Dagmar Overbye


  Active for 8 years
(1913-1920) in Denmark




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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 3 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
Gender: Female
Citizenship: Denmark
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Apr 20 - May 21
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
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

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

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
living with children TRUE 250
problems in school TRUE 208
physically abused TRUE 215
drug abuse TRUE 215
previous crimes TRUE 344
previous jail TRUE 329
kill at killers home TRUE 300
kill at victims home TRUE 303
strangle TRUE 401
mutilated TRUE 404
suicide FALSE 204
killed in prison FALSE 198
father drug abuse FALSE 184
mother drug abuse FALSE 188
xyy FALSE 70
teased in school FALSE 206
physically defect FALSE 278
speach defect FALSE 277
head injury FALSE 276
psychologically abused FALSE 210
sexually abused FALSE 212
alcohol abuse FALSE 213
psychologist FALSE 243
forensic hospital FALSE 242
previous prision FALSE 317
previous killed FALSE 201
used weapon FALSE 413
used gun FALSE 412
rape FALSE 408
torture FALSE 388
stalk FALSE 384
blindfold FALSE 338
bound FALSE 375
sex with body FALSE 392
ate part of body FALSE 413
drank blood FALSE 402
posed body FALSE 339
totem body part FALSE 336
totem personal item FALSE 331
robbed FALSE 394

Books that Mention Dagmar Overbye

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Dagmar Overbye)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Female Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Dagmar Overbye)
Peter Vronsky
Female Serial Killers
Book: Karate Chop (mentions serial killer Dagmar Overbye)
Dorthe Nors
Karate Chop
Book: Subversive Family (mentions serial killer Dagmar Overbye)
Ferdinand Mount
Subversive Family
Book: Wicked Women (mentions serial killer Dagmar Overbye)
David Elio Malocco
Wicked Women
Book: The Glencaple Murder's (mentions serial killer Dagmar Overbye)
Paul Weightman
The Glencaple Murder's
Book: Gerningssteder: Vesterbro (mentions serial killer Dagmar Overbye)
Peer Kaae
Gerningssteder: Vesterbro
Book: Mord auf Antrag (mentions serial killer Dagmar Overbye)
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11 Books that mention Serial Killer
Dagmar Overbye

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
0425213900 Female Serial Killers 30
1555970850 Karate Chop 1
1451603282 Subversive Family 2
1500137146 Wicked Women 1
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61
8771591885 Gerningssteder: Vesterbro 1
8711572957 Mord auf Antrag 1
131220141x SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE -... 11
8711659866 Fæle Frejlif og hans dren... 1
8711715731 Tante Ottis millioner 1

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.

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. #17 of 75 [ Page 2 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #64 of 212 [ Page 5 ] of Taurus Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #86 of 231 [ Page 6 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #110 of 642 [ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #206 of 642 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #206 of 642 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #438 of 642 [ Page 30 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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