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message 1: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 12660 comments A pharmacist friend at another message board asked whether there are any real serial killers who kill according to a tidy pattern the way fictional ones do: Dr. Phibes kills people according to the Ten Plagues of Egypt; Leigh Emerson dresses up as Santa on Christmas and kills whole families; the Brigham City killer only killed redheads; and so forth.

All I could come up with were Anatoly Slivko, who recruited Pioneers (Russian Boy Scouts), and killed them in their Pioneer uniforms; Alexander Pichushkin, who vowed to kill as many people as there were squares on a chessboard, marking every square on his own chessboard as he went; Larry Bittaker and Roy Norris, who planned to kill one girl for every teenaged year of life (a 13-yr-old, a 14-yr-old, and so forth); and Heriberto Seda, who was trying to kill one person for every sign of the Zodiac.

Can people think of others?


message 2: by Shelley (new)

Shelley | 1225 comments Fishface wrote: "A pharmacist friend at another message board asked whether there are any real serial killers who kill according to a tidy pattern the way fictional ones do: Dr. Phibes kills people according to the..."

Good question! I immediately thought of the Chessboard Russia guy. I will "thinks" on this.


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