New NBC drama sparks memories of real life serial killers in Toledo


debuts a new dramatic series Thursday night based on the fictional character Hannibal lector, the central figure in the blockbuster movie "Silence of the Lambs."

played by actor Madds Mikkelsen, becomes a consultant for the FBI, helping track down serial killers, an ironic twist since lector, himself, is a serial murderer.


oledo has been struck by its own real-life serial killers

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nthony and Nathanial Cook, who took the lives of at least nine victims in the 1980's. Local author and criminal investigator Frank Stiles wrote a book about the Cook brothers titled "Evil Brothers: A True Crime Story," "I never got over it, I still have nightmares about that. You can feel their pain and all of us officers and detectives and prosecutors and everybody that was involved felt their pain," explains Stiles.


people that ranged in age from 12 to 43 were killed by Anthony Cook who was aided by his brother. All of their female victims with the youngest a 12 year old girl were raped before they were murdered. All the victims were either beaten to death with baseball bats, concrete blocks, strangled, or shot.


evidence was to able to link the murders to both brothers. Anthony Cook is serving life behind bars. His brother Nathaniel Cook will be released from prison in ten years.


rank Stiles who wrote a book about the murders is currently working another book about police officers who've died in the line of duty.