March 6, 2016 5:21 pm
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1. Harvey Glatman

Harvey Glatman was an American serial killer. He exhibited his antisocial behavior and sadomasochistic sexual tendencies from an early age. Media quickly nicknamed him “The Lonely Hearts Killer. Glatman started when he moved to Los Angeles, where he posed as a professional photographer to lure girls into his hotel room with the promise of work. He tied them up, photographed them, eventually killed and dumped their bodies in the desert.

Victims:

Judy Ann Dull, Shirley Ann Bridgeford

2. Robert Ben Rhoades

This picture was taken by serial killer Robert Ben Rhoades. 14-year-old Regina Kay Walters was one of the numerous women held in an 18-wheeler equipped with a torture chamber in the back. The photo was taken in an abandoned Illinois barn, where Rhoades killed Walters, after cutting off her hair and making her wear a black dress and heels.

Regina Kay Walters, victim of Robert Ben Rhoades

3. Robert Andrew Berdella

Jerry Howell, Bob Berdella’s victim
Robert Andrew Berdella was an American serial killer from Kansas City, Missouri. He raped, tortured and killed at least six men. Berdella was conscious of his homosexuality, in 1984 he started dating Jerry Howell, a good-looking 19-year-old male prostitute. On July 5th, 1984, Berdella invited Howell to his house, where he drugged him with sedatives for animals and immobilized by binding him to a bed. In the following hours he repeatedly rapes his victim, writes carefully about the process into his diary and takes several pictures to relive his fantasy later. This was the beginning of torture and murder spree.

Robert Sheldon, victim of Robert A. Berdella
Next year, 18-year-old Robert Sheldon, who was a friend of Berdella’s, came to stay with him for a few days and found himself drugged and held captive in the basement just like Howell before him. He was killed after 3 days of torture by suffocation.

Todd Stoops, victim of Robert A. Berdella
21-year-old Todd Stoops was kidnaped because Berdella felt sexually frustrated at him. The torture he endured prior to his death included electric shocks via a spatula placed across the eyelid in an unsuccessful attempt to blind him. Stoops died in a combination of blood loss and infection.

Chris Bryson, Last victim of Robert A. Berdella
In March 1988, 2 years after killing Todd Stoops, Berdella abducted his last victim, a prostitute named Chris Bryson. He put him in his basement like the others had been before him. While Berdella was at work, Bryson managed to break free and ran to a neighbor’s house, wearing nothing but a dog collar around his neck. His horrific dungeon was exposed along with the polaroids and remains of his victims.

4. Rodney Alcala

The homicide detectives found hundreds of photographs of unidentified women in a storage locker belonging to Rodney Alcala – a convicted rapist and serial killer. The man could be behind as many as 130 murders. Because only a handful of womrn identified themselves as having posed for the pictures, it’s highly likely that some of the photographed were murdered.

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This post was written by Nadia Vella