January 31, 1939
Webster, South Dakota
Jerome Brudos (“The Lust Killer”, “The Shoe Fetish Slayer”) is born
Brudos was a serial killer and necrophiliac who had a foot fetish; in his prison cell, boxes of women’s shoes catalogues were found which he claimed to be used instead of pornography. Brudos confessed to killing 4 women, and would take pieces of their bodies for trophies. One such trophy was the left foot of his first victim which he used as a paperweight.
Brudos died of liver cancer in prison in 2006.