Gordon Cummins (Gordon Frederick Cummins) a British serial killer and rapist known as The Blackout Ripper and The Blackout Killer. Cummins was a serviceman in the Royal Air Force. The murders took place over a six-day period in February 1942, during the Blackout in the Second World War. Cummins raped three of his victims and robbed the remaining victim. He also attacked two other women. He left behind his gas mask container marked with his service number 525987, identifying Cummins as the attacker. Cummins was sentenced to death by hanging. In 1942, Gordon Cummins was executed by hanging at Wandsworth Prison in London, England.
Serial Killer Gordon Cummins (aka) The Blackout Ripper, The Blackout Killer, was active for 1 year in 1942, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom
Gordon Cummins was born on February 18th 1914 in York, city in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. He was raised by both parents. His father, John Cummins. His mother, Amelia Lee.
Gordon Cummins a heterosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Gordon Cummins had an IQ of 81. He married. He had no children mentioned.
In 1942 (Age 27/28) Gordon Cummins started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife, where he was known to work as a criminal, spree killer.
He was arrested on February 16th 1942 (Age 27), convicted on April 27th 1942 (Age 28), sentenced to death by hanging at HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Gordon Cummins was executed on June 25th 1942 (Age 28).
Gordon Cummins died on June 25th 1942 (Age 28), cause of death: executed by hanging at HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England.
Gordon Cummins has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months 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.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Blackout Ripper, The Blackout Killer|
|Victims:||4 - 6|
|Years Active:||1942 - 1942|
|Ages Active:||27/28 - 27/28|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Life Span:||1914 - 1942|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♒ Aquarius |
Jan 20 - Feb 18
|Children:||no children mentioned|
|Living With:||his wife|
|Occupation:||criminal, spree killer|
|D.O.B.:||Feb 18, 1914|
|Birth Location:||York, city in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Arrested:||Feb 16, 1942 (Age 27)|
|Convicted:||Apr 27, 1942 (Age 28)|
|Sentence:||death by hanging|
|Prison Location:||HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England|
|Executed:||Jun 25, 1942 (Age 28)|
|Death Date:||Jun 25, 1942 (Age 28)|
|Cause of Death:||executed by hanging|
|Death Location:||HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Gordon Cummins. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Feb 18 1914||Gordon Cummins was born in York, city in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. #19140218|
|Gordon Cummins started his serial killing spree. #1942|
|Feb 16 1942|
|Gordon Cummins arrested. #19420216|
|Apr 27 1942|
|Gordon Cummins was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging at HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England. #19420427|
|Jun 25 1942|
|Gordon Cummins was executed. cause of death: executed by hanging at HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England. #19420625|
|Gordon Cummins ended his serial killing spree. #1942|
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|kill at killers home||FALSE||315|
|sex with body||FALSE||426|
|ate part of body||FALSE||445|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
|totem personal item||FALSE||350|
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Gordon Frederick Cummins (18 February 1914 – 25 June 1942) was a British spree killer, convicted for the murder of one woman in London and charged with the murders of three more. The murders took place over a six-day period in February 1942, during the Blackout in the Second World War. Cummins, a Royal Air Force serviceman, then became known as the Blackout Killer or Blackout Ripper.
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