Carl "Charlie" Brandt (February 23, 1957 – September 13, 2004) was an American murderer and suspected serial killer.
A former resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana and longtime resident of the Florida Keys, Brandt committed suicide in September 2004 after he stabbed his wife, Teresa "Teri" Brandt, and decapitated and severely mutilated his niece, Michelle Jones, removing her heart.
An investigation by the police concluded that Brandt hanged himself in Jones' garage after committing the murders.
Brandt had shot his parents, killing his pregnant mother, in 1971 when he was 13.
His father survived.
He spent one year at a psychiatric hospital before being released, and was never criminally charged.
This incident, Brandt's efficiency in killing his wife and niece, and his hidden obsession with human anatomy led investigators to look into the possibility that he had committed other murders since moving to Florida in 1973.
The police have linked at least two homicides to Brandt.