Patrick Wayne Kearney

The Trash Bag Murderer, The Freeway Killer

  Active for 13 years
(1965-1977) in United States

21

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

43

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  9. Death
  10. 12 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 12 Books About Patrick Wayne Kearney
  14. 6 External References
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Patrick Wayne Kearney an American serial killer known as The Trash Bag Murderer and The Freeway Killer. Kearney would pick up young homosexual male hitch-hikers or young men from gay bars near Redondo Beach, California, and kill them. All were males, all were nude, all had been shot in the head with a gun. After murdering them, he would take the bodies to a secluded place and engage in acts of necrophilia then take them home, where they would be sodomized with X-Acto knives. They were then mutilated and dismembered with hacksaws. Some had been dismembered and stuffed into heavy-duty trash bags. Most of the victims were part of a investigation dubbed The Trash Bag Murders. Kearney and partner David Hill were question by police on May 18th 1977 after cooperating the two fled. A few weeks on the run, they gave themselves up on July 1 1977 by walking into the Riverside County sheriff's office, pointed to their posters on the wall, and smilingly announced, "That's us." Hill was later released.

Patrick Wayne Kearney Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Patrick Wayne Kearney (aka) The Trash Bag Murderer, The Freeway Killer, was active for 13 years between 1965-1977, known to have ( 21 confirmed / 43 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Patrick Wayne Kearney was born on September 24th 1939 in East Los Angeles. He was born 3rd of 3 children and raised by both parents George & Eunice Kearney. He was raised as a youngest child and had two older brothers Michael and Chester. His father, George Kearney, an officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. His mother, Eunice Kearney, a homemaker. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems including being teased or picked on. Patrick Wayne Kearney was psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Patrick Wayne Kearney a homosexual, pedophile male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 13 years of school, received a attended college no degree. He divorced. He had no children.

In 1965 (Age 25/26) Patrick Wayne Kearney started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Patrick Wayne Kearney used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill victims at his own home. Patrick Wayne Kearney used a blindfold or simiar method of covering the victim's eyes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his partner David Hall, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on July 1st 1977 (Age 37), convicted on July 15th 1977 (Age 37), sentenced to life in prison at Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP), Ione, California. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

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Patrick Wayne Kearney has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Patrick Wayne Kearney a known:

Patrick Wayne Kearney
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-01-07 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Patrick Kearney
Nickname: The Trash Bag Murderer, The Freeway Killer
Victims: 21 - 43
Years Active: 1965 - 1977
Ages Active: 25/26 - 37/38
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1939 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: homosexual, pedophile
Astrological Sign: Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: divorced
Children: no children
Living With: his partner David Hall
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 24, 1939
Given Name: Patrick
Birth Location: East Los Angeles
Birth Order: 3rd of 3
Siblings: two older brothers Michael and Chester
Raised By: both parents George & Eunice Kearney
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: Eunice Kearney, a homemaker
Father: George Kearney, an officer for the Los Angeles Police Department

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 13 years of school
Highest Degree: attended college no degree

Incarceration
Arrested: Jul 1, 1977 (Age 37)
Convicted: Jul 15, 1977 (Age 37)
Sentence: life in prison
Prison Location: Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP), Ione, California
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
12 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Patrick Wayne Kearney

The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Patrick Wayne Kearney. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Sep 24 1939Patrick Wayne Kearney was born in East Los Angeles.  #19390924
Sep 24 1959
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1965
(Age 25/26)
Patrick Wayne Kearney started his serial killing spree. #1965
Sep 24 1969
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1977
(Age 37/38)
Patrick Wayne Kearney ended his serial killing spree. #1977
Jul 01 1977
(Age 37)
Patrick Wayne Kearney arrested. #19770701
Jul 15 1977
(Age 37)
Patrick Wayne Kearney was convictedand sentenced to life in prison at Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP), Ione, California.  #19770715
Sep 24 1979
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Sep 24 1989
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Sep 24 1999
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Sep 24 2009
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Sep 24 2019
(Age 80)
80th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
teased in school TRUE 218
psychologically abused TRUE 224
kill at killers home TRUE 319
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
rape TRUE 452
blindfold TRUE 362
bound TRUE 405
sex with body TRUE 429
mutilated TRUE 446
living with children FALSE 268
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
xyy FALSE 81
problems in school FALSE 221
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 366
previous jail FALSE 351
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at victims home FALSE 322
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
strangle FALSE 442
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


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Patrick Wayne Kearney (born September 24, 1939) is an American serial killer who preyed on young men in California from 1965 to 1977. He is sometimes referred to as "The Freeway Killer", a nickname he shares with two other separate serial killers, William Bonin and Randy Kraft. Kearney may be among the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history, claiming possibly as many as 43 victims according to law enforcement.

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External References
  1. Patrick Kearney on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Patrick Wayne KEARNEY on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Freeway Killer on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Courtney Cook, Katie Cordova, Patrick Kearney on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  5. Gadsden Times [Sunday], Jul 3, 1977 (Page 4) on news.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 23, 2018.
  6. Q931025 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Patrick Wayne Kearney is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #3 of 42[ Page 1 ] of Libra Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #4 of 41[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  3. #8 of 60[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #17 of 327[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #28 of 307[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #52 of 651[ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #97 of 651[ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #128 of 651[ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #296 of 651[ Page 20 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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