Serial Killer Dennis Nilen has died in prison. He was responsible for the death of 12 men between 1978 and 1983.
It was always believed he killed many more but no evidence supported this.
The killer aged 72 was from Aberdeenshire was jailed in 1983 for the murder of 13 men.
He was sent to HMP Full Sutton a maximum security prison in Yorkshire.
Nilsen was named the Muswell Hill Murderer because a number of his murders were committed in Muswell Hill in northern London.
He is known to have attempted to kill seven other men and boys.
He initially confessed in 1983 to having killed 15 victims.
He would target men and boys who were vulnerable, homeless or homosexual.
A former civil servant, Nilsen died in prison on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Justice.
He would meet his victims in bars or on the transport network he would take them home and murder them.
All of the murders were committed within his home he would lure his victims in with an offer of free alcohol and shelter for the night.
He would provide his victims with food and alcohol and then strangle them with ligature till they died or until they became unconscious.
If they became unconscious he’d then drown them in a bath, sink or bucket of water.
He’d then perform a ritual which he would bathe, clothe and retain the victims bodies for weeks within his home before he would dismember the corpse.
Once the bodies were dismembered he would dispose of these via burning then in a bonfire.
Before he burnt the bodies he would remove their internal organs and place them beside a fence behind his flat it or within Gladstone Park.
He’d flush flesh and small bones down his toilet. He would also engage in masturbation as he viewed the nude bodies of several of his victims, and to have engaged in sexual acts with six of his victims’ bodies, he was adamant he had never penetrated any of his victims.
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