(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.
Famous Serial Killer in Former SFRY Commits Suicide in Slovenian
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.
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
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.