Steve Wright

Suffolk Strangler, Ipswich Ripper

  Active for 1 year
(2006) in United Kingdom

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

22

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  1. Summary
  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 3 Books About Steve Wright
  14. 6 External References
  15. Internal References

Steve Wright (born Steven Gerald James Wright) an English serial killer known as the Ipswich Ripper, the Suffolk Ripper, the Suffolk Strangler and the East Anglia Ripper. Wright committed the Ipswich serial murders, a case in 2006 where the bodies of five murdered women were discovered at different locations near Ipswich, Suffolk, England. There are possible links to previous Suffolk prostitute murders and disappearances, a former prostitute claimed to be attacked by him in the 1980s. Steve Wright was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2008.

Steve Wright Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Steve Wright (aka) Suffolk Strangler, Ipswich Ripper, was active for 1 year in 2006, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 22 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Steve Wright was born on April 24th 1958 in Erpingham, village in the United Kingdom. He was born 2nd of 4 children and raised by both parents until (Age 7), father and step-mother, later his grandmother. Wright was raised as a middle child and had one older bother and two sisters. His father, Conrad Wright, a Corporal in Royal Air Force (RAF). His mother, Patricia Wright, abandoned family when she runs off with a lover, Steve (Age 7). During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems. Steve Wright was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Wright a heterosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. Wright completed 10 years of school, no degree received. Wright married Angela O’Donovan in 1979, Steve (Age 20), married Diane Cassell in 1987, Steve (Age 29), married Somchit Chomphusaeng in 1999, Steve (Age 41), common law marriage with Pamela Wright, Steve (Age 44). He had three children, two with first wife, one after second divorce with unmarried Sarah Whiteley.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He was known to abuse alcohol.

In 2006 (Age 47/48) Steve Wright started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, and murder his victims. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with his common law wife Pamela Wright at a home in south-central Ipswich, Suffolk, England, where Wright was known to work as a criminal.

He was arrested on December 19th 2006 (Age 48), convicted on February 22nd 2008 (Age 49), sentenced to life imprisonment at HM Prison Belmarsh in southeast London, England. Wright was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 92%
serial killers by profile completeness

Steve Wright has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

Steve Wright a known:

Steve Wright
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Steve Wright
Nickname: Suffolk Strangler, Ipswich Ripper
Victims: 5 - 22
Years Active: 2006 - 2006
Ages Active: 47/48 - 47/48
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1958 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Apr 20 - May 21
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: married Angela O’Donovan in 1979, Steve (Age 20), married Diane Cassell in 1987, Steve (Age 29), married Somchit Chomphusaeng in 1999, Steve (Age 41), common law marriage with Pamela Wright, Steve (Age 44)
Children: three children, two with first wife, one after second divorce with unmarried Sarah Whiteley
Living With: his common law wife Pamela Wright at a home in south-central Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Occupation: criminal
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 24, 1958
Family Name: Wright
Given Name: Steven
Birth Location: Erpingham, village in the United Kingdom
Birth Order: 2nd of 4
Siblings: one older bother and two sisters
Raised By: both parents until (Age 7), father and step-mother, later his grandmother
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: Patricia Wright, abandoned family when she runs off with a lover, Steve (Age 7)
Father: Conrad Wright, a Corporal in Royal Air Force (RAF)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Dec 19, 2006 (Age 48)
Convicted: Feb 22, 2008 (Age 49)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: HM Prison Belmarsh in southeast London, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Steve Wright

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Steve Wright. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 24 1958Steve Wright was born in Erpingham, village in the United Kingdom.  #19580424
Apr 24 1978
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 24 1988
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 24 1998
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
2006
(Age 47/48)
Steve Wright started his serial killing spree. #2006
Dec 19 2006
(Age 48)
Steve Wright arrested. #20061219
2006
(Age 48/49)
Steve Wright ended his serial killing spree. #2006
Feb 22 2008
(Age 49)
Steve Wright was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at HM Prison Belmarsh in southeast London, England.  #20080222
Apr 24 2008
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Apr 24 2018
(Age 60)
60th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 268
problems in school TRUE 221
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
sexually abused TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 367
strangle TRUE 443
posed body TRUE 365
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
drug abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418


Books that Mention Steve Wright

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Steve Wright)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: The Evil Within (mentions serial killer Steve Wright)
Trevor Marriott
The Evil Within
Book: The Suffolk Strangler (mentions serial killer Steve Wright)
Jasmine Grey
The Suffolk Strangler

3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Steve Wright

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1857827988 The Evil Within 1
1530654874 The Suffolk Strangler 1

Steven Gerald James Wright is an English serial killer, also known as the Suffolk Strangler and the Ipswich Ripper. He is serving life imprisonment for the murder of five women who worked as sex workers in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q2490162 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  2. Steve Wright (serial killer) on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  3. Ipswich serial murders on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  4. Lisa Cadle, Sarah Carley, Stephen Gerald James Wright on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  5. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Steven Gerald James WRIGHT on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  6. Q1339071 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 24, 2018.
Internal References

Steve Wright is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #24 of 62[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #26 of 38[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  3. #108 of 651[ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #116 of 185[ Page 8 ] of Taurus Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #167 of 250[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #414 of 651[ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #621 of 651[ Page 42 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #636 of 651[ Page 43 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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