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Levi Boone Helm

Also Known As: "The Kentucky Cannibal"
Birthplace: Lincoln, KY, USA
Death: Died in Virginia City, Madison, MT, USA
Cause of death: hanged
Place of Burial: Boothill Cemetery, Virginia City, Madison, Montana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Helm and Nancy Helm
Husband of Lucinda Helm
Father of Lucy B. Helm
Brother of David Wilcox Helm; Fleming W. Helm; Elizabeth Eunice Helm; Thomas J. Helm; James Alonzo Helm and 3 others

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About Boone Helm

Boone Helm (1828 – January 14, 1864) was a mountain man and gunfighter of the American West known as the Kentucky Cannibal. Helm was also a serial killer who gained his nickname for his opportunistic and unrepentant proclivity for the consumption of human flesh taken from the bodies of enemies and traveling companions. While this was usually done in survival situations, Helm sometimes took flesh in preparation of being in a survival situation.


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Boone Helm's Timeline

January 28, 1827
Lincoln, KY, USA
Age 23
January 14, 1864
Age 36
Virginia City, Madison, MT, USA
Virginia City, Madison, Montana, United States