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A.K.A.: "The Monster of Gorejne Vasi"
Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Rape - Burned corpses in an oven wood
Number of victims: 6
Date of murders: 1978
Date of birth: July 6, 1948
Victims profile: Vido Markovič, 18 / Marjano Cankar, 52 / Urško Brečko, 20 / Ano Plevnik, 42 / Zorko Nikolič, 35 / Olge Pajič, 36
Method of murder: Strangulation
Location: Slovenia, former Yugoslavia
Status: Sentenced to death, 1980. Commuted to 20 years in prison. Committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell on May 30, 2006

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Metod Trobec (born July 6, 1948, died May 30, 2006) was a serial killer in Slovenia who raped and killed at least five women. He committed suicide while in prison.


Most Famous Serial Killer in Former SFRY Commits Suicide in Slovenian Prison

May 30, 2006

The most famous serial killer in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Metod Trobec committed suicide in the prison in Slovenia, Croatian news agency HINA informs.

According to a statement of the prison the murderer, a.k.a. the Monster of Gorejne Vasi, killed himself on Tuesday.

In 1979 Metod Trobec was arrested for the murder of at least 5 women. It is believed he is also guilty of the murders of more women but the Supreme Court of Slovenia commuted his sentence to 20 years.

However, he was not released as in 1992 he tried to murder another inmate and received 15 more years in prison.



Serial killer commits suicide in prison


The most notorious serial killer in the former Yugoslavia committed suicide in his cell on Tuesday, prison authorities said.

Metod Trobec, a Slovene whose rape and murder of five women in 1978 and the burning of their remains in his home baker's oven shocked the ex-Yugoslav federation at the time, hanged himself with a blanket in a prison in Dob pri Mirni, southeastern Slovenia.

Trobec was the last defendant sentenced to death in Yugoslavia, which disintegrated in the 1990's into several nations that later abolished capital punishment.

The Slovene Supreme Court later upheld Trobec's appeal and reduced his sentence to 20 years in prison, but he was sentenced to serve another 15 years for the attempted murder of an inmate.



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