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.
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.
Dean Corll has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years 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.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|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|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♑ Capricorn |
Dec 22 - Jan 20
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||alone at an apartment in Houston, Texas, David Brooks stayed over often|
|Occupation:||serial killer, soldier|
|D.O.B.:||Dec 24, 1939|
|Birth Name:||Dean Arnold Corll|
|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|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||high school diploma|
|Educated At:||Vidor High School|
|Sentence:||never sentenced, shot by his accomplice before he could be arrested|
|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|
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.
|Dec 24 1939||Dean Corll was born in Fort Wayne, county seat of Allen County, Indiana, United States. #19391224|
|Dec 24 1959|
|Dec 24 1969|
|Dean Corll started his serial killing spree. #1970|
|Dean Corll ended his serial killing spree. #1973|
|Aug 08 1973|
|Dean Corlldied.cause of death:homicide,ballistic trauma, he was murdered by his accomplice, Elmer Wayne Henleyat 2020 Lamar Drive in Pasadena, Texas, US.He is buried at Pasadena Cemetery, Cemetery. #19730808|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Dean Corll (1970-1973).
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|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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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.
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