John George Haigh

Acid Bath Murderer

  Active for 6 years
(1944-1949) in United Kingdom

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

9

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  13. 13 Books About John George Haigh
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John George Haigh an English serial killer known as the Acid Bath Murderer for dissolving his victims in sulphuric acid under the belief that he could not be prosecuted for murder if no body was found. He would then forge papers to sell the victims possessions. Confessed nine murders, convicted of six and hanged. Haigh claimed that he had drank the blood of one of his victims.

John George Haigh Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer John George Haigh (aka) Acid Bath Murderer, was active for 6 years between 1944-1949, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 9 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

John George Haigh was born on July 24th 1909 in Stamford, town in Lincolnshire, England.

Haig a male citizen of the United Kingdom.

In 1944 (Age 34/35) John George Haigh started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of vampirism, mutilate, and murder his victims. John George Haigh used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes.

John George Haigh died on August 10th 1949 (Age 40), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at London, capital and largest city of the United Kingdom.

Profile Completeness: 54%
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John George Haigh has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

John George Haigh a known:

John George Haigh
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-01-10 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: John George Haigh
Nickname: Acid Bath Murderer
Victims: 6 - 9
Years Active: 1944 - 1949
Ages Active: 34/35 - 39/40
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1909 - 1949
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: N/A
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, 1909
Family Name: Haig
Given Name: John
Birth Location: Stamford, town in Lincolnshire, England
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: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: death, execution by hanging
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Aug 10, 1949 (Age 40)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by hanging
Death Location: London, capital and largest city of the United Kingdom
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
7 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
John George Haigh

The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer John George Haigh. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jul 24 1909John George Haigh was born in Stamford, town in Lincolnshire, England.  #19090724
Jul 24 1929
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jul 24 1939
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1944
(Age 34/35)
John George Haigh started his serial killing spree. #1944
1949
(Age 39/40)
John George Haigh ended his serial killing spree. #1949
Jul 24 1949
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Aug 10 1949
(Age 40)
John George Haighdied.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat London, capital and largest city of the United Kingdom. #19490810
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
mutilated TRUE 446
drank blood TRUE 441
robbed TRUE 417
rape FALSE 452
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
strangle FALSE 442
sex with body FALSE 429
ate part of body FALSE 450


Books that Mention John George Haigh

Book: Forty Years of Murder (mentions serial killer John George Haigh)
Keith Simpson
Forty Years of Murder
Book: John Christie of Rillington Place (mentions serial killer John George Haigh)
Jonathan Oates
John Christie of Rillington Place
Book: John Christie of Rillington Place (mentions serial killer John George Haigh)
Jonathan Oates
John Christie of Rillington Place
Book: Frenzy! (mentions serial killer John George Haigh)
Neil Root
Frenzy!
Book: John George Haigh, the Acid-Bath Mu... (mentions serial killer John George Haigh)
Dr Jonathan Oates
John George Haigh, the Acid-Bath Murderer
Book: Mum's the Word (mentions serial killer John George Haigh)
Eve Branson
Mum's the Word
Book: Forensic Science (mentions serial killer John George Haigh)
William J. Tilstone
Forensic Science
Book: Acid Bath Murders (mentions serial killer John George Haigh)
Gordon Lowe
Acid Bath Murders

13 Books that mention Serial Killer
John George Haigh

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0007291272 Forty Years of Murder 1
178340891x John Christie of Rillingt... 2
1845631412 John Christie of Rillingt... 2
1409052249 Frenzy! 1
1783462140 John George Haigh, the Ac... 1
1477245839 Mum's the Word 1
1576071944 Forensic Science 2
075096670x Acid Bath Murders 1
109043586x Serial Killers True Crime... 4
1473841232 John George Haigh, the Ac... 1
0752484354 Sussex Murders 1
1743772912 A Scandal in Bohemia 2
1743770413 Stroke of Genius 2

John George Haigh (; 24 July 1909 – 10 August 1949), commonly known as the Acid Bath Murderer, was an English serial killer. He was convicted for the murders of six people, although he claimed to have killed nine. He battered or shot his victims to death and used concentrated sulphuric acid to dispose of their corpses before forging papers so he could sell the victims' possessions and collect substantial sums of money.

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External References
  1. John Haigh on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, John George HAIGH on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  3. Q949380 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 15, 2018.
  4. John George Haigh on vampireunderworld.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  5. John Haigh on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

John George Haigh is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #14 of 62[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #14 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Vampires sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #17 of 41[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in July
  4. #21 of 46[ Page 2 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #229 of 651[ Page 16 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #255 of 651[ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #329 of 651[ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #431 of 651[ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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