Francis Heaulme

The Criminal Backpacker

  Active for 9 years
(1984-1992) in France




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

Francis Heaulme a French serial killer known as The Criminal Backpacker. Heaulme was convicted of eleven murders in at least nine French criminal cases. He is suspected in the murder of dozens. He is known as the Criminal Backpacker due to his travels throughout France. Heaulme has Klinefelter's syndrome which can cause infertility and smaller reproductive organs in males. Heaulme has convictions and sentences ranging from 1994 to 2017. On May 17th 2017, Francis Heaulme was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Francis Heaulme Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Francis Heaulme (aka) The Criminal Backpacker, was active for 9 years between 1984-1992, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 20 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: France

Francis Heaulme was born on February 25th 1959 in Metz, commune in Moselle, France. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents. Heaulme was raised as a oldest child and had one younger sister, Christine Heaulme. His father, Marcel Heaulme, an industrial electrician. His mother, Nicole Houillon, died of cancer on October 16, 1984, Francis (Age 23). Francis Heaulme was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Heaulme a heterosexual male citizen of France. Heaulme never married. He had no children. He had a medical condition: Klinefelter's syndrome.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist.

In 1984 (Age 24/25) Francis Heaulme started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone as a transient, where Heaulme was known to work as a serial killer, Vagabond,, Marginal.

He was arrested on January 7th 1992 (Age 32), sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in France. Heaulme was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 84%
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Francis Heaulme has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Francis Heaulme a known:

Francis Heaulme
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-01-20 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Francis Heaulme
Nickname: The Criminal Backpacker
Victims: 11 - 20
Years Active: 1984 - 1992
Ages Active: 24/25 - 32/33
Active Countries: France
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1959 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: France
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Medical Condition: Klinefelter's syndrome
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: February
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: alone as a transient
Occupation: serial killer, Vagabond, , Marginal
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Feb 25, 1959
Native Name: Francis Heaulme
Family Name: Heaulme
Given Name: Francis
Birth Location: Metz, commune in Moselle, France
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: one younger sister, Christine Heaulme
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Nicole Houillon, died of cancer on October 16, 1984, Francis (Age 23)
Father: Marcel Heaulme, an industrial electrician

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Jan 7, 1992 (Age 32)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: a prison in France
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Francis Heaulme

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Francis Heaulme. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Feb 25 1959Francis Heaulme was born in Metz, commune in Moselle, France.  #19590225
Feb 25 1979
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 24/25)
Francis Heaulme started his serial killing spree. #1984
Feb 25 1989
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 32/33)
Francis Heaulme ended his serial killing spree. #1992
Jan 07 1992
(Age 32)
Francis Heaulme arrested. #19920107
Feb 25 1999
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Feb 25 2009
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Feb 25 2019
(Age 60)
60th Birthday

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
psychologist TRUE 258
previous crimes TRUE 367
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
strangle TRUE 443
living with children FALSE 268
xyy FALSE 81
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
sexually abused FALSE 226
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
kill at killers home FALSE 320
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Francis Heaulme

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Book: Les tueurs en série (mentions serial killer Francis Heaulme)
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Book: 40 ANS D'Affaires Criminelles (mentions serial killer Francis Heaulme)
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Tueurs en série

14 Books that mention Serial Killer
Francis Heaulme

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
222615874x Dans la tête du tueur 1
1847651054 Inside The Mind Of A Kill... 1
2012301576 Les tueurs en série 3
2809802955 Criminels récidivistes :... 1
140927263x 40 ANS D'Affaires Crimine... 1
2748383923 Tueurs en série 1
2258100844 L'enfance des criminels 2
2824649216 Tour de France insolite d... 1
1557534330 Crime and Media in Contem... 3
1421423634 Imperfect Pregnancies 1
113664539x Serial Killers 1
1465304274 Child Hunters 1

Francis Heaulme (born February 25, 1959 at Metz) is a French serial killer dubbed the "Criminal Backpacker". He has Klinefelter's syndrome (a supplemental X chromosome).

External References
  1. Q3081486 on, Retrieved on Oct 28, 2018.
  2. Francis Heaulme on, Retrieved on Oct 28, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Francis HEAULME on, Retrieved on Oct 28, 2018.
  4. Francis Heaulme on, Retrieved on Jan 20, 2019.
Internal References

Francis Heaulme is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #6 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in France
  2. #9 of 38[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in February
  3. #10 of 40[ Page 1 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #56 of 250[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #75 of 307[ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #143 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #182 of 651[ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #192 of 651[ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #248 of 651[ Page 17 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Francis Heaulme 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, Sexual Preference, Birth Category, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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