Joe Metheny was a serial killer who gained a special notoriety because he claimed that he sold human barbeque sandwiches - comprised of his victim's remains - to unsuspecting consumers. If that doesn't get peoples attention, then what will?
A Maryland correctional officer recently discovered Metheny's dead body in a prison cell. Since the report of Metheny's death hit the news, the media has plastered his face all over the internet. Except there is one problem: news outlets aren't posting a photo of Metheny on their websites. Instead, news outlets are sharing pictures of Richard Biegenwald, the serial killer responsible for the Jersey Shore Thrill Killer crimes, who murdered at least nine people in Monmouth County, NJ.
Metheny was a massive guy at the time of his conviction, and the photos of Richard Biegenwald, which news outlets continue to portray as Metheny, show a heavy looking Biegenwald, so the mix-up might just be chalked up to shoddy reporting. Neither killer could claim any libel because while the Richard Biegenwald murders are distinct from the killings that Metheny committed, both men were American murderers who left a trail of carnage and horror behind them. Read on to learn more about the crimes that separated these two men, yet eventually managed to draw them together by chance.
He Set Fire To His Home At The Age of Five
Biegenwald Had Abnormal Pre-Pubescent Angst Even For A Serial KillerPhoto: Albert Wisner Public Library
Merle Haggard Wasn't Singing About Biegenwald, But It Sure Sounds FamiliarPhoto: Pinterest
He Murdered A Prosecutor, But He Received ParolePhoto: Find A Grave
While On Parole, The Jersey Shore Serial Killer Dumped The Body Of A Young Girl Behind A Fast Food RestaurantPhoto: Monmouth County Superior Court / Murderpedia
Biegenwald's Roommate Revealed The Location Of A Third VictimPhoto: Murderpedia