Dagmar Overbye (Dagmar Johanne Amalie Overby) a Danish serial killer known as the Englemagersken (The Angel Maker). Overbye murdered between nine and twenty-five children between 1913 and 1920. Overbye was working as a professional child caretaker, caring for babies born outside of marriage. Overbye would strangle drown and burn children victims to death in her masonry heater. Some corpses that were not cremated, were hidden in the loft of her home. In 1921, she was sentenced to death in one of the most talked about trials in Danish history, that changed legislation on childcare. The sentence was later commuted to life in prison.
Serial Killer Dagmar Overbye (aka) Englemagersken, was active for 8 years between 1913-1920, known to have ( 9 confirmed / 15 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Denmark
Dagmar Overbye was born on April 23rd 1887 in Denmark, sovereign state and Scandinavian country in northern Europe. She was raised by both parents. Her father, Søren Julius August Overby. Her mother, Ane Marie Petrine Kristiansdatter Johnson. During her education she had academic, social or discipline problems. Dagmar Overbye was physically abused at some point of her life.
Overbye a heterosexual female citizen of Denmark. She had multiple biological and adopted children, Dagmar was convicted of murdering at least one of her biological children.
Prior to her spree she had commited crimes, and served time in jail. She was known to abuse drugs.
In 1913 (Age 25/26) Dagmar Overbye started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to strangle, mutilate, and murder her victims. She was known to kill at both her home and the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living with herself and a male partner at a residence in Jægersborggade, Copenhagen, Denmark, where Overbye was known to work as a serial killer.
She was arrested on September 12th 1920 (Age 33), convicted on March 3rd 1921 (Age 33), sentenced to life imprisonment at the women's prison at Christianshavn in Copenhagen, Denmark. Overbye was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.
Dagmar Overbye died on May 6th 1929 (Age 42), cause of death: natural causes at Vestre Fängsel, Vestre Prison in Copenhagen, capital city of Denmark.
Dagmar Overbye has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.
Female Serial Killer - Female: of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a girl or woman; feminine
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Victims:||9 - 15|
|Years Active:||1913 - 1920|
|Ages Active:||25/26 - 32/33|
|Life Span:||1887 - 1929|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♉ Taurus |
Apr 20 - May 21
|Children:||multiple biological and adopted children, Dagmar was convicted of murdering at least one of her biological children|
|Living With:||herself and a male partner at a residence in Jægersborggade, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|D.O.B.:||Apr 23, 1887|
|Birth Location:||Denmark, sovereign state and Scandinavian country in northern Europe|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Mother:||Ane Marie Petrine Kristiansdatter Johnson|
|Father:||Søren Julius August Overby|
|Arrested:||Sep 12, 1920 (Age 33)|
|Convicted:||Mar 3, 1921 (Age 33)|
|Prison Location:||the women's prison at Christianshavn in Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Death Date:||May 6, 1929 (Age 42)|
|Cause of Death:||natural causes|
|Death Location:||Vestre Fängsel, Vestre Prison in Copenhagen, capital city of Denmark|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Dagmar Overbye. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Apr 23 1887||Dagmar Overbye was born in Denmark, sovereign state and Scandinavian country in northern Europe. #18870423|
|Apr 23 1907|
|Dagmar Overbye started her serial killing spree. #1913|
|Apr 23 1917|
|Dagmar Overbye ended her serial killing spree. #1920|
|Sep 12 1920|
|Dagmar Overbye arrested. #19200912|
|Mar 03 1921|
|Dagmar Overbye was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at the women's prison at Christianshavn in Copenhagen, Denmark. #19210303|
|Apr 23 1927|
|May 06 1929|
|Dagmar Overbyedied.cause of death:natural causesat Vestre Fängsel, Vestre Prison in Copenhagen, capital city of Denmark. #19290506|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Dagmar Overbye (1913-1920).
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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|1451603282||Subversive Family||Ferdinand Mount||Dagmar Overbye||2|
|1500137146||Wicked Women||David Elio Malocco||Dagmar Overbye||1|
|1291006168||The Glencaple Murder's||Paul Weightman|| 61 Total Including |
|8771591885||Gerningssteder: Vesterbro||Peer Kaae||Dagmar Overbye||1|
|8711572957||Mord auf Antrag||Inger Gammelgaard Ma...||Dagmar Overbye||1|
|131220141x||SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE -...||SERIALKILLERCALENDAR...|| 11 Total Including |
|8711659866||Fæle Frejlif og hans dren...||Gregers Dirckinck Ho...||Dagmar Overbye||1|
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Dagmar Johanne Amalie Overby (23 April 1887 – 6 May 1929) was a Danish serial killer. She murdered between 9 and 25 children – of which one was her own – during a seven-year period from 1913 to 1920. On March 3, 1921, she was sentenced to death in one of the most noted trials in Danish history—one that changed legislation on childcare.
Dagmar Overbye is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database