1924~Aug. 23, 1929
5 yrs. old
Foster sisters, Gertrude Hamacher, 5, and Louise Lenzen, 14, left the fairgrounds of the town of Flehe to walked home. They were approached on footpath by Kurten who gave Louise some money and asked her to go and buy him some cigarettes. He promised to look after Gertrude. When Louise left he gathered Gertrude up in his arms, strangled her and then slit her throat. When Louise returned with his cigarettes he strangled her also and then decapitated her.