Photograph of police officers searching for body parts that belonged to a victim of the Cleveland Torso Murderer. Also known as the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, this murderer killed and dismembered 12 victims during the 1930’s in Cleveland. In all cases the victim would be beheaded, and decapitation was normally the cause of death, and in most the bodies would be dismembered, with the torso occasionally cut in half. The perpetrator was never caught.
In the last chapter I was reminded of Oedipus tragedy not because of the storyline, but as a general feeling. The chapter starts with Mutsuki condemning Torso and he comments Murder is murder. In this way he is unknowingly condemning himself like O. who decided the punishment for Laius's murder not knowing he was that murder. O. was also said to be able to see through any riddle, but couldn't see himself clearly like M who has excellent highsight and percception but didn't see a part of himself