Cleveland Torso Murderer
|The Cleveland Torso Murderer|
An exposition dedicated to the Cleveland Torso Murders at the Cleveland Police Museum. (from left to right: Death masks of the victims "Andrassy", "Polillo" , "Tattooed Man" #4, Wallace? #8)
|Also known as||Cleveland Torso Murderer, Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run|
|Number of victims||12–20|
The Cleveland Torso Murderer (also known as the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run) was an unknown serial killer. It was active in Cleveland, Ohio, USA in the 1930s. The killings were defined by the cut-off pieces of twelve known victims and the disposal of their remains in the poor neighborhood of Kingsbury Run.
The official number of murders caused by the Cleveland Torso Murderer is thirteen, although recent research has shown there could have been as many as twenty. The twelve known victims were killed between 1935 and 1938.
Most victims had cut off heads and sometimes other limbs were cut off as well. The men were sometimes castrated as well.
Most of the victims were homeless or sex workers.