Ep. 31: Nathaniel Bar-Jonah

Warning: This episode contains disturbing content.

Today, Jack and J. J. cover the case of Nathaniel Bar-Jonah. A man who, despite a mountain of evidence, was never convicted for murder. Over the course of his life, he molested, raped, tortured, and cannibalized multiple children, usually young boys.

In Bar-Jonah’s hoarded apartment, detectives found lists of names, encoded notebooks, recipes for “little boy pot pies”, and the hair of an African-American male in a dirty meat-grinder. The disappearance of ten-year-old Zachary Ramsay was almost certainly the work of Bar-Jonah. A suspicion made all the more sinister by the fact that for a month after Zachary’s disappearance, Bar-Jonah threw cookouts for his friends and neighbors- yet had a distinct gap in his credit history: no bills for grocery purchases.

To this day, we do not know how many victims Bar-Jonah kidnapped, killed, and ate.


Nathaniel Bar-Jonah via Murderpedia

Eat the Evidence: A Journey Through the Dark Boroughs of a Paedophilic Cannibal’s Mind” by John Espy. Karnac Books. 7 January 2014.

Cannibalism and the Strange Case of Nathaniel Bar-Jonah” by Real Frenz XL. truecrimecases.blogspot.com. 1 August 2010.

10-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Butchered, Eaten” by Kim Skornogoski. Great Falls Tribune. 20 December 2000.

Episode 08″ Up CloseMost Evil. Investigation Discovery. 7 September 2006. Television.

Great Crimes and Trials: Trial of the Bogeyman” posted by CrimeTV. http://www.youtube.com. Posted: 23 June 2015. (Not related to the two shows by the name Great Crimes and Trials).

Music used in this podcast:

Into Infinity: Robert Kroos: 1

myuu: Disintegrating

There’s Someone At The Door (2 TOTEMS) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0


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