BODY PARTS AS SOU­VENIRS

WHEN BRU­DOS’S CRIMES ES­CA­LATED TO MUR­DER, HE BE­GAN KEEP­ING SICK TRO­PHIES OF HIS KILLS

Real Crime - - Jerry Brudos -

LINDA SLAWSON

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.

KAREN SPRINKER

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.

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