Hard on the heels of Fritz Haarmann's arrest in Germany, a similar case was uncovered in the town of Iglau, Czechoslovakia. There, authorities declared, a Mrs. Dvoracek and seven male accomplices had made a business out of slaying Polish refugees. The victims were reportedly enticed to Dvoracek's home with an offer of lodging, then murdered and dismembered , with their bones cremated in a stove. At their trial, in October 1925, the defendants were charged with slaying four victims, including the brothers Policky, during 1918 and 1919. One of those accused pled guilty on October 22, and all were ultimately convicted, sentenced to die.