Instead, Dyer discarded the children, made them overdose on opioids, and hid their bodies. It took 30 horrifying years before anybody figured out her crimes. By the time she was caught, Dyer had murdered an estimated 400 children.
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Legend has it that Lavinia would feed their visitors poisoned tea and invite them to lie down when they didn’t feel well. Then, while they rested, her husband John would stab them to death and rob them blind.
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When they finally checked her home, they found 138 of the serfs under her care had died, all under suspicious and brutal circumstances.
After getting away with his first murder, Bell teamed up with a friend named Norma Bell to kill again. The pair attacked a three-year-old this time; cutting his flesh with scissors, mutilating his penis, and carving an “M” for “Mary” into his stomach.
Afterward, Rosemary started luring women into the house so that she and her husband, Fred, could rape and murder them. They didn’t stop with strangers, either as the pair sexually abused their own children, as well.
At first, Bathory only murdered peasants, luring them in by hiring them as serving girls in her castle and then beating and torturing them to death. When she started to realize that she was getting away with it, though, she started to lure in some of the lesser gentry, as well.
She’d burn, starve, and mutilate the girls under her care. She’d scald them with tongs, cover them in honey and ants, and even bite the flesh off of their faces before giving them the mercy of death.Wikimedia Commons
Puente would load up her tenants up pills and drugs until they overdosed, then suffocate them while they were unconscious and bury them out back. By the time she was caught, Puente had already killed at least nine people.
When Leonarda Cianciulli’s son went off to war, she became convinced that the only way to keep him safe was through sacrifice. And so she lured a woman into her home, drugged her, hacked her body into pieces, and used her remains to make soap and teacakes — which she then served to her friends.