Dismembered burning body found in Cleveland is missing head, hands and feet, sources say

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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.

Hometown Murder: The Ken & Barbie Killers

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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.