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“The Vienna Strangler” Pt. 2 - Jack Unterweger


In the early 1970s, Jack Unterweger was sentenced to an Austrian prison for life after he murdered a young woman. While in prison, he transformed himself into a well-respected author. With Austria’s elite convinced that he was rehabilitated, he was released. But Jack wasn’t rehabilitated, he was simply buying his time to kill again.


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Due to the graphic nature of this killer's crimes. Listener discretion is advised. This episode includes to gussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen on the evening of June Nineteenth nineteen ninety one thirty five year old, Shannon in Exley, got into a yellow cab and made her way towards seventh street in downtown LOS Angeles. Shan and Exley was a sex worker in seventh street was her spot. She had a Cliet base, full of truckers who found her youthful look enticing as the cab made its way closer towards her corner. She gazed out the window and saw a number of homeless men and women setting up their tents and the now infamous skidrow at around midnight, a car pulled up to Shannon and the John rolled down his window. In a funny accent, he asked Sannon how much he was around forty years old,
looked rich, Shannon hopped into his car and they drove off, but instead of pulling around the corner into a warehouse parking lot like her average customer, the man made his way down seventh street. He passed, Alameda drove across Ela River and pulled into a vacant lot on seventh and thicket in Boyal heights. The next day June, Twentieth Shannon's body, was discovered by a couple of girls, as they picked up tra Shannon was almost entirely naked. Her bra wrapped tightly around her neck Jack Untervager, the Vienna Wood's, the Vienna Woods Killer, had just claimed his first victim in the United States
Greg pulsing. This is serial killers. A park has to regional every Monday. We dive into the minds and madness of serial killers come here with my co host Vanessa Richardson high everyone find episodes of serial killers and all other parcast originals for free on Spotify or wherever you listened upon, casts to stream serial killers for free on Spotify, just open the app tap brows and type real killers in a search bar at Parcast were grateful. For you are listeners, you allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on Facebook and Instagram at Parcast and twitter at Parcast network. If you enjoy today's episode, the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you listening. It really does help. Last week we cover Jack Utar, Vager's, mysterious childhood and how he went from petty criminal to murderer after
Ceiving, a life sentence in prison. He was able transform public perception about him through his memoir, but once he secured his release, he He began killing again today conclude our exploration into the poet of death, Yohan Jack Punter Vagar. While in prison for the murder of eighteen year old, Margaret Shaeffer Jack, Unter, Vager wrote in Publis tis nineteen, eighty, four memoir, fegafua or or purgatory he largely embellishes a horrendous childhood living with his grandfather, due to his excessive hyperbole. The memoir helped Jack cultivate an image that garnered sympathy from Austria's literary elite and prison reform activists. He became a celebrated author writing short stories plays and children stories to go
NG, with his best selling autobiography he successed trick them all into thinking that prison had rehabilitated him in nineteen. Ninety Jack Uter Vaker was released upon his re He continued his charade as a changed man. He became a celebrity, giving book readings and interviews, but on September 15th, one thousand nine hundred and ninety, just four months after he regained his freedom, Jack began a whole new Der spree. His first victim was thirty year old Blanca Botchkava in Prague this week will cover Yoe continuous murder spree throughout one thousand nine hundred and ninety and one thousand nine hundred and ninety one. Has he moved from Austria to California, then we'll cover the international efforts to bring jack to justice, thanks in large part, to a
tire detective. One of the only ones who saw through Jack's reformed literary Genius ACT after Jack murdered, Blanca Blanchobochkava, while interviewing sex workers in Prague. He returned to Vienna and began production on a way. The piece was entitled dungeon and served as a sequel to purgatory. Instead staying in Vienna. Jack was taking the play on tour. He was hoping for it to Becom, his first big literary success post prison unfortunate. It was neither a critical nor financial success and the lack of praise anger Jack on October, twenty sixth nineteen. Ninety, while Jack was in Grotz, Possis
With the tour. Thirty nine year old, sucks worker Brunhilda Massa disappeared in Austria. Sex work is legal and highly regulated. Women must register with the police and are not allowed to begin working until the age of nineteen. The authorities are constantly in the know when it comes to the women working on the streets. So when police learned of the disappearance of Brunhilda Masa, it gave them a great deal of concern as the police scratch their heads over Brunhilda disappear Jack in the tour travel to Dornbirn a small town, four hundred miles west of Vienna near the border of Austria and Switzerland on December fifth, one thousand nine hundred and ninety. According to biographer John leaks, while in Dornbirn Jack called a friend of his and complained about the tepid response, dungeon was receiving throughout the tour. The friend recalled the
