Manuel Delgado Villegas

El Arropiero, El Estrangulador del Puerto

  Active for 8 years
(1964-1971) in Spain, Italy, France

7

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

48

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Manuel Delgado Villegas a Spanish serial killer and wandering criminal known as El Arropiero (The Arrope Trader) and El Estrangulador del Puerto (The Strangler of Puerto). Villegas confessed to the murders of forty-eight people of different gender, age and sexual orientation in three separate countries, police only investigated him for twenty-two murders in Spain. Villegas would beat, suffocate, strangle rob and/or rape his victims. Some of his victims were killed with hand to hand combat techniques that he learned while in the Spanish Foreign Legion. He was diagnosed with a severe mental disorder and XYY syndrome. Villegas interned in a mental institution until his death in 1998.

Manuel Delgado Villegas Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Manuel Delgado Villegas (aka) El Arropiero, El Estrangulador del Puerto, was active for 8 years between 1964-1971, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 48 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: France, Spain, Italy

Manuel Delgado Villegas was born on January 25th 1943 in Seville, city in the province of Seville, Spain. He was born 2nd of 2 children and raised by his maternal grandmother in Mataró. Delgado was raised as a youngest child and had one older sister, Joaquina. His father, José Delgado Martín, an arrope salesman. His mother, died while giving birth to Manuel. Manuel Delgado Villegas had XYY Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder that affects only males.

Delgado a bisexual, necrophile male citizen of Spain. no degree received. Delgado never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1964 (Age 20/21) Manuel Delgado Villegas started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim.

He was arrested on January 18th 1971 (Age 27), sentenced to preventively detained at Carabanchel Penitentiary Psychiatric Hospital in Madrid, Spain. Delgado was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Manuel Delgado Villegas died on February 2nd 1998 (Age 55), cause of death: natural causes, lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Hospital Can Ruti, a psychiatric hospital located in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain.

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Manuel Delgado Villegas has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 months ago.

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Manuel Delgado Villegas
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Manuel Delgado Villegas
Nickname: El Arropiero, El Estrangulador del Puerto
Victims: 7 - 48
Years Active: 1964 - 1971
Ages Active: 20/21 - 27/28
Active Countries: France, Spain, Italy
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1943 - 1998
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Spain
Sexual Preference: bisexual, necrophile
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 25, 1943
Family Name: Delgado
Given Name: Manuel
Birth Location: Seville, city in the province of Seville, Spain
Birth Order: 2nd of 2
Siblings: one older sister, Joaquina
Rasied By: his maternal grandmother in Mataró
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: died while giving birth to Manuel
Father: José Delgado Martín, an arrope salesman

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

Incarceration
Arrested: Jan 18, 1971 (Age 27)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: preventively detained
Prison Location: Carabanchel Penitentiary Psychiatric Hospital in Madrid, Spain
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Feb 2, 1998 (Age 55)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Death Location: Hospital Can Ruti, a psychiatric hospital located in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Manuel Delgado Villegas

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

Date Event Description
Jan 25 1943Manuel Delgado Villegas was born in Seville, city in the province of Seville, Spain.  #19430125
Jan 25 1963
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1964
(Age 20/21)
Manuel Delgado Villegas started his serial killing spree. #1964
1971
(Age 27/28)
Manuel Delgado Villegas ended his serial killing spree. #1971
Jan 18 1971
(Age 27)
Manuel Delgado Villegas arrested. #19710118
Jan 25 1973
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 25 1983
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 25 1993
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Feb 02 1998
(Age 55)
Manuel Delgado Villegas died. cause of death: natural causes, lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Hospital Can Ruti, a psychiatric hospital located in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain. #19980202
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Boolean Questions:
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Killer
Answer
Total
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xyy TRUE 80
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
kill at victims home TRUE 318
used weapon TRUE 448
rape TRUE 447
strangle TRUE 437
sex with body TRUE 426
robbed TRUE 414
living with children FALSE 267
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
problems in school FALSE 218
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
drug abuse FALSE 223
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
previous jail FALSE 347
previous prision FALSE 332
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
mutilated FALSE 440
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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Manuel Delgado Villegas (Spanish pronunciation: [manw'el delˈɣaðo βiˈʎeɣas]; 25 January 1943 – 2 February 1998), also known as El Arropiero, was a Spanish serial killer active between 1964 and 1971. Delgado claimed to have carried out 48 murders in Spain, Italy and France – of these cases the Spanish police were only able to investigate twenty-two in Spain and considered him the definite perpetrator of seven.

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External References
  1. Q3066932 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 12, 2018.
  2. Manuel Delgado Villegas on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 12, 2018.
  3. Manuel Delgado Villegas on es.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 12, 2018.
  4. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Manuel DELGADO VILLEGAS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 12, 2018.
  5. José Alfredo Piera Pellicer, The crimes of the Arropiero on www.luciabotin.com, Retrieved on Dec 12, 2018.
  6. Manuel Delgado Villegas on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Manuel Delgado Villegas is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #5 of 7 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Italy
  2. #6 of 10 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Spain
  3. #13 of 19 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in France
  4. #16 of 42 [ Page 2 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #25 of 57 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  6. #35 of 60 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #66 of 649 [ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #122 of 249 [ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #153 of 305 [ Page 11 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #208 of 649 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  11. #284 of 649 [ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  12. #606 of 649 [ Page 41 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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