My full list is here 😉
Vampires don`t always kill their victims [at least these modern ones] so I decided to add a couple of vampiric attackers to the crime list. They are not as “impressive” as the serial killers, however they should be mentioned because they acted in more recent times and the phenomenon seams to be repeating more frequently and all over the world.
Needless to say we will be dealing with people that bit around the neck or other blood arteries. Some of those that are to be listed even claimed to their victims that they are vampires.
1. Stephanie Pistey [18 when she was accused]
While being accused of the murder of a 16 year old boy, Stephanie gave an interview to a local newspaper in July 2011 and claimed that she was a vampire and that she had drank the blood of her 25 year old fiancé. She declared: “Since I was like, 12…I know this is going to be crazy, but I believe that I’m a vampire. Part of a vampire and part of a werewolf.”
2. Emi Coleman [30 when committed the crime]
On November 17, 2011 young Emi decided to go looking for some snacks at a local store. But for her, the snacks weren`t your average chips and chocolates. The camera at the store reveals that she took a nice juicy bite out of 2 of the customers neck areas and then drove off in a black car.
She was caught after a media appeal in the Denver area.
3. Mauricio Lopez
In August, 2010, Mauricio Mendez Lopez allegedly killed his brother-in-law Macario Cruz, with whom his niece was having an affair. Lopez stabbed Cruz in the heart and liver, then drank his blood out of a plastic cup as his niece and her four children watched.
Lopez claimed that according to Mexican folklore, drinking a victim’s blood helps the killer evade arrest.
4. Evan Francis Brown
Evan Francis Brown  told Alabama police that he is a vampire and a Satanist after being arrested for burning a “V” into the forehead of a 17 year old boy in December 2010.
Police say Brown tied up the victim, beat him and burned him with cigarettes, then used a hot fork or spoon to brand his face.
5. Jeffrey “Draven” Mitchell
In 2008, a man who told U.S. Marshals he is a 225-year-old vampire was arrested in Virginia Beach on charges of sexually assaulting a 4 year old in Jacksonville [Florida], as well as two other young girls.
Police say Jeffrey Mitchell  who called himself “Draven”, always wore black clothes and capes, and placed caps over his teeth to make them look like vampire fangs.
6. Matthew Lovrine
He was charged with multiple sex crimes, including two counts of sexual assault, in December, 2010, after one of his victims told her mother about a sexual relationship they had started when she was 15.
The girl reported that she began dating Lovrine [then 17] in 2009, while he was already dating a 17 year old girl. The three became involved in a polygamist relationship.
Lovrine allegedly told the girls that he is a vampire and will cut them and drink their blood. Hehad punched them and cut them with a knife on several occasions.
Police say Lovrine also bragged about cutting his victims with razor blades and drinking their blood before his arrest.
7. Lyle Monroe Bensley
On August 13, 2011, 19-year-old Lyle Monroe Bensley forced his way into a woman’s apartment and began to hit and bite her while making growling sounds.
The victim managed to escape and get into a neighbor’s car.
After a short pursuit, cops arrested Bensley, who reportedly told them, “I’m a vampire, and I’ve been alive for over 500 years,” and that he just “needed to feed.”
His lawyer later claimed that he was high.
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† Vampiric Murderers
Name: Josephine Smith
Born – 1989 / Died – ****
Number of victims: 1
As for a more recent attack, Josephine Smith was charged with felony aggravated battery on an elderly person back in September 2011 when she was only 22.
You might ask yourself what does this attack have to do with a vampiric murder, however I want to emphasize today on the type of people who believe they are vampires and go out looking for blood.
Before she assaulted the 68 year old homeless man she had befriended at a strip mall, she told him: “I am a vampire and I`m going to eat you”.
And try she did, biting him on the face and arms. According to the affidavit of her arrest she successfully removed the first lair of skin on his arms and caused other wounds to his face.
The man managed to escape her and dialed 911 from a nearby gas station.
He was later taken to the hospital because he required stitches.
When the police interrogated her, Josephine Smith claimed she didn`t remember what happened.
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† Vampiric Murderers
As a child, John was reclusive and had almost no social life.
He would spend his days in the basement working on small electronics. His level of intelligence enabled him to obtain a degree in physics and start developing a career in engineering.
His personal life as an adult was seemingly normal: he married twice [first in 1969 and the second time in the mid-1970s], he moved around the states depending on where his work projects took him.
