David Meirhofer

  Active for 8 years
(1967-1974) in United States

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

4

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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David Meirhofer (David Gail Meirhofer) an American serial killer. Meirhofer killed three children and an ex-girlfriend between 1967 and 1974. Meirhofer would kidnap and dismember his victims, his method of killing his victims is unknown. He was the first serial killer apprehended by offender profiling. In 1974, David Meirhofer committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell.

David Meirhofer Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer David Meirhofer, was active for 8 years between 1967-1974, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

David Meirhofer was born on June 8th 1949 in Manhattan, town in Montana.

David Meirhofer a male citizen of the United States of America.

In 1967 (Age 17/18) David Meirhofer started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to mutilate, murder his victims. He would keep parts of the victims body after the crime.

He was arrested on September 27th 1974 (Age 25), sentenced to never sentence committed suicide prior to conviction at a jail in Gallatin County, Montana, US.

David Meirhofer died on September 29th 1974 (Age 25), cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell at a jail in Gallatin County, Montana, US.

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David Meirhofer has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 months ago.

David Meirhofer a known:

David Meirhofer
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-23 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: David Meirhofer
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1967 - 1974
Ages Active: 17/18 - 24/25
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1949 - 1974
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: June
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jun 8, 1949
Given Name: David
Birth Location: Manhattan, town in Montana
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied 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: Sep 27, 1974 (Age 25)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: never sentence committed suicide prior to conviction
Prison Location: a jail in Gallatin County, Montana, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Sep 29, 1974 (Age 25)
Manner of Death: suicide
Cause of Death: committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell
Death Location: a jail in Gallatin County, Montana, US
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
5 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
David Meirhofer

The 5 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer David Meirhofer. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jun 08 1949David Meirhofer was born in Manhattan, town in Montana.  #19490608
1967
(Age 17/18)
David Meirhofer started his serial killing spree. #1967
1974
(Age 24/25)
David Meirhofer ended his serial killing spree. #1974
Sep 27 1974
(Age 25)
David Meirhofer arrested. #19740927
Sep 29 1974
(Age 25)
David Meirhofer died. cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell at a jail in Gallatin County, Montana, US. #19740929
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Books that Mention David Meirhofer

Book: The Human Predator (mentions serial killer David Meirhofer)
Katherine Ramsland
The Human Predator
Book: The Serial Killers (mentions serial killer David Meirhofer)
Colin Wilson
The Serial Killers
Book: The Forensic Psychology of Criminal... (mentions serial killer David Meirhofer)
Katherine Ramsland
The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds
Book: The Lost Child (mentions serial killer David Meirhofer)
Henry Kingsley
The Lost Child
Book: The Lost Child (mentions serial killer David Meirhofer)
Henry Kingsley
The Lost Child
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Rob Shone
Solving Crimes Through Criminal Profiling
Book: Analyzing Criminal Minds: Forensic... (mentions serial killer David Meirhofer)
Don Jacobs
Analyzing Criminal Minds: Forensic Investigat...
Book: Dead Giveaways (mentions serial killer David Meirhofer)
Andrew Donkin
Dead Giveaways

16 Books that mention Serial Killer
David Meirhofer

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1101619058 The Human Predator 16
0753547228 The Serial Killers 7
1101171693 The Forensic Psychology o... 9
1981629440 50 American Serial Killer... 14
1406577243 The Lost Child 1
1377349888 The Lost Child 1
1404214372 Solving Crimes Through Cr... 1
0313397007 Analyzing Criminal Minds:... 1
1901881059 Dead Giveaways 1
162914293x Manhunters 2
1611645565 Change of Heart 1
1593254644 The Gift of Repentance 1
1632202387 An End to Murder 3
1683947045 Silhouettes: A Fairplay N... 1
1615920269 Profilers 1
1351737562 The Psychology of Death I... 3

David G. Meirhofer (June 8, 1949 – September 29, 1974) was an American serial killer who committed four murders in rural Montana between 1967 and 1974 — three of them children.

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External References
  1. Q3018439 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on May 23, 2019.
  2. David Meirhofer on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on May 23, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, David G. MEIRHOFER on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on May 23, 2019.
Internal References

David Meirhofer is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #23 of 34 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in June
  2. #28 of 40 [ Page 2 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #202 of 649 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  4. #230 of 326 [ Page 16 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #397 of 649 [ Page 27 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #466 of 649 [ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #520 of 649 [ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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