Ira Einhorn

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Ira Samuel Einhorn (May 15, 1940 – April 3, 2020), known as "The Unicorn Killer", was an American convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Holly Maddux. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On September 9, 1977, Maddux disappeared following a trip to collect her belongings from the apartment she and Einhorn had shared in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eighteen months later, police found her partially mummified body in a trunk in Einhorn's closet.[1]

After his arrest, Einhorn fled the country and spent twenty-three years in Europe before being taken back to the United States. He said that his ex-girlfriend had been killed by CIA agents who framed him for the crime because he knew too much about the agency's paranormal military research.

He was convicted and served a life sentence at a prison in Pennsylvania until his death in prison in April 2020 of heart disease, aged 79.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Melina, Remy (2011-04-21). "Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend". NBC News.
  2. ""Unicorn Killer" Ira Einhorn Dies in Prison". 6abc.com. 3 April 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2020.