An extreme case of necrophilia

Edwin Ehrlich, Markus A. Rothschild, Frank Pluisch, Volkmar Schneider

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This report presents the case of a young man legally convicted twice on a charge of defiling the dead. All necrophilic acts were committed over a period of around 15 years. The examination results revealed a purely female-fixed necrophilia. In three cases, the perpetrator skinned the trunk of the corpses, placed the skin on his naked body and stimulated himself sexually. In several cases, he also used burial clothes that he had removed from the coffins and kept at home. The perpetrator had a long record of psychiatric treatment for his sexual inclination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-226
Number of pages3
JournalLegal Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Necrophilia
  • Paraphilia
  • Sexual perversion


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