Robert Berdella (Robert Andrew Berdella Jr.) an American serial killer known as The Kansas City Butcher and The Collector. Berdella abducted, raped tortured and murdered at least six men between 1984 and 1987. He would hold victims captive for periods of up to six weeks. Berdella dissected his victims' bodies and dispose of the body parts in garbage bags. His last victims escaped and alerted the police. Berdella was found guilty of six murders in 1988 and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He died of a heart attack while incarcerated at the Missouri State Penitentiary in 1992.
Serial Killer Robert Berdella (aka) The Kansas City Butcher, The Collector, was active for 4 years between 1984-1987, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Robert Berdella was born on January 31st 1949 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, US. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents until (Age 16), his mother and step-father until adulthood. He was raised as a oldest child and had one younger brother, Daniel Berdella. His father, Robert Berdella Sr., a dye setter for the Ford Motor Company. Robert's father died of a sudden heart attack in 1965, Robert (Age 16). His mother, Mary Berdella, a homemaker.
Robert Berdella a homosexual male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the atheism religion, organization or belief system. He completed 15 years of school, attended some college, no degree received. He gained part of his education while attending Kansas City Art Institute. He never married. He had no children.
In 1984 (Age 34/35) Robert Berdella started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone, he would occasionally take on roommates for brief periods of time, where he was known to work as a serial killer, chef, rapist.
He was arrested on April 2nd 1988 (Age 39), convicted on December 19th 1988 (Age 39), sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri, US. He was convicted on charges of torture, murder, rape, kidnapping and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Robert Berdella died on October 8th 1992 (Age 43), cause of death: natural causes, heart attack, myocardial infarction at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri, US.
Robert Berdella 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.
|Nickname:||The Kansas City Butcher, The Collector|
|Victims:||6 - 6|
|Years Active:||1984 - 1987|
|Ages Active:||34/35 - 37/38|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Convicted Of:||torture, murder, rape, kidnapping|
|Life Span:||1949 - 1992|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♒ Aquarius |
Jan 20 - Feb 18
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||himself, alone, he would occasionally take on roommates for brief periods of time|
|Occupation:||serial killer, chef, rapist|
|D.O.B.:||Jan 31, 1949|
|Birth Location:||Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, US|
|Birth Order:||1st of 2|
|Siblings:||one younger brother, Daniel Berdella|
|Raised By:||both parents until (Age 16), his mother and step-father until adulthood|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Mother:||Mary Berdella, a homemaker|
|Father:||Robert Berdella Sr., a dye setter for the Ford Motor Company. Robert's father died of a sudden heart attack in 1965, Robert (Age 16)|
|Highest School:||15 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||some college, no degree|
|Educated At:||Kansas City Art Institute|
|Arrested:||Apr 2, 1988 (Age 39)|
|Convicted:||Dec 19, 1988 (Age 39)|
|Sentence:||life imprisonment without the possibility of parole|
|Prison Location:||the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri, US|
|Death Date:||Oct 8, 1992 (Age 43)|
|Manner of Death:||natural causes|
|Cause of Death:||heart attack, myocardial infarction|
|Death Location:||the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri, US|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Robert Berdella. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jan 31 1949||Robert Berdella was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, US. #19490131|
|Jan 31 1969|
|Jan 31 1979|
|Robert Berdella started his serial killing spree. #1984|
|Robert Berdella ended his serial killing spree. #1987|
|Apr 02 1988|
|Robert Berdella arrested. #19880402|
|Dec 19 1988|
|Robert Berdella was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri, US. #19881219|
|Jan 31 1989|
|Oct 08 1992|
|Robert Berdelladied.cause of death:natural causes,heart attack, myocardial infarctionat the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri, US. #19921008|
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Robert Andrew Berdella Jr. (January 31, 1949 – October 8, 1992) was an American serial killer, known as The Kansas City Butcher and The Collector, who kidnapped, raped, tortured, and murdered at least six men between 1984 and 1987 in Kansas City, Missouri after having forced his victims to endure periods of up to six weeks of captivity.
Robert Berdella is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database