Malabar, Florida in November of 1985-
A 19-year-old female was found on the side of the road, crawling on all fours; this girl was completely nude, with her wrists and ankles handcuffed. When a passing vehicle stopped, the young lady pointed towards a house and begged for the driver to remember it. At the hospital doctors were surprised to learn that this poor girl had been drained of between 40-45% of her blood, and she’d been raped multiple times.
The victim had been hitchhiking the day before she was discovered, a very harmless looking man named John Brennan Crutchley had picked her up.
John had been a 39 year old husband, father of a young son, he had a great reputation, a master’s degree in engineering administration, security clearance for the Pentagon, and a great career with NASA. While on the road, John told his unsuspecting victim that he needed to stop by his house for just a second; when he pulled into the driveway, John threw a rope around the girl’s neck and dragged her inside.
John’s wife was out of town for Thanksgiving, so the man had the whole house to himself. The girl had passed out from being dragged inside, and awoke to find that her captor had set up a camcorder complete with professional lighting so that he could record every single second of this ordeal to later relish in.
The girl was forcibly stripped naked, chained up in the kitchen, and violently raped over and over again. As if that weren’t bad enough, this man had needles which he inserted into the girl’s arm; her blood was drained into a glass jar, which John happily drank. When she asked what he was doing, John told the girl that he was a vampire and he needed her blood. Later that night, John took his young victim to the bathroom; she was chained up, raped, and drained of blood again and again.
This young lady surely would’ve died, but 22 hours into the horrendous ordeal John left the house for a bit. He promised that if his captive tried to escape while he was away, she would promptly be caught and murdered. When the teen was absolutely certain that the coast was clear, this brave young lady escaped through a small bathroom window. Emergency doctors were certain that this woman would not have survived had John taken another drop of blood from her.
John was quickly arrested and his home was searched; what investigators found inside is nothing less than terrifying. The camcorder which had been mentioned by the victim was found, but since John had been expecting the police, he’d had time to erase the film. Hidden inside a closet were sex toys, bondage material, and countless ladies items which did not belong to John’s wife. They were trophies: hair clippings, jewellery, drivers licenses, credit cards, jars of blood, etc. The FBI is certain that this was not John’s first rodeo, that he’d murdered approximately 30 women throughout the years. The remains of 4 women have been found within 6 miles of John’s home, and it’s definitely believed these are a few of his victims.
It’s thought that this serial abducted women from not only Florida, but Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and DC. One probable victim was a young Virginia woman named Deborah Fitzjohn, John was the last person to see her alive.
At court FBI agent Robert Ressler (Ressler is the man who coined the phrase “serial killer”) testified of his certainty that John had been a serial killer, this was done in hopes that he would be sent to prison for as long as possible. The “vampire rapist” pled guilty to the kidnapping and rape of his surviving victim, and was sentenced to 25 years to life. After serving only 11 years, on August 8, 1996, John was released from prison; thankfully he smoked some weed and violated his parole the very next day. Gratefully (in this case) Florida has a 3 Strikes law, and John was sentenced to life imprisonment.
While incarcerated John was housed with a man named Patrick Dontell; Patrick would later claim that John confessed to murdering more than two dozen women. He said that while some were taken home and bled out, others were quickly strangled to death during a sexual assault. Patrick was given a polygraph test, and he did pass. On top of that, John’s attorney claims that his client was more than willing to confess to 6 murders, but he would only do so if the death penalty was taken off the table. Florida refused; it must be stated that prosecutors deny this.
On March the 30th of 2002 John was found dead in his cell; the cause of death was suicide by auto-erotic asphyxiation.
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