Willem van Eijk a Dutch serial killer known as The Beast of Harkstede and Gekke Willempje (Crazy little William). Eijk was convicted of five murders, all female, mostly prostitutes. He was an outcast from early elementary school, being publicly bullied and showing several acts of animal cruelty. Van Eijk was sentenced to eighteen years imprisonment in 1974 for two murders, released in 1990. He started killing again in 2001 and was re-arrested on November 12th 2001. Eijk was convicted in 2002 of three additional murders. He appealed, and asked for clemency but all attempts were denied.
Serial Killer Willem van Eijk (aka) The Beast of Harkstede, Gekke Willempje, was active for 31 years between 1971-2001, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Netherlands
Willem van Eijk was born on August 13th 1941 in Korteraar, Nieuwkoop, South Holland, Netherlands. He was raised by both parents. He had a head injury or brain defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.
Willem van Eijk a heterosexual male citizen of Kingdom of the Netherlands. He married his prison pen-pal Adri. He had no children mentioned.
Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.
In 1971 (Age 29/30) Willem van Eijk started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone later on a farm with his wife Adri and one of Adri's children, where he was known to work as a criminal, serial killer.
He was arrested on November 12th 2001 (Age 60), convicted on November 5th 2002 (Age 61), sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in the Netherlands. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Willem van Eijk has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years 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.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Name:||Willem van Eijk|
|Nickname:||The Beast of Harkstede, Gekke Willempje|
|Victims:||5 - 8|
|Years Active:||1971 - 2001|
|Ages Active:||29/30 - 59/60|
|Life Span:||1941 -|
|Citizenship:||Kingdom of the Netherlands|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♌ Leo |
Jul 23 - Aug 23
|Marital Status:||married his prison pen-pal Adri|
|Children:||no children mentioned|
|Living With:||himself, alone later on a farm with his wife Adri and one of Adri's children|
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Aug 13, 1941|
|Birth Location:||Korteraar, Nieuwkoop, South Holland, Netherlands|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Arrested:||Nov 12, 2001 (Age 60)|
|Convicted:||Nov 5, 2002 (Age 61)|
|Prison Location:||a prison in the Netherlands|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Willem van Eijk. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Aug 13 1941||Willem van Eijk was born in Korteraar, Nieuwkoop, South Holland, Netherlands. #19410813|
|Aug 13 1961|
|Willem van Eijk started his serial killing spree. #1971|
|Aug 13 1971|
|Aug 13 1981|
|Aug 13 1991|
|Willem van Eijk ended his serial killing spree. #2001|
|Aug 13 2001|
|Nov 12 2001|
|Willem van Eijk arrested. #20011112|
|Nov 05 2002|
|Willem van Eijk was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in the Netherlands. #20021105|
|Aug 13 2011|
|Aug 13 2021|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Willem van Eijk (1971-2001).
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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Willem van Eijk (born in Korteraar, 13 August 1941) is a convicted Dutch serial killer known as "Het Beest van Harkstede" (The Beast of Harkstede). He was convicted twice for a total of five murders.
Willem van Eijk is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database