Ack was completely I rate. She tried to call him down, but he hung up on her still in a rage that night Jack roamed the streets of bregands, seven miles north of Darnburn to cool down. He needed to find a way to blow off some steam. Sadly, the victim of Jack's rage would be thirty. One year old sex were Heidi Marie Hammer. Hadding Marie vanished from her usual spot at the night of December fifth New year's eve, a couple of hikers making their way through the woods outside the city discovered Hyda Marie's body. She was partially naked exposed from the waste n wrapped around her neck was her Panny House, which had been used to strangle her to death. A few as later. On January, fifth, nineteen ninety one Brun Hilde Mass's masses partially naked body, was discovered in the woods by a couple of kids playing there. There had been a year and a half
gap between the murders of Maritza Horvat and Margaret Shaeffer. Now Jack was only waiting a month in between kills. It appeared as if Jack was evolving thenes was going to take over on the psychology here and throughout the episode. Please note, then, as ot a Licen psychologist or psychiatrist, but she has done a lot of research for the show thanks Gregg last week we discussed Jack suffered from narcesistic personality disorder. However, since his release from prison, it is possible that Jack's and p d evolved into malignant narse ism. Malignant narcisism is a blending of n p d with an a social personality disorder as Rhonda Freemen Phd Rights writes. Article for psychology to day people with this condition have extremely fragile egos and self esteem. They can have occurrences of unstable, impulsive or aggressive behavior. It's quite possible
The poor reception of dungeon hurt Jack's ego so much that it drove him to kill, while on the road at the start of the new year. Nineteen. Ninety one jack was in the process of moving a from the failures of dungeon. By focusing on its next play, scream of fear, scream of fear was a short play about AIDS. Jack is said to have lost friends to the disease while in prison throughout the eighties. During the eight crisis, became increasingly worried about the rising death toll and wanted to bring awareness to it, scream of fear premiered in Vienna on February, seventeenth, nineteen, ninety one, it then travel to Leven other cities across Austria. While we don't have confirmed proof that scream of fear was met with the same response as dungeon, it is quite possible that it did because, while the play was on tour, Jack Straw
again on March Seventh, one thousand nine hundred and ninety one sex worker Alfreda shrimp, disappeared from a corner in Graz, Austria about one hundred and twenty miles. South of Vienna. Alfreda's case proved slightly different from Jack's previous murders. A few days after Alfreda disappeared, chat, called off Rita's parents and taunted them would make the calls even more nefarious was that the families phone number was unlisted in the phone book. It's possible that check for still free to give him the number just before he and then in the span of a single month between April and May. Nineteen. Ninety one jack claimed the lives of or more sex workers in Vienna, the first victim in this month, long sprieg
was Sylvia Zogler. Sylvia was a twenty three year old sex worker who disappeared on the night of April eighth, at around ten thirty p m eight days later on April, sixteenth, twenty five year old, Sabina might see, was the next to go missing. She was last seen being dropped off at the West TRAIN station, her usual spot. The third victim was thirty. Three year old, Regina Preme on the night of April 28th, Regina was last seen around one thousand one hundred and thirty p dot m near the hotel, Rudolph Shelf before she banished her husband Rudolph, who knew this wife was a sex worker. Then began getting mysterious phone calls taunting him about his wife's disappearance and her profession. Finally, twenty five year old Currina Rogueluw shed on May seventh. Nineteen. Ninety one just a few blocks away from where Sabina might see had last been seen,
as the disappearances began, to make the front pages Jack in an Sidious Move took to the streets of Vienna's red Light district and in Viewed the scared sex workers as a free lance reporter Jack wrote about the very disappearances and murders he was Committeng when some of the bodies were discovered. It confirm the fear that I taken over the whole sex work community on May 20th, one thousand nine hundred and ninety one Sabina Moisey was found by now Hiker the woods a noose made from her pantyhose was still wrapped around her neck. Three s later on May. Twenty third Corena Roglo was also discovered in the woods like the others. She had been strangled to death with her own underwear, how a
koreen also showed signs of blood forced drama. It appeared that she drew particular ire from Jack or possibly struggled to stay alive, causing jack to beat her. In the span of eight months, Jack Unter Vager had murdered seven sex workers all over Austria police and Grants bregands and
Enna at a complete loss as to who was responsible. Austria had never had a serial killer before so the thought of one never even even their minds, and they certainly didn't consider the famous writer Jack Jack Untervaker, the same man reporting on the murders as the one responsible. However, in the city of Salzburg, a retired police investigator had a strong suspicion. That Jack was in fact the man committing the sex worker murders by nineteen ninety one. Seventy year old Inspector Algus Chenner had been retired from the Salzburg police for some time, but he had recently become personally interested in the unsolved murders and disappearances of sex workers in
and around Vienna, the press had dubbed whoever was perpetuating the heinous acts as the Vienna Woods Killer, as shudder continued to read about the bodies being found in the woods, but details reminded him of an unsolved case from eighteen years earlier or it's a whore bats death had troubled Jenner since the seventies. He knew that check Hunter, bigger, had committed them or her, but never have the evidence required to charge him with it. Now, bodies of sex workers were being found. All over country and the way in which they were killed and discovered, struck, Shener a little too similar to Maritza and Margaret's murders. Jack had gotten away with killing Maritza Horvat and skirted his life sentence for Margar.
