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.
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.
Patrick Wayne Kearney 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.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
|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|
|Life Span:||1939 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Sexual Preference:||homosexual, pedophile|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♎ Libra |
Sep 23 - Oct 23
|Living With:||his partner David Hall|
|D.O.B.:||Sep 24, 1939|
|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|
|Highest School:||13 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||attended college no degree|
|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|
|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 Patrick Wayne Kearney. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Sep 24 1939||Patrick Wayne Kearney was born in East Los Angeles. #19390924|
|Sep 24 1959|
|Patrick Wayne Kearney started his serial killing spree. #1965|
|Sep 24 1969|
|Patrick Wayne Kearney ended his serial killing spree. #1977|
|Jul 01 1977|
|Patrick Wayne Kearney arrested. #19770701|
|Jul 15 1977|
|Patrick Wayne Kearney was convictedand sentenced to life in prison at Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP), Ione, California. #19770715|
|Sep 24 1979|
|Sep 24 1989|
|Sep 24 1999|
|Sep 24 2009|
|Sep 24 2019|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Patrick Wayne Kearney (1965-1977).
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|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|sex with body||TRUE||430|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
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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.
Patrick Wayne Kearney is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database