RITES OF BURIAL The shocking true crime account of Robert Berdella, The Butcher of Kansas City, Missouri

Author: Jackman (Tom) & Cole (Troy)
Year: 1992
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
ISBN: 155817611
Price: 20.00
Paperback. Cruel acts of torture and mutilation more brutal than the crimes of Milwaukee serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. On March 29, 1988, Chris Bryson accepted a late-night ride from a man named "Bob" in the desolate area of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. A 22yr old former male hustler, Bryson thought he knew what to expect and played along, even agreeing to go into the man's house "to party". He was wrong. Beaten unconscious, then tied to a metal bed like an animal, he was subjected to 4 days of excruciating sexual torture by Robert "Bob" Berdella until he managed to escape and inform police. So began one of the most bizarre investigations on record. When local police searched Berdella's home, they found human skulls, an envelope of teeth, and hundreds of pictures of young men being raped and tortured. Then, acting on a hunch, they dug up his yard to find a partially decomposed human head. Berdella later confessed to kidnapping 6 young men over a 4yr period, forcing them to endure sadistic torture and rape, then killing them, cutting up their bodies and putting the remains in garbage bags to be collected by local garbage men. Pleading guilty after police discovered evidence too hideous to imagine, Robert Berdella was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. The authors tell the gruesome story of Robert Berdella, a serial killer whose inhuman crimes of murder and dismemberment might have served to inspire Jeffrey Dahmer's Milwaukee slaughter. Illus. + Epilogue. 368pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Lightly browned pp., sl. sunned sp. o/w Vg+


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