Schaefer shudder, wasn't going to let him get away with these new murders on Friday may thirty. First, nineteen. Ninety one a week after Corina Rogue loose body was found I'll, go shudder, called the homicide division of the Vienna police and tell them to take a look into jacking trafficker. The police were in disbelief no way with the famed literary genius, Jack, odor vaguer, be the Vienna Woods killer. It was completely impossible. Jack was rehabilitated while Shenner was being brushed off by the police. Jack began work on his next big piece of reporting. He had already written articles on the Vienna Woods killings, focusing mostly on the disappearances, but after the sculleries of Sabina might and Corina row glue Jack, decided to
IDE, a more in defth article on the murders on June third Jack walked into the Vienna police headquarters and sat down with Chief MAX Adlebocker Jack, told Adobocker that he was a free. Journalist working for the Journal Panorama on Ooster, Ryhishir, Roon or Oar F Austrious. Austria's national Broadcasting Programme claimed. He was working in a story about sex worker slayngs at first, Tlebocker was apprehensive about revealing too much to a reporter to get him to feel comfortable jack. Shered fictional story of his aunts. Death because he was a murdered sex worker. He had a special insight into that world. Adle bunker acquiesced, the police chief told Jack that the police have been able to find any hard evidence at the crime scenes. The time be
The murders and the discovery of the bodies had made it difficult for the investigators to find anything concrete. Because of this, they were completely puzzled as to how to proceed in the investigation Adabal. Admitted that Austria had never seen anything quite like this. For after his meeting with Jack, able Bachar finally heard about the tip from Shanter, he was slightly taken aback, given how sincere jack had been the distance between his behaviour and the accusations against him didn't make sense to adlebocker two days later. On June fifth, Atobocker Watch Jack story, the fear in the Red Milu on the oer aft, while the ch the show. His wife told him that she had heard of the man unto Thee was the same man who made waves in the news a year earlier for his prisoner lease Buth
same Jack who killed an eighteen year old german girl in the nineteen seventies. For some inexplicable reason, Adlbacker hadn't made the connection when he first met jack. As the programme continued Adle Bockers Study, Jack, taking she'll note of his mannerisms, he was still not convinced that Jack was a brutal serial killer, but shatters Tipp now seem to have some credence to it. Jack, after all, had been convicted of murder. Back in the nineteen seventies. Perhaps he could kill again able Bachar decided to have Jack surveillance for a few days. Officers followed him as he drove around town ass. He ate at his favorite cafes, as he played with a german shepherd when they finished the officers came back reporting that Jack was a normal rehabilitated, citizen Hadlebocker assumed as much, but he did one
why Shenner would accuse Jack of the Vienna Woods killings on June tenth Jack returned to Adelboger to inform him that he was going to be travelling to law Angeles he was going to write a story about crime in the U S and he wondered if Adlebacker had any contact within the ale. P D Ofacilitate interviews or a ride along Adle Bucker didn't but wished him luck and said he looked forward to hearing what Jack reported on Adolbacker, however Keptto himself about goose, chatters phone call and is Jack, went to LOS Angeles. The next day he had no idea that he was suddenly on the radar of the austrian police, not that it mattered to jack he was about to hit the sunny shores of California and continue his murder spree coming up.
