Notorious London Serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who admitted killing at least 15 people in the 1970s and 1980s, has died in prison.
Dennis Nilsen was a Scottish serial killer and necrophile, who murdered at least 15 young men between 1978 and 1983 in London, England.
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Nilsen, a former civil servant, murdered and dismembered several of his victims, most of who were homeless young gay men.
The 72-year-old was convicted of six counts of murder, two of attempted murder and sentenced to life in imprisonment in 1983, with a recommendation he serves at least 25 years.
Nilsen was arrested at the age of 37 when human remains were found in a blocked drain at his home.
Tenants had complained to the landlord about the smell from the drains. An inspection by a plumber found pipes packed with human flesh.
During Nilsen’s trial, the court heard that the remains of three bodies were found at his home and bones from at least eight bodies were found at his previous address in Melrose Avenue, Cricklewood in London.
He met his victims, all men, in a pub and would take them back to his flat for a drink. Most were homeless, some were homosexuals and some were prostitutes.
Nilsen strangled many of his victims with a tie and then disposed of the bodies by either hiding them under the floorboards or dismembering the body and flushing parts down the toilet.
There were multiple occasions where he would sit with their bodies for days before he dismembered them.
Nilsen admitted killing at least 15 people, but he was only convicted of the murders of six men. There were some survivors.
The Prison Service said Nilsen died at HMP Full Sutton near York.
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Nilsen’s death will be investigated by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, as is normal for custody deaths, a spokesman added.
<b>By: Lexy </b>
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