Over the course of more than 20 years, Joachim Kroll murdered 14 people, including very young girls, making him one of the most disturbing German serial killers in the country's history. Not content just to end the lives of his victims, Kroll repeatedly ate the flesh of the people he killed, leading him to be called the Duisburg Man-Eater and the Ruhr Cannibal.
After getting away with murder for more than two decades, Kroll's revolting crimes were finally discovered when law enforcement found him cooking the remains of a young girl in his apartment. Kroll, who was called "Uncle Joachim" by the neighborhood children who adored him, is one of the first known German cannibals and serial killers, eventually joined by infamous German murderers Armin Miewes and Volker Eckert.
He Murdered His First Known Victim Shortly After His Mother Died
He Murdered At Least 13 Women And Girls
He Committed Necrophilia
He Mutilated His Victims
He Cannibalized His Victims
He Killed One Male Victim