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possible for the disappearance and murder of six austrian sex workers. Many of their bodies had been found in the wood surrounding the city, but a couple of missing women still had yet to be found in Salzburg, retired police inspector argue shudder, tipped off of Venus police to check with your vigorous past of sexual salt and murder. However, the Venus police found the Tipp somewhat dubious. Jack was celebrated author, but, more importantly, he had shown the austrian government that prison rehabilitation worked. Why risk going back to prison by murdering sex workers. What did he have to gain? A brief period of surveillance, confirmed the police's belief was a normal citizen. They had no reason continue investigating him. Instead, the police allowed
Jack to go on with his trip to LOS Angeles. Without any harassment eleventh Jacko to bigger, landed at LOS Angeles, International Airport, right, Anabsurd absurd white outfit with snakeskin cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. If Jack's goal was Kean outrageous entrance. He accomplished as much when he layd dead Jack made his way to downtown ALA. He checked in city's infamous hotel sesil, the one, residence of the serial killer. Richard Ramirez a k, a the night stalker tell see soul known to day as stay on main hotel is located on south main near the corner of seventh street. The hotel was sdon on the border of the area known as skid a place known for its high homeless population and to the eighties a high population of sex work.
Jack met several german and austrian workers within the film industry, including Francis Shonburger. The Holly would correspond it for the german magazine stern it was during his lunch with shown that he elaborate, did more on his ideas for the articles he intended to write about LOS Angeles Jack, told Shonburger. He to search for his american Father, Jack Becker, the man he never knew. He had no clue where to begin a search, but he figured that he should at least try Shonburger promised to help with a search using stern magazines, contacts the next few days, Jack toward LOS Angeles keeping himself busy sight, seeing and researching for his article on June, Seventeenth Frances shown came to Jack with bad news,
was unable to find Jack's father. She had reached not to her Contaxt in Washington, D C, but ultimately came up. Short Jack apparently took this very hard. It's possible that the disappointing news is what pushed him to finely kellick Two nights later on June, Nineteenth Jack picked up thirty five year old. X, worker Shannon actually from the corner of seventh street in town, not far from the hotel Cecil he drove two and a half miles across the LOS Angeles River and into Boil heights pulled into a vacant street behind a small hill and strangled Shannon with her own braw jack had now killed a total of eleven women in four different countries over the next few days, Jack avorded round, LOS Angeles soaking in the night life and culture he even particip.
It in the gay and lesbian parade in West Hollywood. Despite having fun, he knew it was time to focus on his crime article on Tuesday June. Twenty five Jack got the chance to participate in a ride along with the LAPD for four or as Jack rode around with sergeant Steve's staples throughout the central division, mainly the downtown area. He took pictures, jotted down, notes and Oked in the underbelly of LOS Angeles during the day following his right along Jack, Wa up and down seventh street and interviewed various pimps and sex workers for his article on June. Twenty eighth, just I days after spending the morning with the all p d Jack picked up, thirty Thre ' Rold, Irene Rodriguez near the hotel Cecil. I,
had only been in LOS Angeles. For two months after riding on a greyhound bus from El Paso, she had developed a heroine addiction and in order to feed her habit, she turned to sex work on seventh street. According to her roommate Irene left the apartment around eight p m to go to work at some point into the evening E ran in to Jack Unter Vager, assuming he was just another. John Jack drove her to the outskirts of downtown to boil heights, just as he did with Shen and Exley. He parked in a secluded area and strangled Irene with her own braw. Her body was found naked and sprawled out in a parking lot. The next day, a tea shirt, a sock and a syringe or to the Bodyim. A few days later, on July, third, Jacques went driving through the hills of Malabo in of an austrian filmmaker living in the. U S named Robert Dornhelm Dorn
's career was more or less than its beginning stages. He had made only a handful of movies before nineteen ninety one, but one wanted Dornhelm to make an english adaptation of his memoir cerkict Ry Helm was annoyed. That Jack had discovered his Malibu home, which was said to be across the street from then married couple, Madonna and Sean Shanpen Doorn home who had been living in the? U S for several years had no idea who Jacko Turvey her even was. However, he agreed to listen to Jack. Tell his story by the time the sun set Doorn Home had promised that he would look into Jack's history and read his books, but check could sense that Doorn Hounds promise was meant to humor him and to get him to leave Doorn Helm, wasn't interested in adapting purgatory as Jack drove back from alibi to LOS Angeles along the Pacific Coast Highway. His defeated attitude turned into our red hot rage and he needed to do something.
