Gerard John Schaefer
American serial killerDied when: 49 years 253 days (596 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Gerard John Schaefer Jr. (March 26, 1946 – December 3, 1995) was a convicted necrophilic double-murderer, abductor, and suspected serial killer, hebephile, ephebophile, and cannibal who was imprisoned in 1973 for murders he committed while he was a sheriff's deputy in Martin County, Florida.
Schaefer was convicted of two murders, but was suspected of many others.He frequently appealed against his conviction, but privately boasted, both verbally and in writing, of killing more than thirty women and girls.
In December 1995, Schaefer was stabbed to death in his prison cell.