Walter E. Ellis

The Milwaukee North Side Strangler

  Active for 22 years
(1986-2007) in United States

7

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

20

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 7 Books About Walter E. Ellis
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Walter E. Ellis an American serial killer known as The Milwaukee North Side Strangler and the North Side Strangler. Ellis was convicted of killing seven prostitutes in Wisconsin between 1986 and 2007. His victims were all African-American women. In 2011, investigators stated they were reviewing the cases of another twenty strangled prostitutes Elis could be connected to. Walter E. Ellis died in prison on December 1st 2013 from apparent natural causes, according to the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

Walter E. Ellis Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Walter E. Ellis (aka) The Milwaukee North Side Strangler, was active for 22 years between 1986-2007, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 20 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Walter E. Ellis was born on July 24th 1960 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US.

Ellis a heterosexual African American male citizen of the United States of America.

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

In 1986 (Age 25/26) Walter E. Ellis started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on September 7th 2009 (Age 49), convicted on February 18th 2011 (Age 50), sentenced to life imprisonment, seven life terms, without the possibility of parole at South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US. Ellis was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Walter E. Ellis died on December 1st 2013 (Age 53), cause of death: natural causes, apparent natural causes at a hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US.

Profile Completeness: 76%
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Walter E. Ellis has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Walter E. Ellis a known:

Walter E. Ellis
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Walter E. Ellis
Nickname: The Milwaukee North Side Strangler
Victims: 7 - 20
Years Active: 1986 - 2007
Ages Active: 25/26 - 46/47
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1960 - 2013
Characteristics
Ethnic Group: African American
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 23
Birth Month: July
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jul 24, 1960
Family Name: Ellis
Given Name: Walter
Birth Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

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

Incarceration
Arrested: Sep 7, 2009 (Age 49)
Convicted: Feb 18, 2011 (Age 50)
Sentence: life imprisonment, seven life terms, without the possibility of parole
Prison Location: South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Dec 1, 2013 (Age 53)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: apparent natural causes
Death Location: a hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Walter E. Ellis

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Walter E. Ellis. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jul 24 1960Walter E. Ellis was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US.  #19600724
Jul 24 1980
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1986
(Age 25/26)
Walter E. Ellis started his serial killing spree. #1986
Jul 24 1990
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jul 24 2000
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
2007
(Age 46/47)
Walter E. Ellis ended his serial killing spree. #2007
Sep 07 2009
(Age 49)
Walter E. Ellis arrested. #20090907
Jul 24 2010
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Feb 18 2011
(Age 50)
Walter E. Ellis was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment, seven life terms, without the possibility of parole at South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US.  #20110218
Dec 01 2013
(Age 53)
Walter E. Ellisdied.cause of death:natural causes,apparent natural causesat a hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US. #20131201

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
rape TRUE 452
strangle TRUE 442
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 319
kill at victims home FALSE 322
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
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


Books that Mention Walter E. Ellis

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Walter E. Ellis)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Walter E. Ellis)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: The Big Book of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Walter E. Ellis)
Jack Rosewood
The Big Book of Serial Killers
Book: No-nonsense Cover Letters (mentions serial killer Walter E. Ellis)
Wendy S. Enelow
No-nonsense Cover Letters
Book: An Introduction to Crime Scene Inve... (mentions serial killer Walter E. Ellis)
Aric W. Dutelle
An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
Book: An Introduction to Crime Scene Inve... (mentions serial killer Walter E. Ellis)
Aric W. Dutelle
An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
Book: No-Nonsense Cover Letters (mentions serial killer Walter E. Ellis)
Arnold G. Boldt
No-Nonsense Cover Letters

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Walter E. Ellis

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1548119644 The Big Book of Serial Ki... 60
1564149064 No-nonsense Cover Letters 1
1449636209 An Introduction to Crime... 1
1449655661 An Introduction to Crime... 1
1601638167 No-Nonsense Cover Letters 1

Walter E. Ellis (June 24, 1960 – December 1, 2013), also known as the Milwaukee North Side Strangler, was an American serial killer who raped and strangled seven women in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin between 1986 and 2007.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q6861780 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Nov 27, 2018.
  2. Walter E. Ellis on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 27, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Walter E. ELLIS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Nov 27, 2018.
  4. Did Missing DNA Thwart Hunt For Serial Killer? on www.npr.org, Retrieved on Nov 27, 2018.
Internal References

Walter E. Ellis is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #11 of 41[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in July
  2. #15 of 46[ Page 1 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #38 of 651[ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  4. #107 of 327[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #111 of 250[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #134 of 307[ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #155 of 651[ Page 11 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #250 of 651[ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #265 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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