The bowels and other inner organs of the teenaged victim were found in her fridge – and she threw away the bones,” a law enforcement source told local media. “But the dogs smelled the blood and carried the body parts all around the area.”

There were more macabre discoveries in the vicinity as investigators found dismembered remains stashed in garbage bags. Fingerprints identified the victim as a former tenant who resided with the suspect. Traces of blood were found in the apartment and neighbours often heard loud knocking — “as if somebody was using an axe.”

In the apartment they also found a hacksaw still covered in blood and disturbing diaries in which Granny Ripper described 11 murders in three languages: Russian, English and German. Along with the diaries, there are also books on black magic, Samsonova’s passion along with that for the famous Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.


Granny Ripper


Granny Ripper’s diary


Granny Ripper reenacting one of the murders for the police

 

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After Joe Metheny was sentenced to life in prison for murdering two women in Baltimore, the 200-kilo killer made some startling revelations. He claimed he’d killed as many as 10 people.

‘Two men I chopped up with an axe under a bridge,’ Joe is reported to have said. ‘I was found not guilty for them ’cause they couldn’t prove I did it.’

But it’s what he’s said to have done with the bodies of two of his victims, Cathy Magaziner, 39, and Kimberly Spicer, 23, that was truly sickening.

‘I cut the meat up and put it in some Tupperware bowls then put it in a freezer,’ Joe claimed. ‘On the weekends I opened up a little open-pit beef stand. I had real roast beef and pork sandwiches. The human body taste was very similar to pork. If you mix it together no-one can tell the difference.’

During the trial Joe proclaimed himself a monster who killed because he enjoyed it. ‘The words “I’m sorry” will never come out, for they would be a lie,’ Joe said. Joe remained in prison until August 2017, when he was found dead, aged 62.


Joe Metheny


Joe (The Cannibal) Metheny – Documentary

 

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A 26-year-old German man dubbed the “cannibal killer” after he confessed to eating the flesh and drinking the blood of one of his teenage victims has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Jan O., whose last name was withheld in accordance with German privacy laws, was convicted in Goettingen state court of two counts of murder Monday for the November slayings of a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy.

According to Sky News, Jan O. had lured a victim identified only as “Nina B.” into the woods intending to rape her, but instead cut her throat. He returned to visit the body and eat flesh from her neck several times. During one return visit, took the life of his second victim, named “Tobias L.” The boy was allegedly sexually assaulted for hours before being stabbed to death and partly eaten.

Jan O. admitted to committing “vampiristic” acts both before and after they died, Sky News reports, adding that the perpetrator apologized to the victim’s families and said: “I don’t know what came over me.”


Jan O


Nina B


Tobias L

 

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Katherine Knight’s dreadful crime took place on the evening of February 29, 2000 in a suburban house in tiny town of Aberdeen in the NSW Hunter Valley. She was a 44-year-old mother of four children working her “dream job”, slicing offal at the Aberdeen abattoir.

After several failed marriages and relationships, Knight had been dating a handsome local man, John Price. But the relationship was floundering, partly because of Knight’s rages which saw her assault Price on a number of occasions. On the fateful day Price went to court to take out an Apprehended Violence Order, he nevertheless returned home and had sex with Knight.

While he was sleeping, Knight went to work, stabbing Price 37 times and then expertly flaying his body with her favourite knife. She made a “skin suit” which she hung from a meat hook and then decapitated him and boiled up his head on his kitchen stove with vegetables and gravy. She set places with the names of Price’s children.

Police found Knight comatose on the floor. In the kitchen, they found baked potatoes and pumpkin in the oven and a still-warm pot with Price’s head floating in it with cabbage and zucchini. Supreme Court Justice Barry O’Keefe handed Knight a life sentence, with no chance of ever being released.


Katherine Knight


John Price

 

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American murderer Hadden Irving Clark , AKA: The Cross-dressing Cannibal is confirmed to have killed two people, one child and one adult, but it has been suggested he killed more when he confessed to killing dozens since 1974. His brother also killed a woman then dissected her, cooked her breasts and ate them.

During his childhood, he was raised by two alcoholic parents who were violent towards each other. When his mother was drunk, she referred to Clark as Kristen, and made him wear girl’s clothing. His father committed suicide when he was a teenager and Clark turned to torturing and killing small animals. He also bullied other children and was generally anti-social.

Hadden already had a reputation for being evil. If anyone crossed him or dared to belittle him then he would kill their pets, sometimes leaving the decapitated bodies on their doorsteps. A doctor’s report later divulged that Clark believed birds and squirrels spoke to him.

