Vasile Tcaciuc

The Butcher of Iasi, The Basarabian

  Active for 19 years
(1917-1935) in Romania




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Vasile Tcaciuc a Romanian serial killer known as The Butcher of Iasi and The Basarabian. Tcaciuc lured victims and then murdered them with an axe. He was arrested after a dog revealed six bodies buried at a small depth on September 7th 1935. Tcacius had a previous record of robberies. He confessed to 6 murders. In five years, the Bessarabian had killed no fewer than 26 people, including a child. Tcaciuc had ordered a special ax, designed to not slip out of his hand. During the reconstruction of one of the crimes, Vasile Tcaciuc tried to escape by fleeing, he was killed by several revolver shots.

Vasile Tcaciuc Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Vasile Tcaciuc (aka) The Butcher of Iasi, The Basarabian, was active for 19 years between 1917-1935, known to have ( 26 confirmed / 26 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Romania

Tcaciuc a heterosexual male citizen of Romania. He had no children mentioned.

Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1917 Vasile Tcaciuc started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, mutilate, murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone at his house in Iași, Romania, where Tcaciuc was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on September 7th 1935

Vasile Tcaciuc died on October 17th 1935, cause of death: shot dead by a policeman while trying to escape during a reconstruction of one of his crimes at in police custody near Iași, Romanian.

Profile Completeness: 84%
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Vasile Tcaciuc has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Vasile Tcaciuc a known:

Vasile Tcaciuc
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Updated: 2019-06-27 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Vasile Tcaciuc
Nickname: The Butcher of Iasi, The Basarabian
Victims: 26 - 26
Years Active: 1917 - 1935
Active Countries: Romania
Life Span:      - 1935
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Romania
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: N/A
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: himself, alone at his house in Iași, Romania
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Family Name: Tcaciuc
Given Name: Vasile
Birth Location: Romania, sovereign state in Europe
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Sep 7, 1935
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Oct 17, 1935
Cause of Death: shot dead by a policeman while trying to escape during a reconstruction of one of his crimes
Death Location: in police custody near Iași, Romanian
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
4 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Vasile Tcaciuc

The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Vasile Tcaciuc. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Vasile Tcaciuc started his serial killing spree. #1917
Vasile Tcaciuc ended his serial killing spree. #1935
Sep 07 1935
Vasile Tcaciuc arrested. #19350907
Oct 17 1935
Vasile Tcaciucdied.cause of death:shot dead by a policeman while trying to escape during a reconstruction of one of his crimesat in police custody near Iași, Romanian. #19351017
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Vasile Tcaciuc (1917-1935).

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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
previous killed TRUE 208
kill at killers home TRUE 320
used weapon TRUE 453
mutilated TRUE 447
robbed TRUE 418
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
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
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354

Books that Mention Vasile Tcaciuc

Book: Matei Brunul (mentions serial killer Vasile Tcaciuc)
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1 Books that mention Serial Killer
Vasile Tcaciuc

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
9734622889 Matei Brunul 1

Vasile Tcaciuc was a Romanian man who lured victims and then murdered them with an axe that he specially constructed. The primary motive was robbery. On 7 September 1935, a dog found six bodies under his house in Iași.

External References
  1. Vasile Tcaciuc on, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  2. Q16026294 on, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  3. Vasile Tcaciuc - The Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, New York) 18 Oct 1935, Page 1 on, Retrieved on Dec 4, 2018.
Internal References

Vasile Tcaciuc is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 3[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Romania
  2. #41 of 651[ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #63 of 651[ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  4. #195 of 651[ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #586 of 651[ Page 40 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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