Romulus Veres

The Hammer Man, The Man with the Hammer

  Active for 1 year
(1970) in Romania




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  5. Characteristics
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  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 6 Books About Romulus Veres
  14. 4 External References
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Romulus Veres a Romanian serial killer known as The Hammer Man or The Man with the Hammer. He would kill his victims with a hammer or by stabbing them with a knife. One victim was pregnant and found in a pool of blood, the neighbors thought she had given birth. Discovering that the woman had been hit in the head, she was rushed to the hospital and later survived. Veres set fire to the bodies of two of his later victims and was known to have raped at least one victim. Veres blamed the Devil for his actions, he suffered from schizophrenia which was used as the grounds of insanity. In 1976, Romulus Veres was institutionalized in the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania where he died from liver disease in 1993.

Romulus Veres Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Romulus Veres (aka) The Hammer Man, The Man with the Hammer, was active for 1 year in 1970, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Romania

Romulus Veres was born on January 23rd 1929 in Cluj-Napoca, city in Cluj County, Romania.

Romulus Veres a male citizen of Romania.

In 1970 (Age 40/41) Romulus Veres started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime.

He was arrested on February 14th 1974 (Age 45), convicted on February 2nd 1976 (Age 47), sentenced to preventively detained at the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania.

Romulus Veres died on December 13th 1993 (Age 64), cause of death: natural causes, liver disease at the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania.

Profile Completeness: 76%
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Romulus Veres has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.

Romulus Veres a known:

Romulus Veres
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Romulus Vereș
Nickname: The Hammer Man, The Man with the Hammer
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1970 - 1970
Ages Active: 40/41 - 40/41
Active Countries: Romania
Life Span: 1929 - 1993
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Romania
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 23, 1929
Given Name: Romulus
Birth Location: Cluj-Napoca, city in Cluj County, Romania
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: Feb 14, 1974 (Age 45)
Convicted: Feb 2, 1976 (Age 47)
Sentence: preventively detained
Prison Location: the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Dec 13, 1993 (Age 64)
Cause of Death: natural causes, liver disease
Death Location: the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Romulus Veres

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

Date Event Description
Jan 23 1929Romulus Veres was born in Cluj-Napoca, city in Cluj County, Romania.  #19290123
Jan 23 1949
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jan 23 1959
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 23 1969
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 40/41)
Romulus Veres started his serial killing spree. #1970
(Age 41/42)
Romulus Veres ended his serial killing spree. #1970
Feb 14 1974
(Age 45)
Romulus Veres arrested. #19740214
Feb 02 1976
(Age 47)
Romulus Veres was convictedand sentenced to preventively detained at the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania.  #19760202
Jan 23 1979
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jan 23 1989
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Dec 13 1993
(Age 64)
Romulus Veresdied.cause of death:natural causes, liver diseaseat the Stei Psychiatric Hospital in Romania. #19931213
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Romulus Veres (1970-1970).

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Boolean Questions:
kill at victims home TRUE 323
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
stalk TRUE 418
mutilated TRUE 447
totem personal item TRUE 354
robbed TRUE 418
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
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
kill at killers home FALSE 320
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365

Books that Mention Romulus Veres

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Romulus Veres)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Bury Me Standing (mentions serial killer Romulus Veres)
Isabel Fonseca
Bury Me Standing
Book: Remus (mentions serial killer Romulus Veres)
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Book: Selected Poetry and Prose (mentions serial killer Romulus Veres)
Andrew Marvell
Selected Poetry and Prose
Book: Blue beard (mentions serial killer Romulus Veres)
Charles Perrault
Blue beard

6 Books that mention Serial Killer
Romulus Veres

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0307761045 Bury Me Standing 1
0521483662 Remus 1
6139130808 Romulus Veres 1
0416402305 Selected Poetry and Prose 1
5392066259 Blue beard 2

Romulus Vereş (Cluj, January 23, 1929 – Ştei, December 13, 1993) was a notorious Romanian serial killer, better known as "The Man with the Hammer".During the 1970s, he was charged with five murders and several attempted murders, but never imprisoned on grounds of insanity; he suffered from schizophrenia, blaming the Devil for his actions.

External References
  1. Q16007964 on, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  2. Romulus Vereș on, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  3. Romulus Vereș on, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  4. celui mai temut criminal al Clujului: Omul cu ciocanul on, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
Internal References

Romulus Veres is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #2 of 3[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Romania
  2. #26 of 42[ Page 2 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #32 of 53[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #34 of 56[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  5. #190 of 307[ Page 13 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #262 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #374 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #607 of 651[ Page 41 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  9. #612 of 651[ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Romulus Veres 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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