A Psychopath Serial Killer Whose Head's Been Kept In A Jar Since 1841: Diogo Alves

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Serial killers. They have been around for many years. These psychopaths spread fear in every era they lived in. But once they were cut and brought to justice, they were executed! There were many execution methods; hanging, electrical chair etc. But the serial killer and the execution method in this post is a bit different than the other ones. Let's see how justice and science served this psychopath!

Serial killers are psychopathic people who are pleased with killing people and who do their job with care and diligence.


And this is a group of evil who takes things as memories from their victims and do different rituals to suppress their insatiable soul.

Throughout history, there have been many serial killers, and have taken the lives of dozens of people without thinking and they have made massacres.


But there are some that are the best proof of what a person is capable of and what he/she can do with the evil in them.

They spread fear in their own times and took the lives of dozens of innocent people.


One of these evil serial killers filled lived in Portugal in the 1800's, and he killed dozens of people and left behind a 'souvenir' that arrived till today.

Diogo Alves had a tough childhood like many serial killers.


The deep gap he had in his soul after his mother's death made this psychopath believe he can fill it by killing people...

In 1836 Alves first robbed a person in Portugal and later killed him so that he would not be any trouble in the future.


He cut the body into 170 pieces so that it won't be found.

Alves, who was 'pleased' with this robbery and the murder he had committed, continued to kill.


In the three years until he was captured, he robbed, killed and cut the bodies of a total of 70 people.

Once captured, he was decided to be executed by the court.


He was hanged in February 1841.

After the hanging, scientists of the period made a suggestion.


They wanted to keep the head in formaldehyde, which at that time was one of the most important tasks of science,  in order to understand whether it was possible to preserve an organ.

Probably because of the crimes he'd committed, Alves's head was separated from his torso.


The head of Alves kept in formaldehyde is now exhibited at the Lisbon Museum and still preserves its 'vitality'.


And it looks like it's being protected a little too much...

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