William MacDonald (born Allan Ginsberg) an Australian serial killer known as the The Sydney Mutilator. MacDonald claims he was raped in an air-raid shelter by one of his corporals while enlisted in the Army. He was charged with indecent assault when he touched a detective on the penis in a public toilet in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. MacDonald murdered male derelicts in Sydney and Brisbane between 1961 and 1962. He would violently stab victims with a long bladed knife and sever their penis and testicles. He was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences in 1963. In 2015, William MacDonald died of natural causes while still in prison.
Serial Killer William MacDonald (aka) The Sydney Mutilator, was active for 2 years between 1961-1962, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Australia
William MacDonald was born on June 17th 1924 in Liverpool, city in Merseyside, England, United Kingdom. He was born 2nd of 3 children He was raised as a middle child and had two brothers or sisters. William MacDonald was sexually, and physically, and abused at some point of his life.
William MacDonald a heterosexual male citizen of Australia. He never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He was known to abuse alcohol. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.
In 1961 (Age 36/37) William MacDonald started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at both his home and the home of the victim. He would keep parts of the victims body after the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone in East Sydney, Australia, where he was known to work as a serial killer.
William MacDonald died on May 12th 2015 (Age 90), cause of death: abdominal perforation at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia.
William MacDonald has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months 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.
|Nickname:||The Sydney Mutilator|
|Victims:||5 - 5|
|Years Active:||1961 - 1962|
|Ages Active:||36/37 - 37/38|
|Life Span:||1924 - 2015|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♊ Gemini |
May 21 - Jun 21
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||himself, alone in East Sydney, Australia|
|D.O.B.:||Jun 17, 1924|
|Birth Location:||Liverpool, city in Merseyside, England, United Kingdom|
|Birth Order:||2nd of 3|
|Siblings:||two brothers or sisters|
|Birth Category:||middle child|
|Death Date:||May 12, 2015 (Age 90)|
|Cause of Death:||abdominal perforation|
|Death Location:||Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer William MacDonald. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jun 17 1924||William MacDonald was born in Liverpool, city in Merseyside, England, United Kingdom. #19240617|
|Jun 17 1944|
|Jun 17 1954|
|William MacDonald started his serial killing spree. #1961|
|William MacDonald ended his serial killing spree. #1962|
|Jun 17 1964|
|Jun 17 1974|
|Jun 17 1984|
|Jun 17 1994|
|Jun 17 2004|
|Jun 17 2014|
|May 12 2015|
|William MacDonald died. cause of death: abdominal perforation at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia. #20150512|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as William MacDonald (1961-1962).
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|kill at killers home||TRUE||315|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||318|
|totem body part||TRUE||361|
|living with children||FALSE||267|
|killed in prison||FALSE||210|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||190|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|problems in school||FALSE||218|
|teased in school||FALSE||215|
|sex with body||FALSE||426|
|ate part of body||FALSE||445|
|totem personal item||FALSE||350|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|0807603384||Early Christian and Byzan...||William L. MacDonald||William MacDonald||1|
|0718091558||Believer's Bible Commenta...||Thomas Nelson||William MacDonald||1|
|0773560432||Sir William C. Macdonald||William Fong||William MacDonald||1|
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