However all was not as it appeared! Under the mask of John Brennan Crutchley there was another – morbid and blood thirsty: The Vampire Rapist!
He drained the blood of his victims to the point of near death while asphyxiating and repeatedly sexually assaulting the women.
Despite not being tried and convicted for murder, he was suspected of more than 30 homicides!
What made it possible for the police and FBI to catch him was a non-fatal kidnapping and sexual assault. On a late November night in 1985 a trucker detected someone crawling on the side of the road. Upon closer inspection he realized that it was a nude teenager in an advanced state of shock. She had been handcuffed at both feet and ankles and was unable to communicate any information; she kept asking not to be taken back “to that house”.
The man called both police and an ambulance thus setting in motion the events that led to the arrest of the vampire rapist. Her name was Laura Murphy and she was only 19! All she wanted was to buy a pack of cigs when she was kidnapped.
At the hospital it became apparent that she was missing 40 to 45% of her blood quantity. When she was able to offer more information it was enough to make officers solicit a search warrant on John Crutchley`s house.
The hitchhiker awoke to find that she was tied to a kitchen countertop, arms and legs immobilized. A video camera had been set up, along with lights. The man raped her and videotaped the action. Then he inserted needles into her arm and wrist and carefully extracted blood and began to drink it, telling her that he was a vampire. After that, he handcuffed her and put her in the bathtub, returning later for another round of sexual assault and blood extraction. The next morning, after a third round, the man handcuffed the hitchhiker and left her in the bathroom, saying that he would be back later for further assaults, and that if she tried to escape in the interim, his brother would come and kill her. It was after the attacker had left the house that she was able to push out of the bathroom window and crawl to the road. Had she not escaped then, doctors believed, she might well have died from a further round of blood extraction.
[via Wikipedia, extract from Ressler, Robert and Tom Schactman – “Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Hunting Serial Killers for the FBI”]
Laura was adamant that her rape was videotaped, unfortunately the tape was partially erased and the police only took notes of certain items before being forced to leave. By the time they were able to take another warrant Crutchley had the time to dispose of the incriminating items: a stack of credit cards several inches thick, cats and dogs tags [he didn`t have any pets], a collection of women’s necklaces [separated from the jewelry of his wife and hidden in a closet].
The FBI was brought in by the local authorities and the second warrant was a lot wider than the initial one. It prompted: a jar full of human hair, a stack of 72 3×5 cards on which Crutchley had recorded women’s names and described their sexual performances
Some of the women confirmed that Crutchley had crossed the limits of consensual S&M and that he had a fetish for asphyxiation. [Note: the wife did not consider him to be over the top and commented to reporters on the rape of Laura Murphy that it was “a gentle rape, devoid of any overt brutality.”]
During interrogations he initially claimed that Laura came over willingly and that she was willing to have a good time while his wife and child were away for the Thanksgiving Weekend.
Apparently the Vampire Rapist was introduced to the drinking of blood in the early part of 1970 by a nurse as part of a sexual experience / ritual.
In June 1986, Crutchley pleaded guilty on kidnapping and rape charges and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison with 50 years of subsequent parole.
He was released on the 8th of August 1996 yet was rearrested the very next day because he has on pot and violated his parole. Because it was his third strike he was convicted to life in prison.
Crutchley died in prison in 2002 with a plastic bag over his head in what was later confirmed to be autoerotic asphyxiation.
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† Vampiric Murderers
Name: Wayne Clifford Boden
Born – 1948 / Died – 2006
Number of victims: 4
Also known as “The Vampire Rapist”, Wayne Boden was brought to justice due to his specific signature – he would bite the breasts of the women he raped and the strangled to death.
He developed a fascination for breasts that took him well over the line of sadism. In time, he discovered that tasting blood directly from the breast gave him such a power rush that he craved nothing more.
He would essentially tare the flesh off his victims.
Full list of victims:
– Shirley Audette, 21, killed on 3 October 1969
– Marielle Archambault, 20, killed on 23 November 1969
– Jean Way, 24, killed on 16 January 1970
– Elizabeth Anne Porteous, 33, killed on 18 May 1971
As the number of girls started to instill panic in Canada, the police had more and more clue to help them find “Bill” – the name he used when he was dating some of the victims. They even knew the exact type of car he had [blue Mercedes distinctive advertising bull-shaped decal in the rear window] and a very good portrait of him.
