In 2002, a 30-year-old Thai woman acquired the services of a gentleman for the evening, with desires of a sexual encounter. They went to the Hotel Saville, located in Victoria, NSW, Australia, where the encounter turned strange. The gigolo, whose name was Shane Chartres-Abbott, proceeded to have sex with the woman but became violent during the encounter.
Later, Chartres-Abbott told police that he confided in the woman, whom he had murdered, that he was a 200-year-old vampire who needed to drink the blood of women to stay young. They found her body in the shower of the room where the murder had taken place; she was nude, covered in blood, had blood pouring from her mouth, and she had bite marks on the inner thigh of her right leg.
The case gained Shane Chartres-Abbott notoriety as “The Vampire Gigolo”.
During the murder trial in 2003, Chartres-Abbott was on his way to the fifth day of the hearing, when he was gunned down outside his home. The media swarmed on the story, which made Shane Chartres-Abbott practically a household name in Australia.
The investigation after his murder was filled with twists and turns; delving deep into the criminal underworld, with police accomplices, family allegations, and a former boyfriend of the slain woman on the list of suspects.
In the end, it was the confession of a hitman, who was an associate of the woman’s former boyfriend’s family, that officially closed the case. The hit man’s fee was $200,000.
This case has caused the Hotel Saville’s owners a slew of headaches in regards to attempts at selling their building. The information about the vampire gigolo murders must be disclosed, according to law, when selling a property.
They’ve found that when they disclose said information buyers usually shy away. It goes to show that even a dead vampire can cause problems for the living.