Anthony Allen Shore

The Tourniquet Killer

  Active for 10 years
(1986-1995) in United States

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

5

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

Anthony Allen Shore an American serial killer and pedophile rapist known as The Tourniquet Killer. Shore is responsible for the murders of one woman and four young girls. He was convicted of strangling a woman with an unusual ligature in 1992 and confessed to killing three girls including two with the same modus operandi. Shore was also convicted of molesting his two daughters Tiffany and Amber, as a result he was required to provide police with a DNA sample. Detectives pulled Carmen Del Estrada's case from the cold files and tested DNA evidence from underneath Carmen's fingernails. In 2003 the results came back a match to Shore's genetic profile.

Anthony Allen Shore Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Anthony Allen Shore (aka) The Tourniquet Killer, was active for 10 years between 1986-1995, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Anthony Allen Shore was born on June 25th 1962 in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was born 1st of 3 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a oldest child and had two younger sisters, Gina and Laurel. His father, Rob Shore, discharged from the United States Air Force working as a Computer Technician. His mother, Deanna Shore, honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Anthony Allen Shore was sexually, psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Anthony Allen Shore a pedophile 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, attended some college, no degree received. He divorced. He had two daughters Tiffany and Amber, Anthony was convicted of molesting both daughters.

He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist.

In 1986 (Age 23/24) Anthony Allen Shore started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. Anthony Allen Shore 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 wife and their two daughters, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on October 24th 2003 (Age 41), convicted on October 29th 2004 (Age 42), sentenced to death penalty at Terrell Unit, Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Anthony Allen Shore died on January 18th 2018 (Age 55), cause of death: executed by lethal injection at Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas, US.

Profile Completeness: 98%
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Anthony Allen Shore has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 months ago.

Anthony Allen Shore a known:

Anthony Allen Shore
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-22 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Anthony Allen Shore
Nickname: The Tourniquet Killer
Victims: 4 - 5
Years Active: 1986 - 1995
Ages Active: 23/24 - 32/33
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1962 - 2018
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: pedophile
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Jun 21 - Jul 23
Birth Month: June
Marital Status: divorced
Children: two daughters Tiffany and Amber, Anthony was convicted of molesting both daughters
Living With: his wife and their two daughters
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jun 25, 1962
Native Name: Anthony Allen Shore
Given Name: Anthony
Birth Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Birth Order: 1st of 3
Siblings: two younger sisters, Gina and Laurel
Rasied By: both parents
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Deanna Shore, honorably discharged from the United States Air Force
Father: Rob Shore, discharged from the United States Air Force working as a Computer Technician

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: some college, no degree

Incarceration
Arrested: Oct 24, 2003 (Age 41)
Convicted: Oct 29, 2004 (Age 42)
Sentence: death penalty
Prison Location: Terrell Unit, Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Jan 18, 2018 (Age 55)
Cause of Death: executed by lethal injection
Death Location: Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Anthony Allen Shore

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Anthony Allen Shore. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jun 25 1962Anthony Allen Shore was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.  #19620625
Jun 25 1982
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1986
(Age 23/24)
Anthony Allen Shore started his serial killing spree. #1986
Jun 25 1992
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1995
(Age 32/33)
Anthony Allen Shore ended his serial killing spree. #1995
Jun 25 2002
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Oct 24 2003
(Age 41)
Anthony Allen Shore arrested. #20031024
Oct 29 2004
(Age 42)
Anthony Allen Shore was convicted and sentenced to death penalty at Terrell Unit, Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas, US.  #20041029
Jun 25 2012
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jan 18 2018
(Age 55)
Anthony Allen Shore died. cause of death: executed by lethal injection at Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas, US. #20180118
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Boolean Questions:
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Killer
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living with children TRUE 267
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
psychologically abused TRUE 221
sexually abused TRUE 223
drug abuse TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
psychologist TRUE 256
used weapon TRUE 448
rape TRUE 447
stalk TRUE 413
blindfold TRUE 359
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
xyy FALSE 80
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous crimes FALSE 363
previous jail FALSE 347
previous prision FALSE 332
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


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On the Courthouse Lawn

15 Books that mention Serial Killer
Anthony Allen Shore

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1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0786018518 Pure Murder 1
0786025085 Savage Son 1
0786037806 Evil Eyes 9
078601850x Strangler 1
1459724682 Through the Eyes of Seria... 4
0807009903 On the Courthouse Lawn 1
1460277538 When Things Seem Odd 8
2246462290 Serial Killers 3
0698177827 The Killer Next Door 2
0080558860 Shore Processes and their... 1
078604263x Strangler 2
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0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108

Anthony Allen Shore (June 25, 1962 – January 18, 2018) was an American serial killer and child molester who was responsible for the slayings of one woman and three girls. He operated from 1986 to 2000, and was known as the "Tourniquet Killer" because of his use of a ligature with either a toothbrush or bamboo stick to tighten or loosen the ligature. The instrument was similar to a twitch, a tool used by farmers to control horses.

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External References
  1. Anthony Allen Shore on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Anthony Allen SHORE on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  3. Brittany Stoll, Jennifer Stanley, Anthony Allen Shore on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  4. Blake Alsup, Tourniquet Killer granted 90-day stay hours before execution on www.nydailynews.com, Retrieved on Mar 24, 2019.
  5. Tourniquet Killer Anthony Allen Shore executed in Texas on www.nbcnews.com, Retrieved on Mar 24, 2019.
  6. Q858646 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

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