Robert Joseph Silveria

The Boxcar Killer

  Active for 16 years
(1981-1996) in United States

9

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

14

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

Robert Joseph Silveria (Robert Joseph Silveria, Jr.) an American serial killer known as The Boxcar Killer. Silveria was a hobo freight train rider convicted of beating to death fellow transients and confessed to dozens more.

Robert Joseph Silveria Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Robert Joseph Silveria (aka) The Boxcar Killer, was active for 16 years between 1981-1996, known to have ( 9 confirmed / 14 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Robert Joseph Silveria was born on March 3rd 1959 in Redwood City, city in California, United States of America. He was born 2nd of 4 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a middle child and had one sister, two brothers, one half-brother. His father, worked in the catering department of an airline. His mother, a supervisor of an airline. Robert Joseph Silveria was physically abused at some point of his life.

Robert Joseph Silveria a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He married twice, divorced twice. He had one daughter.

Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1981 (Age 21/22) Robert Joseph Silveria started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, murder his victims. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone as a member of the Freight Train Riders of America (FTRA), where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on March 2nd 1996 (Age 36), convicted on January 30th 1998 (Age 38), sentenced to life imprisonment at Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington, Wyoming, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 92%
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Robert Joseph Silveria has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Robert Joseph Silveria a known:

Robert Joseph Silveria
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-05 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Robert Joseph Silveria, Jr.
Nickname: The Boxcar Killer
Victims: 9 - 14
Years Active: 1981 - 1996
Ages Active: 21/22 - 36/37
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1959 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: March
Marital Status: married twice, divorced twice
Children: one daughter
Living With: alone as a member of the Freight Train Riders of America (FTRA)
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 3, 1959
Given Name: Robert
Birth Location: Redwood City, city in California, United States of America
Birth Order: 2nd of 4
Siblings: one sister, two brothers, one half-brother
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: a supervisor of an airline
Father: worked in the catering department of an airline

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: Mar 2, 1996 (Age 36)
Convicted: Jan 30, 1998 (Age 38)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington, Wyoming, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
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
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Robert Joseph Silveria

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Robert Joseph Silveria. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Mar 03 1959Robert Joseph Silveria was born in Redwood City, city in California, United States of America.  #19590303
Mar 03 1979
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1981
(Age 21/22)
Robert Joseph Silveria started his serial killing spree. #1981
Mar 03 1989
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1996
(Age 36/37)
Robert Joseph Silveria ended his serial killing spree. #1996
Mar 02 1996
(Age 36)
Robert Joseph Silveria arrested. #19960302
Jan 30 1998
(Age 38)
Robert Joseph Silveria was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington, Wyoming, US.  #19980130
Mar 03 1999
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Mar 03 2009
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Mar 03 2019
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
physically abused TRUE 231
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
psychologist TRUE 258
forensic hospital TRUE 257
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous killed TRUE 208
used weapon TRUE 453
totem personal item TRUE 354
robbed TRUE 418
living with children FALSE 268
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
previous prision FALSE 336
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
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


Books that Mention Robert Joseph Silveria

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The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large
Book: Nobody's Women (mentions serial killer Robert Joseph Silveria)
Steve Miller
Nobody's Women
Book: Serial Murder (mentions serial killer Robert Joseph Silveria)
Ronald M. Holmes
Serial Murder
Book: Murder on the Rails (mentions serial killer Robert Joseph Silveria)
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Murder on the Rails
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Kim R. Holston
Movie Roadshows
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12 Books that mention Serial Killer
Robert Joseph Silveria

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1627932755 You Can't Win 1
1780333625 The Mammoth Book of Kille... 11
1101611464 Nobody's Women 3
1412974429 Serial Murder 26
0882824457 Murder on the Rails 1
0786460628 Movie Roadshows 1
0786492619 Movie Roadshows 1
1312620420 Rectors Remembered: The D... 1
0813162467 The Papers of Henry Clay 1
1312620080 Rectors Remembered: The D... 1
1477590870 How a Colonel Became a Ki... 1
1633064913 Rogue Riders 1

Robert Joseph Silveria Jr., also known as "The Boxcar Killer", is an American serial killer currently serving a double life sentence in Wyoming. He is on contract for an outside state. Currently he is in Wyoming Medium Correction Institute.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q7346190 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 28, 2018.
  2. Robert Joseph Silveria Jr. on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 28, 2018.
  3. O’Linda Smith, Shannon Solliday, Robert Joseph Silveria Jr. on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Oct 28, 2018.
  4. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Robert Joseph SILVERIA Jr. on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 28, 2018.
  5. Robert Silveria on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
Internal References

Robert Joseph Silveria is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #10 of 38[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in March
  2. #12 of 40[ Page 1 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #80 of 327[ Page 6 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #94 of 651[ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #114 of 651[ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #205 of 651[ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #545 of 651[ Page 37 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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