Benjamin Atkins

The Woodward Corridor Killer

  Active for 2 years
(1991-1992) in United States

11

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

11

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 5 Timeline Events
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  13. 5 Books About Benjamin Atkins
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Benjamin Atkins an American serial killer and rapist known as The Woodward Corridor Killer. Atkins murdered, tortured and raped eleven women in Highland Park and Detroit, Michigan, during a period of nine months between December 1991 and August 1992. He raped and strangled his victims before abandoning their bodies in vacant buildings in Highland Park and Detroit, Michigan. He was sentenced to eleven life terms in 1994. In 1997, Benjamin Atkins died from an infection caused by HIV while serving his life sentence at the Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson, Michigan.

Benjamin Atkins Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Benjamin Atkins (aka) The Woodward Corridor Killer, was active for 2 years between 1991-1992, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Benjamin Atkins was born on August 26th 1968 in Detroit, most populous city in Michigan, United States; county seat of Wayne County. His mother abused alcohol and/or drugs. Benjamin Atkins was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Atkins a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America.

In 1991 (Age 22/23) Benjamin Atkins started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, rape, and murder his victims.

He was convicted on May 11th 1994 (Age 25), sentenced to life imprisonment, eleven life terms at Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson, Michigan, US. Atkins was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Benjamin Atkins died on September 17th 1997 (Age 29), cause of death: natural causes, AIDS at Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson, Michigan, US.

Profile Completeness: 73%
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Benjamin Atkins has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 months ago.

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Benjamin Atkins
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Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Benjamin Atkins
Nickname: The Woodward Corridor Killer
Victims: 11 - 11
Years Active: 1991 - 1992
Ages Active: 22/23 - 23/24
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1968 - 1997
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: August
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Aug 26, 1968
Family Name: Atkins
Given Name: Benjamin
Birth Location: Detroit, most populous city in Michigan, United States; county seat of Wayne County
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

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

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: May 11, 1994 (Age 25)
Sentence: life imprisonment, eleven life terms
Prison Location: Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson, Michigan, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Sep 17, 1997 (Age 29)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: AIDS
Death Location: Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson, Michigan, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
5 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Benjamin Atkins

The 5 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Benjamin Atkins. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Aug 26 1968Benjamin Atkins was born in Detroit, most populous city in Michigan, United States; county seat of Wayne County.  #19680826
1991
(Age 22/23)
Benjamin Atkins started his serial killing spree. #1991
1992
(Age 23/24)
Benjamin Atkins ended his serial killing spree. #1992
May 11 1994
(Age 25)
Benjamin Atkins was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, eleven life terms at Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson, Michigan, US.  #19940511
Sep 17 1997
(Age 29)
Benjamin Atkins died. cause of death: natural causes, AIDS at Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson, Michigan, US. #19970917
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
mother drug abuse TRUE 192
physically abused TRUE 228
psychologically abused TRUE 221
sexually abused TRUE 223
rape TRUE 447
torture TRUE 421
strangle TRUE 437
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


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5 Books that mention Serial Killer
Benjamin Atkins

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Benjamin "Tony" Atkins (August 26, 1968 – September 17, 1997), also known as the Woodward Corridor Killer, was an American serial killer and rapist who murdered, tortured, and raped 11 women in Highland Park and Detroit, Michigan, during a period of nine months between December 1991 and August 1992. All the victims were found in vacant buildings, all had been raped and strangled.

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External References
  1. Benjamin Atkins on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Benjamin Tony ATKINS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Atkins, Benjamin on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Q817391 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 19, 2018.
Internal References

Benjamin Atkins is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #8 of 39 [ Page 1 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #9 of 40 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in August
  3. #15 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #24 of 88 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #56 of 326 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #63 of 249 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #83 of 305 [ Page 6 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #157 of 649 [ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #288 of 649 [ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  10. #509 of 649 [ Page 34 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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