Jerry Brudos

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The Lust Killer, The Shoe Fetish Slayer4MaleCaucasianUSATerritorialSexual1939/01/31 (Webster, South Dakota)2006/03/28 (Liver cancer)

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Lust KillerAnn RuleAmazon, Kim Cantrell Review

Videography

TitleSources
Most Evil: Deadly Desires (Episode 1x06)

Jerry Brudos was a shoe fetishist who killed four women in the late 1960s. His victims were killed in the house he kept with his wife and two children.

Blog Posts

Episode 052: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 2

on October 28th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, we looked at 4 of the 7 phases of the serial killer cycle: the aura phase, the trolling phase, the wooing phase, and the capture. This week, we look at the last three phases: the murder, the totem phase, and the depression phase. By the way, this episode…

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Episode 051: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 1

on October 21st, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 7 Comments

This week, we look at the serial killer cycle, a theory proposed by Joel Norris in 1988. While the theory is rather lacking in scientific testing, it ties in well with the concept of serial murder as addictive behavior, a concept I believe has considerable merit. Dr. Norris’ “Phases of…

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Episode 045: Jerry Brudos, Part 5

on September 9th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 2 Comments

Last week, police in Oregon had just arrested Jerry Brudos. This week, we wrap up his story. One note: I’m switching to referring to Jerry Brudos as “Brudos” rather than “Jerry” in this episode. Most everyone else in this episode is being referred to by their last name, so it…

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Episode 044: Jerry Brudos, Part 4

on September 2nd, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 2 Comments

Last week, Jerry Brudos committed two more murders, and two others nearly became victims. This week he kills once more, and the police finally close in. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion. Sources: “Lust Killer” by Ann Rule…

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Episode 043: Jerry Brudos, Part 3

on August 26th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, Jerry Brudos had made his first actual kill, the opportunistic murder of Linda Slawson. This week, we see that Jerry has developed a taste for killing. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion. Sources: “Lust Killer” by…

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Episode 042: Jerry Brudos, Part 2

on August 19th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, Jerry Brudos had just been discharged from the Oregon State Hospital. While he was only a part-time patient, it was still a difficult adjustment. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion. Sources: “Lust Killer” by Ann Rule…

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Episode 041: Jerry Brudos, Part 1

on August 12th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 3 Comments

Jerome Henry Brudos was born on January 31, 1939 in Webster, South Dakota. Jerry’s older brother, Larry, was smart and well behaved. All indications are that Jerry’s parents weren’t looking for another child, and if they had to have another, a daughter would have been preferred. It doesn’t seem Eileen…

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Review: 48 Hours: “Name, Rank and Serial Killer”

on April 10th, 2011 in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | No Comments

Colonel David Russell Williams was a decorated pilot in the Canadian Air Force, who had flown Queen Elizabeth II. Colonel Williams was base commander for Canadian Forces Base Trenton, the largest air base in the country. Colonel Williams was an avid photographer, runner, and angler. Colonel Williams was happily married….

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Episode 022: Mutilation, Part 1

on March 25th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers, Victimology by | 4 Comments

Listener Lalith asks: “What is the significance of mutilation pre and post death? Why do some killers mutilate the face while others only the genitalia?” She actually asked this question intending it to be part of last week’s Questions and Answers episode, but I thought it was meaty enough for…

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Episode 011: Nature versus Nurture – The Making of a Serial Killer

on January 7th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 3 Comments

In this week’s episode, we look at what causes someone to become a serial killer. We’ll be mostly discussing psychopathic sexual murder, rather than psychotic murder. Psychopathy, also known as sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder, is a behavioral disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with abnormal immoral…

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