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.
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.
Manuel Delgado Villegas has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 9 months 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.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|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|
|Life Span:||1943 - 1998|
|Sexual Preference:||bisexual, necrophile|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♒ Aquarius |
Jan 20 - Feb 18
|Marital Status:||never married|
|D.O.B.:||Jan 25, 1943|
|Birth Location:||Seville, city in the province of Seville, Spain|
|Birth Order:||2nd of 2|
|Siblings:||one older sister, Joaquina|
|Raised By:||his maternal grandmother in Mataró|
|Birth Category:||youngest child|
|Mother:||died while giving birth to Manuel|
|Father:||José Delgado Martín, an arrope salesman|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Jan 18, 1971 (Age 27)|
|Prison Location:||Carabanchel Penitentiary Psychiatric Hospital in Madrid, Spain|
|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|
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.
|Jan 25 1943||Manuel Delgado Villegas was born in Seville, city in the province of Seville, Spain. #19430125|
|Jan 25 1963|
|Manuel Delgado Villegas started his serial killing spree. #1964|
|Manuel Delgado Villegas ended his serial killing spree. #1971|
|Jan 18 1971|
|Manuel Delgado Villegas arrested. #19710118|
|Jan 25 1973|
|Jan 25 1983|
|Jan 25 1993|
|Feb 02 1998|
|Manuel Delgado Villegasdied.cause of death:natural causes,lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseat Hospital Can Ruti, a psychiatric hospital located in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain. #19980202|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Manuel Delgado Villegas (1964-1971).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||318|
|sex with body||TRUE||427|
|living with children||FALSE||267|
|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|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||316|
|ate part of body||FALSE||446|
|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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