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Letters of evil child killer Brady bought on ‘dark web’ by macabre collectors



Notorious: Ian Brady

By Aaron Tinney

May 23 2017

Morbid crime obsessives have spent a fortune buying Ian Brady’s possessions and letters from murky websites in the wake of his death, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

A Northern Ireland-based collector of serial killer ‘murderabilia’ said a spike in sales of Brady’s belongings happened hours after news broke of the death of the Moors murderer a week ago.

The collector also revealed some are hunting for the ‘Ian Brady holy grail’ – a letter in which he is believed to pinpoint the spot where he disposed of the body of his fourth victim, 12-year-old Keith Bennett, which still remains undiscovered.

Several of Brady’s letters to his pen-pals and fans are now sold out on so-called ‘murderabilia’ sites which specialise in flogging items that belong to the world’s most notorious serial killers.

One of the sites, named

Read more at: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/letters-of-evil-child-killer-brady-bought-on-dark-web-by-macabre-collectors-35743501.html

‘I dated a killer and sold her panties’

Items once owned by serial killers including famed Australian Ivan “The Backpack Killer” Milat are being peddled online by a company that profits from the sales of macabre memorabilia and collectibles.

Eric Holler, formerly known by his “stage name” Eric Gein, told News.com.au that he started his business, Serial Killer Ink, because of a lifelong fascination with some of the most depraved humans to have existed.

The site caters to those with a special interest in the worst of humanity: “necrophiles and cannibals … satanic killers … mass shooters … serial killers.”

Holler typically contacts the killers in prison and requests drawings, hand tracings, hair samples, and personal effects from them. Then he sells the goods online.

John Wayne Gacy original artwork, “Pogo the Clown’Getty Images

He has also acquired some of the items — including convicted murderer

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/05/11/i-dated-a-killer-and-sold-her-panties/

The DNA of a Killer

Correspondent: Anne-Marie Green; Producers: Judy Rybak, Elena DiFiore, Lindsey Schwartz and Chris O’Connell

Nearly two decades after 18-year-old Angie Dodge was brutally murdered in her Idaho Falls, Idaho, apartment, police were still hunting for the killer who left his DNA at the crime scene, while a man who did not match the DNA was serving a 30-year sentence for participating in the crime.

In 2014, police took a new and very controversial approach to try to find a match to that DNA. They searched a public DNA database owned by Ancestry.com, hoping to find someone related to Angie’s killer. They got a close enough match to make them think they had found the killer’s family tree – and there they found what they believed to be their man: a young New Orleans filmmaker who happened to have produced a short film about a girl’s brutal death.

But was he?

“Nobody

Read more at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-dna-of-a-killer-who-murdered-idaho-teen-angie-dodge/

Murderabilia: Inside the weird online market for serial killer artifacts

Eric Holler, like lots of business owners, says his biggest months of the year fall between Halloween and Christmas. But, his wares aren’t your typical stocking stuffers: Holler runs Serial Killers Ink, one of the top sites for what’s known as murderabilia — collectibles owned by real-life mass murderers, from their letters and paintings to their underwear.

“People are getting in the mood for spooky, dark things,” Holler said by phone from his home in Jacksonville, Fla., where he has run Serial Killers Ink since 2009. “But it also has to do with Christmas shopping.”

Gift options for your loved ones this holiday season could include this crude watercolor painting, titled ‘Angelic Rain,’ going for $50 by Teodoro Baez, a Chicago man who murdered and dismembered two people with a Samurai

Read more at: http://theweek.com/articles/662522/murderabilia-inside-weird-online-market-serial-killer-artifacts

Items from suspected Ashland serial killer for sale on ‘murderabilia’ website

ASHLAND, Ohio– Tracings of suspected serial killer Shawn Grate’s hands are listed on the “murderabilia” website Serial Killers Ink.

Grate was arrested after a woman called police from a house on Covert Court in Ashland on Sept. 13. The victim said Grate held her captive. After she was rescued, investigators began discovering bodies.

