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Most Disturbing Murder Cases In History

We always hear horrible news happening all over the world and it never seems to stop. There are terrorist attacks, fascism, and racism incidents happening on a daily basis, not to mention the natural disasters. The title may give away what this article is about but no one is completely geared to read about the most notorious murder cases that shook the World.

The Acid Bath Murderer

The face of the acid murderer – John George Haigh.

The murderer’s motto was “How can you prove a murder if there is no body?”. John George Haigh was a serial killer more famous for his method of corpse disposal than the actual killing.  He battered or shot his victims to death and used concentrated sulphuric acid to destroy their corpses before forging papers so he could sell the victims’ possessions and collect substantial sums of money. Haigh was proven to have murdered 6 people, although he claimed that he killed 9 beforehand. He was not suspected of any murder until he accidentally led the police officer to whereabouts of his latest victim, Olive Durand-Deacon.

 Erzsébet Báthory: The Blood Countess

Erzsébet Báthory was a Hungarian noblewoman and was the most prolific female serial killer in history, by an order of magnitude. An estimate of 650 women has died under the hands, Báthory. These estimates came from her closest associates and maids who testified for her case. Her killing method was so brutal none would believe a woman is capable of doing them. Rumors started spreading that the blood of the virgin women she killed was poured into her bathtub where she soaked herself in. She believed that it would keep her young.

The Concrete-Encased High School Girl

Junko Furuta was a 17-year old high school girl who was abducted and killed in the late 1980s. Four boys abducted her after school hours. She was held captive in one of the suspect’s house for 40 days. The worst part was the parents knew that she was held captive by their son but they refused to help. She was tortured and raped countless of times until they decided to kill her. The killers hid her corpse in a 208-litre oil drum filled with concrete. They disposed of the drum in a tract of reclaimed land in Kōtō, Tokyo.

Belle Gunness’s Murder Cases

Belle Gunness’s and her daughters

Belle was a Norwegian-American serial killer who was known for killing her two daughters, Myrtle and Lucy. The motive for her killing was to collect insurance and wealth from other people. She killed these people to eliminate a valuable witness for her crimes. Aside from her two daughters, she also killed her two husbands and all her suitors. Reports estimate that she killed between 25 and 40 people.

The Cook: Katherine Knight

On normal days, we might consider Katherine as a normal wife and mother, which she definitely was not. Katherine Knight was the very first Australian woman sentenced to a lifetime imprisonment without parole. In 2001, she killed her husband, John Prince and skinned him like a piece of meat. She cooked his head and parts of his body and placed them together with vegetables on plates with place cards with his children’s names. Prior to this murder, Prince already filed a restraining order for Knight due to her constant assaults to him. He even told his coworkers that the moment he doesn’t show up for work it’s because Knight had already killed him.

The Butcher of Plainfield

Norman Bates’ character is inspired by the story of Ed Gein.

Movie characters as Norman Bates (Psycho), Jame Gumb (The Silence of the Lambs) and Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) are the definition of a suspense movie. These three characters were all inspired by one serial killer, Ed Gein. Edward Theodore Gein was an American murderer and body snatcher. The murder of Bernice Worden became the start of his investigation. The authorities sent to his home found body parts everywhere. Organs were stored in a jar, skulls were made soup bowls, and faces were made as a mask. Under questioning, Gein confessed killing Worden and Mary Hogan, three years earlier. He admitted digging up numerous corpses for cutting off body parts, practicing necrophilia and fashioning masks and suits of skin to wear around home. He was sent to a psychiatric ward for his unstable mental health.

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