BODY PARTS AS SOUVENIRS
WHEN BRUDOS’S CRIMES ESCALATED TO MURDER, HE BEGAN KEEPING SICK TROPHIES OF HIS KILLS
Brudos loved Linda’s high- heeled shoes so much he kept them. They didn’t look right on their own, though, so Brudos cut off her left foot and used it to display the shoe. He kept the severed foot in the family freezer.
Brudos severed both Karen’s breasts and attempted to cast moulds from them, so he could use them as paperweights. This second attempt worked slightly better than the first, but still wasn’t perfect. He displayed the ‘ paperweights’ in the family home.
JAN SUSAN WHITNEY
Brudos removed one of Jan’s breasts, stuffed it with sawdust and mounted it on a board, which he displayed in his workshop. He also tried to cast it in resin but added too much hardener and was disappointed with the end result.
LINDA DAWN SALEE
Brudos didn’t desecrate Linda’s corpse because he didn’t like her breasts – they were “too pink” and the areola was too pale. Instead, he tried to reanimate her corpse with electricity, to “make her dance”. His ‘ experiment’ failed.