Victims of Robert Berdellaon January 1, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by SK Podcast Staff
Robert Berdella drugged, raped, tortured and killed six of his victims (one successfully escaped). Here’s a list of his victims and information regarding their relationship to Berdella and the circumstances of their deaths.
Jerry was a 19-year old prostitute when he was drugged by Berdella on July 5, 1984. Berdella took pictures and wrote down on a log all the details of his torture. He died from asphyxiation the next day.
An acquaintance of Berdella, Sheldon was first drugged on April 10, 1985. Berdella almost let Sheldon go, but the latter got inebriated, thus making it easy for Berdella to bound and keep him. On April 15, 1985, a roofer arrived to do some repair work and Berdella suffocated Sheldon to prevent the latter from catching the roofer’s attention. Berdella kept Sheldon’s skull and buried it in his backyard, then later unearthed it and kept it on display inside the house.
The two became acquainted when Mark assisted Berdella with some yard work. He was taken captive on June 22 1985, and died the next day from asphyxiation.
An acquaintance of Berdella’s. They met at a gay bar and Berdella invited him back to his house. He died of asphyxiation from the torture on September 27, 1985.
Todd is a male prostitute who has been a casual acquaintance of Berdella’s for two years prior to his abduction. Berdella tortured Todd for weeks until he died due to extreme blood loss on July 7 1986.
Berdella bailed his friend Larry out of prison on June 5 1987 and invited the latter to live in his house. The torture and drugging started on June 23. Berdella kept Larry in the basement for more or less 6 weeks until Larry bit Berdella’s penis. Berdella had to be admitted to the hospital, but he first suffocated and killed Larry on August 5. His body was disposed of 2 days later, when Berdella came back from his hospital stay.