Lam Kor-wan

The Jars Murderer, The Rainy Night Butcher

  Active for 1 year
(1980) in Hong Kong




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  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  13. 6 Books About Lam Kor-wan
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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.

Lam Kor-wan Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 67%
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Lam Kor-wan has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.

Lam Kor-wan a known:

Lam Kor-wan
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Lam Kor-wan
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
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1955 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: People's Republic of China
Sexual Preference: necrophile
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: March
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: his parents and brother at the family home in Hong Kong
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 22, 1955
Family Name: Lin
Birth Location: British Hong Kong, former Crown colony and British dependent territory in East Asia
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least one brother
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

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
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
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Lam Kor-wan

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.

Date Event Description
Mar 22 1955Lam Kor-wan was born in British Hong Kong, former Crown colony and British dependent territory in East Asia.  #19550322
Mar 22 1975
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 24/25)
Lam Kor-wan started his serial killing spree. #1980
(Age 25/26)
Lam Kor-wan ended his serial killing spree. #1980
Aug 17 1982
(Age 27)
Lam Kor-wan arrested. #19820817
Apr 08 1983
(Age 28)
Lam Kor-wan was convictedand sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment at Shek Pik Prison on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.  #19830408
Mar 22 1985
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Mar 22 1995
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Mar 22 2005
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Mar 22 2015
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
kill at killers home TRUE 320
rape TRUE 453
strangle TRUE 443
sex with body TRUE 430
mutilated TRUE 447
totem body part TRUE 365
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Lam Kor-wan

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Lam Kor-wan)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Necrophilia (mentions serial killer Lam Kor-wan)
Anil Aggrawal
Book: The Glencaple Murder's (mentions serial killer Lam Kor-wan)
Paul Weightman
The Glencaple Murder's
Book: Homicide (mentions serial killer Lam Kor-wan)
Joan Swart
Book: Necrophiles (mentions serial killer Lam Kor-wan)
Source Wikipedia
Book: Odontologie médico-légale et serial... (mentions serial killer Lam Kor-wan)
Philippe Brousseau
Odontologie médico-légale et serial killers

6 Books that mention Serial Killer
Lam Kor-wan

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1420089137 Necrophilia 6
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61
1315352982 Homicide 5
1230526412 Necrophiles 7
2336356473 Odontologie médico-légale... 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.

External References
  1. Q6480664 on, Retrieved on Feb 8, 2019.
  2. Lam Kor-wan on, Retrieved on Feb 8, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Lam KOR-WAN on, Retrieved on May 9, 2019.
Internal References

Lam Kor-wan is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 2[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Hong Kong
  2. #32 of 42[ Page 3 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #32 of 38[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in March
  4. #51 of 60[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #187 of 250[ Page 13 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #229 of 307[ Page 16 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #330 of 651[ Page 22 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #339 of 651[ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #469 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #604 of 651[ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Lam Kor-wan is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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