New ID Doc ‘The Butcher Baker’ Tells Terrifying Story of Serial Killer Once Portrayed On-Screen By John Cusack

by Jeremy Spirogis
Robert Hansen

It’s Serial Killer Week at Investigation Discovery. Every night time by means of Sept. four the true-crime community is airing new specials about a few of the most terrifying murderers of all time, together with Samuel Little — one of the vital prolific serial killers in historical past — and the infamous BTK Killer. And then there’s Robert Hansen, a person dubbed “The Butcher Baker.” 

The Butcher Baker: Mind of a Monster provides an in-depth have a look at Hansen’s crimes, which included kidnapping younger ladies, flying them into the Alaskan wilderness, after which looking them down for sport. It premieres Wednesday, Sept. 2. 

Robert Hansen killed greater than a dozen younger ladies in Alaska 

Robert Hansen
Robert Hansen | Anchorage Daily News/Tribune News Service by way of Getty Images

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On the floor, Hansen was a mild-mannered household man with a spouse and two youngsters. Born in Iowa, he finally moved to Alaska, the place he owned a profitable bakery. But Hansen, an avid hunter who owned his personal airplane, had a darkish secret: He was a killer. 

In the 1970s, Anchorage was booming because of the development of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The metropolis additionally had a thriving crimson mild district, the place Hansen discovered lots of his victims. After selecting up a lady, he would take them into the Alaskan bush the place he raped them and, in some circumstances, murdered them.    

‘The Butcher Baker’ options Hansen in his personal phrases

Police have been conscious that quite a lot of ladies had gone lacking in Anchorage, nevertheless it wasn’t till the early 1980s, when our bodies started turning up in distant areas of the state, that they realized they could have a serial killer on their fingers. Then, a lady named Cindy Paulson got here ahead with a horrific story. A person had picked her up for intercourse. When she received within the automobile, he pulled a gun, handcuffed her, and took her to his residence, the place her raped her. Later, he took her to the airport. But earlier than he might put her on his airplane, she escaped. Information she supplied led the police to Hansen. 

Hansen finally confessed to murdering 17 ladies. The Butcher Baker: Mind of a Monster consists of audio recordings of his interviews with police, the place he describes selecting up his victims and taking them into the wilderness. Viewers will even hear recordings of Paulson describing her encounter with the killer and see interviews with investigating officers and individuals who knew Hansen. 

John Cusack performed Robert Hansen in a 2013 film  

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If Hansen’s story sounds acquainted, that could be as a result of it was the idea for the 2013 movie The Frozen Ground. Nicolas Cage performed an Alaska State Trooper investigating Hansens’s crimes. John Cusack performed Hansen and Vanessa Hudgens portrayed a lady who escapes after being kidnapped. The Frozen Ground is presently streaming on Netflix.   

The Butcher Baker: Mind of a Monster airs Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.    

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