Waneta Hoyt

  Active for 7 years
(1965-1971) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

5

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

Waneta Hoyt (born Waneta Ethel Nixon) an American female serial killer who murdered all five of her biological children. Hoyt claimed sudden infant death syndrome SIDS was the cause of death and the doctors agreed. In 1994, Hoyt confessed to smothering her five children, a confession she later recanted. She was diagnosed with dependent and avoidant personality disorders. Waneta Hoyt died in prison of natural causes, pancreatic cancer, in 1998.

Waneta Hoyt Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Waneta Hoyt, was active for 7 years between 1965-1971, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Waneta Hoyt was born on May 13th 1946 in Richford, New York, US. She was born 6th of 8 children and raised by both parents. Hoyt was raised as a middle child and had seven brothers or sisters. Her father, Arthur Nixon, laborer for the State Highway Department. Her mother, Dorothy Nixon, a homemaker and factory worker, seamstress sewing baby clothes.

Hoyt a heterosexual female citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Christianity religion, organization or belief system. Hoyt completed 11 years of school, no degree received. Hoyt married Tim Hoyt in 1964, Waneta (Age 17). She had five biological children all smothered to death by Waneta, one adopted son unharmed.

In 1965 (Age 18/19) Waneta Hoyt started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. She was known to kill at both her home and the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband and children, where Hoyt was known to work as a serial killer.

She was arrested on March 23rd 1994 (Age 47), convicted on April 22nd 1995 (Age 48), sentenced to life imprisonment at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, Bedford Hills, New York, US. Hoyt was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.

Waneta Hoyt died on August 13th 1998 (Age 52), cause of death: natural causes, pancreatic cancer at Bedford Hills, NY.

Profile Completeness: 98%
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Waneta Hoyt has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

Waneta Hoyt a known:

Waneta Hoyt
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-05 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Waneta Hoyt
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1965 - 1971
Ages Active: 18/19 - 24/25
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1946 - 1998
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Christianity
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Apr 20 - May 21
Birth Month: May
Marital Status: married Tim Hoyt in 1964, Waneta (Age 17)
Children: five biological children all smothered to death by Waneta, one adopted son unharmed
Living With: her husband and children
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: May 13, 1946
Family Name: Hoyt
Given Name: Waneta
Birth Location: Richford, New York, US
Birth Order: 6th of 8
Siblings: seven brothers or sisters
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: Dorothy Nixon, a homemaker and factory worker, seamstress sewing baby clothes
Father: Arthur Nixon, laborer for the State Highway Department

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 11 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Mar 23, 1994 (Age 47)
Convicted: Apr 22, 1995 (Age 48)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, Bedford Hills, New York, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Aug 13, 1998 (Age 52)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Death Location: Bedford Hills, NY
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Waneta Hoyt

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Waneta Hoyt. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
May 13 1946Waneta Hoyt was born in Richford, New York, US.  #19460513
Jan 11 1964
(Age 17)
married Tim Hoy #19640111
Location: New York, US

1965
(Age 18/19)
Waneta Hoyt started her serial killing spree. #1965
May 13 1966
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1971
(Age 24/25)
Waneta Hoyt ended her serial killing spree. #1971
May 13 1976
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
May 13 1986
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Mar 23 1994
(Age 47)
Waneta Hoyt arrested. #19940323
Apr 22 1995
(Age 48)
Waneta Hoyt was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, Bedford Hills, New York, US.  #19950422
May 13 1996
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Aug 13 1998
(Age 52)
Waneta Hoytdied.cause of death:natural causes,pancreatic cancerat Bedford Hills, NY. #19980813

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 268
kill at killers home TRUE 320
kill at victims home TRUE 323
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
xyy FALSE 81
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418


Books that Mention Waneta Hoyt

Book: The Death of Innocents (mentions serial killer Waneta Hoyt)
Richard Firstman
The Death of Innocents
Book: While Innocents Slept (mentions serial killer Waneta Hoyt)
Adrian Havill
While Innocents Slept
Book: Trials of a Forensic Psychologist (mentions serial killer Waneta Hoyt)
Charles Patrick Ewin...
Trials of a Forensic Psychologist
Book: Goodbye, My Little Ones (mentions serial killer Waneta Hoyt)
Charles Hickey
Goodbye, My Little Ones
Book: Forensics Under Fire (mentions serial killer Waneta Hoyt)
Jim Fisher
Forensics Under Fire
Book: Murder, Medicine and Motherhood (mentions serial killer Waneta Hoyt)
Emma Cunliffe
Murder, Medicine and Motherhood
Book: Knowledge and the Social Sciences (mentions serial killer Waneta Hoyt)
David Goldblatt
Knowledge and the Social Sciences
Book: Murders in the United States (mentions serial killer Waneta Hoyt)
R. Barri Flowers
Murders in the United States

12 Books that mention Serial Killer
Waneta Hoyt

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0307806987 The Death of Innocents 2
1429975229 While Innocents Slept 1
0470170727 Trials of a Forensic Psyc... 1
0451406923 Goodbye, My Little Ones 2
0813544246 Forensics Under Fire 3
1847316603 Murder, Medicine and Moth... 3
0415329752 Knowledge and the Social... 1
0786420758 Murders in the United Sta... 32
1610695941 Crimes of the Centuries [... 14
1442200790 When Caregivers Kill 2
0470857943 The Psychology of Interro... 2
0813588227 Rest Uneasy 1

Waneta Ethel (Nixon) Hoyt (May 13, 1946 – August 13, 1998) was an American serial killer who was convicted of killing all five of her biological children.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q658448 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  2. Waneta Hoyt on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Waneta Ethel HOYT on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  4. Ashley Beverly, Melissa Handoga, Waneta Ethel Hoyt on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
Internal References

Waneta Hoyt is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #19 of 30[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in May
  2. #30 of 651[ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  3. #39 of 75[ Page 3 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #108 of 185[ Page 8 ] of Taurus Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #189 of 327[ Page 13 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #228 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #266 of 651[ Page 18 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #389 of 651[ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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