Category: Serial Killing
Crime: Denke was a serial killer who was responsible for the murders of over 30 people. He was also a known cannibal.
Biography: One of the most well known serial killers in Germany, in his younger life he was actually a well respected figure of the community. In 1924 he was arrested after attacking a man with an axe. Police searched his rooms and found human flesh in jars that contained curing salts.
They also found a ledger that detailed the murders of 30 other people. The next day after his arrest, Denke hanged himself in his prison cell.