37. Poland – The Skin Suit Case of Kraków

On a grey winter’s morning, the captain of a tugboat made a gory discovery in the Vistula River in the centre of Krakow. Stuck in the propeller of his boat, was the skin of missing student, Katarzyna Zowada. There was no body, it was just the skin, sliced off with surgical precision. This case became one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in Poland’s criminal history. Until October 2017, when a local man was arrested.

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The Chilling Case of Katarzyna Zawada

Murdered and skinned student – we talked to the suspect

Articles

Her skin was fished from Vistula. Who killed her?

In the skin of a psychopath

Krakow student stripped of her skin – suspect detained

19 years ago – he murdered the student. We reveal the story behind the investigation

Kasia met a cruel death – her mother has been waiting for answers for 15 years

The person who has been detained for the murder of Katarzyna Z.

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Special thanks: MZ                                            

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.