While faced with the task of trying to come up with some ways that the Serial Killer in my book kills... I of course turned to the interwebs to find a list I was sure that was out there - with all kinds of different ways to "murder" someone...
So when I found absolutely nothing, I was kinda shocked.....
... but then I started thinking, well, why give actual people who kill ideas ....
And then I thought, but they can just watch ID Channel to get all kinds of ideas ...
So why isn't there a master list out there? Who knows..... but, guess I'm going to make one of my own.
So I sought out to create our own master list... and thought, I'm not going to limit it to just ways that the character(s) I'm writing would do, it's going to be a master, MASTER LIST ..
Asphyxiation is a tricky little thing. There are several more uncontrollable (dare I say, natural) caused for being unable to breath.
Drowning in various substances
Erotic asphyxiation gone wrong
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
A list on this website is:
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Carbon Monoxide Inhalation
Contact with certain chemicals. (like phosgene)
Exposure to low pressure or vacuum
Self-Induced Hypocapnia by Hyperventiliation
Inert gas asphyxiation
Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome
Breaking the wind pipe
Prolonged exposure to Chlorine Gas
Tools of the Game
Nylon or other cloth/fabric Cords
Electronic Power Cords
A woman is choked with her own nylons (Cindy)
suffocation by extended time locked in a fridge/freezer hidden in a scrapyard (Anton)
being compressed by weights until asphyxiation (Travis - See Also Stoning)