Vinko Pintarić

Caruga of Zagorje

  Active for 18 years
(1973-1990) in Croatia




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  10. 8 Timeline Events
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  13. 3 Books About Vinko Pintarić
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Vinko Pintarić a Croatian serial killer known as the Caruga of Zagorje. Pintarić murdered five people, including his wife, between 1973 and 1990. He escaped from custody three times, killed in a 1991 shootout with the police.

Vinko Pintarić Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Vinko Pintarić (aka) Caruga of Zagorje, was active for 18 years between 1973-1990, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Croatia

Vinko Pintarić was born on April 3rd 1941 in Zrinski Topolovac, municipality of Croatia.

Vinko Pintarić a male citizen of Croatia.

In 1973 (Age 31/32) Vinko Pintarić started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, murder his victims. Vinko Pintarić used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes.

Vinko Pintarić died on May 25th 1991 (Age 50), cause of death: ballistic trauma at Veliko Trgovišće, Croatia.

Profile Completeness: 44%
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Vinko Pintarić has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Vinko Pintarić a known:

Vinko Pintarić
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Updated: 2019-06-30 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Vinko Pintarić
Nickname: Caruga of Zagorje
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1973 - 1990
Ages Active: 31/32 - 48/49
Active Countries: Croatia
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1941 - 1991
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Croatia
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 3, 1941
Given Name: Vinko
Birth Location: Zrinski Topolovac, municipality of Croatia
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: May 25, 1991 (Age 50)
Cause of Death: ballistic trauma
Death Location: Veliko Trgovišće, Croatia
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Vinko Pintarić

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Vinko Pintarić. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 03 1941Vinko Pintarić was born in Zrinski Topolovac, municipality of Croatia.  #19410403
Apr 03 1961
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 03 1971
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 31/32)
Vinko Pintarić started his serial killing spree. #1973
Apr 03 1981
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 48/49)
Vinko Pintarić ended his serial killing spree. #1990
Apr 03 1991
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
May 25 1991
(Age 50)
Vinko Pintarićdied.cause of death:ballistic traumaat Veliko Trgovišće, Croatia. #19910525

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
robbed TRUE 418
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442

Books that Mention Vinko Pintarić

Book: Slovene Theatre and Drama Post Inde... (mentions serial killer Vinko Pintarić)
Lesley Anne Wade
Slovene Theatre and Drama Post Independence
Book: Serbia and the Serbs in World War T... (mentions serial killer Vinko Pintarić)
S. Ramet
Serbia and the Serbs in World War Two
Book: The Glencaple Murder's (mentions serial killer Vinko Pintarić)
Paul Weightman
The Glencaple Murder's

3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Vinko Pintarić

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
3039105558 Slovene Theatre and Drama... 1
0230347819 Serbia and the Serbs in W... 1
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61

Vinko Pintarić (3 April 1941 – 25 May 1991) was a Croatian serial killer and outlaw who murdered five people over the course of 17 years and escaped from prisons and police stakeouts on multiple occasions. His violent, vindictive nature and proficiency with firearms struck fear into inhabitants of Hrvatsko Zagorje, a region of northern Croatia where he spent years at large, hiding from the law enforcement and engaging in various crimes, until his 1991 death in a shootout with the police.

External References
  1. Q628306 on, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2018.
  2. Vinko Pintarić on, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2018.
  3. Vinko Pintarić on, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2018.
  4. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Vinko PINTARIC on, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2018.
Internal References

Vinko Pintarić is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 1[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Croatia
  2. #24 of 38[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  3. #30 of 42[ Page 2 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #70 of 651[ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #402 of 651[ Page 27 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #463 of 651[ Page 31 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #472 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Vinko Pintarić is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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