Peter Kürten (26 May 1883 – 2 July 1931) was a German serial killer known as both The Vampire of Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Monster, who committed a series of murders and sexual assaults. In 1931, scientists attempted to examine irregularities in Kürten's brain in an attempt to explain his personality and behavior. His head was dissected and mummified and is currently on display at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Peter Kurten was a German serial killer dubbed The Vampire of Dusseldorf by contemporary media. He committed a series of sex crimes, assaults and murders against adults and children, most notoriuosly from February to November 1929 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Peter KurtenKnown as the “The Vampire of Dusseldorf,” Peter Kurten confessed to have killed 79 people but he was only charged with nine. A well known sadist, he even asked whether he would be able to hear his own blood gush when he was to be beheaded.