Vaughn Greenwood

Skid Row Slasher

  Active for 12 years
(1964-1975) in United States




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  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 4 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 12 Books About Vaughn Greenwood
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Vaughn Greenwood (Vaughn Orrin Greenwood) an American serial killer known as the Skid Row Slasher. Born in 1944. Greenwood killed eleven victims, suspected of two more. He killed two transients in November 1964. He killed nine victims between December 1974 and February 1975. He would cut victims' throats from ear to ear. He left cups of blood and rings of salt around the corpses. It is thought that Greenwood drank the blood of his victims. Greenwood once tried to rob the Hollywood homes of William Graham and Burt Reynolds. On January 19th 1977, Vaughn Greenwood was sentenced to life in prison.

Vaughn Greenwood Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Vaughn Greenwood (aka) Skid Row Slasher, was active for 12 years between 1964-1975, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

Vaughn Greenwood was born in Pennsylvania, state of the United States. He was raised by foster parents.

Vaughn Greenwood a male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 7 years of school, no degree received.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1964 Vaughn Greenwood started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of vampirism, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim.

He was arrested on February 2nd 1975, convicted on January 19th 1977, sentenced to 32 years to life in prison at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe. He was convicted on charges of murder, assault and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 55%
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Vaughn Greenwood has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Vaughn Greenwood a known:

Vaughn Greenwood
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Updated: 2019-02-18 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Vaughn Greenwood
Nickname: Skid Row Slasher
Victims: 11 - 13
Years Active: 1964 - 1975
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder, assault
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Given Name: Vaughn
Birth Location: Pennsylvania, state of the United States
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: foster parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 7 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Arrested: Feb 2, 1975
Convicted: Jan 19, 1977
Sentence: 32 years to life in prison
Prison Location: Ironwood State Prison in Blythe
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
4 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Vaughn Greenwood

The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Vaughn Greenwood. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Vaughn Greenwood started his serial killing spree. #1964
Vaughn Greenwood ended his serial killing spree. #1975
Feb 02 1975
Vaughn Greenwood arrested. #19750202
Jan 19 1977
Vaughn Greenwood was convictedand sentenced to 32 years to life in prison at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe.  #19770119

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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at victims home TRUE 323
used weapon TRUE 453
mutilated TRUE 447
drank blood TRUE 442
robbed TRUE 418
kill at killers home FALSE 320
used gun FALSE 451

Books that Mention Vaughn Greenwood

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Harold Schechter
The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: Evil Eyes (mentions serial killer Vaughn Greenwood)
Corey Mitchell
Evil Eyes
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Corey Mitchell
Evil Eyes
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Prudence Foster
Blood Legacy
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Jay Robert Nash
World Encyclopedia of 20th Century Murder
Book: Murders in the United States (mentions serial killer Vaughn Greenwood)
R. Barri Flowers
Murders in the United States

12 Books that mention Serial Killer
Vaughn Greenwood

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0425196402 Serial Killers 24
0345472004 The Serial Killer Files 20
1416521747 The A to Z Encyclopedia o... 7
0786037806 Evil Eyes 9
0786016760 Evil Eyes 3
0595237207 Blood Legacy 1
1590775325 World Encyclopedia of 20t... 20
0786420758 Murders in the United Sta... 32
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1563086891 Write It! 1
0275974588 The Unraveling of Island... 1
0899307612 Asset Allocation Techniqu... 1

Vaughn Orrin Greenwood (born 1944) is an American serial killer known by the nickname the "Skid Row Slasher."

External References
  1. Vaughn Greenwood on, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Vaughn Orrin GREENWOOD on, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  3. Courtney Lerch, Missy Levy, Vaughn Orrin Greenwood on, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  4. The Bulletin, Dec 30, 1976 (Page 8) on, Retrieved on Sep 23, 2018.
  5. Q4149606 on, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Vaughn Greenwood is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #10 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Vampires sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #57 of 327[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  3. #139 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  4. #158 of 651[ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #216 of 651[ Page 15 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #428 of 651[ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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