“Her baby farming consisted in drowning the little darlings in a basin of water, then cutting them up into morsels in her lap, and burying the remains in her kitchen under the stairs, or in the water-closet.”
Judge: “How did you kill these wretched infants?”
1879 – Marie Bleirs – Vienna, Austria
Passage which describes the most shocking of Marie Bleirs’ crimes: “And the crippled boy – who was he? Her own child by Louis Lemberg. In a moment of horrible passion she severed the limbs of the infant at the joints, and then gave him to a miserable hag to extort charity. Afterward the idea seized her that she would like him to repose with the rest, and so she took him to her dwelling and would have ended his fate but for the timely intervention of the domestic.”
1879 – Annie Tooke – Exeter, England
1905 – “Dubovo Vivisection Ogresses” – Dubovo,Ukraine (Russian Empire)
“The large farm which served as a bait to thrifty Scandinavian wooers was death chamber and cemetery to all of them. In her house Mrs. Gunness had a soundproof, double-walled room, bars on the windows, heavy locks on the door. Here, the victims were chloroformed and given strychnine. If they rang too stubbornly to life they were dismembered with a hatchet. The farmyard was one huge cemetery. Underneath the cemented floor of the cellar was a tomb full of assorted bones.”
1908 – “Shui Hing Black Widow Serial Killer” – Shui Hing prefecture, China.
“After the floods had partially subsided, a posse of soldiers went to a farm occupied by a supposed widow. Whilst trying to save this woman’s household effects they unearthed, below a broken-down matshed, eight coffins which contained headless, and in some cases, mutilated bodies of supposed males.”
1908 – Jeanne Weber – Paris, France
Human sacrifice cult – “Usually the head of the family would be marked for slaughter and every person found in the house when the members of the cult descended upon it would be killed. All the victims were horribly mutilated. Heads and limbs would be separated from the torsos and strewn all over the house. From the Barnabet woman’s story it is evident that whenever every spark of life in the cottage had been extinguished and the degenerates had completed their work of dismemberment the slayers participated in a ‘sacrificial ceremony.’” [“Forty Murders Charged To Her - Negro Fiend Makes Startling Confession. - Admits Killing 17 Persons - Fanatic Says She Sought in This Way to Gain Immortality. – Heads ‘Church of Sacrifice,’” The Hartford Herald (Ky.), Apr. 10, 1912, p. 2]
Axenia Varlan murdered at least nine persons. When police searched her premises human ears and other human remains were found. She confessed to have cut them off the corpses of her victims, to keep them as "memories." Over a period of four years she murdered and then cut into pieces her four children, her mother, her father, her mother-in-law, her brother-in-law and a sister of the latter. At her trial psychiatrists declared her a classic sadist.
1938 – Moulay Hassen – Fez, Morocco.
“By a ruse, Deputy Prosecutor John Schermer of King county said, investigators extracted from Mrs. Mary Eleanor Smith a gruesome tale of hew her son, Earl Decastro Mayer, hammered to death James Eugene Bassett of Annapolis, in Seattle ten years ago, dismembered his body and hid it in scattered, secluded spots.”
1948 – Josefa Idler – Berlin, Germany.
"In 1936, the woman was arrested when the body of her second husband was found cut to pieces and sewed up in a sack a few hundred yards from her home."
1980 – Carol M. Bundy – Los Angeles, California, USA
“Victims’ body parts were cooked in a large pot called a nganga.”
1992 – Karla Homolka (with Paula Homolka) – St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
1995 – Ma Yanhong – Heilongjiang province, China
“Astini’s first victim, Rahayu, was killed in 1992 and the second, Sri Astuti Wijaya, in 1993. Astini mutilated their bodies and dumped them in separate places.”
1997 – “Nacera Zouabri” – Larbaa, Algeria.
2001 – Anjanabi Gavit – Pune, Maharashtra, India.
2011 – Carolina Rueda Martinez – Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico.
2012 – Simrin Sood (Seema Surendarnath Dosanz) – Mumbai, India.
Wikipedia states that in what has been called the Amagasaki Serial Murder Incident “several family households were tortured continuously for more than 25 years. These crimes were committed mainly in Amagasaki, and also in six prefectures, Hyogo, Kochi, Kagawa, Okayama, Shiga and Kyoto. Many people were abused and imprisoned; at least 8 people were killed.” Two of the recovered corpses, those of Jiro Hashimoto, 54-year-old man, and Kazuko Oe, a 66-year-old woman, were then dismembered and placed in large metal drums, which were filled with concrete.
2015 – Tamara Samsonova – St. Petersburg, Russia.
2018 – Flor Cazarín González – Chihuahua, Mexico.
2019 – "La Diabla of Medillin" – Medellin, Colombia
2019 – Jackeline Lopez – Poniente, Mexico***
1850 – Canadian Indian Cannibal Serial Killer – Her victims included two men, two women, three boys, and four girls, and she subsisted for some time upon their flesh. (Serial Killer).
1856 – Elizabeth Cahy – Hobarton, Australia – attacked a woman, chewing off a portion of her brow.
1909 – Ivanova & Olda Tamarin – Kurdla, Estonia – mother and 17-year old daughter; leaders of a large gang; daughter lured victims to the Tamarin home where they were robbed and murdered and cannibalized. 27 corpses were found. (Serial Killer).
1912 – Enriqueta Marti – Barcelona, Spain – grabbed street children, hired them out to pedophiles and murdered them, cooking their corpses to make “love potions.” (Serial Killer).
1941 – Leonarda Cianciulli – Reggio Emilia, Italy – murdered and cooked 3 women, making cakes and soaps from their flesh. (Serial Killer).
Mrs. Cianciulli claimed the power to foretell the future, to hypnotise people, and police believe that her three known victims were so influenced by her as a clairvoyant that she was able to lure them to her neatly kept house, where she murdered them and cut each of their bodies into nine separate sections.
1963 – Magdalena Solis – Villagran, Mexico
1983 – Philippa Mdluli – Swaziland – cannibal chef.
1985 – Medina Sakirova – Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia (Soviet Union)
1991 – Omaima Aree Nelson – Costa Mesa, California – murdered, cooked and ate husband, boasting of her recipes.
1993 – Carolyn Gloria Blanton; legally changed name to Jane Lynn Woodry – Alamosa, Colorado – Blanton shot boyfriend Peter Michael Greene four times with a revolver, dismembered his body, wrapped his torso in a blanket, and stored it in a closet in his home, but took the legs home to her kitchen. She took Bite-sized chunks from his legs and cooked a stew with them.
1997 – Agnes Pandy – Brussels, Belgium – with serial killer father, Andras, murdered and ate women – (Serial Killer).
SEE: Female Serial Killer Collections: MASTER LIST