Michael Bruce Ross an American serial killer known as The Roadside Strangler. Ross murdered at least eight girls and women aged between 14 and 25 in Connecticut and New York. Ross confessed to all of the murders, and was convicted of four of them. He raped seven out of his eight murder victims. Michael Bruce Ross was executed by the state of Connecticut on May 13th 2005 by lethal injection, making it the first execution in Connecticut and the whole of New England since 1960.
Serial Killer Michael Bruce Ross (aka) The Roadside Strangler, was active for 4 years between 1981-1984, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Michael Bruce Ross was born on July 26th 1959 in Putnam, Connecticut, US. He was born 4th of 4 children and raised by both parents on a chicken farm in Brooklyn, Connecticut, US. He was raised as a oldest child and had two younger sisters and a younger brother. His father, Dan Graeme Ross, chicken farmer. His mother, Patricia Hilda Laine. His mother and father abused alcohol and/or drugs. Michael Bruce Ross was sexually, and physically, and abused at some point of his life.
Michael Bruce Ross a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Michael Bruce Ross had an IQ of 122. He completed 16 years of school, received a college degree. He gained part of his education while attending Cornell University. He never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.
In 1981 (Age 21/22) Michael Bruce Ross started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone in Jewett City, Connecticut, US.
He was arrested on June 29th 1984 (Age 24), convicted on July 6th 1987 (Age 27), sentenced to death by by lethal injection at Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Michael Bruce Ross was executed on May 13th 2005 (Age 45).
Michael Bruce Ross died on May 13th 2005 (Age 45), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by lethal injection at Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US.
Michael Bruce Ross 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.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Name:||Michael Bruce Ross|
|Nickname:||The Roadside Strangler|
|Victims:||8 - 8|
|Years Active:||1981 - 1984|
|Ages Active:||21/22 - 24/25|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1959 - 2005|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♌ Leo |
Jul 23 - Aug 23
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||alone in Jewett City, Connecticut, US|
|D.O.B.:||Jul 26, 1959|
|Birth Location:||Putnam, Connecticut, US|
|Birth Order:||4th of 4|
|Siblings:||two younger sisters and a younger brother|
|Raised By:||both parents on a chicken farm in Brooklyn, Connecticut, US|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Mother:||Patricia Hilda Laine|
|Father:||Dan Graeme Ross, chicken farmer|
|Highest School:||16 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||college degree|
|Educated At:||Cornell University|
|Arrested:||Jun 29, 1984 (Age 24)|
|Convicted:||Jul 6, 1987 (Age 27)|
|Sentence:||death by by lethal injection|
|Prison Location:||Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US|
|Executed:||May 13, 2005 (Age 45)|
|Death Date:||May 13, 2005 (Age 45)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by lethal injection|
|Death Location:||Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Michael Bruce Ross. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jul 26 1959||Michael Bruce Ross was born in Putnam, Connecticut, US. #19590726|
|Jul 26 1979|
|Michael Bruce Ross started his serial killing spree. #1981|
|Michael Bruce Ross ended his serial killing spree. #1984|
|Jun 29 1984|
|Michael Bruce Ross arrested. #19840629|
|Jul 06 1987|
|Michael Bruce Ross was convictedand sentenced to death by by lethal injection at Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US. #19870706|
|Jul 26 1989|
|Jul 26 1999|
|May 13 2005|
|Michael Bruce Rosswas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by lethal injectionat Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US. #20050513|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Michael Bruce Ross (1981-1984).
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|father drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|mother drug abuse||TRUE||195|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|1903402700||Talking with Serial Kille...||Christopher Berry-De...|| 7 Total Including |
|1843586177||Talking with Serial Kille...||Christopher Berry-De...|| 7 Total Including |
Aileen Carol Wuornos
|0143109472||The Man in the Monster||Martha Elliott||Michael Bruce Ross||1|
|1569756198||Serial Killers, Up Close...||Christopher Berry-De...|| 6 Total Including |
|1843586436||Dead Men Talking||Christopher Berry-De...|| 5 Total Including |
Kenneth Alessio Bianchi
|0316465283||Monsters of the Ivy Leagu...||Steve Radlauer||Michael Bruce Ross||1|
|1569759472||Serial Killers: Up Close...||Christopher Berry-De...||Michael Bruce Ross||2|
|0595390927||Thinking about the Sexual...||Ellsworth Fersch||Michael Bruce Ross||1|
|1784183105||Emissaries of Satan||Christopher Berry-De...||Michael Bruce Ross||2|
|1440197563||The Big Scratch||Peter Ditomaso||Michael Bruce Ross||1|
|1439826560||Sex-Related Homicide and...||Vernon J. Geberth|| 4 Total Including |
|110159599x||The Man in the Monster||Martha Elliott|| 3 Total Including |
Michael Bruce Ross (July 26, 1959 – May 13, 2005) was an American serial killer. In 2005, he was executed by the state of Connecticut, making his execution the first in Connecticut (and the whole of New England) since 1960, and the last execution in Connecticut before the state repealed capital punishment in 2012.
Michael Bruce Ross is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database