example that grisly serial killings are not a new phenomenon: the Gorilla Man
case from the 1920's...
this day he murdered his 9th victim (of a possible 22).
Man's real name was Earle Nelson.
savagely killed his victims, mostly landladies, and then had sex with their dead
would greet his victims at their doors, all 5ft 6in of him, holding a bible. One
of his elderly landlady victims he strangled by the beads she wore round her neck,
and then had sex with her body.
number was up when he moved to Winnipeg in Canada, registering in a guest house
as a Roger Wilson. A death of a local woman, not a landlady, bore similarities
to his method of killing and police immediately started a house-to-house search
of boardinghouses. They found a rotting corpse of a woman in a room once rented
to a Roger Wilson.
arrested a man who met the description, in Killarney, Manitoba. Police asked him
if he was the killer, he replied:
only do my lady-killing on Saturday nights."
escaped from the police station but was apprehended when trying to flee the town
by boarding a train.
was convicted of the murder of Emily Patterson in Winnipeg.
was hanged on January 12, 1928.