Richard Biegenwald

The Thrill Killer

  Active for 26 years
(1958-1983) in United States

9

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

11

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
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  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 12 Books About Richard Biegenwald
  14. 4 External References
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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.

Richard Biegenwald Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 97%
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Richard Biegenwald has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 months ago.

Richard Biegenwald a known:

Richard Biegenwald
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-03 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Richard Biegenwald
Nickname: The Thrill Killer
Victims: 9 - 11
Years Active: 1958 - 1983
Ages Active: 17/18 - 42/43
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1940 - 2008
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: August
Marital Status: married
Children: no children
Living With: his wife at a house in Asbury Park, New Jersey
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Aug 24, 1940
Given Name: Richard
Birth Location: Rockland County, suburban county in New York, United States
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
Rasied 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

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 8 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
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
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
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
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Richard Biegenwald

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.

Date Event Description
Aug 24 1940Richard Biegenwald was born in Rockland County, suburban county in New York, United States.  #19400824
1958
(Age 17/18)
Richard Biegenwald started his serial killing spree. #1958
Aug 24 1960
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Aug 24 1970
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Aug 24 1980
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1983
(Age 42/43)
Richard Biegenwald ended his serial killing spree. #1983
Jan 22 1983
(Age 42)
Richard Biegenwald arrested. #19830122
Nov 08 1983
(Age 43)
Richard Biegenwald was convicted and sentenced to death commuted to four terms of life at New Jersey State Prison, Trenton, New Jersey, US.  #19831108
Aug 24 1990
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Aug 24 2000
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Mar 10 2008
(Age 67)
Richard Biegenwald died. cause of death: natural causes, kidney failure at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, US. #20080310
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Boolean Questions:
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Killer
Answer
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father drug abuse TRUE 190
problems in school TRUE 218
physically abused TRUE 228
drug abuse TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
previous killed TRUE 207
kill at killers home TRUE 315
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
rape TRUE 447
mutilated TRUE 440
robbed TRUE 414
living with children FALSE 267
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
kill at victims home FALSE 318
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
strangle FALSE 437
sex with body FALSE 426
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350


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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.

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External References
  1. Richard Biegenwald on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Richard Fran BIEGENWALD on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Biegenwald, Richard Fran on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Q2149505 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 30, 2018.
Internal References

Richard Biegenwald is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #12 of 39 [ Page 1 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #12 of 40 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in August
  3. #23 of 649 [ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  4. #35 of 649 [ Page 3 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #46 of 649 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #79 of 326 [ Page 6 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #107 of 305 [ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #204 of 649 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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