Location of former horrors now for sale
Dennis Nilsen is considered one of Britain's worst serial killers. He murdered at least a dozen victims between 1978 and 1983. Several of his victims were killed at his home in Willesden Green in North London, where he also hid the evidence by burning their bodies in the backyard.
The 900 square foot town home features two bedrooms, a glassed-in conservatory, a spacious back yard, and about a 25% discount for the home's gruesome history.
Nilsen lured his young male victims to his home, strangled them, bathed the bodies, dressed them, kept them around for weeks or months while sexually abusing their corpses, then disposed of the remains piecemeal.
Dubbed the "British Jeffrey Dahmer," Nilsen grew up in the Scottish countryside with a younger sister and an older brother (both of whom he molested at a young age). After graduating high school he entered the British military, where he performed quite well. He also began to develop fantasies of having sex with men of increasing degrees of passivity, an obsession which eventually became necrophilia.
After leaving the military, Nilsen joined London's police force, where he was posted in Willesden Green. He quit the police, and took a string of jobs as a security guard, while going through a series of failed relationships, as well as drinking heavily in the evenings.
Nilsen stored his victims' corpses by wrapping them in plastic and stowing them under the floorboards of his bedroom. He would retrieve them from their hiding places, clean them up a bit, then - for lack of a better term - hang out with them all night. For example, he might sit them up in a chair in the living room so that they could watch television together.
Unfortunately there was little he could do about the rotting smell, the flies, or the maggot infestation, particularly in the summer months. Nilsen tried to cover these up by throwing deodorant sticks under the floorboards, but it hardly helped.
Eventually, Nilsen's landlord announced that he wanted to renovate the property. Nilsen had one last bonfire to get rid of the remains of five bodies (he capped the fire with an old car tire to help disguise the horrifying smell of cremation) and moved to another apartment.
Leaving behind a property that can now be yours for a mere $750,000!