Himself come down. He found his relief in the form of twenty six year old, sherry long, who also went by the name: Peggy Booth, come to LOS Angeles, with an eye towards becoming famous, but the harsh. Allergies of Hollywood rejection had unfortunate consequences. She became swith with a sordid crowd. Soon she became addicted to drugs and eventually turned to sex work to fulfil her addiction Jerry didn't work down, town like Schenanex, Ley or Irene Rodrigaz. Rather, she were bout, ten miles away on Sunset Boulevard in between Labria Avenue and Fairfax. At some point during the evening of July Third Jack Utrervager found Sherry working on sunset and picked her up. However, instead of driving to boil heights where he had killed his previous victims, Jack drove
thirty miles back to Malibu, making his way through the winding roads into the Santa Monica mountains. Jack soon found a spot to park where no one would be able to hear sherry screams. Sherry's body, was found eight days later on July. 11Th, one thousand nine hundred and ninety one off of Coral Canyon Road in Malibu she was partially name her braws still wrapped around her neck, the Elle pi Di was completely stumped as to who could be responsible for these killings, though they were convinced that it was the work of one person. They were only left wondering. When would this killer strike again?
Jack left, LOS Angeles just before July, twentieth, nineteen, ninety one he returned to Vienna without finding any one interested in making purgatory into a major Hollywood picture. In some respects it was a disappointing trip for Jack. On July. Twenty second jack was featured on the austrian wry programmes, six act. Once again, he told Austria the story he had written in purgatory. No new information was given the broadcast wasn't as well received as he expected, because at this point check story was old news. Many Austrians began to wonder why they continue to focus on his early life This question lingered in the mind of char lotta hour, the stepdaughter of Jack's grandfather Charlotta had read Jack's book and was enraged at the libelous lies Jack had written in order to garner sympathy on at least two occasions while Jack was.
Ill in prison Charlotta spoke out against Jack's claims, though, who was going to believe a come? over Austria's celebrated author Charlot discovered that Jack was going to the Vemet Valley on August sixteenth, to celebrate his birthday as part of the festivities he was going to be performing a reading of purgatory. She had tried to ignore the zigzak broadcast. Af weeks earlier. But after years and years of anger brewing inside, she decided that now was the perfect time to confront Jack on August. Sixteenth Rlatta found Jack sitting at a cafe in Vemet Valley with a group of women. When she began to confront Jack he denied knowing who she was but Rlotta wasn't going to be dismissed so easily, in her hand, was envelope filled with pictures of Jack and his grandfather when Jack was between two and eight years of age
rose leaned in and force. We told shower, lotta, be quiet or something that happened to shower lotta could see the hatred and Jack size the anger. She knew, then, that at any moment the man who killed Margaret Schaefer all those years ago could suddenly re emerge for her safety. She It would be better if she followed his order and kept quiet shower lotta. Our wasn't the only one interested in forcing the truth, that of Jack Intervale, her Peter grow leg and austrian reporter working for the courier had her about Algos chenners tippd to the police at the beginning of the summer, while ck was in LOS Angeles. Grolig began to investigate him, and he too found the parallels between the murder of Margaret Schaefer and the bodies being discovered in the woods around Vienn. On August. Fourth, nineteen. Ninety one, the body of Sylvia Zagler, the sex worker who had been missing
since the beginning of April was discovered near the village of both scrubbin five miles from Vienna. She was naked and her body was badly decomposed. During the course of the investigation. The police practically threw up their hands and surrender due to the lack of hard evidence at the crime seems this caused Peter grow. Leg to become frustrated with the police, he decided to take matters into his own hands. On September, first, one thousand nine hundred and ninety one courier published an article entitled hot tip in the search for the prostitute murderer. The art all but named Jack out right as the Vienna Woods Killer. The article may jack very nervous. Forty,
After the article was published. He visited chief eighty Bachar at the Venus police headquarters and fished for hands as to whether he was under investigation April. Bachar was coined with Czech and didn't reveal that he had decided to put him under surveillance again in jack size. Everything was business as usual. However, he made sure to be a little bit more careful now that grow leg had suddenly cast public suspicion onto him, but the damage was already done. Anal Bakker on the vietnamese police, though not entirely convinced that Jack was the Vienna Woods Killer, had at least finally taken out Nner's advice and made jack a suspect soon. He would become their only suspect and a wonted fugitive coming up Jack, Ute Vaigar discovers a warrant for his arrest has
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was indeed a suspect. However, he Er Jack, that he was one of over a hundred jack had nothing to worry about they needed to follow every lead. Adlebacker assured Jack, that his name would soon be crossed off the list. He just needed Jack to provide written alibies for April eighth, sixteenth and twenty eighth, and for a seventh the days the four women had gone missing upon hearing this jack broke down and cried, he agreed to give ADL Backer a written account of his whereabouts back in the spring he claimed he could not have committed the murders, as he never risk being sent back to prison. Adlebacker assured jack that he understood, but still in id on the alibis to clear his name on October fifth, nineteen. Ninety one as Jack was working at.
