Joseph Naso

The Double Initial Killer, Crazy Joe

  Active for 18 years
(1977-1994) in United States

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

10

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 12 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 16 Books About Joseph Naso
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Joseph Naso an American serial killer known as The Double Initial Killer and Crazy Joe. Naso was a freelance photographer who raped and strangled to death at least six women in California. His first four identified victims bore double initials. All four victims were listed by the police as prostitutes. Authorities discovered a handwritten diary in which Naso listed ten unnamed women with geographical locations, the other four women mentioned in the diary remain unidentified. Naso was also a suspect in the Rochester Alphabet murders of 1971–73 case, but was ruled out when DNA found on a victim was not a match to Naso. Joseph Naso was arrested in 2011 and sentenced to death in 2013.

Joseph Naso Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Joseph Naso (aka) The Double Initial Killer, Crazy Joe, was active for 18 years between 1977-1994, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 10 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Joseph Naso was born on January 7th 1934 in Rochester, county seat of Monroe County, New York, United States.

Naso a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. Naso divorced Judith Naso after 18 years of marriage. He had one son named Charles Naso who suffered from schizophrenia.

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

In 1977 (Age 42/43) Joseph Naso started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone in Reno, California, US, where Naso was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on April 11th 2011 (Age 77), convicted on August 20th 2013 (Age 79), sentenced to death at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. Naso was convicted on charges of murder, theft and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 83%
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Joseph Naso has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 10 months ago.

Joseph Naso a known:

Joseph Naso
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Joseph Naso
Nickname: The Double Initial Killer, Crazy Joe
Victims: 6 - 10
Years Active: 1977 - 1994
Ages Active: 42/43 - 59/60
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder, theft
Life Span: 1934 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: divorced Judith Naso after 18 years of marriage
Children: one son named Charles Naso who suffered from schizophrenia
Living With: himself, alone in Reno, California, US
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 7, 1934
Family Name: Naso
Given Name: Joseph
Birth Location: Rochester, county seat of Monroe County, New York, United States
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: Apr 11, 2011 (Age 77)
Convicted: Aug 20, 2013 (Age 79)
Sentence: death
Prison Location: San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
12 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Joseph Naso

The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Joseph Naso. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 07 1934Joseph Naso was born in Rochester, county seat of Monroe County, New York, United States.  #19340107
Jan 07 1954
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jan 07 1964
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 07 1974
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1977
(Age 42/43)
Joseph Naso started his serial killing spree. #1977
Jan 07 1984
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
1994
(Age 59/60)
Joseph Naso ended his serial killing spree. #1994
Jan 07 1994
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Jan 07 2004
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Apr 11 2011
(Age 77)
Joseph Naso arrested. #20110411
Aug 20 2013
(Age 79)
Joseph Naso was convicted and sentenced to death at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US.  #20130820
Jan 07 2014
(Age 80)
80th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
rape TRUE 448
stalk TRUE 414
strangle TRUE 438
living with children FALSE 267
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
problems in school FALSE 218
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
drug abuse FALSE 224
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 422
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
sex with body FALSE 427
mutilated FALSE 441
ate part of body FALSE 446
drank blood FALSE 437
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


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16 Books that mention Serial Killer
Joseph Naso

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1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1504041291 To Kill and Kill Again 2
1987902327 List Of 10 1
1460261828 Murder City 1
1612432972 Listverse.com's Epic Book... 4
0996947043 Panther in the Sun 1
1625847734 The Jersey Shore Thrill K... 2
1472118049 The Mammoth Book of More... 6
1329021398 The Esoteric Codex: Unide... 25
1305446348 Serial Murderers and Thei... 27
1469110911 At Bully Hills 1
1479744956 Italian - Yes! 1
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9004281037 Bremen Als Brennpunkt Ref... 1
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Joseph Naso (born January 7, 1934) is an American serial killer, sentenced to death for the murder of six women.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q17285646 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 4, 2018.
  2. Joseph Naso on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 4, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Joseph NASO on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 4, 2018.
  4. CDCR# AR9737, State of California Inmate Locator on inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov, Retrieved on Dec 8, 2018.
Internal References

Joseph Naso is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #28 of 53 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #29 of 57 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  3. #31 of 55 [ Page 3 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #71 of 649 [ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #136 of 249 [ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #155 of 326 [ Page 11 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #170 of 305 [ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #200 of 649 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #330 of 649 [ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #421 of 649 [ Page 29 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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