Richard Biegenwald an American serial killer known as The Thrill Killer. Biegenwald killed at least nine people in Monmouth County, New Jersey between 1958 and 1983. He is suspected in at least two other murders. Biegenwald was sentenced to death, his sentence was commuted to four terms of life at the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, New Jersey. In 2008, Richard Biegenwald died of natural causes at the St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey.
Serial Killer Richard Biegenwald (aka) The Thrill Killer, was active for 26 years between 1958-1983, known to have ( 9 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Richard Biegenwald was born on August 24th 1940 in Rockland County, suburban county in New York, United States. He was raised by both parents until (Age 5), Psychiatric Hospital/Training Schools until (Age 16), alone until adulthood. He was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, an abusive alcoholic. His mother, lived in Staten Island, New York. His father abused alcohol and/or drugs. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems. Richard Biegenwald was physically abused at some point of his life.
Richard Biegenwald a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 8 years of school, no degree received. He married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.
In 1958 (Age 17/18) Richard Biegenwald started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Richard Biegenwald used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill victims at his own home. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife at a house in Asbury Park, New Jersey, where he was known to work as a criminal, serial killer.
He was arrested on January 22nd 1983 (Age 42), convicted on November 8th 1983 (Age 43), sentenced to death commuted to four terms of life at New Jersey State Prison, Trenton, New Jersey, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Richard Biegenwald died on March 10th 2008 (Age 67), cause of death: natural causes, kidney failure at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, US.
Richard Biegenwald has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
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.
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|Nickname:||The Thrill Killer|
|Victims:||9 - 11|
|Years Active:||1958 - 1983|
|Ages Active:||17/18 - 42/43|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1940 - 2008|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♍ Virgo |
Aug 23 - Sep 23
|Living With:||his wife at a house in Asbury Park, New Jersey|
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Aug 24, 1940|
|Birth Location:||Rockland County, suburban county in New York, United States|
|Birth Order:||1st of 1|
|Raised By:||both parents until (Age 5), Psychiatric Hospital/Training Schools until (Age 16), alone until adulthood|
|Birth Category:||only child|
|Mother:||lived in Staten Island, New York|
|Father:||an abusive alcoholic|
|Highest School:||8 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Jan 22, 1983 (Age 42)|
|Convicted:||Nov 8, 1983 (Age 43)|
|Sentence:||death commuted to four terms of life|
|Prison Location:||New Jersey State Prison, Trenton, New Jersey, US|
|Death Date:||Mar 10, 2008 (Age 67)|
|Manner of Death:||natural causes|
|Cause of Death:||kidney failure|
|Death Location:||St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Richard Biegenwald. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Aug 24 1940||Richard Biegenwald was born in Rockland County, suburban county in New York, United States. #19400824|
|Richard Biegenwald started his serial killing spree. #1958|
|Aug 24 1960|
|Aug 24 1970|
|Aug 24 1980|
|Richard Biegenwald ended his serial killing spree. #1983|
|Jan 22 1983|
|Richard Biegenwald arrested. #19830122|
|Nov 08 1983|
|Richard Biegenwald was convictedand sentenced to death commuted to four terms of life at New Jersey State Prison, Trenton, New Jersey, US. #19831108|
|Aug 24 1990|
|Aug 24 2000|
|Mar 10 2008|
|Richard Biegenwalddied.cause of death:natural causes,kidney failureat St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, US. #20080310|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Richard Biegenwald (1958-1983).
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|father drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|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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Richard Fran Biegenwald (August 24, 1940 – March 10, 2008) was an American serial killer who committed his crimes in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Between 1958 and 1983, Biegenwald killed at least six people, and he is suspected in at least two other murders.
Richard Biegenwald is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database