Doctors searched to explain his actions with different syndromes over the years – ranging from Renfield Syndrome to Schizophrenia. Some have even gone so far as to claim that he might have suffered in infancy due to his mother not breastfeeding him up to a certain age.
While classified by all as a sadist, it was never uncovered if the women he picked up were initially willing participants in his violent sexual fantasies.
The first victim casts a shadow of a doubt and it is possible that she was killed by accident, triggering in the young Wayne the desire to finish sex with a murder.
Her body had been sexually assaulted, her neck almost broken by strangulation and teeth marks covered her breasts. Traces of blood were found from the vicious ripping at her nipples. In the apartment, police found that there were no signs of struggle, suggesting she had known her assailant and had willingly allowed him to visit her the night she died. What the medical pathologist found odd was that she had died with a submissive soft smile on her face.
When people engage in sadomasochistic sex, they sometimes specifically want to be superficially strangled to reach a “perfect orgasm” so it is possible that she was so enthralled with the violent sexual encounter that she didn`t think to put up a fight.
What is clear is that Wayne was able to get into the homes of his other victims without raising suspicions and neighbors assumed that the noises they heard in those specific nights were those of consensual sex. This allowed him to escape police for the first 2 murders and move to another city. By this time Canada was already calling the breast mutilator “The Vampire Rapist”.
He was eventually arrested and convicted based on forensic odontological evidence. It was the first such case.
Boden finally admitted that he had killed these women while having rough sex. He would strangle them and then become frenzied with the need to feast on their breasts.
As a twist, in 1977 he had a 36 hours pass when he obtained a credit card and escaped prison. He was later apprehended while having lunch at a restaurant.
NOTE: Forensic odontologists can match the bite mark impressions on a body against the teeth of a suspect to decide if there’s a match.
NOTE 2: He was also presumed to be guilty of the murder of Norma Vaillancourt, however he never admitted to this and another man eventually confessed to her rape and murder.
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† Vampiric Murderers
Name: Shane Chartres-Abbott
Born – 1975 / Died – 2003
Number of victims: Allegedly 1
Now this story is rather bizarre so please bare with me!
To start thing off let me explain that 28 year old Shane Chartres-Abbott was a male prostitute who, at the time of his death, was accused of murdering one of his female clients during an encounter.
In July of 2002, a woman was found dead in the shower of her hotel room.
She had been viciously raped and beaten.
Part of her tongue was ripped out and she had bite marks all over her body.
By now you might be wondering what does this have to do with a vampire murderer… well, Shane allegedly told his clients [both male and female] that he was a 200 year old vampire that had to feed on blood to maintain his youth and beauty.
During his trial, he was gunned down before his house.
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Name: Joshua Rudiger
Born – 1966 / Died – ****
Number of victims: 1
Don`t be fooled by the seemingly low number of victims in this case! In truth, Joshua Rudiger was claiming to be a 2000 year old vampire and terrorized the city of San Francisco in 1998.
He was roaming around the streets virtually hunting down homeless people and slashing their throats with a knife. He wounded 4 people [3 men and 1 woman] and Shirley Dillahunty later died due to her severe loss of blood.
During his trial it came to light that he was under the delusion that he needed to drink human blood. Since he identified himself as a vampire he considered his victims mere humans and while he was interrogated he told police that “prey is prey”
As you would expect it was discovered that the then 32 year old Joshua was a very sick young man. He had claimed to be a ninja warrior and tried to commit suicide in the past.
In addition to his multiple personality disorder [supposedly diagnosed at a very early age] he had a sad childhood being in and out of foster homes and various psychiatric hospitals.
Once out of the system he attacked a friend and got evaluated as having schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Amazingly he was still allowed to leave despite having told the therapist that he is a vampire and wants to drain all the people around him.
The attorney originally entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity and tried to get him committed to a mental institution, however the judge had little sympathy for the accused and a jury deemed him legally sane at the time that he committed the attacks.
What convinced them was the fact that he had an extensive collection of knives that he even named.
Joshua Rudiger is currently serving a 23 years term for the murder of Shirley Dillahunty and the assaults on the other 3 men.
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† Vampiric Murderers
Name: Bela Kiss
Born – 1877 / Died – unknown
Number of victims: Between 19 and 24
Bela worked in Cinkota [a town near Budapest] and he had a relatively normal life until his wife, who was 15 years younger than him, cheated on him with a neighbor.
