Kenneth Erskine

The Stockwell Strangler, the heatwave killer

  Active for 1 year
(1986) in United Kingdom

7

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

11

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  7. Cognitive Ability
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  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 11 Books About Kenneth Erskine
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Kenneth Erskine a British serial killer known as The Stockwell Strangler and the heatwave killer. Erskine, a burglar who raped and strangled at least seven elderly men and women after breaking into their home. Erskine told police he was haunted by a whispering woman's voice, which came out of walls and doors which gave him dizzy spells. Erskine was sentenced to life in prison in 1988. In 2009 the murder convictions were reduced to manslaughter. Erskine is being held at a high-security psychiatric hospital, Broadmoor Hospital at Crowthorne in Berkshire, England.

Kenneth Erskine Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Kenneth Erskine (aka) The Stockwell Strangler, the heatwave killer, was active for 1 year in 1986, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Kenneth Erskine was born on July 1st 1963 in Hammersmith, district in west London, England. He was raised by both parents until divorce, Kenneth (Age 12), schools for maladjusted children until adulthood. Erskine had three brothers. His father, Charles Erskine, a man of Antiguan descent. His mother, Margaret Erskine, a woman of English descent. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.

Erskine a bisexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. Erskine never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1986 (Age 22/23) Kenneth Erskine started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself as a homeless drifter in London, England, where Erskine was known to work as a criminal.

He was arrested on July 28th 1986 (Age 23), convicted on January 29th 1988 (Age 24), sentenced to life imprisonment at Broadmoor Hospital a high-security psychiatric hospital at Crowthorne in Berkshire, England.

Profile Completeness: 88%
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Kenneth Erskine has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Kenneth Erskine a known:

Kenneth Erskine
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Kenneth Erskine
Nickname: The Stockwell Strangler, the heatwave killer
Victims: 7 - 11
Years Active: 1986 - 1986
Ages Active: 22/23 - 22/23
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Life Span: 1963 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: bisexual
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Jun 21 - Jul 23
Birth Month: July
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: himself as a homeless drifter in London, England
Occupation: criminal
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jul 1, 1963
Family Name: Erskine
Given Name: Kenneth
Birth Location: Hammersmith, district in west London, England
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: three brothers
Raised By: both parents until divorce, Kenneth (Age 12), schools for maladjusted children until adulthood
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Margaret Erskine, a woman of English descent
Father: Charles Erskine, a man of Antiguan descent

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Jul 28, 1986 (Age 23)
Convicted: Jan 29, 1988 (Age 24)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Broadmoor Hospital a high-security psychiatric hospital at Crowthorne in Berkshire, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Kenneth Erskine

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

Date Event Description
Jul 01 1963Kenneth Erskine was born in Hammersmith, district in west London, England.  #19630701
Jul 01 1983
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1986
(Age 22/23)
Kenneth Erskine started his serial killing spree. #1986
Jul 28 1986
(Age 23)
Kenneth Erskine arrested. #19860728
1986
(Age 23/24)
Kenneth Erskine ended his serial killing spree. #1986
Jan 29 1988
(Age 24)
Kenneth Erskine was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Broadmoor Hospital a high-security psychiatric hospital at Crowthorne in Berkshire, England.  #19880129
Jul 01 1993
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jul 01 2003
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jul 01 2013
(Age 50)
50th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
problems in school TRUE 221
teased in school TRUE 218
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at victims home TRUE 322
rape TRUE 452
strangle TRUE 442
posed body TRUE 364
robbed TRUE 417
living with children FALSE 268
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 319
used weapon FALSE 452
used gun FALSE 450
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
bound FALSE 405
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353


Books that Mention Kenneth Erskine

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Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Kenneth Erskine)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Serial Killers Encyclopedia (mentions serial killer Kenneth Erskine)
RJ Parker
Serial Killers Encyclopedia
Book: A History of British Serial Killing (mentions serial killer Kenneth Erskine)
David Wilson
A History of British Serial Killing
Book: Stockwell Strangler (mentions serial killer Kenneth Erskine)
Natalie Marshall
Stockwell Strangler
Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Kenneth Erskine)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: World's 20 Worst Crimes (mentions serial killer Kenneth Erskine)
Kate Kray
World's 20 Worst Crimes
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David Wilson
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11 Books that mention Serial Killer
Kenneth Erskine

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1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1494772167 Serial Killers Encycloped... 34
0748111727 A History of British Seri... 1
153019802x Stockwell Strangler 1
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1784184365 World's 20 Worst Crimes 3
1906534411 Serial Killers 3
0752471287 Murderers' Row 7
0470857943 The Psychology of Interro... 2
0763802700 Microsoft Powerpoint 2000 1

Kenneth Erskine is a British serial killer who became known as the Stockwell Strangler.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q936414 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Nov 27, 2018.
  2. Kenneth Erskine on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 27, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Kenneth ERSKINE on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 27, 2018.
Internal References

Kenneth Erskine is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #9 of 34[ Page 1 ] of Cancer Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #11 of 62[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  3. #12 of 41[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in July
  4. #122 of 250[ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #153 of 307[ Page 11 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #157 of 651[ Page 11 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #160 of 651[ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #280 of 651[ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #631 of 651[ Page 43 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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