Mel Ignatow



Age: 70


Summary: Kentucky man who was acquitted in 1991 for the gruesome 1988 rape, torture, and murder of his former fiancée Brenda Sue Schaefer, whose body was found buried in a shallow grave over a year later, but who finally admitted to the crime several years later after an underdeveloped film was discovered showing him torturing Schaefer the night she was killed, who had spent the last 11 years in prison on perjury charges and was released for the second time in December 2006 because he could not be retried for the murder under the legal principle of double jeopardy.



Cause of Death: Accidental fall


Born: March 26, 1938


Died: September 1, 2008


Location: Louisville, Kentucky