Volker Eckert (1959 – 2007) was a German truck driver and serial killer who confessed to the murders of six women, five of whom were prostitutes. He was accused of committing 19 murders between 1974 and 2006. On 17 November 2006, Eckert was arrested in Germany. The police found tufts of hair and pictures of his victims subjected to various tortures in Eckert's truck and in his house. On 2 July 2007, Eckert was found dead in his cell in Germany, after committing suicide.