Rudolf Pleil a German serial killer known as Der Totmacher (The Deathmaker). Pleil was convicted of killing a salesman and nine women. Pleil claimed to have killed 25 victims.
Serial Killer Rudolf Pleil (aka) Der Totmacher, The Deathmaker, was active for 2 years between 1946-1947, known to have ( 10 confirmed / 25 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Germany
Rudolf Pleil was born on July 7th 1924 in Bärenstein, municipality of Germany.
Rudolf Pleil a male citizen of Germany.
He was arrested on April 18th 1947 (Age 22), convicted on November 17th 1950 (Age 26), sentenced to life imprisonment at Penitentiary Celle. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Rudolf Pleil died on February 16th 1958 (Age 33), cause of death: suicide, hanging at Celle, town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Rudolf Pleil committed suicide on February 16th 1958 (Age 33).
Rudolf Pleil has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
|Nickname:||Der Totmacher, The Deathmaker|
|Victims:||10 - 25|
|Years Active:||1946 - 1947|
|Ages Active:||21/22 - 22/23|
|Life Span:||1924 - 1958|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♋ Cancer |
Jun 21 - Jul 23
|D.O.B.:||Jul 7, 1924|
|Birth Location:||Bärenstein, municipality of Germany|
|Arrested:||Apr 18, 1947 (Age 22)|
|Convicted:||Nov 17, 1950 (Age 26)|
|Prison Location:||Penitentiary Celle|
|Death Date:||Feb 16, 1958 (Age 33)|
|Manner of Death:||suicide|
|Cause of Death:||hanging|
|Death Location:||Celle, town in Lower Saxony, Germany|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Rudolf Pleil. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jul 07 1924||Rudolf Pleil was born in Bärenstein, municipality of Germany. #19240707|
|Jul 07 1944|
|Rudolf Pleil started his serial killing spree. #1946|
|Rudolf Pleil ended his serial killing spree. #1947|
|Apr 18 1947|
|Rudolf Pleil arrested. #19470418|
|Nov 17 1950|
|Rudolf Pleil was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Penitentiary Celle. #19501117|
|Jul 07 1954|
|Feb 16 1958|
|Rudolf Pleildied.cause of death:suicide,hangingat Celle, town in Lower Saxony, Germany. #19580216|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Rudolf Pleil (1946-1947).
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|1250076560||Her Darkest Nightmare||Brenda Novak||Rudolf Pleil||1|
|1101619058||The Human Predator||Katherine Ramsland|| 16 Total Including |
|0814331017||Horror International||Steven Jay Schneider||Rudolf Pleil||1|
|1849014361||The Mammoth Book of Bizar...||Robin Odell|| 8 Total Including |
|0398083517||THE FACES OF VIOLENCE||George B. Palermo||Rudolf Pleil||1|
|1597450065||Forensic Psychiatry||Tom Mason||Rudolf Pleil||1|
|1312197943||SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE IS...||James Gilks|| 7 Total Including |
|374319211x||Tödliche Natur - Die Illu...||Jörg Spitzer||Rudolf Pleil||2|
|3743971615||Die Spirale der Gewaltkri...||Volker Mariak||Rudolf Pleil||1|
Rudolf Pleil (July 7, 1924 – February 18, 1958) was a German serial killer known as Der Totmacher (literally: "The Deadmaker"). He was convicted of killing a salesman and nine women, but claimed to have killed 25 people. Many of his crimes took place mainly in the Harz mountain range.
Rudolf Pleil is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database