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  • Name: Peter Kurten
  • Also known as: Dusseldorf Vampire and Monster of Dusseldorf
  • Born: May 26th, 1883 in Cologne-Mulheim
  • Death: July 2nd, 1931 by guillotine
  • Location of murders: in and around Dusseldorf Germany
  • Victims: mostly women; charged with 9 murders, suspected of many more
  • Choice of Weapon: hands, knives, axes, hammers, scissors
  • One of thirteen children
  • First serial Killer to ever be studied in depth by a psychiatrist (Karl Berg)
  • First killed at age 9
  • Spent more then half his life in jail
  • Drank victim's blood

    MSD law studies
    Crime Library: Peter Kurten
    Peter Kurten: Satan's Servant
    Kurten, Peter: The Dusseldorf Vampire