Case 181

The Vampire of Nuremberg

During the early ’70s, cemeteries and mortuaries throughout Germany were targeted by a particularly disturbing grave robber. Not only did he steal the personal belongings of the dead, but he also exhumed, mutilated, molested, and gnawed upon the bodies. In some cases, he arranged the desecrated corpses in ritualistic scenes, frightening those who came across them.

Then in late April 1972, Markus Adler and his fiancee, Ruth Lissy, were unlucky enough to cross paths with the grave robber. A desperate manhunt followed, which led to a peculiar individual named Kuno Hofmann.

CREDITS

 

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EPISODE:

Research & writing – Milly Raso

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Narration – Anonymous Host

 

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RESOURCES

 

BOOKS

Totmacher 1: The Vampire of Nuremberg and other sinister criminal cases of German serial killers – Gerd Frank

 

ARCHIVED ARTICLES

Nuremberg Vampire – The Miami News

Vampire – The Ottawa Citizen

Assumptions about Kuno – Spiegel

 

ARTICLES

Madman on the loose – Truro News

The strange case of the grave robbing vampire occultist who wanted to be handsome – Mysterious Universe

 

 

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