A beloved bodega owner was just settling into retirement when he was dismembered and disemboweled by his emotionally disturbed son inside their Brooklyn home, police and friends of the victim said Thursday.
The burning body firefighters discovered Wednesday in a secluded field near train tracks in the city’s Collinwood neighborhood was missing its head, hands and feet, according to three law-enforcement sources.
Cleveland police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia would not say what body parts were missing. The dismembered body was burned to such a degree that investigators cannot identify its gender, Ciaccia said.
The story of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka is a familiar one to many true crime aficionados (particularly Canadians like myself), but it’s my closest brush with murder – at least that I am aware of!
Paul Bernardo was called the Scarborough Rapist, the Schoolgirl Killer, and he and Karla Homolka were dubbed the “Ken & Barbie Killers” because of their unsuspecting appearance. Both were good-looking, wealthy young blondes who worked together to lure, torture, sexually assault, and murder young girls. Their victims included Leslie Mahaffy, Kristen French, and Karla’s own younger sister Tammy.