Atlas Vampire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Layout of flat and samples of evidence taken from the crime scene, on display at Stockholm's Police Museum

The Atlas Vampire is the nickname given to the unknown assailant who committed the unsolved "Vampire Murder" (also known as the Vampire Murder Case) in Stockholm, Sweden in 1932.

On May 4, 1932, a 32-year-old prostitute, Lilly Lindeström, was found murdered in her small apartment in the Atlas area of Stockholm near Sankt Eriksplan. She had been dead for 2-3 days before police broke into her apartment, she had suffered blunt force trauma to her head. Lilly was found completely naked and faced down on her bed. According to reports sexual activity had taken place with a condom found to still be protruding from her anus. The detectives noted that a gravy ladle was found at the scene and on further inspection of the body, they realised her body had been drained of some, if not all, of her blood. Police suspected the implement was used by the perpetrator to drink Lilly's blood. Various clients fell under suspicion but after a lengthy investigation, none were charged with her murder. The murder remains unsolved.

References[edit]