In today’s world where it seems to be getting harder and harder to figure out who you can trust, one would think and hope that would be a member of law enforcement. After all, their job is to “protect and serve” the public’s trust and well-being. So, being married to a police officer should give a spouse an extra feeling of being safe and protected.
However, this was not the case for police officer Gilberto Valle III’s wife as she came across information that led to an argument with him. She then fled to her family’s home in Reno, Nevada where she contacted local authorities and reported seeing “weird stuff” on Gilberto’s computer.
The agency she contacted notified NYPD and after notifying their Internal Affairs department, ended up taking his computer where they found evidence on the hard drive that revealed his gruesome intentions; to kidnap, cook and eat the body parts as many as 100 women.
NYPD officer Gilberto Valle III was arrested and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, according to a federal criminal complaint. He was also charged with unauthorized accessing of data from the National Crime Information Center database.
According to the complaint, it alleges that not only was he conspiring to kidnap “Victim 1,” he discussed plans to “kidnap, torture, rape, kill, cook and eat body parts of a number of women.” Allegedly, he created computer files that pertained to “at least 100 women and contained at least one paragraph of each woman.”
The complaint also says that he used law enforcement databases to help him conduct surveillance on potential victims. Vale’s defense lawyer tried to argue for bail on the grounds that he was indulging in deviant fantasies playing out in chat rooms and on the internet; however, no one was harmed.
His lawyer, Julia Gatto, said, “Nothing has happened. We may be offended. We may be alarmed. But it’s just talk, your honor.” The judge, however, sided with the prosecution thereby Valle will be held without bail while waiting for trial.
The incriminating conversation Gilberto had online took place on July 9th of this year. An unknown co-conspirator asks Valle, “How big is your oven?” Valle’s alleged response was: “Big enough to fit one of these girl[s] if I folded their legs…the abduction will have to be flawless…I know all of them.”
He continues by saying, “I can just show up at [one prospective victim's] home unannounced, it will not alert her, and I can knock her out, wait until dark and kidnap her right out of her home,” before boasting, he also said that he could make his own chloroform.” Valle later described how he intended on cooking his victim. He allegedly wrote, “I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus…cook her over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible.”
The complaint further revealed that Valle had actually had lunch with one of his potential victims who were an acquaintance from high school. Authorities said that data from Valle’s cell phone showed he had made contact with the victim while on her block in Manhattan. The complaint also chillingly revealed that he had aspirations on becoming a professional kidnapper who had offered to snatch her for a few thousand dollars. In a communication with an unidentified individual, he wrote, “$5,000 and she’s all yours.”
In addition to the chat room conversations, law enforcement had confirmed Valle had a profile on the dating site OKCupid. He describes himself as being a “very calm individual” having “an endless supply of hilarious short stories from work that can’t be made up.” He continues by listing his favorite book as being “Green Eggs and Ham,” says he enjoys Japanese, Italian, Chinese and Mexican food while noting that, “I’ll try anything and am not picky at all.”
In his last visit to the dating site on September 16th, Valle wrote that he is “looking for a partner in crime who I look forward to seeing again seconds after I kiss her good-bye.” His activity on the site does coincide with his alleged plans to conspire to kidnap and kill women.
Sources have said that the co-conspirators were individuals from overseas and that talks of kidnapping, fees and other details was simply “fantasy stuff.” It was not clear if he truly intended on following through with the acts of cannibalism and other aspects of his plan. Valle, if convicted, could face up to life in prison. Officials speaking on behalf of the NYPD told FoxNews that Valle was immediately suspended after he was arrested.
NYPD Cop Arrested for Cannibal Plot
Gilberto Valle NYPD officer plotted to kidnap, torture, kill, cook and eat body parts of a number of women.
Cannibal Cop, Gilberto Valle NYPD Plotted to Cook, Eat 100 Women
A bizarre story out of New York City, where the FBI has reportedly arrested a police officer for plotting a gruesome crime.