EL abides. The skeleton of L, Frida, shrimp, Jack's third victim Post prison was discovered outside of cross. The grass police now had to dead sex workers on their hands and knew that Vienna was having a similar problem. The grants police heard about the Schaffner TIP and asked the Anna for help. The inner still didn't think Jack was responsible. The grants police thought other
eyes and vowed to continue searching for a connection two days later on Acta over seventh jack returned with his alibis as eight o clock or read over them. His suspicions, crew, Jack, was unable to say specifically where he was somebody it's in question just that he was working in Vienna. But what troubled eighty Bachar was that Jack claimed he didn't drive because he didn't have a license. It'll Bucker knew that was a bald they sly, because his surveillance teams had report subject driving around the city. It was a small detail, but it'll bachar. It meant that Jack was more than willing to lie to the chief of police Jack, however, continued to work on his investigative stories and enjoy his freedom on November sixteenth nineteen. Ninety one jack met eighteen year old Bianca Morac be
Unka was a beautiful local girl still living with her controlling mother and yearning to on her own jack, used that to his advantage. After a few weeks of casually seeing each other jack mentioned that he was thinking about renting the spare room in his apartment and asked if she was interested, she said yes, less than three weeks after meeting him, Bianca moved in with Jack Jack, was controlling. He never took Bianca out on the town or to dine with his intellectual friends. Instead, he forced her to stay in the apartment and adhere to a strict daily schedule yet because Bianca had so desperately wanted to be free of her ntrolling mother. She gladly accepted Jack's dominance in exchange she
also enjoyed the sexual intimacy. They shared at some point in the month of December Jack and Forbianca that money was a little tight and he needed her help be head over heels. Bianca told Jack that she would do anything he knew of an upscale escort company that she would be perfect for as a hostess Bianca nervous at first agreed to at least meet with the manager. During the meeting she discovered that escort was a glorified name for sex worker. Thi uncle was enraged. She confronted Jack, who was at the bar with two other women and accused him of trying to pimp her as she fled Jack chased after her and apologized promising. To never do such a thing again. Not wanting to have to return to her mother Bianca stayed with Jack a few.