When they vanished, everyone assumed that they fled together to start a new life, but in fact Bela Kiss had already been subdued by his killer instinct.
Since he was considered attractive by women he put ads in newspapers and began corresponding with women. But the correspondence ceased in 1914, when Bela was called on the war front.
Not being married, he left his home in the care of an old maid [Mrs. Jakubec] and also left a number of barrels on another property he had rented for a long time, paying in advance.
When it was rumored that Bella was taken as a prisoner or dead, the landowner wanted to rent out the house and he went to check if it needed any repairs. Then he noticed that there was a horrible smell coming from the barrels and called the police.
In July of 1916, both locations were searched -although Jakubec initially protested- and the policemen found between 19 and 24 metal barrels containing the bodies of as many victims [including Bela`s wife and her lover].
The victims had been strangled, but not only that! On their necks they discovered tiny incisions and it was determined that the corpses had been drained of blood.
Orders were immediately sent to the front for the arrest of Bella Kiss, if he was still alive.
When they investigated further, it has showed that he had a locked room, which the maid described as “Mr. Kiss secret room” in which she was not allowed to enter. When they entered the room they found a large number of books about poisons and methods of strangulation. In the office they found letters from the period when young Bella corresponded with ladies in the area and a photo album containing over 100 people.
Police later revealed that he had received 174 responses to the ads he had sent to the news and that he began to correspond with 74 women.
After taking about it with some of the women in the surroundings and realized that Bella killed only those who had no relatives in the area [to be sure that as much time would pass before their disappearance would be discovered] and he was interested only in those with a very good financial situation.
The police discovered that two of the victims opened cases in court accusing Kiss because he had promised to marry them and asked them for money to prepare the ceremonies. But the cases were closed because young disappeared.
In October 1916, the detective in charge of the investigation received a letter from a hospital in Serbia, which informed him that a soldier named Bella Kiss died in 1915. The next message received claimed the opposite: the killer was alive and was still hospitalized.
But Kiss was able to flee before police arrive.
On several later occasions, speculation arose that Kiss had perhaps faked his death by exchanging identities with a dead soldier during the war. He was supposedly sighted numerous times in following years and there were various rumors about his fate, including that he had been imprisoned for burglary in Romania or he had died of yellow fever in Turkey.
Although over the years were many witnesses claimed to have identified him in various parts of the world, he has never captured and no other crime was assigned to him.
In 1932, homicide detective Henry Oswald was certain he had seen Kiss coming out of Times Square Subway in New York City. There were also rumors that Kiss was living in the city and working as a janitor but they could not be verified. When the police went to interview the janitor, the janitor had already gone.
Nobody knows exactly when he died or whether he made new victims … we may have simply not discovered the bodies.
Kiss’ eventual fate remains unknown.
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† Vampiric Murderers
Name: Fritz Haarmann
Born – 1879 / Deceased – 1925
Number of victims: from a known 27 up to 100
Accomplice: Hanz Grans
Born in a dysfunctional family, during his childhood the young Fritz was witness to the beatings his father would apply on the family and the degradation of his parents due to alcohol consumption. He was also emotionally abused by his mother as she would dress him up like a girl and give him the old puppets of his sisters.
It is thus that as a teen he became a homosexual and at 17 he was kicked out of the military school his father had enrolled him in because he sexually abused the younger attendants.
Back in Hanover he was caught molesting small children but escaped judgment because he was diagnosed with epilepsy and he was sent to an asylum; he was set free after six months.
When in 1914 he was caught burgling a warehouse he got a sentence of five years in prison. He was paroled in 1918 and became simultaneously a smuggler and police informant.
When the war came and passed he reinvented himself as a butcher and, at least as first, the meat was of animal origin.
Haarmann was jailed one more time for molesting a minor and on his release, in September 1919, he met and fell in love with 24-year-old Hans Grans, a gay pimp. It is around that period that the hunt began!
Taking advantage of the general confusion after the war, Fritz started to lure teens from the Central Station with promises of a meal and roof while he helped them to get a job.
That if how so many ended up voluntarily entering the residence he owned on Neustrasse [and that he shared with his accomplice and lover].
Here the young men would be humiliated and tortured in the most cruel ways as they were raped and sodomized by the two older men. When they got bored of a boy Haarmann would simply slash their neck with his teeth so that they would bleed out.
