Shocker: Serial Killer Fatally Electrocutes Himself During Autoerotic Sex Act in Cell

July 26, 2018
By: Mike McPadden

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Egidius Schiffer

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Egidius Schiffer

A German serial killer who murdered five women accidentally killed himself while performing a solo sex act in his prison cell, according to reports.

Egidius Schiffer — who was known as the “Aachen Strangler” — reportedly succumbed to a fatal electric shock after he using a power cord for sexual stimulation. As Bochum Prison spokesperson Candida Tunkel put it:

“He removed a cable from his bedside table lamp. Then he wound it around his nipples and his penis and stuck the end in a power socket.”

Schiffer, 62, was reportedly still hooked up to live electricity when guards unlocked his cell the next morning. A post-mortem exam determined that Schiffer died from heart failure as the result of an electrical current flowing through his chest.

Investigators do not suspect foul play. Schiffer’s lawyer also stated that his client was not suicidal. The official consensus, as it stands, is that Schiffer died by accident.

In five separate incidents between 1983 and 1990, Egidus Schiffer picked up and murdered female victims who were looking for rides home from nightclubs. One victim was 15.

After getting a target inside his car, Schiffer would handcuff or tie her up to torment her before strangling her to death. He also raped three victims, and buried their bodies in the woods.

Despite the high profile of the crimes, the trail went cold until 2007, when police nabbed Schiffer stealing scrap metal. Authorities then used DNA technology to connect Schiffer to the murders and he was sentenced to life in prison in 2008.

During his confession, which he later withdrew, Schiffer reportedly declared he was sadomasochistic and he thought being locked up in prison a turn-on.