Juana Barraza

La Mataviejitas, The Old Lady Killer

  Active for 9 years
(1998-2006) in Mexico

11

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

49

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 9 Books About Juana Barraza
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Juana Barraza a Mexican professional wrestler and female serial killer known as La Mataviejitas (The Old Lady Killer) and La Dama del Silencio (The Lady of Silence). Barraza killed by bludgeoning or strangling elderly women to rob them, forty-two to forty-nine total victims. She was found guilty on sixteen charges of murder and aggravated burglary, including eleven separate counts of murder. Barraza's mother, Justa Samperio, was an alcoholic who reportedly exchanged her for three beers to a man who repeatedly raped her in his care. Juana Barraza was sentenced to 759 years in 2008.

Juana Barraza Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Juana Barraza (aka) La Mataviejitas, The Old Lady Killer, was active for 9 years between 1998-2006, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 49 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Mexico

Juana Barraza was born (Juana Dayanara Barraza Samperio) on December 27th 1957 in Epazoyucan, Hidalgo. Her mother, Justa Samperio. Her mother abused alcohol and/or drugs. Juana Barraza was sexually, and physically, and abused at some point of her life.

Juana Barraza a female citizen of Mexico. She had four children.

In 1998 (Age 40/41) Juana Barraza started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to rob, strangle, rape, and murder her victims. At the time of her crimes she was living with herself, alone in Mexico City, Mexico, where she was known to work as a amateur wrestler, serial killer, professional wrestler.

She was arrested on January 24th 2006 (Age 48), convicted on March 31st 2008 (Age 50), sentenced to life imprisonment, 759 years at a prison in Mexico City, Mexico. She was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 62%
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Juana Barraza has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 months ago.

Juana Barraza a known:

Juana Barraza
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-22 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Juana Barraza
Nickname: La Mataviejitas, The Old Lady Killer
Victims: 11 - 49
Years Active: 1998 - 2006
Ages Active: 40/41 - 48/49
Active Countries: Mexico
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1957 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: Mexico
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: N/A
Children: four children
Living With: herself, alone in Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation: amateur wrestler, serial killer, professional wrestler
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 27, 1957
Birth Name: Juana Dayanara Barraza Samperio
Given Name: Juana
Birth Location: Epazoyucan, Hidalgo
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Justa Samperio
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Jan 24, 2006 (Age 48)
Convicted: Mar 31, 2008 (Age 50)
Sentence: life imprisonment, 759 years
Prison Location: a prison in Mexico City, Mexico
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Juana Barraza

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Juana Barraza. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 27 1957Juana Barraza was born in Epazoyucan, Hidalgo.  #19571227
Dec 27 1977
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Dec 27 1987
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Dec 27 1997
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1998
(Age 40/41)
Juana Barraza started her serial killing spree. #1998
2006
(Age 48/49)
Juana Barraza ended her serial killing spree. #2006
Jan 24 2006
(Age 48)
Juana Barraza arrested. #20060124
Dec 27 2007
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Mar 31 2008
(Age 50)
Juana Barraza was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, 759 years at a prison in Mexico City, Mexico.  #20080331
Dec 27 2017
(Age 60)
60th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
mother drug abuse TRUE 191
physically abused TRUE 226
sexually abused TRUE 221
used weapon TRUE 445
rape TRUE 444
strangle TRUE 434
robbed TRUE 411
used gun FALSE 444
torture FALSE 418
stalk FALSE 410
blindfold FALSE 356
bound FALSE 398
sex with body FALSE 423
mutilated FALSE 437
ate part of body FALSE 442
drank blood FALSE 433


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9 Books that mention Serial Killer
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0425213900 Female Serial Killers 30
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Juana Barraza (born 27 December 1957) is a Mexican former professional wrestler and serial killer dubbed La Mataviejitas (Sp. "The Old Lady Killer") sentenced to 759 years in prison for killing between 42 to 48 elderly women. The first murder attributed to Mataviejitas has been dated variously to the late 1990s and to a specific killing on 17 November 2003.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Juana Barraza on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Juana Barraza on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Q2644823 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Juana Barraza is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #4 of 12 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Mexico
  2. #10 of 75 [ Page 1 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #11 of 44 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  4. #20 of 55 [ Page 2 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #25 of 649 [ Page 2 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #64 of 248 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #84 of 304 [ Page 6 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #159 of 649 [ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #184 of 649 [ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #367 of 649 [ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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Serial Killers Statistics, charts Juana Barraza is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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