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Inside twisted serial killer’s abandoned home containing creepy dolls


Charlie JonesNews Reporter

  • 16:16, 17 Feb 2023
  • UPDATED16:17, 17 Feb 2023

The Route 40 Killer, Steven Brian Pennell would prowl that road looking for women to abduct and kill in Delaware, US

A peek inside a serial killer’s house left untouched after the murderer was caught shows creepy dolls lining the walls.

The house belonged to Steven Brian Pennell, who would travel up and down the Route 40 highway in Delaware, US, for victims to torture and kill using a twisted torture kit he kept in his car.

Finally caught in November 1988, the married electrician and dad-of-two was convicted of abducting and murdering two women whilst being suspected of killing three others,

He was the only serial killer in the US to ever ask to be executed for his crimes.

In a video shared on Instagram, which has over 5,100 likes, video clips showed the rundown care and the rotting house which was been discovered frozen in time and filled with creepy kids’ dolls.

The clip shows a murky green coloured car with smashed windows still parked on the driveway outside of a vine-strewn clapperboard home with ready-made beds upstairs.

The dolls were still dressed up, but now covered in dust and faded by the sun next to an aged Bible.


Dennis Rader, ‘BTK Killer,’ says he didn’t speak to Bryan Kohberger

The BTK Killer has axed rumors he was in contact with accused quadruple killer Bryan Kohberger.  

“No on Kohberger all around,” the convicted serial killer, whose real name is Dennis Rader, told TMZ in response to a query about whether he had connected with the 28-year-old accused murderer of four college students in Moscow, ID. 

Kohberger, who was arrested on Dec. 30 at his parents’ home in Albrightsville, Pa., had previously studied under forensic psychologist and true crime writer Katherine Ramsland while attending DeSales University in Central Valley, Pa.

Ramsland, the author of 69 books, wrote a headline-making opus about the BTK — “Bind, Torture, Kill” — killer, in collaboration with her subject, who is currently serving 10 life sentences for slaughtering 10 people in Wichita, KS, from 1974 to 1991. Rader had mocked police for years with letters and newspaper articles, until the coldblooded murderer was finally nabbed in 2005.

Rader’s estranged daughter, Kerri Raison, told NewsNation that she was “pretty shocked” to learn that there was “potentially a connection to my father.” She suggested that her father could have contacted or had an influence on Kohberger, considering that Ramsland had been his teacher.  Rader admitted that this theory wasn’t all that far-fetched.


CRIME HUNTER: Russia’s barbaric borscht of serial killers

A picture taken on December 13, 2017 shows serial killer Mikhail Popkov in Irkutsk. – A Siberian policeman who raped and killed women after offering them late-night rides was found guilty of dozens more murders on December 10, 2018, making him Russia’s most prolific serial killer of recent times. A court in the city of Irkutsk found Mikhail Popkov guilty of 56 murders between 1992 and 2007, sentencing him to a second life term. He was already in prison after being convicted of killing 22 women in 2015. PHOTO BY ANTON KLIMOV /AFP/Getty Images

In the vast wastelands of Siberia and elsewhere in Russia, they killed and killed in the most macabre ways imaginable.

The former Soviet Union was back in the news this week with its barbaric — and baseless —attack on Ukraine. In our corner over the years, there has been no shortage of Russian serial killers and other monsters.

Only arch-rival the United States compares to the bloodlust unleashed by homicidal maniacs in Russia.

Here are a few of them.


Samsonova was a voracious journal writer.

In fact, when cops in St. Petersburg arrested her for the murder of a 79-year-old woman, they discovered a diary of death that detailed her stomach-churning crimes.

One entry read: “I killed my tenant Volodya, cut him to pieces in the bathroom with a knife and put the pieces of his body in plastic bags and threw them away in the different parts of Frunzensky District.”


Russia’s worst.

People described police officer Popkov as a “perfect husband and father,” but he was also leading a secret life as a bloodthirsty serial killer who murdered at least 80 women, usually full-figured, in Siberia. Many of the women bore a resemblance to the killer’s mother who abused him when he was a child.

Media nicknamed him The Werewolf and the Wednesday Murderer (the day many of his victims were found) and his reign of terror lasted from 1992 to 2000 when the murders suddenly stopped.



All four women that died in the last month and whose deaths are being attributed to a serial killer in spite of emphatic denials from three different county sheriff’s. From left to right: Ukiah’s Alyssa Mae Sawdey, Napa’s Crystal McCarthy, Guerneville’s Cynthia Crane, and Willits’s Amber Dillon.

North Coast community Facebook pages have continued to circulate an unsubstantiated rumor that a serial killer is preying upon women in Mendocino, Sonoma, and Napa Counties. This assumed serial killer’s victims were originally two Mendocino County women but has grown to include one from Sonoma County, and another from Napa County.

We reached out to all three law enforcement agencies investigating the deaths of these four women. All, in their own way, made it clear there was no known connection between these tragedies and these cases are not a result of any serial killer preying on women.


Mass murder threat

On Nov. 12, 2021, late Friday evening, Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson was in Memphis, when he got a call from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The tip from the FBI was in regard to a possible threat to a church in Lee County.

“It (the threat) was flagged by Google. When this post was made through a U-Tube video, the internet picked it up and there are certain sites who flag stuff,” Johnson said. “Just like our system here at the sheriff’s office, with the inmate telephone service, we can key in certain words of interest like ‘escape’ and it will flag us anytime that word is used.”

Search engines like Google and social media sites are to alert agencies like the FBI anytime “threats” are mentioned on their formats. The information received from the FBI was deemed credible, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Department immediately began investigating the threat. Upon further investigation it was determined an individual made a comment through a social media platform that he was planning “a mass murder” at his church the next Sunday, which would have been Nov. 14, 2021.

“The FBI was able to get the IP address of where the message was sent from. Once we had that information — it was more or less — this is exactly what the threat is, and here’s the address the threat came from. This is where the egg’s hid now go find it,” Johnson said. “It was a Saltillo address and he was there.”