James Vlassakis

Snowtown murders, bodies-in-barrels murders

  Active for 3 years
(1997-1999) in Australia

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

4

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 6 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 12 Books About James Vlassakis
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

James Vlassakis Snowtown murderer and stepson of John Justin Bunting; sentenced to four consecutive life sentences with a non-parole period of 26 years. The Snowtown murders (also known as the bodies-in-barrels murders) were a series of murders committed by Vlassakis, Bunting, and Robert Joe Wagner between 1992 and 1999.

James Vlassakis Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer James Vlassakis (aka) Snowtown murders, bodies-in-barrels murders, was active for 3 years between 1997-1999, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Australia

James Vlassakis was born on December 24th 1979

Vlassakis a male citizen of Australia.

In 1997 (Age 17/18) James Vlassakis started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims.

Profile Completeness: 29%
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James Vlassakis has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.

James Vlassakis a known:

James Vlassakis
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-10-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: James Vlassakis
Nickname: Snowtown murders, bodies-in-barrels murders
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1997 - 1999
Ages Active: 17/18 - 19/20
Active Countries: Australia
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1979 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Australia
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: criminal
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 24, 1979
Native Name: James Spyridon Vlassakis
Family Name: Vlassakis
Given Name: James
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

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

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
James Vlassakis

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

Date Event Description
Dec 24 1979birth of James Vlassakis  #19791224
1997
(Age 17/18)
James Vlassakis started his serial killing spree. #1997
1999
(Age 19/20)
James Vlassakis ended his serial killing spree. #1999
Dec 24 1999
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Dec 24 2009
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Dec 24 2019
(Age 40)
40th Birthday

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Books that Mention James Vlassakis

Book: The Serial Killers (mentions serial killer James Vlassakis)
Colin Wilson
The Serial Killers
Book: The Mammoth Book of New CSI (mentions serial killer James Vlassakis)
Nigel Cawthorne
The Mammoth Book of New CSI
Book: The Giant Book of Bad Guys (mentions serial killer James Vlassakis)
Ian Schott
The Giant Book of Bad Guys
Book: Crime Time (mentions serial killer James Vlassakis)
Sue Bursztynski
Crime Time
Book: The Snowtown Murders (mentions serial killer James Vlassakis)
Andrew McGarry
The Snowtown Murders
Book: Snowtown: The Bodies in Barrels Mur... (mentions serial killer James Vlassakis)
Jeremy Pudney
Snowtown: The Bodies in Barrels Murders
Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer James Vlassakis)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: Bodies in the Back Garden (mentions serial killer James Vlassakis)
Nigel Cawthorne
Bodies in the Back Garden

12 Books that mention Serial Killer
James Vlassakis

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0753547228 The Serial Killers 7
1780335342 The Mammoth Book of New C... 2
1845297520 The Giant Book of Bad Guy... 4
1876462760 Crime Time 2
0733314821 The Snowtown Murders 2
0730450031 Snowtown: The Bodies in B... 3
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
178418179x Bodies in the Back Garden 2
0857960547 The Element Of Need 1
1849014361 The Mammoth Book of Bizar... 8
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61
1742744222 Killing For Pleasure 2

The Snowtown murders (also known as the bodies-in-barrels murders) were a series of murders committed by John Bunting, Robert Wagner, and James Vlassakis between August 1992 and May 1999, in South Australia. A fourth person, Mark Haydon, was convicted for helping to dispose of the bodies. The trial was one of the longest and most publicised in Australian legal history.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Snowtown murders, James Spyridon Vlassakis on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, James Spyridon VLASSAKIS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Q6144702 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

James Vlassakis is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #10 of 21[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Australia
  2. #28 of 45[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  3. #43 of 55[ Page 3 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #381 of 651[ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #472 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #593 of 651[ Page 40 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #609 of 651[ Page 41 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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