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Vera Renczi

A female serial killer

By Lesedi MolutsiPublished 3 months ago 3 min read

Michael got as close to a number of lethal women as he dared while writing his book Murder Most Rare. The false belief that there were none or only one female serial killer in the United States sparked my initial interest in these women. Which seemed unthinkable to me. I thus located almost a hundred from 1900, both domestically and abroad, and stopped there. Vera Renczi is the murderer who most intrigues him. I think she was the most unusual female serial killer I've ever encountered. She killed for years on end in her own home, controlled the environment in which she killed, and was obviously intelligent. She also had resources. The pretty but wild girl who was the daughter of a wealthy family turned out to be, to put it politely, one hell of an efficient serial killer.

Vera Renczi killed every single one of her lovers in the 1930s. Following two unsuccessful marriages, the stunning Vera attracted numerous suitors. She seduces and draws this man in. She would choose him and use her money, sophistication, tarcid beauty, and allure to entice him in a sexual manner. Vera selected men who were married. He knew that tonight would be his last night on earth and that his meal would be well-seasoned with something that would kill him. Vera used arsenic in her seductive dinners. One common poisoning technique that has been used for centuries is arsenic. What will happen is that those who take it will initially feel ill. Hemorrhagic ulceration is the result of arsenic disrupting the stomach's membranes, referring to an inflammatory gastritis that is filled with blood.

As a result, they will experience stomach pain. I imagine she would only tell him at the very end, when he was suffering greatly from the poison. She'd be telling him that he'd never, ever leave her. Vera's plans, however, do not end with death. She had a habit of storing her murdered men in zinc coffins in her basement. For serial killers, the symbolism of trophies may be something to brag about their event, even if they may not brag about it to another person. They say I've got this for them. Vera gathered Morbid mementos. A memento is something that a murderer might hold onto to relive positive memories of the victim, positive memories of the incident, and something more intimate. For contemporary criminal investigators, there exists a rationale behind such peculiar conduct. People will attempt to cling to bodies because they want to hang on to that fragment, that connection.

Mementos, however, will quickly decompose if they are not preserved. Our bodies start to decompose 20 minutes after we pass away. In that time, the bacteria in our intestines travel outside of them and begin to do what they do best—digest food. Vera had considered every possibility. At least when these crimes were committed, zinc was most likely the priciest and longest-lasting type of casket she could afford. Embalming would be impossible since it would reveal her secret. Vera's moist basement and an airtight washbasin casket might have created the perfect environment for a form of mummification. This is essentially a museum of death that she created; her victims are present and under her authority, and she is free to go talk to him and engage with them whenever she pleases.

This would satisfy her need and serve a purpose for a while, but eventually it wouldn't. That seems like the most likely time for her to find a new victim. What made Vera perform such a gruesome ritual? According to contemporary analysis, she was merely seeking love. She was enraged to learn that her first husband had cheated on her. She was terribly afraid of being rejected by men. Vera charted a course for vengeance while maintaining the admiration of the men who followed behind her.

Everyone yearns for love. Once you have it, you want it all the time, but a lot of us misplace it. Both the things and the people we love are lost. Usually, we move on to either lament the loss, grieve, or find something else to take its place. We don't murder people. She substituted the love from the living for the love from the dead. Before a suspicious wife called the police to Vera's basement, she killed for over ten years. 35 washbasin coffins were discovered. Two missing spouses were among the victims that were preserved.

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