Hadden Clark went on to join the U.S. Navy but was discharged with paranoid schizophrenia in the same way he was fired from most of his jobs. He claimed to police later that he had been killing since 1974, when he was 22-years-old.

The first confirmed murder was on May 31st 1986. He killed a six-year-old girl named Michelle Dorr , who was a friend of his niece, Eliza Clark . She had grown bored of playing alone and wandered down the street looking for Eliza, but she wasn’t in. Clark then lured Dorr to an upstairs room in his brother’s house – the only brother to not be in prison.

He followed her upstairs, telling her that Eliza was in her bedroom. When she stepped into the room, he pushed her to the floor and slashed her with a knife on her back before stabbing her in the throat. He attempted to have sexual contact with her corpse but instead resorted to eating parts of her body. He then squashed the corpse into a bag, cleaned up the blood, and buried the girl in a remote park nearby.

Shockingly, cannibalism ran in the family. In 1984, after a night of heavy drinking and drugs, Hadden Clark’s brother, Bradfield Clark, killed his short-term girlfriend Patricia Mak . He beat and strangled to her death then dragged the body to the bathtub. There he dissected her body, cooked her breasts on a barbecue, and ate them. He confessed to his crime and was convicted of the murder.

Six years after his first confirmed kill, Hadden Irving Clark claimed his second confirmed kill came when he murdered 23-year-old Laura Houghteling in Maryland. He entered the family home dressed as a woman, then stabbed her to death while she was in her bedroom. This is where he became known as the cross-dressing cannibal.

He suffocated her with a pillow to ensure she was dead then dragged the body to another remote wooded area and buried her body. He then returned to the house, dressed in the same women’s clothes and left the house pretending to be his victim, so that people thought she was still alive if spotted.


Hadden Irving Clark


Michele Dorr


Bradfield Clark




Artworks by Hadden Irving Clark

 

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Gregory Scott Hale, 37, lived with his parents, whose home was on Pete Sain Road, in Summitville in rural Tennessee but it was an uncomfortable existence. The neighbours knew enough of Hale to cause them uneasiness. Hale had moved back in with parents when he lost his job at the meat processing plant. He was fired for taking blood, bones, and the eyes of slaughtered animals home with him.

Taking home animal parts was only one of the bizarre habits Hale demonstrated. He idolized serial killer Richard Ramirez; popularly known as the Night Stalker. Hale aspired to be like Ramirez and obsessively read Ramirez’s “manifesto.” When Ramirez died earlier that year, Hale wrote on Facebook: “R.I.P. Night Stalker….Wish I could have met U…”

He frequently blogged and posted pictures on Facebook to share his obsession with Satanic worship, weapons, cannibalism, and Ramirez. Hale also posted pictures of himself dressed in black, armed with large knives and other weapons. He also posted pictures holding venomous snakes and the heavy metal group Slayer. He also posted the following comments: “I hug the people I hate so I know how big to dig their hole in my backyard.” “If someone were to become a cannibal and eat a vegetarian, would the vegetarian taste like that fake soy meat?”

Hale was driving through Manchester in June 2014 when he stopped off at a liquor store to get some beer. When left the store, he noticed an attractive woman waiting at the corner. That woman was Lisa Hyder, who had just gotten off work. Hyder had recently separated from her husband. They had separated because of her alcoholism . Her refusal to get help eventually created a breaking point in their marriage.

Hyder was staying with friends in Manchester and was waiting for her ex-husband to pick her up. Hale offered to bring her home. She hesitated at first, but was getting tired waiting. As they drove, Hyder noticed he was not following the directions she gave him. Hale told her that he needed to make a stop at his home.

When they arrived at his home, he invited her inside. She was hesitant until he mentioned they could have a few drinks before taking off again to bring her home. Hyder agreed. She did not have the strength to put up with all the stress she was experiencing in her life and wanted a drink.

Hale got the fireplace going and sat down next to her. He poured her a drink, and they started to talk about each other’s lives. The effects of sharing each other’s stories, the fire, and the alcohol came together to make her feel comfortable with Hale. Hale could detect this and moved in closer to her. They had a long kiss, and Hale suggested they go to bed.

After having sex, they lay in bed. When Hyder fell asleep, Hale got out of bed, went to his closet, and grabbed his machete. Standing over her sleeping body, Hale swung the machete with a hard downward motion that caused the sharp blade to drive through her torso. She let out a scream of pain when he swung at her again and again.

Hale disembodied and decapitated Hyder’s body. He placed her head and hands in one bucket, and her feet in another one. Smiling with pride, he picked flesh from the body parts and began to eat them. He even used his phone to take a picture of the buckets filled with flesh.