The 40-year-old is accused of killing four women and faces more than 23 counts, including murder, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse. Authorities said he confessed to the crimes. His trial is scheduled to start on Nov. 6, 2017.

Two tracings of Grate’s hands appear on the Serial Killers Ink for $50 each. Both are listed as out of stock.

“Signed in full with Christian childrens prayer at the top of the page and Christian inspirational words on each of the five fingers. Five is a reocurring theme in many of Grate’s items as it represents the five victims attributed to him. The

Read more at: http://fox8.com/2016/11/07/items-from-suspected-ashland-serial-killer-for-sale-on-murderabilia-website/

Murderabilia: The Market For Serial Killer Merch

Eric Holler, like lots of business owners, says his biggest months of the year fall between Halloween and Christmas. But, his wares aren’t your typical stocking stuffers: Holler runs Serial Killers Ink, one of the top sites for what’s known as murderabilia — collectibles owned by real-life mass murderers, from their letters and paintings to their underwear.

“People are getting in the mood for spooky, dark things,” Holler said by phone from his home in Jacksonville, Fla., where he has run Serial Killers Ink since 2009. “But it also has to do with Christmas shopping.”

Gift options for your loved ones this holiday season could include this crude watercolor painting, titled Angelic Rain, going for $50 by Teodoro Baez, a Chicago man who murdered and dismembered two people with a Samurai sword in 1999 over a drug dispute, and was sentenced to death in 2004.

Nebraska Supreme Court to rule on publication of serial killer’s artwork

By Bill Kelly, NET News

June 11th, 2015

1983 coverage of the Joubert murder in the Omaha World Herald.

1983 coverage of the Joubert murder in the Omaha World Herald.


Lincoln, NE – Drawings done by executed serial killer John Joubert in the 1980s remain out of public view while the Nebraska Supreme Court decides if the artwork should be released to an author updating his account of the notorious murder case.

Joubert told onetime Omaha television reporter Mark Pettit about the sketches during a series of death row interviews. At least two drawings purportedly depict Joubert’s violent fantasies against young boys.

Pettit, who hopes to update his book “A Need to Kill” with information about the drawings, has been denied access by the Nebraska Department of Corrections (NDCS). He claims the work is “significant from a

Read more at: http://www.kvnonews.com/2015/06/nebraska-supreme-court-to-rule-on-publication-of-serial-killers-artwork/

BTK letters from prison sold on serial killer true crime collectible website – KSN

WICHITA, Kansas – Most people want to move on with their lives when it comes to the name Dennis Rader, but a website is bringing back memories of the case.

It’s selling letters Rader recently sent from the El Dorado Correctional Facility.

KSN reached out to the website selling his letters.

The owner of the website called “Dark Vomit, True Crime” says he has an interest in reading about serial killers. So he posted several letters from Rader in prison for sale online. The prices vary, but the most cost up to $300. We wanted to know if Rader himself can make any profit off of this sale. The website owner tells us no.

He says he has not had any communication with Rader himself, and none of the money would go to Rader. He says he got the letters from someone who was writing to Rader in prison.

We reached out to the Department of

Read more at: http://ksn.com/2015/04/21/btk-letters-from-prison-sold-on-serial-killer-true-crime-collectible-website/

Serial killer Anthony Sowell’s artwork back on ‘murderabilia’ website

anthony sowell.jpgAnthony Sowell

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A drawing showing 11 tombstones and credited to Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell is for sale again — after disappearing from a website that peddles so-called “murderabilia.”

A letter posted along with the pencil drawing on serialkillersink.net states that the condemned inmate will continue sending artwork to the website, but contends he does not profit from sales.

“Frist [sic] let me say that I give out artwork to you and others all the time,” the letter states. “I’m not breaking any laws and I will keep on sending out letters, artwork, and photo’s [sic]. I’m not being paid for them, they have nothing to do with my case and what ever people do with them is up to them.”

The letter, addressed to Serial Killers Ink owner

Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/11/serial_killer_anthony_sowells.html