Later he got her a job as a barmaid and just before Christmas, after knowing each other for just over a month, Jack proposed the naive eighteen year Old said. Yes, it's unclear why exactly Jack chose Bianca it's possible that, given her youth and beauty, he saw her merely as a way to make money check, never made his true feelings about her know, but going into one thousand nine hundred and ninety two, the two appeared to be happily engaged. In January, the gronts police wrapped up their investigation. Believing Jack was a prime suspect, on January, eleventh one ninety two investor: when a round Grotta's red light district and showed several of the sex workers Jack's photograph, one sex worker identified
ACK as the man who attempted to kidnap her after she propositioned him. When the police asked when the event occurred, she told them October. Nineteen. Ninety over a week before Bruonhilda Massa went missing. The Grotz press got hold of the story and began hounding Jack for interviews. Jack could feel the noose tightening around his neck. Then, through his journalist contacts, he learned that the Grot's police had begun talking about him to the Vienna police. It was becoming too much he needed to get away a February second Jack and Bianca made their way to Saint Goland, Switzerland, as Jack and Bianca fled Austria. Doctor Ernst, Geiger of the austrian federal police, came to believe that Jack was there. Man he had listened,
Generous Tipp, listen to the stories told by the grants, police, and he was convinced. On February, tenth Geiger sent the Vienna D a report of all the evidence they had found implicating Jack under vigour in the murders of seven women in Vienna, Graphs and Bregenz. Unfortunately, the d, a didn't think the evidence was enough to prosecute luck. For Giger the Interior Ministry disagreed. They created a special commission to further investigate Jack. A team of Investi was assembled from Vienna grants, lower Austria and Vara Lberg Ernest Giger was appointed the head of the commission A few days later, Jack called his probation officer, who had several friends in the vienys police. The probation officer gave Jack Upgates on Giger's investigation. Jack began to think that it might be a good idea to leave Europe altogether. On February, Thirteenth
The Gront's criminal court issued in a rest warrant for Jack and Vienna without the Vie S D, a's permission, Grant's police on arriving the following day to arrest Jack, the press got wind of the warrant but promised to not report on it until February. Fifteenth, however, on the evening of February, Fourteenth just as the special commission was gathering for the first time the Friday evening, distribution of the Saturday morning, paper arrived on the New Stans, the headline red murder series and a rest warrant for Jack Unger Baker. Jack saw headline and knew he had no time to waste leaving Europe. His timing was perfect because the next day February, Ifteenth Giger and his unit broke into Jack's apartment warrant in hand. Jack of course, was long gone, but police scoured the apartment and discovered a shotgun, a switch blade and a cat of
items. A man on pearl was not allowed to have. They also discovered a case that contained three pairs of handcuffs still searching. The police also found seats from restaurants from his time, in LOS Angeles pictures of him with the Alle p D, a brown leather jacket and a red scarf, while the jacketins Gar were taken to the labs for analysis. Giger contacted the Alla p D. He asked the mhm they had any unsolved murders similar to the Vienna Woods Killings, AL p D couldn't believe it they've been stuck trying to solve the murders of Shann and Exley. I re drigues and sherry long for the last eight months. With the help of the ale p D, Giger was able to connect the receipts he found in Jack's of a to two locations near where the Alla Sex workers were last seen, but the most.
Evidence. The police had obtained against Jack was the leather jacket and red scarf. When the lamb came back with their results, they discovered that fibres on the clothing matched fibers found on Heidi Marie Hammer. For the first time, the authorities had more than just circumstantial evidence against Jack Meanwhile, in Switzerland, Jack went to the bar Bianca worked at in hysterics. He told her the police in yeah. I know we're after him because an old cop named Algus Chenner was dead, set on sending him back to prison jack That Chenner was framing him for the murders of his sex workers. He needed to either take his own life or flea Biacca
promised to flee with him as long as he didn't kill himself. She asked for her last paycheck check and they got into Jack's car and headed towards France, while driving through France Jack tried to figure out where they could dodge the authorities for good at first. He thought Spain was a good idea, but as he continued driving through the Alps, he thought the last place they would look for. Him would be the US he he ultimately decided fly to. My Amy thinking would be easy for him to blend in with his outrageous flare just outside of Paris, Jack and Bianca hopped on a plane to New York and from there flew to my ammy. They landed February, sixteenth
upon arriving in Miami Jack arranged for Bianca to get a job as a go go at a nearby club. While she worked Jack kept his ear to the ground on information back in Austria following the Daily news reports on the police's hunt for him, he grew annoyed that the police were able to paint the narrative as they had in nineteen. Seventy six with Margaret Shaeffer and he wasn't Abe tell his side of the story to bolster his defense. He began writing letters and called into Austria's public radio to proclaim his innocence. Meanwhile, o got in communication with an ex girl friend who worked for an Austr magazine called success. She told him they wanted to do in a Clusive story on Jack, while he was on the run and even offered to pay him ten thousand dollars for the interview, Jack couldn't believe it. He said. Yes immediately and told them where to wire the money: U S: ay Money Exchange, my Emy Beach. Little did
