Adnan Colak

Artvin Monster, The Beast of Artvin, Artvin Canavari

  Active for 4 years
(1992-1995) in Turkey

11

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

11

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

Adnan Colak a Turkish serial killer and rapist known as the Artvin Monster, The Beast of Artvin and Artvin Canavari. Colak killed eleven elderly women aged 68 to 95 and raped six others. After his arrest in 1995, Colak's trial in the Zonguldak 1 Heavy Criminal Court lasted for more than five years. He was sentenced to death but changed to life in prison after Turkey abolished the death penalty in 2004. Adnan Colak was released on May 28, 2005, under the Conditional Release Act, which the media called "Rahsan amnesty".

Adnan Colak Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Adnan Colak (aka) Artvin Monster, The Beast of Artvin, Artvin Canavari, was active for 4 years between 1992-1995, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Turkey

Adnan Colak was born on September 5th 1952 in Artvin Province, province of Turkey.

Adnan Colak a male citizen of Turkey.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes.

In 1992 (Age 39/40) Adnan Colak started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, rape, and murder his victims. Adnan Colak used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes.

He was arrested on July 1st 1995 (Age 42), convicted on June 23rd 2000 (Age 47), sentenced to six death sentences plus forty years commuted to life imprisonment at a prison in Artvin, Turkey. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 56%
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Adnan Colak has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 months ago.

Adnan Colak a known:

Adnan Colak
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-21 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Adnan Çolak
Nickname: Artvin Monster, The Beast of Artvin, Artvin Canavari
Victims: 11 - 11
Years Active: 1992 - 1995
Ages Active: 39/40 - 42/43
Active Countries: Turkey
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1952 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Turkey
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 5, 1952
Given Name: Adnan
Birth Location: Artvin Province, province of Turkey
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised 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: Jul 1, 1995 (Age 42)
Convicted: Jun 23, 2000 (Age 47)
Sentence: six death sentences plus forty years commuted to life imprisonment
Prison Location: a prison in Artvin, Turkey
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
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
Adnan Colak

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

Date Event Description
Sep 05 1952Adnan Colak was born in Artvin Province, province of Turkey.  #19520905
Sep 05 1972
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Sep 05 1982
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1992
(Age 39/40)
Adnan Colak started his serial killing spree. #1992
Sep 05 1992
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1995
(Age 42/43)
Adnan Colak ended his serial killing spree. #1995
Jul 01 1995
(Age 42)
Adnan Colak arrested. #19950701
Jun 23 2000
(Age 47)
Adnan Colak was convicted and sentenced to six death sentences plus forty years commuted to life imprisonment at a prison in Artvin, Turkey.  #20000623
Sep 05 2002
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Sep 05 2012
(Age 60)
60th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
previous crimes TRUE 363
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
rape TRUE 447
robbed TRUE 414
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
bound FALSE 401
strangle FALSE 437
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436


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Adnan Çolak (born 5 September 1952) is a Turkish serial killer and rapist known as "The Beast of Artvin" (Turkish: Artvin Canavarı). Çolak killed eleven elderly women in the age of between 68 and 95, and raped six others within the same age range in Artvin, Turkey from 1992 to 1995. After being captured in 1995, Çolak's trial in the Zonguldak 1 Heavy Criminal Court lasted for more than five years.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Adnan Çolak on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 21, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Adnan ÇOLAK on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 21, 2018.
  3. Q359832 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  4. Adnan Çolak on tr.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on May 4, 2019.
Internal References

Adnan Colak is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #2 of 6 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Turkey
  2. #10 of 41 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  3. #51 of 202 [ Page 4 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #77 of 305 [ Page 6 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #94 of 649 [ Page 7 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #146 of 649 [ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #333 of 649 [ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #415 of 649 [ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
Statistics:
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Adnan Colak 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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