John Justin Bunting an Australian serial killer who was the ringleader in the Snowtown murders. The Snowtown murders were a series of murders committed by John Bunting, Robert Wagner, and James Vlassakis between August 1992 and May 1999, in South Australia. On May 20th 1999, the remains of eight victims were found by the South Australian Police in six plastic barrels in an unused bank vault. A piece of the flesh of the eleventh and final victim, David Johnson, was fried and eaten by Bunting and Wagner. Robert Joe Wagner and Bunting; sentenced to eleven consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Serial Killer John Justin Bunting (aka) Snowtown murders, Bodies in the Barrels Murders, was active for 8 years between 1992-1999, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Australia
John Justin Bunting was born on September 4th 1966 in Inala, Queensland, Australia. John Justin Bunting was sexually, and physically, and abused at some point of his life.
Bunting a heterosexual male citizen of Australia. Bunting married to Elizabeth Harvey, mother of co-offender James Vlassakis..
In 1992 (Age 25/26) John Justin Bunting started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, torture, strangle, and murder his victims. John Justin Bunting used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with in Salisbury North, South Australia, where Bunting was known to work as a criminal, butcher.
He was arrested on May 19th 1999 (Age 32), convicted on September 8th 2003 (Age 37), sentenced to life imprisonment, eleven consecutive terms with out the possibility of parole at a prison in Australia. Bunting was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
John Justin Bunting has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. Serial Killer Cannibals have been known to have ate a piece of their victim(s) body.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||Snowtown murders, Bodies in the Barrels Murders|
|Victims:||11 - 11|
|Years Active:||1992 - 1999|
|Ages Active:||25/26 - 32/33|
|Life Span:||1966 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♍ Virgo |
Aug 23 - Sep 23
|Marital Status:||married to Elizabeth Harvey, mother of co-offender James Vlassakis.|
|Living With:||in Salisbury North, South Australia|
|D.O.B.:||Sep 4, 1966|
|Native Name:||John Justin Bunting|
|Birth Location:||Inala, Queensland, Australia|
|Arrested:||May 19, 1999 (Age 32)|
|Convicted:||Sep 8, 2003 (Age 37)|
|Sentence:||life imprisonment, eleven consecutive terms with out the possibility of parole|
|Prison Location:||a prison in Australia|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer John Justin Bunting. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Sep 04 1966||John Justin Bunting was born in Inala, Queensland, Australia. #19660904|
|Sep 04 1986|
|John Justin Bunting started his serial killing spree. #1992|
|Sep 04 1996|
|John Justin Bunting ended his serial killing spree. #1999|
|May 19 1999|
|John Justin Bunting arrested. #19990519|
|Sep 08 2003|
|John Justin Bunting was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, eleven consecutive terms with out the possibility of parole at a prison in Australia. #20030908|
|Sep 04 2006|
|Sep 04 2016|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as John Justin Bunting (1992-1999).
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|ate part of body||TRUE||445|
|sex with body||FALSE||426|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
|totem personal item||FALSE||350|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1548119644||The Big Book of Serial Ki...||Jack Rosewood|| 60 Total Including |
|0753547228||The Serial Killers||Colin Wilson|| 7 Total Including |
|0733627382||City of Evil||Sean Fewster||John Justin Bunting||2|
|1845297520||The Giant Book of Bad Guy...|| 4 Total Including |
| 4 Total Including |
Robert Joe Wagner
|1412974429||Serial Murder||Ronald M. Holmes|| 26 Total Including |
|1987902211||Serial Homicide: Australi...||RJ Parker Ph.D.|| 4 Total Including |
Robert Joe Wagner
|1876462760||Crime Time||Sue Bursztynski||John Justin Bunting||2|
|0733314821||The Snowtown Murders||Andrew McGarry||John Justin Bunting||2|
|0752471287||Murderers' Row||Robin Odell|| 7 Total Including |
|0522869696||Dangerous to Know Updated...||James Morton|| 7 Total Including |
Eric Edgar Cooke
|0730450031||Snowtown: The Bodies in B...||Jeremy Pudney|| 3 Total Including |
Robert Joe Wagner
|1742744222||Killing For Pleasure||Debi Marshall||John Justin Bunting||2|
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