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1 Forensics Portfolio Kendal Lee

2 There is a third option, It involves MURDER!!!!
Serial Killers

3 Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos aka “La Bestia” (The Beast)
Classification: Serial killer Characteristics: rape, torture, mutilation Number of victims: Date of murders: 1992 – 1999 Date of arrest: April 22, 1999 Date of birth: January 25, 1957 Victim’s profile: Boys aged between 6 and 16 years Method of murder: Stabbing with knife and screwdriver Location: Colombia/Ecuador Status: Sentenced to 1,853 years in prison on May 27, 2000 and November 3, 2001

4 Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos is a Colombian rapist and serial killer, he admitted to the rape and murder of 140 young boys. Garavito, a drifter, would befriend the children and take them on long walks until they tired. Then he would tie them up to trees with nylon rope, slit their throats or behead them, and bury their bodies in shallow graves and investigators presume a large number were sexually abused. He has alleged that all of his crimes were committed when he was drunk and was taken over by a "superior being". The police have so far found 114 skeletons. In prison, Garavito drew a map listing all the skeletons of his victims, which could exceed 300. Media called him “The world’s worst serial killer” based off of his high number of victims. For Garavito’s sentencing, He was found guilty in 138 of the 172 cases; the others are ongoing. The sentences for these 138 cases add to 1,853 years and 9 days. Unfortunately, because of Colombian law restrictions he cannot be imprisoned for more than 30 years. In addition, because he helped the authorities in finding the bodies, his sentence has been decreased to 22 years.

5 Early life: Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos was born on January 25, 1957, in Genova Quindio. He was the oldest of seven sons and grew up in a violet atmosphere, where he was beaten by his father, and repeatedly rape by two male neighbors. Garavito had just five years of schooling and left home at 16, working first as a store clerk, then as a street vendor who sold religious icons and prayer cards. Murders: Gavavito’s victims were poor, peasant, and street children between the ages of 6 to 16. Gavavito would approach them on the street or on a country side road and offer them gifts or small amounts of money. After gaining their trust, he took the children for a walk and when they got tired, he would take advantage of them. He then raped them, cut their throats, and usually dismembered their corpses. Most corpses showed signs of torture. Garavito was captured on 22 April He confessed to murdering 140 children. However, he is still under investigation for the murder of 172 children in more than 59 towns in Colombia.


7 Public response: The police and prosecutors say Garavito has admitted killing children in 54 cities across Colombia as well as in Ecuador. The largest concentration of killings appears to have occurred in his native region, in and around Pereira. The announcement of Garavito's confession has created disgust, indignation and fear throughout this South American nation of 40 million people. Colombia does not have the death penalty for murder, but the enormity of the crimes of which Garavito is accused has led the chief of the national police, and many others to call for an exception. Many, if not a majority, of the victims appear to have been street children, from poor families or separated from their parents by poverty or the political violence that has displaced 1.5 million Colombians in little more than a decade. Such children- grimy, hungry, morose and poorly dressed-have become a familiar sight on the street corners of Colombia's large cities and towns, where they beg, sell newspapers or chewing gum, or shine shoes.

8 Leonarda Cianciulli A.K.A.: "The Soap-Maker of Correggio”
Classification: serial killer Characteristics: turned their bodies into soap Number of victims: 3 Date of murders: Date of birth: November 14, 1893 Method of murder: beating with an axe Location: Correggio, Emilia Romagna, Italy Status: Sentenced to 30 years in prison and three years in a criminal asylum. But died of cerebral apoplexy in the women’s criminal asylum in Pozzuoli on October 15, 1970 Leonarda Cianciulli, November 14, 1893 – October 15, 1970, was an Italian serial killer. Better known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio", she murdered three women in Correggio between and 1940, and turned their bodies into soap.

9 Early Life: While still a young girl, Leonarda attempted suicide twice. In 1914 she married a registry office clerk, Raffaele Pansardi: her parents didn't approve that marriage, as they planned her to marry another man. Leonarda claimed that on this occasion her mother cursed them. The couple moved to Lariano in Alta Irpinia. Their home was destroyed by an earthquake in 1930, and they moved once more, this time to Correggio, where Leonarda opened a small shop and became very popular as a nice, gentle woman, a doting mother and a nice neighbour. Cianciulli had seventeen pregnancies during her marriage, but lost three of the children to miscarriage; ten more died in their youth. Consequently she was heavily protective of the four surviving children. Her fears were fueled by a warning she had received some time earlier from a fortune teller, who said that she would marry and have children, but that all of the children would die. Reportedly, Cianciulli also visited another Gypsy who practiced palm reading, and who told her, “In your right hand I see prison, in your left a criminal asylum.” Cianciulli was a superstitious woman, and seems to have taken these warnings very much to heart.

