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Killer: Kelly Cochran
Killer: Kelly Cochran

By Staff Reporter

A woman convicted of killing both her husband and lover may have murdered another nine men, making her one of America's worst female serial killers, according to her own family.

Kelly Cochran is suspected of serving the dismembered remains of one victim at a barbecue for neighbours, her brother said.

The astonishing claims -which suggest the 34-year-old slew and buried men across four Midwest states - are made in a new documentary, Dead North. .

It comes just a month after the killer, of Lake County, Indiana, was sentenced to 65 years in prison for injecting husband, Jason Cochran, with a lethal dose of heroin in 2016.

She was already serving life for shooting dead lover Chris Regan, who vanished in 2014. It is he who may have ended up being cooked for friends.

The documentary probes Cochran's suspected links to other possible murders in Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee and Minnesota. Iron River police chief Laura Frizzo, who first investigated Regan's disappearance, learned Cochran was having an affair with the 51-year-old soon after he went missing.

The case went cold until Jason Cochran (37) died of a suspected overdose on February 2016. Later, investigators found his wife had smothered him.

Cochran then admitted she and her husband had, two years previously, lured Regan to their home, shot him and dismembered him. Cochran said the slaying had been part of a "pact" to "kill off anyone involved in their extramarital affairs". But she said she was angry at her husband and killed him as revenge for his part in murdering Regan.

In between the two convictions, Cochran's brother said he believed his sister had nine additional victims to her name - although the documentary offers no hint as to who they might be.

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