Harvey Carignan

The Want-Ad Killer, Harv the hammer

  Active for 25 years
(1949-1973) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

5

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 13 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 13 Books About Harvey Carignan
  14. 8 External References
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Harvey Carignan (Harvey Louis Carignan) an American serial killer known as The Want-Ad Killer and Harv the hammer. Carignan raped and beat four young women to death between 1972 and 1973. He escaped hanging for a 1949 killing due to a technicality that claimed his confession was unlawfully obtained. The Supreme Court overruled Carignan’s death sentence due to the officers’ violations of the McNabb rule. Harvey Carignan (Prisoner AZ935 ) served a sentence at the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary between 1951 and 1960. Carignan was sentenced to a total of 150 years in prison which he is currently serving at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, Minnesota.

Harvey Carignan Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Harvey Carignan (aka) The Want-Ad Killer, Harv the hammer, was active for 25 years between 1949-1973, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Harvey Carignan was born on May 18th 1927 in Fargo, city in North Dakota, United States of America. He was born 1st of 3 children and raised by his mother and step-father until (Age 10), his grandmother and later Aunt until (10/11), reform schools until adulthood. He was raised as a oldest child and had two brothers or sisters. His father, unnamed and unknown to Harvey. His mother, unnamed, a 20-year-old unmarried woman. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Harvey Carignan was sexually and abused at some point of his life.

Harvey Carignan a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He married Sheila Moran in 1968, divorced in 1970, married Alice Johnson in 1972, divorced. He had no children.

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

In 1949 (Age 21/22) Harvey Carignan started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Harvey Carignan used a blindfold or simiar method of covering the victim's eyes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.

He was arrested on September 24th 1974 (Age 47), convicted on May 5th 1975 (Age 47), sentenced to life imprisonment at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, Minnesota, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 87%
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Harvey Carignan has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 months ago.

Harvey Carignan a known:

Harvey Carignan
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-20 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Harvey Carignan
Nickname: The Want-Ad Killer, Harv the hammer
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1949 - 1973
Ages Active: 21/22 - 45/46
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1927 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Apr 20 - May 21
Birth Month: May
Marital Status: married Sheila Moran in 1968, divorced in 1970, married Alice Johnson in 1972, divorced
Children: no children
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: May 18, 1927
Given Name: Harvey
Birth Location: Fargo, city in North Dakota, United States of America
Birth Order: 1st of 3
Siblings: two brothers or sisters
Rasied By: his mother and step-father until (Age 10), his grandmother and later Aunt until (10/11), reform schools until adulthood
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: unnamed, a 20-year-old unmarried woman
Father: unnamed and unknown to Harvey

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: Sep 24, 1974 (Age 47)
Convicted: May 5, 1975 (Age 47)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, Minnesota, 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
13 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Harvey Carignan

The 13 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Harvey Carignan. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
May 18 1927Harvey Carignan was born in Fargo, city in North Dakota, United States of America.  #19270518
May 18 1947
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1949
(Age 21/22)
Harvey Carignan started his serial killing spree. #1949
May 18 1957
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
May 18 1967
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1973
(Age 45/46)
Harvey Carignan ended his serial killing spree. #1973
Sep 24 1974
(Age 47)
Harvey Carignan arrested. #19740924
May 05 1975
(Age 47)
Harvey Carignan was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, Minnesota, US.  #19750505
May 18 1977
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
May 18 1987
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
May 18 1997
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
May 18 2007
(Age 80)
80th Birthday
May 18 2017
(Age 90)
90th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
sexually abused TRUE 223
psychologist TRUE 256
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
previous killed TRUE 207
used weapon TRUE 448
rape TRUE 447
blindfold TRUE 359
bound TRUE 401
mutilated TRUE 440
living with children FALSE 267
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
forensic hospital FALSE 255
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
strangle FALSE 437
sex with body FALSE 426
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


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Harvey Louis Carignan (born May 18, 1927) is an American serial killer serving a 400-year sentence at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Faribault for the murders of two women. He had been previously convicted for a 1949 rape and murder he committed while stationed in the U.S. Army, in Anchorage, Alaska. Although he was sentenced to hang, he was ultimately paroled for that crime in 1960.

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External References
  1. Harvey Carignan on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Harvey Louis CARIGNAN on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Carignan, Harvey Louis on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Tamara Lilly, Brandon Minton, Harvey Louis Carignan on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  5. Q1587891 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 11, 2018.
  6. Harvey Carignan on www.nndb.com, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  7. Harvey Carignan on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  8. Harvey Carignan on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

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  4. #73 of 649 [ Page 5 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #163 of 649 [ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #198 of 326 [ Page 14 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #198 of 305 [ Page 14 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #403 of 649 [ Page 27 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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