Eventually he was tracked down by Batman’s substitute Jean Paul Valley, who chased him into a refinery and knocked him into a vat of molten metal.  When Batman journeyed to Hell with Etrigan the Demon, he briefly encountered Abattoir, who believes that he shouldn’t have died and thus remains deluded that he is an immortal, and blames Batman for his death. Batman did not feel guilt over Abattoir’s plight, fully aware that the serial killer condemned himself to Hell for the atrocities he had committed long before encountering Jean Paul Valley.  He later returned as a ghost (during a brief period of increased supernatural activity, worldwide), to torment the original Batman using Valley’s Batman armor, but Batman proved much less susceptible to psychological assault than his substitute. Batman tricked Abattoir’s ghost into abandoning the armor and his mission. Abattoir’s corpse is reanimated by a black power ring and recruited to the Black Lantern Corps.