Vasili Komaroff

The Wolf of Moscow, Shabolovka Street Killer

  Active for 3 years
(1921-1923) in Russia

33

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

33

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Vasili Komaroff (Vasili Ivanovich Komaroff) (born Vasily Terentyevich Petrov) a Russian serial killer known as The Wolf of Moscow. Komaroff was born in 1871 and is one of the earliest known serial killers in the Soviet Union. Komaroff was a horse trader who murdered at least thirty-three men between 1921 and 1923. Police found twenty-one male victims, each discovered tightly bound in sacks, their bodies dumped on waste ground in the Shabolovki neighborhood. Komoff confessed to thirty-three victims implicating his wife Sofia as an accomplice. They were both found guilty of multiple homicides and sentenced to death. Komaroff was convicted for the killing of twenty-nine victims. Sofia and Vasili Komaroff were both executed on June 18th 1923.

Vasili Komaroff Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Vasili Komaroff (aka) The Wolf of Moscow, Shabolovka Street Killer, was active for 3 years between 1921-1923, known to have ( 33 confirmed / 33 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Russia

Vasili Komaroff was born on January 1st 1877 in Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire. He was raised by both parents. Komarov had at least six brothers. His father, an alcoholic. His mother, an alcoholic. His mother and father abused alcohol and/or drugs.

Komarov a heterosexual male citizen of Russian Empire. no degree received. Komarov married Sophia. He had at least 1 son which he tried to hang at the age of 9.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol.

In 1921 (Age 44/44) Vasili Komaroff started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with Wife Sophia and Children, where Komarov was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on March 18th 1923 (Age 46), convicted on June 8th 1923 (Age 46), sentenced to death penalty execution by firing squad at a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union. Komarov was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Vasili Komaroff was executed on June 18th 1923 (Age 46).

Vasili Komaroff died on June 18th 1923 (Age 46), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by firing squad at a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union.

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Vasili Komaroff has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 weeks ago.

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Vasili Komaroff
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Updated: 2019-06-30 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Vasili Komaroff
Nickname: The Wolf of Moscow, Shabolovka Street Killer
Victims: 33 - 33
Years Active: 1921 - 1923
Ages Active: 44/44 - 46/46
Active Countries: Russia
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1877 - 1923
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Russian Empire
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: married Sophia
Children: at least 1 son which he tried to hang at the age of 9
Living With: Wife Sophia and Children
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 1, 1877
Family Name: Komarov
Given Name: Vasily
Birth Location: Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least six brothers
Rasied By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: an alcoholic
Father: an alcoholic

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Mar 18, 1923 (Age 46)
Convicted: Jun 8, 1923 (Age 46)
Sentence: death penalty execution by firing squad
Prison Location: a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union
Executed: Jun 18, 1923 (Age 46)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Jun 18, 1923 (Age 46)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by firing squad
Death Location: a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Vasili Komaroff

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Vasili Komaroff. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 01 1877Vasili Komaroff was born in Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire.  #18770101
Jan 01 1897
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jan 01 1907
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 01 1917
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1921
(Age 44/45)
Vasili Komaroff started his serial killing spree. #1921
1923
(Age 46/47)
Vasili Komaroff ended his serial killing spree. #1923
Mar 18 1923
(Age 46)
Vasili Komaroff arrested. #19230318
Jun 08 1923
(Age 46)
Vasili Komaroff was convicted and sentenced to death penalty execution by firing squad at a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union.  #19230608
Jun 18 1923
(Age 46)
Vasili Komaroff was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by firing squad at a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union. #19230618
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Boolean Questions:
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living with children TRUE 264
father drug abuse TRUE 189
mother drug abuse TRUE 191
alcohol abuse TRUE 221
previous crimes TRUE 361
previous jail TRUE 345
previous prision TRUE 330
used weapon TRUE 445
bound TRUE 398
strangle TRUE 434
robbed TRUE 411
suicide FALSE 214
killed in prison FALSE 208
physically defect FALSE 295
speach defect FALSE 295
head injury FALSE 294
physically abused FALSE 226
psychologically abused FALSE 219
sexually abused FALSE 221
drug abuse FALSE 222
psychologist FALSE 254
forensic hospital FALSE 253
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 313
kill at victims home FALSE 316
used gun FALSE 444
rape FALSE 444
torture FALSE 418
stalk FALSE 410
blindfold FALSE 356
sex with body FALSE 423
mutilated FALSE 437
ate part of body FALSE 442
drank blood FALSE 433
posed body FALSE 357
totem body part FALSE 358
totem personal item FALSE 347


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Vasili Ivanovich Komaroff (Russian: Василий Иванович Комаров; 1871 – 1923) was a Russian serial killer, convicted for the killing of 29 people in Moscow between 1921 and 1923. One of the earliest known serial killers in the Soviet Union, Komaroff was a horse trader who murdered at least 33 customers in the stable next to his home, and was executed on June 18, 1923.

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External References
  1. Vasili Komaroff on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Vasili KOMAROFF on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  3. Комаров, Василий Иванович (серийный убийца) on ru.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 23, 2018.
  4. Q526676 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Vasili Komaroff is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #4 of 55 [ Page 1 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #5 of 57 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  3. #7 of 29 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Russia
  4. #14 of 248 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #28 of 649 [ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #98 of 649 [ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #328 of 649 [ Page 22 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #404 of 649 [ Page 27 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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