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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