Dean Corll

Candy Man, Pied Piper

  Active for 4 years
(1970-1973) in United States

28

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

29

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  1. Summary
  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 6 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 15 Books About Dean Corll
  14. 6 External References
  15. Internal References

Dean Corll (Dean Arnold Corll) an American serial killer and rapist known as the Candy Man and the Pied Piper. Corll along with two teenaged accomplices named David Owen Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley, abducted, raped tortured and murdered at least twenty-eight young men between 1970 and 1973 in Houston, Texas. The crimes are known as the Houston Mass Murders. Corll and his family owned and operated a candy factory in Houston Heights, Texas. Dean Corll was murdered by his accomplice, Elmer Wayne Henley, after Corll had turned on him.

Dean Corll Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Dean Corll (aka) Candy Man, Pied Piper, was active for 4 years between 1970-1973, known to have ( 28 confirmed / 29 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Dean Corll was born (Dean Arnold Corll) on December 24th 1939 in Fort Wayne, county seat of Allen County, Indiana, United States. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents until (Age 13/14) mother and step-father until adulthood. Corll was raised as a oldest child and had one sibling, Stanley Wayne Corll. His father, Arnold Edwin Corll, drafted into U.S. Air Force. His mother, Mary Robinson, candy shop owner. He had a physically defect.

Corll a homosexual male citizen of the United States of America. Corll completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. Corll gained part of his education while attending Vidor High School. Corll never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had killed and. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1970 (Age 30/31) Dean Corll started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, torture, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Dean Corll used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill victims at his own home. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone at an apartment in Houston, Texas, David Brooks stayed over often, where Corll was known to work as a serial killer, soldier.

Dean Corll died on August 8th 1973 (Age 33), cause of death: homicide, ballistic trauma, he was murdered by his accomplice, Elmer Wayne Henley at 2020 Lamar Drive in Pasadena, Texas, US. He is buried at Pasadena Cemetery, Cemetery.

Profile Completeness: 94%
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Dean Corll has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 9 months ago.

Dean Corll a known:

Dean Corll
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Dean Corll
Nickname: Candy Man, Pied Piper
Victims: 28 - 29
Years Active: 1970 - 1973
Ages Active: 30/31 - 33/34
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1939 - 1973
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: homosexual
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: alone at an apartment in Houston, Texas, David Brooks stayed over often
Occupation: serial killer, soldier
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 24, 1939
Birth Name: Dean Arnold Corll
Family Name: Corll
Given Name: Dean
Birth Location: Fort Wayne, county seat of Allen County, Indiana, United States
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: one younger brother Stanley Wayne Corll
Raised By: both parents until (Age 13/14) mother and step-father until adulthood
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Mary Robinson, candy shop owner
Father: Arnold Edwin Corll, drafted into U.S. Air Force

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma
Educated At: Vidor High School

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: never sentenced, shot by his accomplice before he could be arrested
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Aug 8, 1973 (Age 33)
Manner of Death: homicide
Cause of Death: ballistic trauma, he was murdered by his accomplice, Elmer Wayne Henley
Death Location: 2020 Lamar Drive in Pasadena, Texas, US
Burial Location: Pasadena Cemetery, Cemetery
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Dean Corll

The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Dean Corll. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 24 1939Dean Corll was born in Fort Wayne, county seat of Allen County, Indiana, United States.  #19391224
Dec 24 1959
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Dec 24 1969
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1970
(Age 30/31)
Dean Corll started his serial killing spree. #1970
1973
(Age 33/34)
Dean Corll ended his serial killing spree. #1973
Aug 08 1973
(Age 33)
Dean Corll died. cause of death: homicide, ballistic trauma, he was murdered by his accomplice, Elmer Wayne Henley at 2020 Lamar Drive in Pasadena, Texas, US. He is buried at Pasadena Cemetery, Cemetery. #19730808

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
physically defect TRUE 298
drug abuse TRUE 224
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
previous killed TRUE 207
kill at killers home TRUE 315
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
rape TRUE 448
torture TRUE 422
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 438
mutilated TRUE 441
robbed TRUE 414
living with children FALSE 267
suicide FALSE 217
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
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous crimes FALSE 363
previous jail FALSE 347
previous prision FALSE 332
kill at victims home FALSE 318
stalk FALSE 414
blindfold FALSE 359
sex with body FALSE 427
ate part of body FALSE 446
drank blood FALSE 437
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350


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Skip Hollandsworth
The Midnight Assassin
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Tom Philbin
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Book: The Man with Candy (mentions serial killer Dean Corll)
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Dean Corll: the True Story of the Houston Mas...

Dean Arnold Corll (December 24, 1939 – August 8, 1973) was an American serial killer who, along with two teenaged accomplices named David Owen Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr. , abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered at least 28 teenage boys and young men in a series of killings spanning from 1970 to 1973 in Houston, Texas.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Dean Corll on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Dean Arnold CORLL on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Corll, Dean on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Christopher Williams, Lindsay Woodson, Dean Corll on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  5. Q944611 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
  6. Dean Corll on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

Dean Corll is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #2 of 44 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  2. #5 of 55 [ Page 1 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #8 of 88 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #10 of 326 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #17 of 249 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #19 of 305 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #37 of 649 [ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #80 of 649 [ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #105 of 649 [ Page 7 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  10. #337 of 649 [ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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