Ahmad Suradji

The Sorcerer

  Active for 12 years
(1986-1997) in Indonesia




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Ahmad Suradji an Indonesian serial killer known as The Sorcerer, Nasib Kelewang, Datuk Maringgi and Dukun AS. Suradji was convicted of strangling at least forty-two women and girls in a series of ritual slayings he believed would give him magical powers. In order to achieve even more magical power he drank the victims saliva, having to reach a total of seventy victims, before ascending into a Dukan, as foretold by his dead father in a dream. Some victims were even charged money in exchange for a magic ritual to be performed, instead Suradji would bury the victim up to their waist in a cornfield and strangle them with a cable. Once dead Suradji would dig up the victim to undress and rebury the victim naked. Ahmad Suradji was executed by firing squad in 2008.

Ahmad Suradji Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Ahmad Suradji (aka) The Sorcerer, was active for 12 years between 1986-1997, known to have ( 42 confirmed / 80 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Indonesia

Ahmad Suradji was born on January 10th 1949 in Medan, Indonesia.

Ahmad Suradji a heterosexual male citizen of Indonesia. He married to three wives (all sisters). He had no children mentioned.

In 1986 (Age 36/37) Ahmad Suradji started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, stalk, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with his three wives at his house on the outskirts of Medan, the capital of North Sumatra., where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on May 2nd 1997 (Age 48), convicted on April 27th 1998 (Age 49), sentenced to death by firing squad at a prison in Medan, Indonesia. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Ahmad Suradji was executed on July 10th 2008 (Age 59).

Ahmad Suradji died on July 10th 2008 (Age 59), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by firing squad at a prison in Medan, Indonesia.

Profile Completeness: 65%
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Ahmad Suradji has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 months ago.

Ahmad Suradji a known:

Ahmad Suradji
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Updated: 2019-01-27 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Ahmad Suradji
Nickname: The Sorcerer
Victims: 42 - 80
Years Active: 1986 - 1997
Ages Active: 36/37 - 47/48
Active Countries: Indonesia
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1949 - 2008
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Indonesia
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Marital Status: married to three wives (all sisters)
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: his three wives at his house on the outskirts of Medan, the capital of North Sumatra.
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 10, 1949
Given Name: Ahmad
Birth Location: Medan, Indonesia
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: May 2, 1997 (Age 48)
Convicted: Apr 27, 1998 (Age 49)
Sentence: death by firing squad
Prison Location: a prison in Medan, Indonesia
Executed: Jul 10, 2008 (Age 59)
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Jul 10, 2008 (Age 59)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by firing squad
Death Location: a prison in Medan, Indonesia
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
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kill at killers home TRUE 300
used weapon TRUE 413
stalk TRUE 384
strangle TRUE 401
posed body TRUE 339
totem personal item TRUE 331
suicide FALSE 204
killed in prison FALSE 198
kill at victims home FALSE 303
used gun FALSE 412
blindfold FALSE 338
bound FALSE 375
totem body part FALSE 336
robbed FALSE 394

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Ahmad Suradji (10 January 1949 – 10 July 2008) was an Indonesian serial killer who admitted to killing 42 girls and women between 1986 and 1997. His victims ranged in age from 11 to 30, and were strangled after being buried up to their waists in the ground as part of a ritual. He buried his victims in a sugarcane plantation near his home, with their heads facing his house, which he believed would give him extra power.

External References
  1. Ahmad Suradji on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Ahmad SURADJI on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  3. Q400815 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  4. Thomas Bell, Black Magic Killer executed for 42 murders on www.telegraph.co.uk, Retrieved on Jan 16, 2019.
Internal References

Ahmad Suradji is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #2 of 49 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #3 of 53 [ Page 1 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #7 of 231 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #18 of 642 [ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #138 of 642 [ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #332 of 642 [ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #570 of 642 [ Page 38 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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