Francois Bertrand

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Francois Bertrand was a sergeant in the French Army who was nicknamed the Vampire of Montparnasse. He was known as a model soldier, but he had an attraction to dead bodies.

During the 1840’s Francois Bertrand desecrated several graves in Paris. He was not caught until 1849.

He would dig up several bodies in attempts at finding females. He would mutilate the female bodies after having sex with them. In some cases, Francois Bertrand would bite or taste the flesh.

Where his unit went, his vampiric crimes traveled.

He was arrested in Montparnasses. He was court-martialed and convicted of damage to state property for violating the graves. Bertrand only served a one year sentence.

He committed suicide in 1850.