Tony Costa

Antone Charles Costa

  Active for 2 years
(1968-1969) in United States

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

7

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 6 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 7 Books About Tony Costa
  14. 6 External References
  15. Internal References

Tony Costa (Antone Charles Costa) an American serial killer known as The Tony Costa Cape Cod murders. Costa murdered, mutilated, committed acts of necrophilia and dismembered four women in Cape Cod between 1968 and 1969. Additionally, Costa is linked to at least three other deaths or disappearances. He buried some of his victims body parts in a forest clearing that Costa had used for growing marijuana. He was sentenced to life in prison in 1969. In 1974, Tony Costa committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell at Massachusetts Correctional Institution in South Walpole, Massachusetts.

Tony Costa Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Tony Costa (aka) Antone Charles Costa, was active for 2 years between 1968-1969, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 7 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Tony Costa was born on August 2nd 1944 in Provincetown, town on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, US. He was raised by his mother and step-father. He was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, an unnamed man, a solider who died while serving in World War II, Tony (Age 0/1). His mother, an unnamed woman.

Tony Costa a heterosexual, necrophile male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He married a fourteen-year-old girl in 1963, Tony (Age 18), divorced in 1968. He had three children.

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

In 1968 (Age 23/24) Tony Costa 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. Tony Costa used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He would keep parts of the victims body after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone along with several girlfriends, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on March 6th 1969 (Age 24), convicted on May 29th 1969 (Age 24), sentenced to life imprisonment at Massachusetts Correctional Institution in South Walpole, Massachusetts, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Tony Costa died on May 12th 1974 (Age 29), cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell at Massachusetts Correctional Institution in South Walpole, Massachusetts, US. Tony Costa committed suicide on May 12th 1974 (Age 29).

Profile Completeness: 96%
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Tony Costa has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Tony Costa a known:

Tony Costa
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-03-31 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Tony Costa
Nickname: Antone Charles Costa
Victims: 4 - 7
Years Active: 1968 - 1969
Ages Active: 23/24 - 24/25
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1944 - 1974
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual, necrophile
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 23
Birth Month: August
Marital Status: married a fourteen-year-old girl in 1963, Tony (Age 18), divorced in 1968
Children: three children
Living With: himself, alone along with several girlfriends
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Aug 2, 1944
Given Name: Tony
Birth Location: Provincetown, town on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, US
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
Raised By: his mother and step-father
Birth Category: only child
Mother: an unnamed woman
Father: an unnamed man, a solider who died while serving in World War II, Tony (Age 0/1)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: Mar 6, 1969 (Age 24)
Convicted: May 29, 1969 (Age 24)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Massachusetts Correctional Institution in South Walpole, Massachusetts, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: May 12, 1974 (Age 29)
Manner of Death: suicide
Cause of Death: committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell
Death Location: Massachusetts Correctional Institution in South Walpole, Massachusetts, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: TRUE
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Tony Costa

The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Tony Costa. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Aug 02 1944Tony Costa was born in Provincetown, town on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, US.  #19440802
1968
(Age 23/24)
Tony Costa started his serial killing spree. #1968
1969
(Age 24/25)
Tony Costa ended his serial killing spree. #1969
Mar 06 1969
(Age 24)
Tony Costa arrested. #19690306
May 29 1969
(Age 24)
Tony Costa was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Massachusetts Correctional Institution in South Walpole, Massachusetts, US.  #19690529
May 12 1974
(Age 29)
Tony Costadied.cause of death:suicide,committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cellat Massachusetts Correctional Institution in South Walpole, Massachusetts, US. #19740512

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
suicide TRUE 219
drug abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
rape TRUE 452
bound TRUE 405
sex with body TRUE 429
mutilated TRUE 446
totem body part TRUE 364
living with children FALSE 268
killed in prison FALSE 212
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
xyy FALSE 81
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
strangle FALSE 442
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


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Antone Charles "Tony" Costa (August 2, 1944 – May 12, 1974) was an American carpenter who achieved notoriety for committing serial murders in and around the town of Truro in 1969.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Tony Costa on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Antone Charles COSTA on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Costa, Antone Charles on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. John Verbeck, Caleb Moore, Antone Costa on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  5. Q7822119 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Mar 24, 2019.
  6. Tony Costa Murders on www.provincetownhistoryproject.com, Retrieved on Mar 24, 2019.
Internal References

Tony Costa is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #27 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in August
  2. #35 of 46[ Page 3 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #54 of 60[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #57 of 651[ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #107 of 651[ Page 8 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #238 of 307[ Page 16 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #240 of 327[ Page 16 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #471 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #489 of 651[ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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