David Edward Maust

Crazy Dave

  Active for 30 years
(1974-2003) in Germany, United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

9

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  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. 9 Books About David Edward Maust
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

David Edward Maust an American serial killer known as Crazy Dave. Maust killed and molested teenage boys, he was arrested in 2003 when the bodies of three boys were found in the concrete floor of his basement in Hammond, Indiana. He was previously sentenced to four years for the manslaughter and larceny in the murder of a 13-year-old boy in Germany where Maust was stationed while in the army. Maust made parole in 1977, arrested again in 1979 and later released in 1981. The same year Maust was convicted again and served seventeen years in prison before his release in 1999. In 2006, Maust committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell after his latest conviction in 2005.

David Edward Maust Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer David Edward Maust (aka) Crazy Dave, was active for 30 years between 1974-2003, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 9 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States, Germany

David Edward Maust was born on April 5th 1954 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents until (Age 7), mother until (Age 9), mental institution until (Age 13), children's home until adulthood. He was raised as a oldest child and had one younger brother. His father, George Maust, divorced Eva and eft family, David (Age 7). His mother, Eva Maust, mentally ill and diagnosed as psychotic. David Edward Maust was sexually, psychologically abused at some point of his life.

David Edward Maust a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He never married. He had no children mentioned.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1974 (Age 19/20) David Edward Maust started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone in Hesse, Germany and in Texas, Illinois, Indiana of the United States, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on December 10th 2003 (Age 49), convicted on October 31st 2005 (Age 51), sentenced to life imprisonment, three terms at Illinois state prison in Illinois, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

David Edward Maust died on January 20th 2006 (Age 51), cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell at St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, Indiana, US. David Edward Maust committed suicide on January 20th 2006 (Age 51).

Profile Completeness: 88%
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David Edward Maust has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 11 months ago.

David Edward Maust a known:

David Edward Maust
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-27 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: David Edward Maust
Nickname: Crazy Dave
Victims: 5 - 9
Years Active: 1974 - 2003
Ages Active: 19/20 - 48/49
Active Countries: United States, Germany
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1954 - 2006
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: himself, alone in Hesse, Germany and in Texas, Illinois, Indiana of the United States
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 5, 1954
Given Name: David
Birth Location: Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: one younger brother
Raised By: both parents until (Age 7), mother until (Age 9), mental institution until (Age 13), children's home until adulthood
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Eva Maust, mentally ill and diagnosed as psychotic
Father: George Maust, divorced Eva and eft family, David (Age 7)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Dec 10, 2003 (Age 49)
Convicted: Oct 31, 2005 (Age 51)
Sentence: life imprisonment, three terms
Prison Location: Illinois state prison in Illinois, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Jan 20, 2006 (Age 51)
Manner of Death: suicide
Cause of Death: committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell
Death Location: St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, Indiana, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: TRUE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
David Edward Maust

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

Date Event Description
Apr 05 1954David Edward Maust was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania.  #19540405
1974
(Age 19/20)
David Edward Maust started his serial killing spree. #1974
Apr 05 1974
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 05 1984
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 05 1994
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
2003
(Age 48/49)
David Edward Maust ended his serial killing spree. #2003
Dec 10 2003
(Age 49)
David Edward Maust arrested. #20031210
Apr 05 2004
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Oct 31 2005
(Age 51)
David Edward Maust was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment, three terms at Illinois state prison in Illinois, US.  #20051031
Jan 20 2006
(Age 51)
David Edward Maustdied.cause of death:suicide,committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cellat St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, Indiana, US. #20060120
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
suicide TRUE 219
psychologically abused TRUE 224
sexually abused TRUE 226
psychologist TRUE 258
forensic hospital TRUE 257
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at killers home TRUE 319
used weapon TRUE 452
rape TRUE 452
strangle TRUE 442
living with children FALSE 268
killed in prison FALSE 212
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at victims home FALSE 322
used gun FALSE 450
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
robbed FALSE 417


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9 Books that mention Serial Killer
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1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
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2246852501 Serial Killers (Ned) 13

David Edward Maust (April 5, 1954 – January 20, 2006) was an American serial killer of male teenagers age 13 to 19. His murders occurred in West Germany (now Germany) and the U.S. In 1994 he was sentenced to 35 years in prison, he was released under probation in June 1999. Once released and off of probation he continued murdering, leading to his final arrest and sentencing to three life terms without the possibility of parole.

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External References
  1. David Edward Maust on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, David Edward MAUST on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  3. Q4356174 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

David Edward Maust is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #13 of 651[ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  2. #14 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Germany
  3. #25 of 38[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  4. #31 of 42[ Page 3 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #158 of 651[ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #165 of 250[ Page 11 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #203 of 327[ Page 14 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #204 of 307[ Page 14 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #392 of 651[ Page 27 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  10. #410 of 651[ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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