Murderer Andy Albury's killings were so brutal he has been dubbed a 'real-life Hannibal Lecter,' Australian news source Courier Mail reports. The ex-abattoir worker has confessed to 14 murders in a deserted stretch of Queensland, Australia.
The barren, desolate roads of Flinders Highway, Australia are sadly reminiscent of horror 'Wolf Creek'.
Detective Les Chapman - Albury's arresting officer - offered the chilling comparison to The Silence of the Lambs killer, Hannibal Lecter:
I told police Albury was active in northwest Queensland,” said Chapman. “He’s a prime suspect. If it’s not him, it has to be someone in the same category, but there are very few psychopaths on the planet as dangerous as him. He’s a real-life Hannibal Lecter.
Eerie similaries: Killer Andy Albury and Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.
Det. Chapman (pictured below) continued:
He confessed to 14 murders to me. We only got him for one. That got him life in prison. But we know he killed others.
The murder in question - that of Gloria Pindan in Darwin, 1983 - left the victim was beaten and mutilated with a broken bottle, leaving blood spatter up to 1m the wall where her body was found.
The only hope that remains in this case is that Chapman can lead Australian police to more bodies, giving closure to victims' families.
Surely, this is the one small kindness Australia can expect from Albury, a man whose attitude to life is so dismally cruel. When asked why he murdered, he said:
It doesn't worry me what I kill – they're all blood and guts inside.