The media referred to Stephen Griffiths’s murders as the “crossbow cannibal killings,” and when he appeared in court in 2010, he proudly gave his name as “the crossbow cannibal.”
Between 2009 and 2010, Griffiths killed three prostitutes with crossbow shots to the head in Bradford, England. Afterward, he claimed that he cut off parts of their bodies and ate them while getting rid of the remains. Police are also looking into Griffiths as a possible suspect for other murders, as he once claimed in an interview that he killed six people.
Stephen Griffiths was a killer in the making ever since he was a teenager. At 17, he was sentenced to three years after attacking someone with a knife. Even back then, he confessed that he fantasized about killing people and even predicted that he would end up going on a killing spree. He ran a website detailing his admiration for other serial killers. He was fascinated with Bradford’s other notorious serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper.