Volker Eckert

Brummi Killer

  Active for 33 years
(1974-2006) in Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain

9

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

19

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 Volker Eckert
  14. 6 External References
  15. Internal References

Volker Eckert a German serial killer known as the Brummi Killer. Eckert worked as a trucker and confessed to have abducted, tortured and killed five prostitutes on his route in Western Europe. In 1974, Eckert was 15-years-old when he strangled a 14-year-old girl in Germany. Spanish police identified Eckert as a suspect after images of his tanker truck was captured in north-eastern Spain where the corpse of the murdered roadside prostitute was found. Polaroids and trophies were allegedly found in his truck cab. Police considered him the perpetrator of nine murders, with four more victims being possible. In 2007, Volker Eckert committed suicide by hanging himself in prison.

Volker Eckert Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Volker Eckert (aka) Brummi Killer, was active for 33 years between 1974-2006, known to have ( 9 confirmed / 19 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Germany, France, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy

Volker Eckert was born on July 1st 1959 in Plauen, East Germany.

Eckert a male citizen of Germany.

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

In 1974 (Age 14/15) Volker Eckert started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, stalk, and murder his victims. He would keep personal items and parts of the victims body after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself. alone in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany, where Eckert was known to work as a truck driver, serial killer.

He was arrested on November 17th 2006 (Age 47), sentenced to never sentenced committed suicide prior to conviction at a prison in Bayreuth, Germany.

Volker Eckert died on July 2nd 2007 (Age 48), cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell at a prison in Bayreuth, Germany. Volker Eckert committed suicide on July 2nd 2007 (Age 48).

Profile Completeness: 70%
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Volker Eckert has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 8 months ago.

Volker Eckert a known:

Volker Eckert
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Volker Eckert
Nickname: Brummi Killer
Victims: 9 - 19
Years Active: 1974 - 2006
Ages Active: 14/15 - 46/47
Active Countries: Germany, France, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy
Life Span: 1959 - 2007
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Germany
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Jun 21 - Jul 23
Birth Month: July
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: himself. alone in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany
Occupation: truck driver, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jul 1, 1959
Family Name: Eckert
Given Name: Volker
Birth Location: Plauen, East Germany
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: Nov 17, 2006 (Age 47)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: never sentenced committed suicide prior to conviction
Prison Location: a prison in Bayreuth, Germany
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Jul 2, 2007 (Age 48)
Manner of Death: suicide
Cause of Death: committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell
Death Location: a prison in Bayreuth, Germany
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: TRUE
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Volker Eckert

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

Date Event Description
Jul 01 1959Volker Eckert was born in Plauen, East Germany.  #19590701
1974
(Age 14/15)
Volker Eckert started his serial killing spree. #1974
Jul 01 1979
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jul 01 1989
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jul 01 1999
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
2006
(Age 46/47)
Volker Eckert ended his serial killing spree. #2006
Nov 17 2006
(Age 47)
Volker Eckert arrested. #20061117
Jul 02 2007
(Age 48)
Volker Eckert died. cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell at a prison in Bayreuth, Germany. #20070702

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
suicide TRUE 216
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
previous killed TRUE 207
torture TRUE 421
stalk TRUE 413
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
totem body part TRUE 361
totem personal item TRUE 350
killed in prison FALSE 210
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
rape FALSE 447
blindfold FALSE 359
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
robbed FALSE 414


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Volker Eckert

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0446585440 Change Anything 1
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0202306356 The Ties That Bind 1
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Volker Eckert (1 July 1959 – 2 July 2007) was a German serial killer, who killed six women in East Germany, France, and Spain, between 1974 and 2006. Eckert confessed to only six murders, five of whom were prostitutes, but is known to have killed at least nine women, and is also accused of committing additional murders of women in several European countries including Italy and the Czech Republic , but investigations were closed after Eckert committed suicide during his criminal proceedings on July 2, 2007.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Volker Eckert on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Volker ECKERT on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  3. Q69291 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 11, 2018.
  4. Volker Eckert on de.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jan 26, 2019.
  5. Nick Davies, the 30 year pursuit of serial strangler Volker Eckert on www.theguardian.com, Retrieved on Jan 26, 2019.
  6. Volker Eckert on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Volker Eckert is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #3 of 7 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Italy
  2. #3 of 10 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the Czech Republic
  3. #5 of 10 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Spain
  4. #7 of 34 [ Page 1 ] of Cancer Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #8 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #8 of 20 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Germany
  7. #8 of 19 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in France
  8. #8 of 41 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in July
  9. #15 of 53 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #36 of 88 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  11. #91 of 249 [ Page 7 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  12. #150 of 649 [ Page 10 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  13. #210 of 649 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  14. #311 of 649 [ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
Statistics:
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