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20 Killers Who Ate Their Victims

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This list contains information on killers who ate their victims, ranging from ruthless pioneers to infamous serial killers. Believe it or not, many convicted killers have been found to have eaten their victims. Some of the most famous cannibal killers had multiple victims and a few were apprehended after consuming their first victim. Many of the most famous cases of killers who ate their victims involved severe mental illness.

 

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  • Nikolai Dzhumagaliev

    Nikolai Dzhumagaliev killed at least nine people in the Soviet Union between 1979 and 1991, cannibalizing all of his victims.

    Previously declared schizophrenic, Dzhumagaliev was committed to a mental institution. In 1989, he escaped while being transferred to another facility. He was recaptured two years later and remains incarcerated. 

    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Özgür Dengiz

    Özgür Dengiz is a Turkish murderer and cannibal. He first killed computer engineer Sedat Erzurumlu in 2007 after Erzurumlu offended him. Two months later, he shot Abbas Inan, and one month after that, he killed Cafer Er. Dengiz decided to cannibalize Er. 

    When Dengiz was eventually arrested, human meat was found in his refrigerator. At trial, he was found insane and committed to a psychiatric hospital. 

    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
  • Albert Fish
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    Albert Fish murdered, raped, and cannibalized many children in the early 1900s. He stated that he raped at least 100 children, but only three victims could be conclusively proven.

    At trial, Fish was found guilty and sentenced to death. He was executed by the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison on January 16, 1936.

    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1870-1936)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

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  • Peter Bryan

    Peter Bryan committed three murders in England between 1993 and 2004. He was sent to a secure psychiatric hospital after being convicted of murder. He was released from the facility in 2004; then, he killed a man.

    Police found Bryan cooking the man's brain in a frying pan when they went to the apartment to investigate reports of screaming.

    He is currently serving time at Broadmoor Hospital, where he killed a third person.