10 Murders: In 1939, Cianciulli heard that her eldest son, Giuseppe, was to join the Italian army in preparation for World War II. Giuseppe was her favorite child, and she was determined to protect him at all costs. She came to the conclusion that his safety required human sacrifices. She found her victims in three middle-aged women, all neighbors. Some sources record that Cianciulli was something of a fortune teller herself, and that these women all visited her for help; others state merely that they were friends of hers seeking advice. Whatever the reason, Cianciulli began to plan the deaths of the three women.

11 Discovery and trial Cacioppo's sister-in-law grew suspicious at her sudden disappearance, and had last seen her entering Cianciulli's house. She reported her fears to the superintendent of police in Reggio Emilia, who opened an investigation and soon arrested Cianciulli. Cianciulli immediately confessed to the murders, providing detailed accounts of what she had done. Cianciulli was tried for murder in Reggio Emilia in She remained unrepentant, going so far as to correct the official account while on the stand: At her trial in Reggio Emilia last week Poetess Leonarda gripped the witness-stand rail with oddly delicate hands and calmly set the prosecutor right on certain details. Her deep- set dark eyes gleamed with a wild inner pride as she concluded: "I gave the copper ladle, which I used to skim the fat off the kettles, to my country, which was so badly in need of metal during the last days of the war...." She was found guilty of her crimes and sentenced to thirty years in prison and three years in a criminal asylum. Cianciulli died of cerebral apoplexy in the women's criminal asylum in Pozzuoli on October 15, A number of artifacts from the case, including the pot in which the victims were boiled, are on display at the Criminological Museum in Rome.

12 Countess Elizabeth Bathory “the blood countess”
Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed was a countess and serial killer from the Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary. She has been described as the most vicious female serial killers recorded in history. , though the precise number of her victims is debated. Báthory was accused of torturing and killing hundreds of young women between 1585 and The highest number of victims cited during Báthory's trial was about 650. However, this number comes from the claim by a serving girl. Despite the evidence against Elizabeth, her family's influence kept her from facing trial. She was imprisoned in December 1610 within Csejte Castle, Upper Hungary, now in Slovakia, where she remained imprisoned in a set of rooms until her death four years later.

13 Where fact ends and fiction begins in her horrible story is now impossible to determine, but in her fame as a legendary to her vampire-like tendencies, most famously the tale that she would drink and bathed in the blood of virgins to retain her youth, were generally recorded years after her death and are considered unreliable. Her story quickly became part of national folklore, and her infamy persists to this day. She is often compared with Vlad the third a.k.a. Count Dracula , and has been nicknamed The Blood Countess and Countess Dracula. Interesting fact The heavy Metal band venom made a song about bathory called “countess bathory” and the Band New Jacobin club was inspired to make the song “blood of a servant”.

14 Notorious crimes

15 Romanov assassination
In the middle of the night on July 16, 1918, the Royal family of Russia the Romanovs, were murdered in a cellar of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg by Vladimir Illych Ulanov, the leader of the Bolshevik, the white army. Yakov Yurovsky, commandant of The House of Special Purpose, ordered the Romanov’s family physician, Dr. Eugene Botkin, to wake up the royal family and move them to the cellar under the claim that family would be moved to a safe location due to impending chaos in Ekaterinburg.

16 Along with the Tsar’s family, Dr
Along with the Tsar’s family, Dr. Botkin, and a few of the royal family’s servants were led to the cellar room while the truck that would transport them was being brought to the House. But after a few mintues the firing squad entered the small room where Yurovsky read aloud the order given him by the Ural Executive Committee: “Nikolai Alexandrovich, in view of the fact that your relatives are continuing their attack on Soviet Russia, the Ural Executive Committee has decided to execute you.” Nicholas turned to his family, turned and said "What? What?" Yurovsky quickly repeated the order and the weapons were raised. Nicholas, again turning to the family said nothing more; the others made a few confused cries; this all lasted a few seconds. Then the shooting started; lasted for two to three minutes. Nicholas was killed on the spot by the commandant himself. Just before he died, Nicholas apparently tried to shield his son. Alexandra Fedorovna died immediately after that. But killing Anastasia and her sisters did not go according to Yurovsky's plan. Each of the girls were a few pounds of diamonds sewn into their clothing, which ricocheted some of the bullets and gave them a degree of protection from the firing but they were quickly finished off by bayonets.

17 The bodies of the Romanovs and their servants were transported to a mineshaft in the Koptyaki forest. They were stripped of their clothing and valuables, the former piled up and burned while Yurovsky took inventory of their jewellery. They were then lowered into a shallow pit and sprinkled with sulphuric acid. Yurovsky unsuccessfully tried to collapse the mine with hand grenades, after which his men covered it with loose earth and branches.They returned to the mineshaft on 18 July and hauled the bodies out for reburial at another location after the pit was deemed too shallow. During transportation to the deeper copper mines west of Ekaterinburg on 19 July, the Fiat truck carrying the bodies got stuck in a dip in the road near Porosenkov Log (Pig's Meadow). At this point, Yurovsky decided to bury them under the road where the truck had stalled. His men dumped the bodies in a grave that was barely two feet deep. They were again doused in sulphuric acid, their faces smashed with rifle butts and finally covered with quicklime. Yurovsky separated the prince Alexei and one of his sisters, either Maria or Anastasia, to be buried about 50 feet away, in an attempt to confuse anyone who might discover the mass grave with only nine bodies. Alexei and his sister were partially burned, pounded to fragments with shovels and tossed into a smaller grave


