Béla Kiss ran a lonely-hearts con between 1905 to 1914. He took the life savings of many women before killing them and storing their bodies in metal drums filled with alcohol. He told their families that they had left him and run away. When the Great War began, Kiss volunteered to serve in the Austria-Hungarian forces in Serbia. By the time police found the bodies of 24 people in his hometown of Cinkota, he was presumed dead. But various sightings over the years made investigators wonder if he had faked his own death in order to get away with multiple murders.
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Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe
Narrated by Noel Vinson
Researched by Two Red Romans Productions
Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler
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This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.