Richard Trenton Chase an American schizophrenic serial killer necrophile and cannibal who was known as The vampire of Sacramento, he was convicted of six murders performed in the span of a month after being released of a psychiatric hospital where he had been committed for killing and eating the raw meat of several animals. In addition to killing his victims, he often raped the women's bodies and sometimes drank their blood, or took their organs home and ate them.
Serial Killer Richard Trenton Chase (aka) Vampire of Sacramento, was active for 1 year in 1977, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Richard Trenton Chase was born on May 23rd 1950 in Santa Clara, California, US. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents. Chase was raised as a oldest child and had 1 sister. His mother abused alcohol and/or drugs. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Richard Trenton Chase was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.
Chase a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Richard Trenton Chase had an IQ of 95. Chase completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. Chase never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.
In 1977 (Age 26/27) Richard Trenton Chase started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of vampirism, commit acts of cannibalism, commit acts of necrophilia, torture, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Richard Trenton Chase used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at both his home and the home of the victim. He would keep personal items and parts of the victims body after the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his parents or roommates (1971), grandmother (1973), by himself, where Chase was known to work as a Criminal, serial killer.
He was arrested on January 27th 1978 (Age 27), convicted on May 8th 1979 (Age 28), sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin prison, California, US. Chase was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Richard Trenton Chase died on December 26th 1980 (Age 30), cause of death: suicide, overdose of anti-depressants at San Quentin prison, California, US. Richard Trenton Chase committed suicide on December 26th 1980 (Age 30).
Richard Trenton Chase has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 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.
A vampire (folklore) is a being who subsists by feeding on the blood of the living. Vampire Serial Killers is a term used to describe a serial killer that has been known to have drank the blood of their victim(s).
Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. Serial Killer Cannibals have been known to have ate a piece of their victim(s) body.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
|Nickname:||Vampire of Sacramento|
|Victims:||6 - 6|
|Years Active:||1977 - 1977|
|Ages Active:||26/27 - 26/27|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1950 - 1980|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♊ Gemini |
May 21 - Jun 21
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||his parents or roommates (1971), grandmother (1973), by himself|
|Occupation:||Criminal, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||May 23, 1950|
|Birth Location:||Santa Clara, California, US|
|Birth Order:||1st of 2|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||high school diploma|
|Arrested:||Jan 27, 1978 (Age 27)|
|Convicted:||May 8, 1979 (Age 28)|
|Sentence:||death by gas chamber|
|Prison Location:||San Quentin prison, California, US|
|Death Date:||Dec 26, 1980 (Age 30)|
|Manner of Death:||suicide|
|Cause of Death:||overdose of anti-depressants|
|Death Location:||San Quentin prison, California, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Richard Trenton Chase. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|May 23 1950||Richard Trenton Chase was born in Santa Clara, California, US. #19500523|
|Richard Trenton Chase started his serial killing spree. #1977|
|Richard Trenton Chase ended his serial killing spree. #1977|
|Jan 27 1978|
|Richard Trenton Chase arrested. #19780127|
|May 08 1979|
|Richard Trenton Chase was convictedand sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin prison, California, US. #19790508|
|Dec 26 1980|
|Richard Trenton Chasedied.cause of death:suicide,overdose of anti-depressantsat San Quentin prison, California, US. #19801226|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Richard Trenton Chase (1977-1977).
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|mother drug abuse||TRUE||195|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|sex with body||TRUE||430|
|ate part of body||TRUE||451|
|totem body part||TRUE||365|
|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
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Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|1250084997||Whoever Fights Monsters||Robert K. Ressler|| 5 Total Including |
|0553285203||Alone with the Devil||Ronald Markman||Richard Trenton Chase||2|
|1548119644||The Big Book of Serial Ki...||Jack Rosewood|| 60 Total Including |
|1490443517||Serial Killers Case Files||RJ Parker|| 3 Total Including |
|1494772167||Serial Killers Encycloped...||RJ Parker|| 34 Total Including |
Pedro Rodrigues Filho
|0440235529||Profiles in Murder||Russell Vorpagel||Richard Trenton Chase||1|
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|1942266111||Vampire||Kevin M. Sullivan||Richard Trenton Chase||1|
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Donald Henry Gaskins
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|110710310x||Incitement on Trial||Richard Ashby Wilson||Richard Trenton Chase||1|
|1927526884||An In-depth Analysis of t...||Professor Vidanage P...|| 5 Total Including |
|1312961406||American Mass Murderers||Valrie Plaza||Richard Trenton Chase||2|
|1101666625||When Rabbit Howls||Truddi Chase||Richard Trenton Chase||1|
|0080515398||The Psychology of Serial...||Robert D. Keppel|| 3 Total Including |
|0756796067||The Dracula Killer||Ray Biondi||Richard Trenton Chase||1|
Richard Trenton Chase (May 23, 1950 – December 26, 1980) was an American serial killer who killed 6 people in the span of a month in Sacramento, California. He was nicknamed "The Vampire of Sacramento" because he drank his victims' blood and cannibalized their remains.
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