Murder markets in everything

Mr. Kahan estimated that there were perhaps half a dozen murderabilia vendors in the United States who advertise online. They include serialkillersink.com, murderauction.com, and supernaught.com.

Just type in the address and behold: A holiday card signed by Joel David Rifkin, convicted of the murders of nine women in New York City, available for $350. A shirt worn by Richard Ramirez, a k a the Night Stalker, can be yours for as little as $1,400. Paintings by the executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy are especially popular and pricey; a portrait of his alter ego, Pogo the Clown, is currently going for $19,999.

And why would anyone want this stuff?

“Each piece tells a story,” Joe Turner, a British collector who owns a Gacy painting and a lock of Charles Manson’s hair, wrote in an e-mail.

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Don't forget the Unabomber "murderabilia" sold by the Govt....

http://www.usmarshals.gov/news/chron/2011/060311.htm

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i wonder why celebrities don't sell their hair clippings after hair cuts. or sell their bags of trash to the highest bidder. seems like they're just leaving money on the table.

projecting a need for more money in a way considered strange is low status.

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Well, if you give someone a lock of your hair, it may be possible within the next decade or two for them to have cells from the sample converted to gametes with which they could make a fetus.

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I have a bullet from a murder weapon. I found it at a crime scene in Chicago.

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"Ladies and gentlemen, can I have your attention please. Would Joel Rifkin please report to the stadium office. Joel Rifkin, telephone."

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