Joachim Kroll

(April 17, 1933 – July 1, 1991)

Joachim Kroll
Joachim Kroll

He was known as the Ruhr Cannibal (Ruhrkannibale), and the Duisburg Man-Eater (Duisburger Menschenfresser)

He died of a heart attack in 1991 in the prison of Rheinbach, near Bonn.

Joachim Kroll’s Victims

Irmgard Strehl (19) February 8, 1955, raped and stabbed to death, found in a barn in Lüdinghausen
Klara Frieda Tesmer (24) June 16, 1959, murdered in the meadows of the Rhine
Manuela Knodt (16) July 26, 1959, raped and strangled in the City Park of Essen
Barbara Bruder (12) 1962, her body was never found
Petra Giese (13) April 23, 1962, raped and strangled in Dinslaken-Bruckhausen
Monika Tafel (12) June 4, 1962, killed in Walsum
Hermann Schmitz August 22, 1965, in a lover’s lane in Duisburg-Großenbaum
Marion Veen (survived) August 22, 1965, in a lover’s lane in Duisburg-Großenbaum
Ursula Rohling, September 13, 1966, strangled in Foersterbusch Park near Marl
Ilona Harke (5) December 22, 1966, raped and drowned in a ditch in Wuppertal
Maria Hettgen (61) July 12, 1969, raped and strangled at Hückeswagen
Jutta Rahn (13) May 21, 1970, strangled walking home from a train station
Karin Toepfer (10) 1976, raped and strangled in Voerde
Marion Ketter (4) July 3, 1976, parts of her body were in the process of being simmered when Kroll was arrested

Books About Joachim Kroll

Ich musste sie kaputtmachen, 2004, by Stephan Harbort
Strange Deaths, 1992, by John Dunning