A Mexican Vampire Murder: The Tragic Tale of Edwin “Piwa” Juarez Palma

Vampire mythology never quite loses its hold over us—just look at what’s popular in books, TV, and film. As a society, we’re always eager for the newest iteration of our favorite creatures of the night, whether it’s sparkly, sexy vamps, misunderstood outsider vamps, or ruthless, gothic bloodsuckers. Because of their popularity, vampire myths have crept into real life and influenced several crimes over the years. Although many cases involving the mythology involve a killer trying to explain their actions, one case out of Mexico went a different direction.