Lam Kor-wan a Chinese serial killer known as The Jars Murderer, The Rainy Night Butcher and The Hong Kong Butcher. Lam worked as a taxi driver, he would pick up female passengers, strangle them with electrical wire and take them to his family home to dismember them. Lam Kor-wan was known to commit act of necrophilia with some of the bodies and he kept body parts in his parents' home, including sexual organs in plastic containers found in his room. Lam Kor-wan is one of Hong Kong's only two known serial killers the other is Lam Kwok-wai. Lam Kor-wan was sentenced to death in 1983, his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in 1984.
Serial Killer Lam Kor-wan (aka) The Jars Murderer, The Rainy Night Butcher, was active for 1 year in 1980, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Hong Kong
Lam Kor-wan was born on March 22nd 1955 in British Hong Kong, former Crown colony and British dependent territory in East Asia. He was raised by both parents. Lin had at least one brother.
Lin a necrophile male citizen of People's Republic of China. Lin never married. He had no children.
In 1980 (Age 24/25) Lam Kor-wan 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 known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep parts of the victims body after the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his parents and brother at the family home in Hong Kong, where Lin was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on August 17th 1982 (Age 27), convicted on April 8th 1983 (Age 28), sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment at Shek Pik Prison on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Lin was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Lam Kor-wan has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 10 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.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Jars Murderer, The Rainy Night Butcher|
|Victims:||4 - 4|
|Years Active:||1980 - 1980|
|Ages Active:||24/25 - 24/25|
|Active Countries:||Hong Kong|
|Life Span:||1955 -|
|Citizenship:||People's Republic of China|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♈ Aries |
Mar 20 - Apr 20
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||his parents and brother at the family home in Hong Kong|
|D.O.B.:||Mar 22, 1955|
|Birth Location:||British Hong Kong, former Crown colony and British dependent territory in East Asia|
|Siblings:||at least one brother|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Arrested:||Aug 17, 1982 (Age 27)|
|Convicted:||Apr 8, 1983 (Age 28)|
|Sentence:||death, commuted to life imprisonment|
|Prison Location:||Shek Pik Prison on Lantau Island, Hong Kong|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Lam Kor-wan. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Mar 22 1955||Lam Kor-wan was born in British Hong Kong, former Crown colony and British dependent territory in East Asia. #19550322|
|Mar 22 1975|
|Lam Kor-wan started his serial killing spree. #1980|
|Lam Kor-wan ended his serial killing spree. #1980|
|Aug 17 1982|
|Lam Kor-wan arrested. #19820817|
|Apr 08 1983|
|Lam Kor-wan was convicted and sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment at Shek Pik Prison on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. #19830408|
|Mar 22 1985|
|Mar 22 1995|
|Mar 22 2005|
|Mar 22 2015|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Lam Kor-wan (1980-1980).
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|kill at killers home||TRUE||315|
|sex with body||TRUE||427|
|totem body part||TRUE||361|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||318|
|ate part of body||FALSE||446|
|totem personal item||FALSE||350|
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|1315352982||Homicide||Joan Swart|| 5 Total Including |
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|1230526412||Necrophiles||Source Wikipedia|| 7 Total Including |
|2336356473||Odontologie médico-légale...||Philippe Brousseau||Lam Kor-wan||1|
Lam Kor-wan (Chinese: 林過雲; pinyin: Lín Guòyún; born 22 June 1955) is one of Hong Kong's two known serial killers. The other was Lam Kwok-wai.
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