Twisted serial killers used remote cabin to rape, murder and torture 25 people

Leonard Lake and Charles Ng turned a remote cabin into a twisted torture chamber to murder, rape and torture up to 25 people in a sickening crime spree.

According to court reports, the pair worked together to destroy families, killing infants and men immediately but keeping the women alive to torture and rape.

Lake met ex-marine Ng through a war gamer magazine advert he published in 1981, three years before Ng was discharged from serving time for theft.

This is when Lake invited him to share a cabin he was renting near Wilseyville, California.

In journals recovered by police, Lake describes a structure he built next to the cabin as a “dungeon”.

It is believed that Lake had already murdered his brother Donald and his pal Charles Gunnar by the time Ng arrived to share the cabin.

The spree of sick twisted killings came to an end in June 1985 when Charles Ng was caught shoplifting, according to All That's Interesting.

After fleeing the scene, Lake turned up at the shop to pay for Ng's stolen items, but the police had already arrived.

Cops grew instantly suspicious of Lake after he didn’t resemble the photo on his driver’s license. It instead belonged to a man who had been missing for several weeks named Robin Stapley.

The police arrested Lake when they went on to find a gun with a silencer attached.

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Cowardly Lake swallowed cyanide pills that he had sewn into his clothes while in custody and died four days later, escaping prosecution.

The vehicle Lake was driving was registered to Paul Cosner, who had also recently gone missing. The police were able to use Lake's auto registration to find Lake's remote cabin and dungeon.

Cops investigating the property found almost 40 pounds of burned and crushed human bone fragments in a makeshift burial.

Police also found a map that led to two buckets of ID papers and personal possessions that suggested up to 25 victims could have been killed.

One bucket included Lake's handwritten journals throughout the years of 1983-1984, as well as two videotapes showing the gruesome torture of two tragic victims, Brenda O'Connor and Deborah Dubs.

Ng is heard telling O'Connor in one of the tapes: "You can cry and stuff, like the rest of them, but it won't do any good. We are pretty … cold-hearted, so to speak."

Ng fled to Canada where before he was again arrested for theft. He served four and a half years in prison before a lengthy extradition battle with the authorities in California.

In September 1991 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled by a vote of four to three against him, and he was deported within an hour of the ruling.

On February 1999, Charles Ng was found guilty of 11 murders after the stack of overwhelming evidence found in the gruesome journals and videotapes.

He was sentenced to death by lethal injection., but no executions have been performed in the state of California since 2006, BBC reports.

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