Forest Hills, NY – Gilberto Valle, a married 6-year veteran of the New York Police Department, was arrested in Queens yesterday on charges that he was conspiring to kidnap, rape, cook, and eat a number of female acquaintances.
Pretty much all the evidence against the 28-year-old Valle is in the form of e-mails and instant messages which discussed his plans to “kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook and eat body parts of a number of women,” according to the complaint against the officer. Though Valle, who works at the 26th Precinct in Manhattan, never actually followed through on any of his plans, the evidence was enough to officially charge him with federal kidnapping conspiracy.
It’s pretty clear that Valle put some serious thought into his plots though. In one conversation with a co-conspirator, he mentioned that he would like cook someone “over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible,” according to the complaint, which describes two specific plans.
The first plan allegedly involved a $5,000 kidnap-for-hire in which Valle believed that his customer was interested in raping the woman in question.
“Just so that you know, she may be knocked out when I get her to you,” Officer Valle wrote, according to the criminal complaint. “I don’t know how long the solvent I am using will last but I have to knock her out to get her out of her apartment safely. She will be alive. It’s a short drive to you. I think I would rather not get involved in the rape. You paid for her. She is all yours and I don’t want to be tempted the next time I abduct a girl.”
Valle was also apparently not willing to negotiate on the $5,000 price, stating that the abduction was “very risky and will ruin my life if I am caught.”
A forensic investigation of the officer’s computer yielded files pertaining to at least 100 women. Of the ten to whom the FBI have spoken thus far, all were at least acquaintances of Valle. Another file seemed to describe a “blueprint” for “abducting and cooking” a woman.
Though Valle never followed through with any of his plans, it would seem as though he was intending to do so. He actually had a lunch with a woman he was allegedly targeting and reported the meeting back to his co-conspirator, though little is known about what happened before or afterward.
If I had one word of advice for Mr. Valle, it would be to avoid a rape-then-cook scenario. Though I’ve never tasted human flesh, I have had pork, which is supposedly similar, and semen makes a terrible marinade. You’ll just have to trust me on that.
I will leave you with this little snippet of an online conversation Valle reportedly had with his co-conspirator…you know, just to creep you out a bit:
“I love that she is asleep right now not having the slightest clue of what we have planned,” Valle allegedly told a co-conspirator in a July 9 instant message. “Her days are numbered. I’m glad you’re on board. She does look tasty, doesn’t she?”Tags: cannibalism, Conspiracy, Gilberto Valle, Kidnapping, New York, NYPD, Police