|Intro||German serial killer|
|Was||Murderer Criminal Serial killer|
|Birth||1 July 1959, Plauen|
|Death||2 July 2007, Bayreuth (aged 48 years)|
Volker Eckert (1 July 1959 – 2 July 2007) was a German truck driver and serial killer who confessed to the murders of six women, five of whom were prostitutes. He was accused of committing 19 murders in France, Spain and Germany between 1974 and 2006.
15 year old Eckert committed his first murder in 1974 in Plauen. He strangled a 14-year-old girl, but he succeeded in camouflage as a suicide. On 17 November 2006, Eckert was arrested in Wesseling nearby Cologne, Germany. The police found tufts of hair and pictures of his victims subjected to various tortures in Eckert's truck and in his house.
On 2 July 2007, Eckert was found dead in his cell in Germany, after committing suicide. After his death, the police found evidence that Eckert had killed nine women across Germany, France, Spain and Italy. Furthermore, there are strong indications that he killed another four women.
In December 2007, the German police closed the file.