19 The holocaust The holocaust was the mass murder of about 6 million European Jewish people because the Adolf Hitler and the Nazis who came into power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community. Along with Jewish people, German authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived "racial inferiority": Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, etc.). Other groups were persecuted on political, ideological, and behavioral grounds, among them Communists, Socialists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and homosexuals. After years of Nazi rule in Germany, during which Jews were consistently persecuted, Hitler’s “final solution", now known as the Holocaust, came to fruition under the cover of world war, with mass killing centers constructed in the concentration camps of occupied Poland.

20 As Nazi tyranny spread throughout Europe, the Germans and their collaborators persecuted and murdered millions of other people. Between 2-3 million Soviet prisoners of war were murdered or died of starvation, disease. Neglect, or maltreatment. In the early years of the Nazi regime, the National Socialist government established concentration camps to detain real and imagined political and ideological opponents. Increasingly in the years before the outbreak of war, police officials incarcerated Jews, Roma, and other victims of ethnic and racial hatred in these camps. To concentrate and monitor the Jewish population as well as to facilitate later deportation of the Jews, the Germans and their collaborators created ghettos, transit camps, and forced-labor camps for Jews during the war years. The German authorities also established numerous forced-labor camps, both in the so- called Greater German Reich and in German-occupied territory, for non-Jews whose labor the Germans sought to exploit.

21 The following Soviet Union invasion in June 1941, mobile killing units and militarized battalions moved behind German lines to carry out mass murder operations against Jews. More than a million Jewish men, women, and children, and hundreds of others. Between 1941 and 1944, Nazi German authorities deported millions of Jews from Germany, from occupied territories, and from the countries of many of its Axis allies to ghettos and to killing centers, often called extermination camps, where they were murdered in specially developed gassing facilities.

22 JonBenét Ramsey Jonbenet Ramsey was a six-year-old American child beauty queen who was murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado, in Her father, John Ramsey, found her body in the basement of the family home about eight hours after she was reported missing. She had been struck on the head and strangled. The case remains unsolved, even after several grand jury hearings, and continues to generate public and media interest. According to the testimony of Patsy Ramsey, her mother, given on December 26, 1996, she discovered her daughter was missing after finding on the kitchen staircase a two and a half page ransom letter demanding $118,000 for her safe return almost the exact value of a bonus her husband had received earlier that year. The note suggested that the ransom collection would be monitored and that JonBenét would be returned as soon as the ransom was paid. John Ramsey made arrangements to pay the ransom, which a friend, John Fernie, picked up that morning from a local bank. Despite specific instructions in the ransom note that police and friends should not be contacted, Patsy Ramsey telephoned the police (shortly after 5:45 a.m.) and she also called family and friends. The two police officers who arrived at the Ramsey home conducted a cursory search of the house but did not find any sign of a break-in

23 On the afternoon of the same day, December 26, 1996, Boulder Police Detective Linda Arndt asked Fleet White, a friend of the Ramseys, to go with John Ramsey and search the house for "anything unusual.“ John Ramsey and two of his friends started their search in the basement. After first searching the bathroom and the "train room," they went into a "wine cellar" room, where Ramsey found his daughter's body covered in her special white blanket. There was a nylon cord around her neck; her wrists were tied above her head, and her mouth was covered by duct tape. Some observers later claimed that the police made several critical mistakes in the investigation, such as not sealing off the crime scene and allowing friends and family enter and leave the house after a kidnapping had been reported. Critics of the investigation have since claimed that officers also did not sufficiently attempt to gather forensic evidence before or after JonBenét's body was found, possibly because they immediately suspected that the Ramseys had killed her. Some officers holding these suspicions reported them to local media, which began reporting on January 1, 1997, that the assistant district attorney thought "it's not adding up." The fact that the body of the girl was found in her own home was considered highly suspicious by the investigating officers

24 Bibliography ROMANOV FAMILY DEATH SCENE. (n.d.). Retrieved June 02, 2016, from Execution of the Romanov family. (n.d.). Retrieved June 2, 2016, from Luis Alfredo Garavito | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers. (n.d.). Retrieved may 6, 2016, from Leonarda Cianciulli | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers. (n.d.). Retrieved may 18, 2016, from Introduction to the Holocaust. (2016). Retrieved June 05, 2016, from Staff. (2009). The Holocaust. Retrieved June 05, 2016, from war-ii/the-holocaust Elizabeth Báthory. (n.d.). Retrieved June 05, 2016, from Murder of JonBenét Ramsey. (n.d.). Retrieved June 05, 2016, from

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