John George Haigh
By: Valeria Sanchez
A.K.A. "The Acid Bath Murderer" & "Vampire"
Characteristics: Robberies - Claims that he drank a cup of the victims' blood
Number of victims: 6
Date of murders: 1944 - 1949
Date of arrest: February 26, 1949
Method of murder: Beating with a blunt instrument / Shooting
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
John George Haigh was born in Stamford,Lincolnshire.His parents were very religious were members of the Plymouth brethren they had a very strict lifestyle. He was confined to living within a 10 ft (3 m) fence that his father put up around their garden to lock out the outside world. Haigh would later claim he suffered from recurring religious nightmares in his childhood. Despite these limitations, Haigh developed great passion for the piano, which he learned at home.
After school he was employed as a motor engineer. After a year he left that job, and took jobs in insurance and advertising.
Haigh method of killing his victims
Haigh's original reason for killing his victims was for profit. He forged papers which gave him power of attorney and so he was able to sell off their property. By forging papers, he was able to sell property belonging to the Hendersons . He also kept their dog. Other victims female, he only had the chance to sell their jewelry and fur coat.