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.
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.
Gary Ray Bowles 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.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Name:||Gary Ray Bowles|
|Victims:||6 - 6|
|Years Active:||1994 - 1994|
|Ages Active:||31/32 - 31/32|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Convicted Of:||murder, robbery|
|Life Span:||1962 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♒ Aquarius |
Jan 20 - Feb 18
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||alone homeless in Florida, Georgia and Maryland|
|Occupation:||prostitute, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Jan 25, 1962|
|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|
|Highest School:||7 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||received a GED|
|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|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 10 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.
|Jan 25 1962||Gary Ray Bowles was born in Clifton Forge, town in Virginia. #19620125|
|Jan 25 1982|
|Jan 25 1992|
|Gary Ray Bowles started his serial killing spree. #1994|
|Nov 22 1994|
|Gary Ray Bowles arrested. #19941122|
|Gary Ray Bowles ended his serial killing spree. #1994|
|Sep 06 1996|
|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|
|Jan 25 2012|
|Jan 25 2022|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Gary Ray Bowles (1994-1994).
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|father drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1843588390||Serial Killers - Up Close...||Victoria Redstall|| 4 Total Including |
Bobby Joe Long
|1628739061||The Encyclopedia of the F...||Duane Swierczynski||Gary Ray Bowles||2|
|1312203676||ULTIMATE SERIAL KILLER IN...||James Gilks|| 4 Total Including |
|8026875540||FBI’s Most Wanted – Incre...||Federal Bureau of In...||Gary Ray Bowles||2|
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.
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