On August 7, 2015 a young women by the name of Heather Maples was found dead at The Cove Apartments, where she lived at. MPD Detective James Abbott discovered her body lying on her stomach, with signs of “blunt force trauma” to her head, and also marks on her neck which indicates strangulation. Her phone was discovered underneath her, so investigators went through in hopes of finding more evidence. She was last seen alive at a bar called Gentleman Jim’s Bar with a couple of male friends that night. One of those men were at her apartment drinking before leaving before the bar. Later on while leaving the bar, she left with one of her friends and had him drop her off at her apartment. When investigators checked her phone and found that the men she was at the bar with, both sent her text messages just hours before she was killed. Maples took a “selfie”
He was born on August 27, 1906 and died on July 26, 1984. He was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He lived with his dad, his mom, and his older brother named Henry. His dad was an alcoholic while his mother was very religious whom he was super devoted to. His parents only stayed together due to their religious beliefs about divorce. Gein and his family lived on a farm in hopes of avoiding people from influencing Ed and his brother. Ed spent a large portion of his time going to school and doing chores. Gein never left home or had interest in dating. His mother would often take a portion of their night to read them parts of the bible. She typically selected graphic selections that often dealt with
The serial killer I chose was Nanny Hazel Doss also know as “The Giggling Granny”. Her birth name being Nancy Hazel. She was born on November 4, 1905 and then later died on June 2, 1965. Her birthplace was Blue Mountain, Alabama. Her parents were James and Lou Hazel. In her early years she would avoid her father as he was abusive and was the leader of their family. When Nannie was seven, she was a passenger on a train that came to a halt. She hit her head, then proceeded to have migraines,blackouts, as well as depression. In the sixth grade, she dropped out due to the lack of family support throughout the school. As a child before reaching her middle teens, Nancy was molested by some men from her area.
Gary Leon Ridgway began killing women in 1982 and was caught in 2001. He was convicted of killing at least 48 women in Washington state. He was born on February 18th 1949, in Salt Lake City Utah. He held a job painting trucks for 30 years. He was married three different times. Gary was raised near seattle’s pacific highway, a deprived neighborhood near seatac airport, Ridgway was a poor student and was sent to vietnam after high school. When he returned, he was fanatical about religion, Ridgway was also a frequent customer of prostitutes. He was convicted when the DNA test revealed a match.
Richard "Iceman" Kuklinski was viewed as a normal man by society for much of his adult life. This man was far from normal. Kuklinski was a psychopath and a sociopath who was driven to kill by his troubled childhood and his lifestyle as a paid hit man. This paper will focus on the criminological theory of why Kuklinkski committed these murders.
A serial killer is a person who murders three or more people. The murders take place within a certain period of time and takes a break (cooling off period) between murders. The FBI believe it’s two or more murders which are done as separate events, and may be done with a second offender. Being a seriel killer also may have some sort of psychological gratification with the murder committed. The number one reason a serial killer murders is for some sexual reason others are motivated by anger, thrill, finanxial gain and because they crave the attention. Murders can be attempted or completed in the same manner. Victims would have either
In 1946 he began stalking and abducting victims in Plainfield. The first believed to be Victor Travis, the only man known to be killed by Ed Gein. Next was Evelyn Hartley, 15, her body was never found. These were his “practice kills” before killing the middle aged women who reminded him of his mother, strong and
Dubbed the Valley Intruder or Night Stalker, Ricardo Leyva Munoz Ramirez famously known as Richard Ramirez, struck fear through the bones of many during his serial killing spree in the mid-eighties. Ramirez killed at least fourteen people in his spree while raping and torturing many more. His criminal beginnings turned to violence in June of 1984 with his first known slaying of 79-year-old Jennie Vincow. Vincow was sexually assaulted, stabbed and ultimately killed in her home. Authorities had not yet caught Ramirez after this brutal homicide, therefore he was free to continue his spree on countless more helpless victims. Ramirez used a wide variety of weapons like guns, knives, rope, handcuffs, a tire iron, machete and a hammer on his victims.
