Am I too attached to a long-dead Portuguese serial killer?

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Illustration (1944) of Diogo Alves during his trial.When I first wrote about Diogo Alves, the 19th century Portuguese serial killer who was sentenced to death and had his head preserved in a jar, I didn’t expect the entire world would pounce on his story. It held interest to me –I am a criminology graduate with a master of Forensic Sciences and part-time researcher of the display of dead bodies–but it was hard to imagine a mainstream audience being interested in this man’s pickled head.

Then again, it was the photos. It’s always the photos.