Dagmar Overbye

Englemagersken

  Active for 8 years
(1913-1920) in Denmark

9

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

15

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  13. 11 Books About Dagmar Overbye
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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.

Dagmar Overbye Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 92%
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Dagmar Overbye has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 months ago.

Dagmar Overbye a known:

Dagmar Overbye
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Dagmar Overbye
Nickname: Englemagersken
Victims: 9 - 15
Years Active: 1913 - 1920
Ages Active: 25/26 - 32/33
Active Countries: Denmark
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1887 - 1929
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: Denmark
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Apr 20 - May 21
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: N/A
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
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 23, 1887
Family Name: Overbye
Given Name: Dagmar
Birth Location: Denmark, sovereign state and Scandinavian country in northern Europe
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Ane Marie Petrine Kristiansdatter Johnson
Father: Søren Julius August Overby

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Sep 12, 1920 (Age 33)
Convicted: Mar 3, 1921 (Age 33)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: the women's prison at Christianshavn in Copenhagen, Denmark
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
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
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Dagmar Overbye

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.

Date Event Description
Apr 23 1887Dagmar Overbye was born in Denmark, sovereign state and Scandinavian country in northern Europe.  #18870423
Apr 23 1907
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1913
(Age 25/26)
Dagmar Overbye started her serial killing spree. #1913
Apr 23 1917
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1920
(Age 32/33)
Dagmar Overbye ended her serial killing spree. #1920
Sep 12 1920
(Age 33)
Dagmar Overbye arrested. #19200912
Mar 03 1921
(Age 33)
Dagmar Overbye was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at the women's prison at Christianshavn in Copenhagen, Denmark.  #19210303
Apr 23 1927
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
May 06 1929
(Age 42)
Dagmar Overbye died. cause of death: natural causes at Vestre Fängsel, Vestre Prison in Copenhagen, capital city of Denmark. #19290506
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 263
problems in school TRUE 216
physically abused TRUE 225
drug abuse TRUE 221
previous crimes TRUE 361
previous jail TRUE 345
kill at killers home TRUE 313
kill at victims home TRUE 316
strangle TRUE 434
mutilated TRUE 437
suicide FALSE 213
killed in prison FALSE 207
father drug abuse FALSE 188
mother drug abuse FALSE 191
xyy FALSE 77
teased in school FALSE 213
physically defect FALSE 294
speach defect FALSE 294
head injury FALSE 293
psychologically abused FALSE 219
sexually abused FALSE 221
alcohol abuse FALSE 220
psychologist FALSE 253
forensic hospital FALSE 252
previous prision FALSE 330
previous killed FALSE 207
used weapon FALSE 445
used gun FALSE 444
rape FALSE 442
torture FALSE 417
stalk FALSE 410
blindfold FALSE 356
bound FALSE 396
sex with body FALSE 423
ate part of body FALSE 442
drank blood FALSE 433
posed body FALSE 357
totem body part FALSE 357
totem personal item FALSE 346
robbed FALSE 410


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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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Dagmar Overbye on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Dagmar Overbye on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Q931994 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  4. Dagmar Overby on da.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jan 13, 2019.
  5. Karen Søndergaard Koldste, englemagersken on www.englemagersken.dk, Retrieved on Jan 13, 2019.
  6. Dagmar Overby on www.kvinfo.dk, Retrieved on Jan 13, 2019.
Internal References

Dagmar Overbye is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 2 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Denmark
  2. #7 of 22 [ Page 1 ] of Taurus Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #13 of 38 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  4. #17 of 75 [ Page 2 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #88 of 248 [ Page 6 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #114 of 647 [ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #207 of 647 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #208 of 647 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #443 of 647 [ Page 30 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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