AK know that Schmidt, the editor of Success magazine, had taken the wire, for information to the police with Jaxs Location, Gigerc the Miami Police Department. They informed Geiger that they didn't have the authority to make the arrest, but the? U S: marthals, could help them out the next day February. Twenty seventh nineteen, ninety two Jack and Bianca made their way to the Miami Beach Branch of the USA, money Exchange, Bianca inside to collect the money. While Jack stayed on the street as Jack waited, he looked around and noticed something strange
Many of the pedestrians near by were acting suspicious, frequently glancing over at him. He assumed correctly that they were Lawng forcement. The hair on the back of his neck began to stand, but he stayed patient. He needed the money if he was going to make a clean, get away after several tense minutes. The go finally exited the building with the cash as soon as she stepped out the door Jack outed at her telling her to run, but before she could Sass. What he had said Jack took off running down the street. He didn't get very far squad cars appeared out of nowhere and blocked his exit. Soon he was in cuffs Unka as well. The Vienna Woods Killer was finally in custody. Jack, now waited in a Miami jail to be extra dited back to Austria. Meanwhile,
out in California, the ELL, p d and austrian authorities began working together, pulling their evidence to build a case and a law enforcement units collected said evidence a lingering thought passed through everyone's one's minds. Was it possible that JA murdered elsewhere. Besides Austria and Alei, they
on got their answer as they searched Jack's my Ammi apartment. They had found a collection of diaries, many of which had missing pages pertaining to the dates. Jack's victims had gone missing. The police speculated that Jack had gotten rid of incriminating evidence. However, one direy entry caught their attention for the dates of September fourteenth through September, sixteenth nineteen. Ninety, it simply read Vienna to Prague to Vienna Giger, found this intriguing and decided to contact Interpal to see if Prague had any unsolved sex worker murders. Sure enough the police did for a year and a half. They had no leads to the murder of Bloncchabotchkavfa. When Geiger heard the details, they match the murders in Austria and in LOS Angeles and Bae on the timeline, they were able to establish that Blanca was Jack's. First kill
four months after being released from prison. It became clear to them now that he had never been rehabilitated. While Giger was an frog confirming the murder of Blanca Jack returned to Vienna in handcuffs it was may twenty eighth nineteen nine too he had only been away from Austria for three months, that night Jack devised a plan to get himself out of jail and into a hospital. He how managed to sneak in a razor and when no one was looking cut, open, Vein along his arm Jack purposely cut the vein in a way that Making a bloody mass would not have actually ended his life. He knew that if he appeared to Acital that he would be Trans out of a prison cell and into the comforts of a hospital bed, but the ruse didn't work. He was quickly bandaged and remained in his cell to await his trial.
Jack's trial began nearly two years later on April 20th, one thousand nine hundred and ninety four, the austrian press, dubbed it. The crime of the century in Austria, criminal can be tried for crimes that they committed in other countries within the austrian courts. Austria took on the responsibility of ankjack for the murders in Prague and in LOS Angeles and as the prosecution made ercase. They called on the ef. I and LAPD to testify against Jack with the evidence they had found in LOS Angeles Jack's defense was simple. He leaned into a celebrity he claimed that he didn't need to spend his money on sex workers because, since he was rich and famous sex came to him. Naturally, the last thing he needed to do was paid for it. According to Psychiatri's, Rheinhart Haller
jack, even brag during one of their sessions that he had slept with over one hundred and fifty women between May one thousand, nine hundred and ninety and February one thousand nine hundred and ninety two, even when facing a life center Jack's malignant narsisism shined through despite being charming and witty. He was fragile and hyper sensitive about the reputation he had created for himself and as the two month trial, came to an end. The jury had decided that his charm wasn't going to save him. This time. On June, twenty eighth jack Nter vigor was convicted of nine out of eleven murders. Due to the decomposition of l, shrimp and Regina Prima bodies. There was not enough evidence to convict Jack, but even though justice had not been found in their cases,
the overwhelming evidence in the other murders orange a conviction of several life sentences. He was set to spend the rest of his life behind bars, but Jack had sworn to himself that he would not live the rest of his days rotting in a prison cell. The next morning June 29th, one thousand nine hundred and ninety four Jax body was found hanging
his cell. At the grat's court house. He had taken the draw string from his pants fashioned, a knot similar to the one he used on the sex workers. He had murdered and hung himself from a coat hook. One austrian public official would call it his best murder, Jack Unter. Viger was able to do the unthinkable with the power of his pen. He changed the public narrative about his life. He manipulated the world into thinking. He was a victim of childhood abuse and that the abuse was what led him to kill when he was young those in power bought his lies hook line and Sinker Jack was never reformed or rehabilitated. He was a caged animal waiting for his chance to kill again and when he was finally released, he didn't wait long to
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