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In 1988, Chris Bryson was found running down a Kansas City street naked, beaten, and bloody wearing nothing but a dog collar and a leash. He told police about Bob Berdella, a local business... See full summary »

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Himself, author
Roger Coleman ...
Himself, reverend
Albert Reiderer ...
Himself, former prosecutor
Troy Cole ...
Himself, retired sergeant
Tom Moss ...
Himself, retired officer
Karen Blakeman ...
Herself, reporter, Kansas City Times
Tom Jackman ...
Himself, reporter
Robert Berdella ...
Himself (archive footage)
James McKinley ...
Himself, reporter (as Jim McKinley)
Marilyn Richardson ...
Herself, doctor
Kevin Kelly ...
Himself, florist
Barbara Rues ...
Herself, hairdresser
Rick Flavell ...
Himself
Chris Bryson ...
Himself
Pat Herrington ...
Himself, auto mechanic
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In 1988, Chris Bryson was found running down a Kansas City street naked, beaten, and bloody wearing nothing but a dog collar and a leash. He told police about Bob Berdella, a local business man and how Berdella had caputed him, held him hostage, raped him, tortured him, and photographed him over several days. Police later arrested Berdella and searched his mid-town Kansas City home where they found several hundred polaroid photographs, a detailed torture log, envelopes of human teeth and a human skull. It was soon discovered that Berdella had murdered six young men in his home after drugging them and performing his sick acts of sexual torture. He met a couple of the victims at his business, a small shop called "Bob's Bizaare Bazaar" where he sold artifacts from around the world related to the darker side of human nature for people with jaded tastes.Some lived the horrors for only a few days, one for six weeks. After death, Berdella would cut up the bodies with an electric chain saw ... Written by Benjamin Meade

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A municipal judge in Kansas City used to put transient youth in Berdella's protective custody for drug rehabilitation and referred to him as "Dr. Berdella". See more »

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10 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was wondering why James Ellroy never got in contact with me? I went to college with Bob - worked next door to him in the River Quey - was over at his house many times.

We bought and traded many esoteric collectibles - I was the one that the Police had come in and appraise the collection on the second floor gallery - warning them that if he could sell them his collection it would be worth well over $300,000 and he could afford to hire a good lawyer - that's when they claimed it as part of the crime.

Bob even borrowed my chainsaw -Euh- glad I never got it back.

The interesting fact the Judge Charlie that arranged him and the Detective Chester that was #2 in the investigation and Bob were at my wedding - I have a photo of them all in one photo together, this was less than a year before he was caught.

I was even the one that Phil Whitt from channel 4 interviewed - they incorrectly stated that I was Berdellas BEST FRIEND - Son of a B*t*ch lied to me. Ever notice how big Phil's butt is - it's really really big looks deformed.

Well I was never contacted so I wonder how much research James Ellroy really put into this. Guess I'll have to see it.

I still have the worry beads that are made for human bone that Bob gave me for Christmas one year - said they were Tibetian?


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