He decided to bury the rest of her body in his parent’s backyard, which had a burn pit. It was the perfect place to bury a body. Though Hale wanted to be like Ramirez, he was not experienced in committing crimes. He made an unbelievable mistake.

Hale went to one of his neighbours and asked if he could borrow his mechanical digger. The mistake he made was the comment he made to the neighbour. He told his neighbour he needed the digger to bury a body.

His neighbor called police, who arrived at Hale’s home and arrested him. They found Hyder’s body and the buckets at the burn pit. Hale had no choice but to confess to his crime. He was charged with first-degree murder and the abuse of a corpse.


Gregory Scott Hale


Gregory Scott Hale


Artwork by Gregory Scott Hale


Lisa Marie Hyder

 

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In a case of gruesome cannibal attack and murder, a 34-year-old man harmed a 22-year-old woman with a screwdriver and tried to eat her face, in November 2014. The incident took place at the Sirhowy Arms Hotel at Argoed, near Caerphilly in South Wales.

The hotel owner, Mandy Miles, 50, heard the woman, Cerys Yemm, screaming and called the police to help the woman. Miles was frantic when she saw the man, Matthew Williams eating Yemm.

“He’s actually eating her. It’s awful. His name is Matthew Williams and he’s in Room 7. There was screaming and screaming. Oh my God. It’s awful. I went into the room and he’s killed her. Oh my God. Is this real? ”, she cried to the 999 operator. “It looks like a horror film”. She had also called out to Williams, who did not seem to have heard her at all.

Williams died after the police tasered him on their arrival. The court was told that Williams, a paranoid schizophrenic, had been released from the hospital two weeks earlier. But unfortunately, he was not given any medication despite his complaints of hearing voices. He was also not supervised, even though he had previous records of mental health issues.


Matthew Williams


Cerys Yemm

 

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“Doug Stephener a cannibal pedophile sentenced to death in Texas asked for a little boy this weekend as his last meal.

“Man, that will be executed by lethal injection next week filing his application stating that he wanted to enjoy a child and be under 8 years old. He also said he wanted the child to not be of Asian origin.

“The Department of Corrections is supposed to have to accept all the demands of any kind. So it may be that they are buying a corpse in a morgue to satisfy the desires of Doug Stephener. Doug Stephener was sentenced to death in 2008 for rape and cannibalism of children in his neighborhood.”

This absurd news item about a Texas “cannibal pedophile” death row inmate named Doug Stephener, who requested that his last meal before execution be a (non-Asian) child — a request that the state is now obligated to satisfy by procuring a corpse for him — appears to have originated as a hoax news item/petition on French-language web sites (hence the stiltedness of translated English-language versions).

If the sheer ridiculousness of this item’s premise isn’t sufficiently self-debunking, then we offer as negative proof the fact that according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, no one named Doug Stephener (or Stephen K. Walker) has been, or is about to be, executed in the state of Texas.

Moreover, the practice of allowing a condemned prisoner to choose his final meal is merely a courtesy that has traditionally been extended to those about to be executed for their crimes; no state mandates that all such requests must be fulfilled, no matter how unusual, impractical, or costly they might be. In fact, the state of Texas ended the provision of last meal requests to inmates back in 2011 when a condemned man ridiculously asked for “two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a meat lover’s pizza, a pint of ice cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts,” then didn’t eat any of that bounty.


Doug Stephener


Alleged photo Stephener provided to authorities to represent the child he hoped to eat

 

 

