Gary Ray Bowles

  Active for 1 year
(1994) in United States

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

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

Gary Ray Bowles an American serial killer who beat and strangled six men to death to steal their credit cards in 1994. Bowles became a suspect after police found his fingerprints and probation records at a crime scene. Bowles murdered five other men in Nassau County, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; Atlanta, Georgia; and Wheaton, Maryland. Bowles was placed on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List. Gary Ray Bowles was arrested in 1994 and sentenced to death in 1996.

Gary Ray Bowles Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Gary Ray Bowles, was active for 1 year in 1994, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Gary Ray Bowles was born on January 25th 1962 in Clifton Forge, town in Virginia. He was born 2nd of 2 children and raised by his mother and an abusive step-father. He was raised as a youngest child and had one older brother. His father, Frank Bowles, a coal miner, died from black lung disease six month prior to Garys birth. His mother, Frances Bowles, a homemaker who remarried several times after the death of Gary's biological father. His father abused alcohol and/or drugs. Gary Ray Bowles was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Gary Ray Bowles a bisexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 7 years of school, received a GED. He never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1994 (Age 31/32) Gary Ray Bowles started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, and murder his victims. Gary Ray Bowles used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone homeless in Florida, Georgia and Maryland, where he was known to work as a prostitute, serial killer.

He was arrested on November 22nd 1994 (Age 32), convicted on September 6th 1996 (Age 34), sentenced to death by electrocution at Union Correctional Institution, Florida State Prison, Raiford Prison in Raiford, Florida, US. He was convicted on charges of murder, robbery and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 92%
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Gary Ray Bowles has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 11 months ago.

Gary Ray Bowles a known:

Gary Ray Bowles
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-21 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Gary Ray Bowles
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 6 - 6
Years Active: 1994 - 1994
Ages Active: 31/32 - 31/32
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder, robbery
Life Span: 1962 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: bisexual
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: alone homeless in Florida, Georgia and Maryland
Occupation: prostitute, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 25, 1962
Given Name: Gary
Birth Location: Clifton Forge, town in Virginia
Birth Order: 2nd of 2
Siblings: one older brother
Raised By: his mother and an abusive step-father
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: Frances Bowles, a homemaker who remarried several times after the death of Gary's biological father
Father: Frank Bowles, a coal miner, died from black lung disease six month prior to Garys birth

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 7 years of school
Highest Degree: received a GED

Incarceration
Arrested: Nov 22, 1994 (Age 32)
Convicted: Sep 6, 1996 (Age 34)
Sentence: death by electrocution
Prison Location: Union Correctional Institution, Florida State Prison, Raiford Prison in Raiford, Florida, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Gary Ray Bowles

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Gary Ray Bowles. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 25 1962Gary Ray Bowles was born in Clifton Forge, town in Virginia.  #19620125
Jan 25 1982
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jan 25 1992
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1994
(Age 31/32)
Gary Ray Bowles started his serial killing spree. #1994
Nov 22 1994
(Age 32)
Gary Ray Bowles arrested. #19941122
1994
(Age 32/33)
Gary Ray Bowles ended his serial killing spree. #1994
Sep 06 1996
(Age 34)
Gary Ray Bowles was convictedand sentenced to death by electrocution at Union Correctional Institution, Florida State Prison, Raiford Prison in Raiford, Florida, US.  #19960906
Jan 25 2002
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 25 2012
(Age 50)
50th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
father drug abuse TRUE 192
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at victims home TRUE 322
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
strangle TRUE 442
robbed TRUE 417
living with children FALSE 268
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
sexually abused FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 319
rape FALSE 452
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
bound FALSE 405
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353


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5 Books that mention Serial Killer
Gary Ray Bowles

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Gary Ray Bowles (born January 25, 1962) is an American serial killer who was sentenced to death for the murder of six men in 1994. As of April 2018, Bowles sits on Florida's death row.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Gary Ray Bowles on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Gary Ray BOWLES on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Bowles, Gary Ray on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. 438. Gary Ray Bowles on www.fbi.gov, Retrieved on Nov 24, 2018.
  5. Q5525808 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Nov 24, 2018.
  6. Bowles v. Florida, No. SC17-1754, Jan 2018 on www.floridasupremecourt.org, Retrieved on Jun 21, 2019.
  7. DC Number: 086158, Inmate Population Information Detail on www.dc.state.fl.us, Retrieved on Jun 21, 2019.
Internal References

Gary Ray Bowles is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #18 of 42[ Page 2 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #26 of 56[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  3. #52 of 651[ Page 4 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #109 of 651[ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #130 of 250[ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #141 of 327[ Page 10 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #308 of 651[ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #622 of 651[ Page 42 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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