Sigmund Freud believe that the unconscious “originates in early experience” and that personality is “strongly influenced by unconscious determinants” (Cloninger et al., p. 23). Based on this model of personality development, it would appear as if Jeffrey Dahmer was led by his Id impulses, in spite of his Superego’s attempts to restrain him. Jung would likely agree with Dahmer’s father that Jeffrey was, in fact, introverted throughout most of his life and Freud would want to explore just what happened to Jeffrey in his early childhood that was so incredibly traumatic. Freud would probably conclude that it was Jeffrey’s childhood hernia operation that was at the root of Dahmer’s pathological development. Could it be that Jeffrey had felt abandoned, abused and tortured when he was left at the hospital, not understanding what would be happening or why?
Murder. The unlawful premeditated killing of one human by another. Jack the Ripper is a serial killer phenomenon that has stunned everyone since his first attack. With a target of prostitutes and an obsession of eating organs, he has amazed everyone with the reasoning for his job. It was hard for the police to catch him in his act. This well known serial killer has still not been discovered. He took the lives of 5 women in the Whitechapel area. Because of his horrific way of killing, Whitechapel was on edge during this time. Detectives are still trying to make discoveries to this day as to who the actual killer is. The mystery behind the gruesome, cannibalistic murders from Jack the Ripper can be summed up by two suspects: Aaron Kosminski and Severin Klosowski.
The late sixties and early seventies were mostly known as a time of overseas war and stateside flower power. Although for the Northern California communities, it was a time of fear and desperation. During this time a man, a psychopath really, was terrorizing the people with his deranged antics. This man was, and still is, one of the most well known and dangerous serial killers that the United States has ever produced. This man is the one and only infamous Zodiac Killer.
Ed Gein was an infamous American serial killer who was born in Wisconsin, on August 27th, 1906. Ed Gein grew up with his eldest brother Henry and violent alcoholic father, George P. Gein, with whom he never had a relationship with, in a house that was dictated by his enthusiastically religious mother, Augusta Crafter, and her sermons of sin, Augusta passed on her notion to her children, that all women aside from herself were whores. Gein’s mother ran their humble family business and later on bought a farm on the border of a small town to avoid strangers influencing her two sons. The only time Ed was ever given permission to leave his home was to go to school, where he was preyed on by bullies. Gein’s father passed away in 1940, and his brother in 1944, after a fire that Ed had also been caught in, where he had experienced a head
Throughout history there has been many serial killers that have a defining characteristic that makes their crime career unique to them. Rory Conde is notorious for having killed six known prostitutes in a single year.
On August 31, 1888, at about 3:40 am, Charles Cross and Robert Paul were walking down Bucksrow in London, England on a cool Friday morning. At the end of the alleyway, they noticed a bundle of blankets. When the two men kept walking, they noticed that bundle was not just blankets, but the body of Maryann Nichols, a prostitute that worked the Whitechapel area. She had her throat slashed and had been disemboweled. She seemed to have been only dead about a half hour, meaning that her killer was probably still in the area. This was the start of a series of murders that would remain unsolved until today. This killer would confuse the minds of the local authorities and would claim the lives of 11 women. He would be one of the most infamous killers of all
In the book “I am the messenger” by Markus Zusak, we see Ed being lead through somewhat dangerous scenarios or uncomfortable situations by an unknown person. Ed helps out catching the bank robber which leads him into receiving the cards with instructions. He helps out an old woman who was lonely, a girl who didn’t believe in herself, save a women from being rape, a priest getting his church running etc... In each address he was able to save someone’s life or make it better, all of this to try to demonstrate he was something more than just a taxi driver. The justification of Ed’s actions came from his deep desires of being a good son to his mother just like his siblings, doing something more in his life to gain the respect of others and wanted