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p.s. Hey. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. Godard did a 2-hour live Zoom-type event the other day where he talked and took questions, and it was incredible. He’s as super sharp as ever. He’s making a new film now. In fact he posted a selfie of himself making the film to Instagram just yesterday. ** _Black_Acrylic, I had never seen those ads. Ha ha. Excellent about the zine and your work in it. How does one score a copy of the zine, if that’s possible? ** Mark Gluth, Hi, Mark. I got your email. It seems easily doable, but I’ll set it up today for pronto launching and write back to you. Thanks so much! Ugh infinitized. ** Jeff J, Hi. Got your questions, I’ll do that today. Thank you so much. I saw ‘Image Book’ with the proper set up, but it’s a very complicated arrangement. I would imagine it’s highly more likely to happen in a museum-type space than in movie a theater. I don’t think it would even be possible in a standard theater set up. Yes, the live Godard event. It’s really great. He’s very funny and very, very with it. If you love Godard, you should definitely give it a spin. ** Steve Erickson, Hi. Everyone, Latest Mr. Erickson musical concoction “Taking Stock (remix.)” is this way. Oh, good question about getting word about your soundtracking services out there. Connections, I would think, but … ? ** MANCY, Hi, S! Michael S. has promised me a copy of the ltd. ed. you/Gluth zine as soon as he or I make the be-masked metro trip between our respective, rather distant neigborhoods, and I’m excited to see it! I love ‘Epic Mickey’. I was gonna plug in my old Wii during quarantine just to play ‘EM’, but I seem to have leant the game to a person unknown who neglected to return it. Shoes are so incredible, right? Genius pop structuralists of the very highest order. Sure hope things stay stable enough for you to go back to work. This thing is so unpredictable even in the actually well managed version over here. Man oh man, who’d have thought. Take care, sir and pal. ** Bill, Hi, B. They’re talking about opening travel within in the EU this summer in some highly controlled version. Right now, as you probably know, the countries’ borders might as well be mile high walls with an instant death-causing electrical charge. The bookshop outing was really nice. It’s a great shop — I don’t know if it existed last time you were in Paris — and the proprietors are the awesomest people, and I bought some books! Such a weird mixed feeling being out and seeing lots of people but almost all wearing masks, and there being a strong nervous vibe rather than no particular vibe. But I’ll take it. Okay, I’ll take a skip on ‘Little Eyes’, thanks. I’ve not seen ‘AW’, no. I guess it’s streaming on platforms? I’ll look for it. Huh, interesting: Connor Jessup. You saw it? What did you think, if so? ** Okay. Today the blog presents you with possibly a whole lot more than you want to know about 21 real life cannibals. See you tomorrow.

13 Comments

  1. I saw that Godard interview it was pretty interesting.

    I’m surprised that today there’s no mention of Jeffrey Dahmer or your great novel “The Marbled Swarm.”

    A guy I went to elementary school with named Ronald Popov ended up street transient and about a decade or so back was sleeping on an abandoned freeway where he was attacked by someone who ate his face. Never found out if he survived.

  2. The Cross-dressing Cannibal and Gregory Scott Hale each show a definite Gacy influence in their artwork.

    Katie’s excellent Quarantine Zine can be sourced here via her website.

  3. What a horrific and tragic gallery today. Interesting that so few of the cannibals fit the Ed Gein stereotype. In fact, you could slip some of the photos into an escorts or slaves post, and they’d fit right in…

    Obviously I’m most envious of your bookstore trip, Dennis. I’m pretty sure that shop was not around the last time I was in Paris, which was yikes ages ago.

    I haven’t seen the Weerasethakul doc. Looks like it was/is on the Criterion Channel, but I can’t check without a subscription.

    Bill

  4. Hi!!

    + Luka Magnotta as cannibal #22 though it’s not entirely clear whether he really ate pieces of his victim or if it was “just for show” in his video. Also, I’ve recently read Austin Harouff’s psychiatric assessment and it seems kind of weird that nobody felt the need to take him to a hospital or at least to a psychiatrist during all those months he started slipping into his delusions but then again, where’s the point where you actually take one of your relatives or friends and tell them hey, I think you’re acting crazy enough to go to a hospital. Still, his attack was absolutely shocking and brutal. Also also Gheorghe Dincă sadly had quite an impeccable taste in boys, it looks like…

    And after all these niceties, how are you? What’s happening in your world now that it opened up a little?

    I had sessions yesterday and the day before that and I’m still pretty pumped up, though today’s post pulled me away from Jung’s book on the analysis of dreams, haha.
    Guiltily watching Yungblud clips for 2,5 hours straight love, D.!

  5. d-

    hope all is well. i have been collecting unemployment, drinking too much and getting fat.

    is ‘wrong’ available for pre-order anywhere?

    i had some other stuff i wanted to tell you, but i can’t remember what now. maybe later.

    talk soon. love.

    -me.

  6. Hey Dennis – A fascinating and disturbing and impressively varied line-up of cannibals today. Don’t normally see many girl cannibals, though maybe I’m just uninformed. Interesting how a few of them talked up brains as being more tasty than flesh, which maybe makes zombies gourmets?

    Have you seen the doc “Caniba” about the famous Japanese cannibal and his brother? It’s by the same team that did the experimental doc “Leviathan.” I saw it was on the Criterion channel though haven’t taken the plunge.

    Last night I watched “It Felt Like Love,” first film by the director who did “Beach Rats.” Impressively shot but didn’t particularly care for it. The film’s trajectory seemed obvious after the first 10 minutes and depressingly that was the case, right down to the final images. I know lots of folks loved “Beach Rats” tho so maybe it’s better. Have you watched either of her movies?

    Thanks for getting to the Qs – incredibly helpful. Sent one followup, too.