The corpses were them dismembered and the flesh prepared either for personal use or it would be sold at a low price in the neighborhood the next day.
Some items were kept as tokens and whatever was too big to burn in a household fire was disposed of in the river Liene.
It was only 5 years later, in May 1924, that a couple of strays found a skull on the river bank and alerted the police. The river was dragged and more than 500 bones, belonging to 27 young men and boys, were found. Of course we will never know if the body count was really that or if a skeleton was comprised of bones from several victims that just happened to mach up [remember that in those days they did not have the same precision as modern CSIs].
The investigation proceeded slowly because since Fritz was a police informant he was practically excluded from the circle of suspects despite the fact that that specific sector of the river flowed right past his house.
Only fate made it that he was arrested on June 22, 1924 on a charge of indecency with 15-year-old Karl Fromm. When police searched his home at 8 Neuestrasse, they found bloodstains.
In the back area they were shocked by the sight of a room [where the two would prepare the “food”] smeared with blood and flesh, with pieces of bones on the floor and sausages on a table.
The belongings recovered from Haarmann’s apartment were put on public display and a family notified the police that a jacket belonged to their missing son. The jacket was found to have the boy’s name marked inside it.
People began to come forward to the police, identifyying more clothing or bringing in clothes that they had bought from Haarmann which had been taken from the dead.
Haarmann is quoted as telling the police:
” I never intended to hurt those youngsters, but I knew that if I got going something would happen and that made me cry…I would throw myself on top of those boys and bite through the Adam’s apple, throttling them at the same time. I’d make two cuts in the abdomen and put the intestines in a bucket, then soak up the blood and crush the bones until the shoulders broke”
This wasn`t the only time he claimed that an entity possessed his body and made him commit all the horrors he described in detail. He mentioned having episodes where he would completely black out thus leaving the possibility that the number of victims was far greater.
He claimed that he wasn`t insane and that he wanted to be put to death so that he can escape his torment.
Haarman was tried at the Hanover Assizes in December 1924 where he confessed to killing perhaps 30 or 40 boys.
It was a media sensation that captivated the nation. But what seamed to enrage the people and was even more scandalous – shaking German society to the core – was the involvement of the police in the case: Haarmann was a police informant who frequently gave up other criminals to investigators; until Haarmann was arrested, it had never occurred to police that the serial killer they were looking for was well-known to them and right under their nose, even though some of the victims were last seen in his company.
When information broke out that the human flesh was sold as porc meat the community spread in two sides: some refused to believe such a thing was possible but if it was they excused themselves stating that it did taste like porc to them. Other were furious because several complaints were made in respect to the bones Fritz was selling allegedly because they were too white to be of animal origin – it is supposed that the police protected the butcher against these complaints because the information he would provide them with was more valuable so that they could make other arrests.
Even more so, the vampire of Hanover had a badge that would attest his authority in town. It would make it easy for him to hide under the appearance of a respectable man and that probably why so many young men believed that he could help with finding a job.
But the failure of the police didn`t end there… in 1919 they had a window of opportunity when they could have stopped this mad man after his first kill. Friedel Rothe was last seen in his company and when his parents declared him missing officers searched the home of their informant due to his past. But they only looked in the first rooms and did not see any evidence thus not insisting on going to the back chambers.
Haarmann was found guilty of killing 24 young people and was sentenced to death – mainly due to the high number of witnesses; 130 in total.
Many doctors said his place is in a medical institution because he was a sick man but interesting enough, Fritz himself asked to be punished by death. He said that the treatments he received while in asylums only numbed the entity that possessed him.
He was beheaded by guillotine on April 15, 1925. His last words before he was beheaded were: “I repent, but I do not fear death.”
Hans Grans was arrested and jailed for twelve years. He died in 1980.
1. The remains of Haarmann’s victims were buried together in a communal grave in Stöckener Cemetery in February 1925. In April 1928, a large granite memorial in the form of a triptych, inscribed with the names and ages of the victims, was erected over the communal grave.
2. After his execution, Haarmann’s head was preserved in a jar by scientists to examine the structure of his brain. Haarmann’s head is now kept at the Göttingen medical school.
3. The case inspired many books and movies over the years.
– “The Tenderness of the Wolves” [Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe] from 1973 with Kurt Raab in the role of the murderer.
– In 1995 “The Deathmaker” [Der Totmacher] with Götz George, based on the psychoanalysis of the murderer.
