Case 181

The Vampire of Nuremberg

During the early 1970s, cemeteries and mortuaries throughout Germany were targeted by a particularly disturbing grave robber dubbed ‘The Vampire of Nuremberg.’ Not only did he steal the personal belongings of the dead, but The Vampire 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.



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



Nuremberg Vampire – The Miami News

Vampire – The Ottawa Citizen

Assumptions about Kuno – Spiegel



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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