Lisbon Ripper


Lisbon Ripper

Lisbon Ripper
Birth name: Unknown
Also known as: Lisbon Ripper
Killings
Number of victims: 3
Country: Portugal
Date apprehended: Not apprehended

The Lisbon Ripper is an unidentified serial killer who murdered three women between 1992 and 1993 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Crimes

The first victim was Maria Valentina, nicknamed “Tina”, age 22, who was found on 31 July 1992 in a large cabin in Póvoa de Santo Adrião. She was strangled, ripped, and some of her internal organs were removed.[1][2][3]

The second victim, Maria Fernanda, age 24, was found on 27 January 1993 in a large cabin in Entrecampos. She was also ripped, and some internal organs were removed.[1][2][3]

The third and last victim was Maria João, age 27, found on 15 March 1993, near the location of the first victim. Like the previous victims, she was ripped, but this time almost all her organs were removed.[1][2][3]

All the victims were young brunettes named Maria, allegedly prostitutes and drug addicts, and were ripped with a sharp object that was not a knife.[1][2][3]

Investigation

There was little or no evidence found on the crime scene: no blood (except from the victims), hair, footprints, fingerprints, or glove material. The police had some suspects, but no evidence against them.[4]

Other crimes

There were two other alleged prostitutes found dead.[1][3][4] There were also four similar murders in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Denmark, and Belgium.[5] There was a lead that the Lisbon Ripper may have been a serial killer active in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1988.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e (Portuguese) http://ultimahora.publico.clix.pt/noticia.aspx?id=1300953
  2. ^ a b c d Últimas – Sapo Notícias
  3. ^ a b c d e (Portuguese) http://dn.sapo.pt/2007/07/31/cidades/primeiro_crime_estripador_lisboa_pre.html
  4. ^ a b (Portuguese) http://www.correiomanha.pt/noticia.asp?id=252306&idselect=10&idCanal=10&p=200
  5. ^ a b Unsolved Serial Killings; Portugal, Libson
  6. ^ Unsolved Serial Killings; Massachusetts, New Bedford

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