Caroline Grills

Aunty Carrie, Aunt Thally

  Active for 7 years
(1947-1953) in Australia

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

4

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

Caroline Grills (born Caroline Mickelson) an Australian serial killer known as Aunt Thally and Aunty Carrie. Grills poisoned four relatives with thallium hidden in tea and scones she had given them in Sydney. Sentenced to five consecutive life sentences, including one for attempting to poison another family member. In 1953, She was sentenced to death later commuted to life imprisonment. Caroline Grills died from peritonitis from a ruptured gastric ulcer in 1960 while still in prison.

Caroline Grills Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Caroline Grills (aka) Aunty Carrie, Aunt Thally, was active for 7 years between 1947-1953, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Australia

Caroline Grills was born in New South Wales, state of Australia. She was raised by both parents. Her father, George Michelson. Her mother, Mary Preiers.

Caroline Grills a heterosexual female citizen of Australia. She married Richard William Grills in 1908, Caroline (Age 20/21). She had six children, five daughters and a son.

In 1947 Caroline Grills started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. She was known to kill at both her home and the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband and six children, where she was known to work as a criminal, serial killer.

She was arrested on May 11th 1953, convicted on October 15th 1953, sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment at Long Bay Correctional Centre in Malabar, New South Wales, Australia. She was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.

Caroline Grills died on October 6th 1960, cause of death: natural causes, peritonitis at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Profile Completeness: 81%
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Caroline Grills has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

Caroline Grills a known:

Caroline Grills
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-02 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Caroline Grills
Nickname: Aunty Carrie, Aunt Thally
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1947 - 1953
Active Countries: Australia
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span:      - 1960
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: Australia
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: married Richard William Grills in 1908, Caroline (Age 20/21)
Children: six children, five daughters and a son
Living With: her husband and six children
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Given Name: Caroline
Birth Location: New South Wales, state of Australia
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Mary Preiers
Father: George Michelson

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: May 11, 1953
Convicted: Oct 15, 1953
Sentence: death, commuted to life imprisonment
Prison Location: Long Bay Correctional Centre in Malabar, New South Wales, Australia
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Oct 6, 1960
Cause of Death: natural causes, peritonitis
Death Location: Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
5 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Caroline Grills

The 5 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Caroline Grills. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
1947
Caroline Grills started her serial killing spree. #1947
1953
Caroline Grills ended her serial killing spree. #1953
May 11 1953
Caroline Grills arrested. #19530511
Oct 15 1953
Caroline Grills was convictedand sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment at Long Bay Correctional Centre in Malabar, New South Wales, Australia.  #19531015
Oct 06 1960
Caroline Grillsdied.cause of death:natural causes, peritonitisat Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. #19601006
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
kill at killers home TRUE 320
kill at victims home TRUE 323
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
xyy FALSE 81
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
used weapon FALSE 453
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
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418


Books that Mention Caroline Grills

Book: The Red Shoe (mentions serial killer Caroline Grills)
Ursula Dubosarsky
The Red Shoe
Book: Hidden Evidence (mentions serial killer Caroline Grills)
David Owen
Hidden Evidence
Book: The Periodic Table (mentions serial killer Caroline Grills)
Paul Parsons
The Periodic Table
Book: Serial Killers - Philosophy for Eve... (mentions serial killer Caroline Grills)
S. Waller
Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone
Book: Police Lab (mentions serial killer Caroline Grills)
David Owen
Police Lab
Book: Poison and Poisoning (mentions serial killer Caroline Grills)
Celia Kellett
Poison and Poisoning
Book: World Encyclopedia of 20th Century... (mentions serial killer Caroline Grills)
Jay Robert Nash
World Encyclopedia of 20th Century Murder
Book: The Big Book of Scandalous Australi... (mentions serial killer Caroline Grills)
Kay Saunders
The Big Book of Scandalous Australian Women

10 Books that mention Serial Killer
Caroline Grills

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1429976217 The Red Shoe 1
1552094839 Hidden Evidence 1
1623651115 The Periodic Table 1
1444341405 Serial Killers - Philosop... 5
1552976203 Police Lab 1
1909335053 Poison and Poisoning 1
1590775325 World Encyclopedia of 20t... 20
1460700937 The Big Book of Scandalou... 1
0908272472 Murder! 1
073049375x Deadly Australian Women 2

Caroline Grills (née Mickelson) (born c.1888, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia – 6 October 1960), was an Australian serial killer, whose modus operandi was poisioning her victims

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q2594096 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  2. Caroline Grills on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Caroline GRILLS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  4. 20 Aug 1953 - I feared thallium on that ginger' on trove.nla.gov.au, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  5. 13 Aug 1953 - Witness suspicious of Mrs. Caroline Grills on trove.nla.gov.au, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  6. 15 Oct 1953 - Councel Defend And Accuse Mrs. Grills on trove.nla.gov.au, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
Internal References

Caroline Grills is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #12 of 21[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Australia
  2. #45 of 75[ Page 3 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #218 of 651[ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #219 of 651[ Page 15 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #227 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #476 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Statistics:
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