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A.K.A.: "The Podlaski Vampire"
Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Serial rapist (7) - "Vampire"
Number of victims: 2
Date of murders: 1980 / 1981
Date of arrest: January 1981
Date of birth: 1950
Victims profile: Women
Method of murder: Stabbing with knife
Location: Poland
Status: Sentenced to death on August 1982

Julian Koltun (born 1950 in Warsaw, Poland) is a Polish serial killer who raped seven women, killing two of them, and drank their blood.

Between 1980 and 1981 he is thought to have killed women and attacked others in several farming communities in Poland. Koltun was sentenced to life in prison for these crimes in 1982. He was sentenced to death in August of 1982.

On August 31, 1980 Koltun's his first victim was a Russian woman close to the Polish-Soviet Union border. She survived the attack. In the four months that followed Koltun attacked, as far as is known, six other women.

The first of his two attacks with a deadly outcome was committed on September 17, 1980. He left the body so badly mutilated that he became known as "the vampire".

Koltun was arrested on January 1981, and admitted his crimes to a series of psychiatrists.


Julian Koltun

A Polish bookbinder turned railroad worker, Koltun made his first known foray into violent sex crime at age 30. His victim was a Russian woman, assaulted on August 31, 1980, and savagely mauled in a rural area near Poland's border with the Soviet Union. 

The woman survived his attack, and Koltun remained unidentified, his crime overshadowed by the rise of Solidarity and an epic strike at the Gdansk shipyard.

Over the next four months, farming communities in eastern Poland were terrorized by the murders of two women and brutal assaults on four others. Koltun killed his first victim on September 17, inflicting such grievous injuries that he quickly became known as a "vampire." 

Arrested in January 1981, the slayer confessed his crimes in a series of interviews with psychiatrists and self-styled "sexologists." The early stages of his trial, in April, were closed to protect the public from "gruesome" forensic testimony, but spectators were admitted in time to see Koltun convicted and sentenced to life.

Michael Newton - An Encyclopedia of Modern Serial Killers



MO: "Vampire" rape-slayer of women.



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