Richard Trenton Chase

Vampire of Sacramento

  Active for 1 year
(1977) in United States

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 6 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 21 Books About Richard Trenton Chase
  14. 9 External References
  15. Internal References

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.

Richard Trenton Chase Serial Killer Profile

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).

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Richard Trenton Chase has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months ago.

Richard Trenton Chase a known:

Richard Trenton Chase
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Richard Chase
Nickname: Vampire of Sacramento
Victims: 6 - 6
Years Active: 1977 - 1977
Ages Active: 26/27 - 26/27
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1950 - 1980
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: May
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: his parents or roommates (1971), grandmother (1973), by himself
Occupation: Criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: May 23, 1950
Family Name: Chase
Given Name: Richard
Birth Location: Santa Clara, California, US
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: 1 sister
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 95
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: Jan 27, 1978 (Age 27)
Convicted: May 8, 1979 (Age 28)
Sentence: death by gas chamber
Prison Location: San Quentin prison, California, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
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
Suicide: TRUE
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Richard Trenton Chase

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.

Date Event Description
May 23 1950Richard Trenton Chase was born in Santa Clara, California, US.  #19500523
1977
(Age 26/27)
Richard Trenton Chase started his serial killing spree. #1977
1977
(Age 27/28)
Richard Trenton Chase ended his serial killing spree. #1977
Jan 27 1978
(Age 27)
Richard Trenton Chase arrested. #19780127
May 08 1979
(Age 28)
Richard Trenton Chase was convicted and sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin prison, California, US.  #19790508
Dec 26 1980
(Age 30)
Richard Trenton Chase died. cause of death: suicide, overdose of anti-depressants at San Quentin prison, California, US. #19801226
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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
suicide TRUE 216
mother drug abuse TRUE 192
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
physically abused TRUE 228
psychologically abused TRUE 221
drug abuse TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
kill at killers home TRUE 315
kill at victims home TRUE 318
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
rape TRUE 447
torture TRUE 421
sex with body TRUE 426
mutilated TRUE 440
ate part of body TRUE 445
drank blood TRUE 436
totem body part TRUE 361
totem personal item TRUE 350
robbed TRUE 414
living with children FALSE 267
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
xyy FALSE 80
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
sexually abused FALSE 223
previous prision FALSE 332
previous killed FALSE 207
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
strangle FALSE 437
posed body FALSE 360


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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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External References
  1. Richard Chase on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Richard Chase on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Amanda Storey, Carrie Strieter, Richard Trenton Chase on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  4. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Chase, Richard Trenton on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  5. Q529509 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  6. Richard Trenton Chase on vampireunderworld.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  7. Richard Trenton Chase on www.alcatrazeast.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  8. Richard Trenton Chase on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  9. Richard Chase on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Richard Trenton Chase is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

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  2. #16 of 30 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in May
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  4. #23 of 43 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #39 of 60 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #42 of 72 [ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  7. #43 of 649 [ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #50 of 88 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #81 of 649 [ Page 6 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  10. #150 of 326 [ Page 10 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  11. #166 of 305 [ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  12. #319 of 649 [ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  13. #623 of 649 [ Page 42 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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