Peter Woodcock

David Michael Krueger

  Active for 36 years
(1956-1991) in Canada

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

4

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. 12 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 6 Books About Peter Woodcock
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Peter Woodcock a Canadian serial killer and child rapist known as David Michael Krueger. Woodcock was a sexual sadist who killed three young children in Toronto in the 1950s. He was sentenced to a psychiatric facility, where he murdered a fellow inmate while on unsupervised release in 1991. Once captured Woodcock stated "My fear was that Mother would find out. Mother was my biggest fear. I didn’t know if the police would let her at me." On March 5th 2010, his 71st birthday, Krueger died of natural causes while in custody at Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre in Canada.

Peter Woodcock Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Peter Woodcock (aka) David Michael Krueger, was active for 36 years between 1956-1991, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Canada

Peter Woodcock was born (David Michael Krueger) on March 5th 1939 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He was raised by foster homes until (Age 3), adoptive parents Frank and Susan Maynard until adulthood. His father, unnamed. His mother, Waita Woodcock, a seventeen-year-old factory worker, gave Peter up for adoption (Age 1 month). He had a speach defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Peter Woodcock was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Woodcock a pedophile male citizen of Canada.

He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1956 (Age 16/17) Peter Woodcock started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on January 21st 1957 (Age 17), convicted on April 11th 1957 (Age 18), sentenced to preventively detained, not guilty by reason of insanity at Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada.

Peter Woodcock died on March 5th 2010 (Age 71), cause of death: natural causes, on his 71st birthday, Krueger died of natural causes. at Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada.

Profile Completeness: 76%
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Peter Woodcock has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 9 months ago.

Peter Woodcock a known:

Peter Woodcock
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Peter Woodcock
Nickname: David Michael Krueger
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1956 - 1991
Ages Active: 16/17 - 51/52
Active Countries: Canada
Life Span: 1939 - 2010
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Canada
Sexual Preference: pedophile
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: March
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 5, 1939
Birth Name: David Michael Krueger
Family Name: Woodcock
Given Name: Peter
Birth Location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: foster homes until (Age 3), adoptive parents Frank and Susan Maynard until adulthood
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Waita Woodcock, a seventeen-year-old factory worker, gave Peter up for adoption (Age 1 month)
Father: unnamed

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

Incarceration
Arrested: Jan 21, 1957 (Age 17)
Convicted: Apr 11, 1957 (Age 18)
Sentence: preventively detained, not guilty by reason of insanity
Prison Location: Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Mar 5, 2010 (Age 71)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: on his 71st birthday, Krueger died of natural causes.
Death Location: Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
12 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Peter Woodcock

The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Peter Woodcock. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Mar 05 1939Peter Woodcock was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.  #19390305
1956
(Age 16/17)
Peter Woodcock started his serial killing spree. #1956
Jan 21 1957
(Age 17)
Peter Woodcock arrested. #19570121
Apr 11 1957
(Age 18)
Peter Woodcock was convicted and sentenced to preventively detained, not guilty by reason of insanity at Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada.  #19570411
Mar 05 1959
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Mar 05 1969
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Mar 05 1979
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Mar 05 1989
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
1991
(Age 51/52)
Peter Woodcock ended his serial killing spree. #1991
Mar 05 1999
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Mar 05 2009
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Mar 05 2010
(Age 71)
Peter Woodcock died. cause of death: natural causes, on his 71st birthday, Krueger died of natural causes. at Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada. #20100305
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
speach defect TRUE 298
physically abused TRUE 228
psychologically abused TRUE 221
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
used weapon TRUE 448
rape TRUE 447
strangle TRUE 437
sex with body TRUE 426
mutilated TRUE 440
living with children FALSE 267
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
physically defect FALSE 298
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
robbed FALSE 414


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6 Books that mention Serial Killer
Peter Woodcock

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1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1594485755 The Psychopath Test 1
0425196402 Serial Killers 24
1523256990 Peter Woodcock 2
0888821964 By Reason of Insanity 1

David Michael Krueger (March 5, 1939 – March 5, 2010), best known by his birth name, Peter Woodcock, was a Canadian serial killer and child rapist. He gained notoriety for the murders of three young children in Toronto in the late 1950s, as well as for a murder on his first day of unsupervised release from the psychiatric institution in which he was incarcerated for his earlier crimes.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Peter Woodcock on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, David Michael KRUEGER on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  3. Q540540 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Peter Woodcock is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #6 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  2. #13 of 18 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Canada
  3. #33 of 38 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in March
  4. #36 of 40 [ Page 3 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #52 of 60 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #187 of 249 [ Page 13 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #228 of 305 [ Page 16 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #256 of 649 [ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #470 of 649 [ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #632 of 649 [ Page 43 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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