To celebrate the nearing release of Behind the Tape Photobook, we’ve hand-picked 5 most disturbing crime scene every true crime fan must visit.

1. NSFW: Revisiting the Most Brutal Murders of Maury Travis

He’s one of the most brutal serial killers of the modern era, who built a torture chamber inside his own house.

He kidnapped, abused and tortured at least 12 women and videotaped their murders.

He’s Maury Travis – a twisted man who taunted the police, took delight in torturing his victims and completely mentally devastated them before the murders.

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2. A Morbidly Fascinating Tour Inside the Heaven’s Gate Mansion

In 1997, 39 people took their own lives to reach what they believed was an extraterrestrial spacecraft following Comet Hale–Bopp.

All of them were dressed in black, wearing Nike Decade sneakers, and killed themselves in shifts over three days, with members arranging the bodies of those who died before them.

A Morbidly Fascinating Tour Inside the Heaven's Gate Mansion

To this day, after more than 20 years, the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide still lives inside American consciousness.

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3. NSFW: Extremely Graphic Tour Through Ted Bundy’s Issaquah Dump Site

On September 6, 1974, two grouse hunters stumbled across the skeletal remains of three Bundy’s victims near a service road in Issaquah, about 17 miles east of Seattle.

What they didn’t know was that the mysterious “Ted” seen at Lake Sammamish State Park on the day of the abductions was just starting off.

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4. 8 Newly Released Photos From Jeffrey Dahmer’s Apartment

Ever seen the shocking photograph capturing the moment officers discovered Jeffrey Dahmer’s polaroids?

How about a morbid look into the cannibal’s kitchen?

Exclusively for True Crime Magazine readers, the Milwaukee Police Department shares 8 never-before-seen photographs capturing what officers uncovered the night of Jeffrey Dahmer’s arrest.

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5. Revisiting One of the Most Bizarre Suicides of All Time

On September 16, 2001, a young man checked into a motel in Amanda Park, Washington under the name of Lyle Stevik.

The following day, Stevik was found dead in his room. He had used his belt to hang himself in a closet and left a note that simply read “suicide.”

Lyle Stevik's Suicide Note

Lyle Stevik’s suicide note.

Although after 17 long years the real identity of Lyle Stevik has been finally uncovered by Internet sleuths, the true horror and mystery is still hiding inside the Room 5.

Room 5 Lyle Stevik

Entrance to the infamous Room 5. (Credit:

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