One of Brazil’s renowned Serial Killer, Marcelo Costa De Andrade is also known as the “Niteroi Vampire”. Marcelo spent most of his childhood in a slum area in Rio De Janeiro. As a child De Andrade, suffered on the abusive hands of his grandfather and step parents. He was only 10 years old when he was sexually abused and when he turned 14 he turned to flesh trade as a mean to generate income. When he was 16 years old, he had a relationship with an older man and at the age of 17 he tried to rape his younger brother.
He was 23 years old when his homosexual relationship ended. He decided to move back with his mom and rekindled their relationship with his brothers. His life seems to be going back on track, he started going to churches 4 times each week, until on April 1991 when he made his first victim.
For a period of 9 months, an estimated number of 9 victims were attributed to de Andrade. He would normally victimize those poor kids on the street, strangling and raping them. There are also occasions when he showed some signs of necrophilia. He decapitated one of the boys and smashed the skull of another. There are also some incidents where he drank the blood of the victims. He claimed that the blood of the Young Boys will grant him the beauty of youth. Authorities never suspected a serial killer on the loose at first when random street kids disappeared since there is quite a high criminality rate in Rio. De Andrade liked to kill young boys because they have beautiful skin plus he thinks he is doing them some favor since the church taught him that children who died before the age of 13 went straight to heaven, so the children that he killed must be grateful to him for sending them to the kingdom of God.
December of the same year when he met a kid named Altair de Abreu with his brother on the terminal. He offered them money in order to light a candle to pray to a saint. They we’re on their way to the church when they passed on a vacant lot. Marcelo immediately turned to his younger brother Ivan and strangled him. Altair was so shocked that he can’t even move. He froze as he watched Marcelo killed his brother while raping him. Altair was so helpless that he can only cry, when he’s done with the brother, Marcelo hugged Altair and said that he love the kid and asked him to live with him. Altair was scared that he just agreed hoping that Marcelo would spare his life.
Marcelo took Altair on his work the next day but the office is closed. The young boy managed to escape de Andrade and went back to their Mother. He said that he lost his Brother on his way. After a few days, due to the pressure of his sister, Altair confessed everything and they went to report the whole thing to the police. Meanwhile Marcelo went back to the crime scene, took the hand of Ivan and kept it on his pocket to prevent the rats from devouring it.
The police though that the incident about Ivan was an isolated case. They were astounded upon De Andrade confessed to the murders he committed. He said he liked boys so much that he doesn’t want them to end up in hell.