Robert Joe Wagner

Snowtown murders, bodies-in-barrels murders

  Active for 8 years
(1992-1999) in Australia

10

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

10

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 8 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 11 Books About Robert Joe Wagner
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Robert Joe Wagner an Australian serial killer who was the secondary ringleader in the Snowtown murders. The Snowtown murders were a series of murders committed by John Bunting, Robert Wagner, and James Vlassakis between August 1992 and May 1999, in South Australia. On May 20th 1999, the remains of eight victims were found by the South Australian Police in six plastic barrels in an unused bank vault. A piece of the flesh of the eleventh and final victim, David Johnson, was fried and eaten by Bunting and Wagner. Wagner and John Justin Bunting; sentenced to ten consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Robert Joe Wagner Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Robert Joe Wagner (aka) Snowtown murders, bodies-in-barrels murders, was active for 8 years between 1992-1999, known to have ( 10 confirmed / 10 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Australia

Robert Joe Wagner was born on November 28th 1971 in Parramatta, New South Wales.

Wagner a bisexual male citizen of Australia.

In 1992 (Age 20/21) Robert Joe Wagner started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, torture, strangle, and murder his victims. Robert Joe Wagner used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his gay partner, a cross dresser, and later victim Barry Lane, where Wagner was known to work as a criminal.

He was arrested on May 20th 1999 (Age 27), convicted on September 8th 2003 (Age 31), sentenced to life imprisonment, ten life terms, without the possibility of parole at a prison in Australia. Wagner was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 61%
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Robert Joe Wagner has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Robert Joe Wagner a known:

Robert Joe Wagner
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-01-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Robert Wagner
Nickname: Snowtown murders, bodies-in-barrels murders
Victims: 10 - 10
Years Active: 1992 - 1999
Ages Active: 20/21 - 27/28
Active Countries: Australia
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1971 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Australia
Sexual Preference: bisexual
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: his gay partner, a cross dresser, and later victim Barry Lane
Occupation: criminal
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 28, 1971
Native Name: Robert Joe Wagner
Family Name: Wagner
Given Name: Robert
Birth Location: Parramatta, New South Wales
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: May 20, 1999 (Age 27)
Convicted: Sep 8, 2003 (Age 31)
Sentence: life imprisonment, ten life terms, without the possibility of parole
Prison Location: a prison in Australia
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
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Robert Joe Wagner

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Robert Joe Wagner. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nov 28 1971Robert Joe Wagner was born in Parramatta, New South Wales.  #19711128
Nov 28 1991
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1992
(Age 20/21)
Robert Joe Wagner started his serial killing spree. #1992
1999
(Age 27/28)
Robert Joe Wagner ended his serial killing spree. #1999
May 20 1999
(Age 27)
Robert Joe Wagner arrested. #19990520
Nov 28 2001
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Sep 08 2003
(Age 31)
Robert Joe Wagner was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment, ten life terms, without the possibility of parole at a prison in Australia.  #20030908
Nov 28 2011
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
used weapon TRUE 449
used gun TRUE 447
torture TRUE 422
bound TRUE 402
strangle TRUE 438
ate part of body TRUE 446
rape FALSE 448
stalk FALSE 414
blindfold FALSE 359
sex with body FALSE 427
mutilated FALSE 442
drank blood FALSE 437
posed body FALSE 361
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


Books that Mention Robert Joe Wagner

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Robert Joe Wagner)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: You Must Remember This (mentions serial killer Robert Joe Wagner)
Robert J. Wagner
You Must Remember This
Book: You Must Remember This (mentions serial killer Robert Joe Wagner)
Robert J. Wagner
You Must Remember This
Book: Winning through Intimidation (mentions serial killer Robert Joe Wagner)
Robert Ringer
Winning through Intimidation
Book: I Loved Her in the Movies (mentions serial killer Robert Joe Wagner)
Robert Wagner
I Loved Her in the Movies
Book: Carnival of Fury (mentions serial killer Robert Joe Wagner)
William Ivy Hair
Carnival of Fury
Book: City of Evil (mentions serial killer Robert Joe Wagner)
Sean Fewster
City of Evil
Book: The Giant Book of Bad Guys (mentions serial killer Robert Joe Wagner)
Ian Schott
The Giant Book of Bad Guys

11 Books that mention Serial Killer
Robert Joe Wagner

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1410467309 You Must Remember This 1
069815147x You Must Remember This 1
1626361142 Winning through Intimidat... 1
0525429115 I Loved Her in the Movies 1
0807133345 Carnival of Fury 1
0733627382 City of Evil 2
1845297520 The Giant Book of Bad Guy... 4
1987902211 Serial Homicide: Australi... 4
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
0730450031 Snowtown: The Bodies in B... 3

Robert John Wagner Jr. (; born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and television, best known for starring in the television shows It Takes a Thief (1968–70), Switch (1975–78), and Hart to Hart (1979–84). He also had a recurring role as Teddy Leopold on the TV sitcom Two and a Half Men and has a recurring role as Anthony DiNozzo Sr.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Snowtown murders, Robert Joe Wagner on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Robert Joe WAGNER on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Q4102226 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Robert Joe Wagner is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #2 of 21[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Australia
  2. #12 of 43[ Page 1 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #15 of 43[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #17 of 49[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  5. #30 of 88[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #76 of 249[ Page 6 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #176 of 649[ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #210 of 649[ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #384 of 649[ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  10. #608 of 649[ Page 41 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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