The Heinous Crimes of ‘The Collector’ & “Kansas City Butcher, Robert Berdella

Nothing else sums up the 80’s like a naked man running down the street wearing a dog collar after jumping from the second story window .

Don’t you guys agree?

That once-in-a-lifetime sight happened on April 2nd, 1988 in a small subdivision in Kansas Missouri at 4315 Charlotte Street.

After police interviewed the 22 year Chris Byrson about his story, they immediately gained access to Berdella’s property via search warrant.

What they found in the home and backyard would haunt detectives for the rest of their lives.

First, they unearthed a human head, partly decomposed, but still very surreal from the ground.

Next were the photographs, most never made public due the the graphic nature of men being tortured to death.

The ones that were are here.

Robert “Bob” Berdella grew up in a deeply religious Roman Catholic home in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in early 1950s.

Bob’s father’s sudden death when he was still a teenager left a lasting grief on him and he soon started to lose faith in his religion.

Bob’s homosexuality also came at an early age, most likely stemming from a workplace incident where he was sexually assaulted by a male co-worker.

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