For 2 years, the Illinois space was being terrorized.
A bunch of males that had been a part of a satanic cult went on a brutal killing spree. The ringleader, a person by the identify of Robin Gecht, unsurprisingly as soon as labored for John Wayne Gacy, the famed serial killer.
However whereas Gacy fancied teenage boys and younger males as his victims, Robin Gecht and his Ripper Crew (also called the Chicago Rippers) focused solely younger ladies. Police declare the Ripper Crew have been held accountable for assaulting round 18 ladies between 1981 and 1982, however it’s estimated there may need been many extra.
In 1981, 28-year-old Lisa Sutton was strolling house when she was kidnapped and thrown right into a van. Ten days later, her physique was present in Villa Park, mutilated. Her left breast had been fully minimize off.
Practically a yr handed with out one other incident. The Sutton homicide appeared like an anomaly.
Then, on Could 15, 1982, Lorraine Borowski disappeared. Her physique was discovered 5 months later, equally mutilated. The our bodies of a number of different ladies had been then discovered. Every of the ladies was lacking her left breast, which was the deranged calling card of the Ripper Crew.
Miraculously, a sufferer by the identify of Beverly Washington was discovered together with her breast amputated, however she was nonetheless alive.
In consequence, 4 younger males had been recognized as being a part of the Ripper Crew: Robin Gecht, Edward Spreitzer, and the Kokoraleis brothers, Andrew and Thomas.
When questioned, it was Thomas Kokoraleis who confessed to the scheme, naming his brother and pal as individuals and Gecht because the ringleader.
The foursome would seize younger ladies in a van and take them to Gecht’s “satanic chapel” in an area motel. There, they might rape and torture the ladies, typically consuming components of their flesh.
Gecht would then conclude the satanic ceremony by leaving the notorious mark on the sufferer. A pointy wire was used to take away her left breast.
Then, he would masturbate into the breast and place it in an odd field as a prize. Thomas mentioned he as soon as appeared within the field and noticed as many as 15 severed breasts.
For cooperating with authorities, Thomas Kokoraleis acquired a decreased sentence and is scheduled for launch in 2017. His brother Andrew was executed by deadly injection in 1999. Earlier than the demise sentences of Gecht and Spreitzer had been accredited, a commutation on demise sentences was handed, and now each males are serving life with out parole.