Full list of victims [that he was trialed and sentenced for]:
– Friedel Rothe, 17 [September 25, 1918], Haarmann claimed to have buried Rothe in Stöckener cemetery
– Fritz Franke, 17 [February 12, 1923], initially from Berlin
– Wilhelm Schulze, 17 [March 20, 1923], an apprentice writer
– Roland Huch, 16 [May 23, 1923], a student, vanished from Hanover station
– Hans Sonnenfeld, 19 [May, 1923], runaway from the town of Limmer
– Ernst Ehrenberg, 13 [June 25, 1923], disappeared whilst running an errand for his parents
– Heinrich Struß, 18 [August 24, 1923], Haarmann was in possession of Struß’ violin case when arrested
– Paul Bronischewski, 17 [September 24, 1923], vanished while on his way to visit his Uncle
– Richard Gräf, 17 [September, 1923], disappeared after telling his friends a detective from Hanover had found him a job
– Wilhelm Erdner, 16 [October 12, 1923], disappeared from Hanover station and his bicycle was later sold by Haarmann
– Hermann Wolf, 15 [October 24 or 25, 1923], the victim’s clothes were traced to Haarmann and his acquaintances
– Heinz Brinkmann, 13 [October 27, 1923], vanished from Hanover station after missing his train home to Clausthal
– Adolf Hannappel, 17 [November 11, 1923] an apprentice carpenter, witnesses saw Haarmann approach Hannappel
– Adolf Hennies, 19 [December 6, 1923], disappeared whilst looking for work in Hanover
– Ernst Spiecker, 17 [January 5, 1924], disappeared on his way to appear as a witness at a trial
– Heinrich Koch, 20 [January 15, 1924], known to be an acquaintance of Haarmann
– Willi Senger, 19 [February 2, 1924], the victim’s clothes were found in Haarmann’s apartment after his arrest
– Hermann Speichert, 16 [February 8, 1924] an apprentice electrician
– Alfred Hogrefe, 16 [April 6, 1924], an apprentice mechanic; all of Hogrefe’s clothes were traced to Haarmann or Grans
– Hermann Bock, 22 [April, 1924], last seen by his friends walking towards Haarmann’s apartment
– Wilhelm Apel, 16 [April 17, 1924], disappeared on his way to work
– Robert Witzel, 18 [April 26, 1924], Haarmann admitted dumping Witzel’s remains in the Leine River
– Heinrich Martin, 14 [May 9, 1924], apprentice locksmith, disappeared from Hanover station
– Fritz Wittig, 17 [May 26, 1924], Haarmann insisted Grans ordered him to commit both this murder and the murder of Hannappel
– Friedrich Abeling, 10 [May 26, 1924], the youngest victim, his remains dumped in the Leine River
– Friedrich Koch, 16 [June 5, 1924], vanished on his way to college, last seen in the company of Haarmann
– Erich de Vries, 17 [June 14, 1924], Haarmann led police to Erich’s remains after his arrest.
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† Vampiric Murderers
Name: Diana Semenuha
Born – 1976 / Died – ****
Number of victims: More than 30
In 2005, the Odessa Police department arrested a woman for conducting rituals over minors pumping out their blood.
Under the name of Mr. Krait, she placed advertisements in newspapers announcing seances of black magic for 600 dollars each.
She would invite homeless children to her place, give them vodka to drink and then pump out their blood so she can use in her rituals.
And I quote a newspaper article:
Diana Semenuha, 29, believed that drinking blood could fend off a muscle-wasting condition.
She kept the children intoxicated on drugs and alcohol and bled them regularly, selling the surplus to other black magic practitioners. When that weakened them, she dumped them back on the streets and lured replacements with the promise of a place to sleep and a hot meal.
Detectives found seven drugged children strapped to beds and benches, and a large, black knife and silver goblet engraved with satanic symbols.
Ukraine has an estimated 200,000 street children, whose widespread addiction to glue sniffing and alcohol made them easy prey for the woman dubbed the “vampire witch” by local media.
Semenuha, who when arrested gave her profession as “witch”, has admitted holding the children. “I let them sniff glue, but I paid for it and took a small amount of blood in return,” she said. “But there was no violence involved, I also fed them and gave them shelter.”
As far as I know no deaths were attributed to her but the fact that she drank the blood of her victims is enough to earn her a mention on the site.
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