A murder victim who is found with something such as a blanket covering their face or pulled up over their body often reflects a sense of guilt or remorse in the killer.
Albert DeSalvo’s “The Boston Strangler” seventh victim, Patricia Bissette was found lying face up on her bed, her legs together and covered by a bedspread snugly drawn up to her chin. Later DeSalvo said:
“She was different, I didn’t want to see her like that, naked and… She talked to me like a man, she treated me like a man.”
"But he couldn’t get through her ribcage, and he left a gaping inverted cross sliced into her chest, over and below the left breast. He decided on her eyes; that would be his way of having a pierce of her soul. Quickly yet carefully, he cut away her eyelids, removed both of her eyes and put them in a little jewelry box he found, laughing as he did so."