  7. Dennis,

    Interesting about EPIC MICKEY. I’ve never played it, but I know the game’s director was Warren Spector, who is something of a hero for me in terms of game developers (he pretty much worked on a lot of my favorite games from the 1990’s/early 2000’s). Basically he’s been a big advocate for the theories of immersive sims and emergent gameplay, which are two aspects of game design that I myself am somewhat a crusader for, ha ha.

  8. Here’s my review of Dan Sallitt’s FOURTEEN: https://www.gaycitynews.com/dan-sallitts-fourteen-a-creeping-estrangement/. I also wrote a new song that I quite like: https://soundcloud.com/user-229390367/innocent-inquietude

    How often do you come across cannibal fantasies in the slave profiles? I went to the NYFF screening of CANIBA a few years ago, and the directors were treated respectfully in the Q&A, but to judge from some of the reaction online, you’d think they made a snuff film.

    I also went to K-Mart today, and it made me fear for the future of this country. We had to wait in line 15 minutes outside. Once inside, they were out of everything I wanted, and I wound up buying the wrong size of sheets for the bed that’s being delivered tomorrow. Everyone was on edge and acted like they were about to pull a Travis Bickle. The ugliest side of New York life is coming out, and I can just see things getting even worse when people can’t return to their jobs and get evicted.

  9. These cannibals, or the write ups of them, caused me to laugh perhaps more than one should be laughing at actual cannibals who succeed in their enacting their desires but damnit, “Axe Selfie”, is objectively funny. I don’t whether the man in Michigan has been to trial yet but if so he may have a legitimate “Wheybolic defense”. Perhaps I’ll go watch Cannibal!: The Musical for the first time in 20 years so that the cannibals about whom I chuckle are imaginary. Thanks Dennis, per uje! (I’ve been trying to figure out the correct spelling of the saying, if there is one, etc) I’ll take all the laughs I can get right now.

    Finished Vollman’s “The Lucky Star” and felt a bit more positive about the world generally speaking upon doing so. Were you able to get out into the world?

  10. Dennis, I’m down with cannibals. They’re cool. Peeps gotta get their eat on.

    Finally finished watching that Ozark show tonight. I begrudgingly say that it’s good. I usually tend to hate everything that’s popular on TV, but this one’s pretty good.

    Yes, well, you know me, I talk to everyone. Especially like talking to older people about their lives. I think I told you about this guy at work. He’s close to 70. The softest spoken guy you’ll ever meet. Really smart and funny and kind and gentle. Come to find out, he was a Marine in Vietnam and a cop in DC and Ohio. Now he’s a tax lawyer and professor. Where did that come from?

    Worst was when I was in high school and they said to talk to somebody who’d lived during the Great Depression. My grandmother! Bingo! So I ask her about life then, and she’s like, “Oh, it didn’t affect us. We lived on a farm that had been in the family for years, had a well, and grew our own food.” I’m like, WTF? I did put that in for my project, though.

    Ah, I think we’re gonna be all right over here, but we’ll see. Fingers crossed for everybody.

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  12. h (and now j)

    May 15, 2020 at 5:59 am

    Dennis, a really scary post. But I managed to read a part of it. I guess, thank you?

    I commented a week ago but the blog didn’t keep my comment for some reason. But it was just about checking in. How are you? How is Paris? I hope you are ok. It’s so grim in NYC and we don’t know when things may improve. Very strange times.

  13. Corey Heiferman

    May 15, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Wow these folks were just born in the wrong times and places. I bet they’d fit in great to most societies in the history of the human species. I got a chuckle out of the Texas death row rumor.

    Canadian performance artist Rick Gibson made (legal) performances of eating human tonsils and testicles:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Gibson

    “On 23 July 1988, Gibson ate the flesh of another person in public. Because England does not have a specific law against cannibalism, he legally ate a canapé of donated human tonsils in Walthamstow High Street, London.[33][34] A year later, on 15 April 1989, he publicly ate a slice of human testicle in Lewisham High Street, London.[35][36] When he tried to eat another slice of human testicle at the Pitt International Galleries in Vancouver on 14 July 1989, the Vancouver police confiscated the testicle hors d’œuvre.[37] However, the charge of publicly exhibiting it was dropped and he finally ate the piece of human testicle on the steps of the Vancouver court house on 22 September 1989.[38]”

    My dad’s chemo is working as well as could be expected. The whole family feels relieved but there’s still a long road ahead.

    Thank you for your kind words about my audio pieces. I have some more in the works along with a found footage video. Anything exciting in store for the weekend? I’ve been enjoying an album called “Netta’s Dead” by Israeli musician Netta Zak:

    https://netazak.bandcamp.com/releases

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