Joe Metheny gets caught by cops for killing three people in 1996. After his arrest, investigators were shocked to know how depraved he was. Joe Metheny did worse things, such as slaughtering 13 victims. He did terrible things to them, such as selling their bodies to unsuspecting Baltimore customers.
Further, after his arrest, the 450-pound Joe directly confesses to cops that he is a sick man. The outrageous crimes of this man were like a nightmare, even to the police. Let us see more about the brutality of Joe Metheny and his crimes.
The confession of Joe Metheny about his sick crime
When arresting Joe Metheny cops thought he was a murderer of three people. At first, they thought they would have to choose the hard way to get the word out of his mouth. However, the confession of the convict was upfront.
When hearing his confession, it was like a nightmare for the cops. The convict describes what he did to the victims. He did terrible things, such as rape and murder. Most of his victims are sex workers.
Joe Metheny chose a homeless and immoral woman to take revenge. His girlfriend had run away from him. Due to this, he wanted to kill the woman as a substitute for his girlfriend. His most disturbing crime is cannibalism.
Eating his victims’ bodies was a habit for this disgusting man. Further, not only he ate the corpses, but he sold them to customers who did not have any idea about them.
The dark past of Joe Metheny who later became a serial killer
From childhood, Joe Metheny has remained secluded. While growing up he was not the only child. He had six siblings. Metheny lived in Essex near Baltimore with his family. His parents had little time to spend with their kids due to extra work shifts. Due to his alcoholic father, the entire burden of caring for the house was on his mother.
Further, there are fewer details about his childhood. Plus, at 19 in 1973, Joe Metheny served in the army. After joining the force, he did not have any touch with his family. When explaining Joe Metheny, his mother says how they saw him drifting apart. The worse thing that has ever happened to him is drugs. Let us see why Joe Metheny turned into a ruthless monster.
Rage, revenge, and horrific crimes that turned him into a monster
After leaving the army, Joe Metheny got various jobs as a truck driver. The job as a truck driver took most of his time. He thought of settling down with his girlfriend when he got a job. In 1994, Joe Metheny lived with his girlfriend and their six-year-old son in Baltimore.
One day when arriving at his home late at night, Joe Metheny was shocked to know that his girlfriend had left him along with the child. Metheny suspects that his girlfriend, a drug addict, is living with another man.
This is the time when Joe Metheny could not control his rage. In wrath, he was lurking in the neighborhood to find her. He searched for them everywhere, including under the bridge where she bought drugs.
However, he did see two men who knew his girlfriend under the Baltimore Bridge. He asked those men about his girlfriend’s whereabouts. However, they did not reveal the details about her, which was a grave mistake in their life.
Joe Metheny, who was boiling with rage, smacked the men with an axe. Also, he did not stop with it but also killed the fisherman who saw this incident. After realizing what he has done, he panics and disposes of the bodies in the river. The first three murders by Joe Metheny are crimes of passion. Let us see the other horrible crimes he commits in his life.
Joe Metheny finds his wife and commits more horrific crimes
During the trial of this case, investigators got details of his crime from him. After committing the first three murders, Metheny did not stop but searched for his wife for six months. He finally gets the details about why she left him.
His wife was a drug dealer. She went to live with a man who sold drugs. She and her new boyfriend were caught selling drugs, and the cops took away the son to protect him.
Metheny spills out the details of his first crimes to cops. For his first two crimes, cops did not get any evidence, so they let him out. During this time, Metheny did not stop but did much worse crimes. His quest to find his girlfriend did not stop.
One day he meets two sex workers and asks them for details about his missing girlfriend. These women who knew something about her refused to tell the details. Due to this, he commits two more homicides, but he does horrific things with their corpses. Let us see how it was a sport for Metheny to murder people.
The gruesome plans of Metheny to hide his victim’s corpses
Now Joe Metheny targets sex workers. To handle the betrayal of his girlfriend and due to his rage, he continues to murder many women on the street. He did not think twice before committing these horrendous crimes. The worst part of the story is how Metheny disposed of corpses. While doing all these crimes, he also worked for a meat company.
After every murder, he sold parts of the victim’s body and animal meat. No one knew the sickening things he had done. This confession of the serial killer put even the investigators in shock.
After these many crimes, Joe Metheny did not deserve to be a human, but he was a monster. However, after murdering 13 people Joe Metheny could not keep going. One day a victim named Rita runs away from him and heads straight to the cops.
During his arrest, Joe Metheny confesses to murdering 10 victims. However, the cops believe otherwise. There are no words to describe the depravity of Metheny. Due to this brutal crime, the court charges him with two life prison sentences.
On Joe Metheny’s part, he has no regret for his crimes. His only words were that he enjoyed what he was doing. Everything ended in 2017 when Joe Metheny passed away in his prison cell.