Faryion Wardrip

The Wichita Falls Body Snatcher

  Active for 3 years
(1984-1986) in United States




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  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 16 Books About Faryion Wardrip
  14. 6 External References
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Faryion Wardrip an American serial killer and rapist known as The Wichita Falls Body Snatcher. Wardrip assaulted and murdered a total of five women around Wichita Falls, Texas between 1984 and 1986. He was convicted and sentenced to thirty-five years in prison for only one of the murders, he was released on parole in 1997. Wardrip was arrested and convicted in connection with the other murders in 1999. He was sentenced to death plus three life terms. Faryion Wardrip remains on death row at Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas.

Faryion Wardrip Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Faryion Wardrip (aka) The Wichita Falls Body Snatcher, was active for 3 years between 1984-1986, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Faryion Wardrip was born on March 6th 1959 in Salem, Indiana, US. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a oldest child and had 1 younger bother. His father, George Wardrip. His mother, Diana Wardrip. Faryion Wardrip was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Faryion Wardrip a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 11 years of school, no degree received. He married, Johnna D. Jackson, divorced in 1986.. He had 2 children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1984 (Age 24/25) Faryion Wardrip started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone at multiple locations, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on February 14th 1999 (Age 39), convicted on December 30th 1999 (Age 40), sentenced to death by lethal injection plus three life terms at Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 90%
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Faryion Wardrip has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Faryion Wardrip a known:

Faryion Wardrip
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Faryion Wardrip
Nickname: The Wichita Falls Body Snatcher
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1984 - 1986
Ages Active: 24/25 - 26/27
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1959 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: March
Marital Status: married, Johnna D. Jackson, divorced in 1986.
Children: 2 children
Living With: alone at multiple locations
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 6, 1959
Birth Location: Salem, Indiana, US
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: 1 younger bother
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Diana Wardrip
Father: George Wardrip

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 11 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Arrested: Feb 14, 1999 (Age 39)
Convicted: Dec 30, 1999 (Age 40)
Sentence: death by lethal injection plus three life terms
Prison Location: Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas, 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
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Faryion Wardrip

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

Date Event Description
Mar 06 1959Faryion Wardrip was born in Salem, Indiana, US.  #19590306
Mar 06 1979
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 24/25)
Faryion Wardrip started his serial killing spree. #1984
(Age 26/27)
Faryion Wardrip ended his serial killing spree. #1986
Mar 06 1989
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Feb 14 1999
(Age 39)
Faryion Wardrip arrested. #19990214
Mar 06 1999
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Dec 30 1999
(Age 40)
Faryion Wardrip was convictedand sentenced to death by lethal injection plus three life terms at Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas, US.  #19991230
Mar 06 2009
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Mar 06 2019
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at killers home TRUE 319
used weapon TRUE 452
rape TRUE 451
torture TRUE 425
bound TRUE 405
strangle TRUE 441
living with children FALSE 268
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
sexually abused FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at victims home FALSE 322
used gun FALSE 450
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
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

Books that Mention Faryion Wardrip

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Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Faryion Wardrip)
Kevin Smith
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Book: On the Run (mentions serial killer Faryion Wardrip)
Alice Goffman
On the Run
Book: The Midnight Assassin (mentions serial killer Faryion Wardrip)
Skip Hollandsworth
The Midnight Assassin
Book: Dark Dreams (mentions serial killer Faryion Wardrip)
Roy Hazelwood
Dark Dreams
Book: Dark Dreams (mentions serial killer Faryion Wardrip)
Roy Hazelwood
Dark Dreams
Book: My Life Among the Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Faryion Wardrip)
Dr. Helen Morrison
My Life Among the Serial Killers
Book: Scream at the Sky (mentions serial killer Faryion Wardrip)
Carlton Stowers
Scream at the Sky

16 Books that mention Serial Killer
Faryion Wardrip

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1250065674 On the Run 1
0805097678 The Midnight Assassin 2
0312980116 Dark Dreams 1
1429989599 Dark Dreams 3
0061809594 My Life Among the Serial... 33
1466835826 Scream at the Sky 1
0312998198 Scream at the Sky 1
078603775x Body Hunter 1
0692263756 Albert Fish in His Own Wo... 2
1926801008 Trophy Kill 1
2246852501 Serial Killers (Ned) 13
1627310142 The Gates of Janus 14
1530153891 A Rapist in the Church 1
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108

Faryion Edward Wardrip (born March 6, 1959) is an American rapist and serial killer who assaulted and murdered a total of five women. Four of the women were killed in Wichita Falls, Texas and the surrounding counties. One woman was murdered in Fort Worth, approximately a two-hour drive southeast of Wichita Falls.

External References
  1. Faryion Wardrip on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 2, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Faryion Edward WARDRIP on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 2, 2018.
  3. Chardé Cobbs, Lori Coleman, Faryion Wardrip on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Oct 2, 2018.
  4. Wardrip v. Quaterman, 7:01-CV-0247-G, Texas, July 2008 on www.gpo.gov, Retrieved on Oct 2, 2018.
  5. Death Row: Wardrip, Faryion Edward on www.tdcj.state.tx.us, Retrieved on Oct 2, 2018.
  6. Q3739851 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Faryion Wardrip is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #30 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #30 of 38[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in March
  3. #60 of 89[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #137 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #156 of 249[ Page 11 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #183 of 327[ Page 13 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #192 of 306[ Page 13 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #383 of 651[ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #385 of 651[ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #613 of 651[ Page 41 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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