John Wayne Glover

The Granny Killer

  Active for 2 years
(1989-1990) in Australia

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

13

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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John Wayne Glover an English-Australian serial killer known as The Granny Killer. Glover was a British expatriate living in Australia who targeted elderly women between 1989 and 1990. He was convicted for the murders of six women. John Wayne Glover committed suicide while in prison in 2005. Before Glover committed suicide, he gave an outside visitor a sketch of a park that showed two pine trees with the number nine in the middle. The number nine is said to either represent the total number of murders or the number of unsolved murders committed by Glover.

John Wayne Glover Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer John Wayne Glover (aka) The Granny Killer, was active for 2 years between 1989-1990, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Australia

John Wayne Glover was born on November 26th 1932 in Midlands, area comprising central England. He was raised by his mother with several step-fathers and boyfriends. His mother, Freda Glover, died of breast cancer in 1989.

John Wayne Glover a heterosexual male citizen of Australia. He completed 9 years of school, no degree received. He married Gay Rolls. He had two daughters.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1989 (Age 56/57) John Wayne Glover started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, 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 his wife and daughters in Mosman, Sydney, Australia, where he was known to work as a criminal, serial killer.

He was arrested on March 20th 1990 (Age 57), sentenced to life imprisonment, six life terms at a prison in Sydney, Australia.

John Wayne Glover died on September 9th 2005 (Age 72), cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell at a prison in Sydney, Australia. John Wayne Glover committed suicide on September 9th 2005 (Age 72).

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John Wayne Glover has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

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John Wayne Glover
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Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: John Wayne Glover
Nickname: The Granny Killer
Victims: 6 - 13
Years Active: 1989 - 1990
Ages Active: 56/57 - 57/58
Active Countries: Australia
Life Span: 1932 - 2005
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Australia
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: married Gay Rolls
Children: two daughters
Living With: his wife and daughters in Mosman, Sydney, Australia
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 26, 1932
Given Name: John Wayne
Birth Location: Midlands, area comprising central England
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: his mother with several step-fathers and boyfriends
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Freda Glover, died of breast cancer in 1989
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 9 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Mar 20, 1990 (Age 57)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: life imprisonment, six life terms
Prison Location: a prison in Sydney, Australia
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Sep 9, 2005 (Age 72)
Manner of Death: suicide
Cause of Death: committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell
Death Location: a prison in Sydney, Australia
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: TRUE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
John Wayne Glover

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer John Wayne Glover. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nov 26 1932John Wayne Glover was born in Midlands, area comprising central England.  #19321126
Nov 26 1952
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Nov 26 1962
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Nov 26 1972
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Nov 26 1982
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
1989
(Age 56/57)
John Wayne Glover started his serial killing spree. #1989
1990
(Age 57/58)
John Wayne Glover ended his serial killing spree. #1990
Mar 20 1990
(Age 57)
John Wayne Glover arrested. #19900320
Nov 26 1992
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Nov 26 2002
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Sep 09 2005
(Age 72)
John Wayne Gloverdied.cause of death:suicide,committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cellat a prison in Sydney, Australia. #20050909
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 268
suicide TRUE 225
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
kill at victims home TRUE 323
used weapon TRUE 453
strangle TRUE 443
posed body TRUE 365
robbed TRUE 418
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
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354


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John Wayne Glover

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0124042600 The Psychology of Serial... 5
1782193650 The Evil Within - A Top M... 14
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John Wayne Glover (26 November 1932 – 9 September 2005) was an English Australian serial killer convicted of the murders of six elderly women, including Winifreda, Lady Ashton, widow of the famous English-Australian impressionist painter Sir Will Ashton (MBE), on Sydney's North Shore. Over a 14-month period in 1989/90, Glover killed six elderly women, for which he was dubbed in the press as the "Granny Killer".

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q2073613 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2018.
  2. John Wayne Glover on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, John Wayne GLOVER on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2018.
Internal References

John Wayne Glover is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #7 of 21[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Australia
  2. #18 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #29 of 51[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  4. #111 of 651[ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #138 of 250[ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #204 of 651[ Page 14 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #331 of 651[ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #496 of 651[ Page 34 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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