Teet Haerm and Thomas Allgren

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In Stockholm, Sweden two men were reported at killing a series of prostitutes between 1982 and 1987. During this time period, at least 7 prostitutes disappeared from the streets; their bodies were later found surgically dismembered and drained of blood.

Teet Haerm and Thomas Allgren were two physicians arrested for the crimes.

Haerm’s arrest shocked many, as he was the senior police medical examiner and one of the leading forensic pathologists in the world. He had several articles published in professional publications and medical journals. Haerm was even called in to examine the bodies of several of the women that he was later accused of murdering.

Thomas Allgren, a dermatologist, was Haerm’s best friend. He confessed and testified at Haerm’s trial. According to Allgren, Haerm has an intense desire to brutally kill prostitutes, and in order to fulfill the desire, the pair decided to rid Stockholm of streetwalkers. However, Allgren discovered Haerm had a lust for blood and gore, and after the killings, drained the victims of their blood and drank the blood.

Eventually, Allgren’s daughter turned him in. She claimed that he sexually molested her, and in the process of talking about her experiences, described in detail a murder of one of the prostitutes that she witnessed.

The testimony of Allgren and his daughter were heard in 1988.

Both Allgren and Haerm were convicted in 1988 and sentenced to life in prison. However, their convictions were overturned, and in a retrial, both were found not guilty even though the judge wrote in his final decision that there was reasonable evidence that they were both guilty.