Thor Nis Christiansen

The Hitchhiker Slayer

  Active for 4 years
(1976-1979) in United States

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

4

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 6 Timeline Events
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Thor Nis Christiansen a Danish-American serial killer necrophile and rapist known as The Hitchhiker Slayer. Christiansen shot and committed acts of necrophilia on four young women in Isla Vista, California between 1976 and 1979. In 1979, An additional intended victim escaped with a bullet in her head, and later identified him in a Los Angeles bar which led to his arrest. Christiansen was sentenced to life in prison in 1980. In 1981, Thor Nis Christiansen was stabbed to death by an unidentified fellow inmate at Folsom State Prison.

Thor Nis Christiansen Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Thor Nis Christiansen (aka) The Hitchhiker Slayer, was active for 4 years between 1976-1979, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

Thor Nis Christiansen was born on December 28th 1957 in Denmark. He was raised by both parents. His father, Nis Christiansen, ran a restaurant in Solvang.

Thor Nis Christiansen a heterosexual, necrophile male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He unmarried. He had No Children.

He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1976 (Age 18/19) Thor Nis Christiansen started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, rape, and murder his victims. Thor Nis Christiansen used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At the time of his crimes he was living with girlfriend Kathy Soliz in Goleta, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on July 7th 1979 (Age 21), convicted on June 18th 1980 (Age 22), sentenced to life imprisonment at Folsom State Prison, Folsom, California, U.S. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Thor Nis Christiansen died on March 30th 1981 (Age 23), cause of death: homicide, Stabbed to death by unidentified fellow inmate at Folsom State Prison, Folsom, California, U.S.

Profile Completeness: 92%
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Thor Nis Christiansen has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Thor Nis Christiansen a known:

Thor Nis Christiansen
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Thor Nis Christiansen
Nickname: The Hitchhiker Slayer
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1976 - 1979
Ages Active: 18/19 - 21/22
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1957 - 1981
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual, necrophile
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: unmarried
Children: No Children
Living With: girlfriend Kathy Soliz in Goleta
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 28, 1957
Given Name: Thor
Birth Location: Denmark
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: Nis Christiansen, ran a restaurant in Solvang

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: Jul 7, 1979 (Age 21)
Convicted: Jun 18, 1980 (Age 22)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Folsom State Prison, Folsom, California, U.S
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Mar 30, 1981 (Age 23)
Manner of Death: homicide
Cause of Death: Stabbed to death by unidentified fellow inmate
Death Location: Folsom State Prison, Folsom, California, U.S
Killed In Prison: TRUE
Suicide: FALSE
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Thor Nis Christiansen

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

Date Event Description
Dec 28 1957Thor Nis Christiansen was born in Denmark.  #19571228
1976
(Age 18/19)
Thor Nis Christiansen started his serial killing spree. #1976
1979
(Age 21/22)
Thor Nis Christiansen ended his serial killing spree. #1979
Jul 07 1979
(Age 21)
Thor Nis Christiansen arrested. #19790707
Jun 18 1980
(Age 22)
Thor Nis Christiansen was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Folsom State Prison, Folsom, California, U.S.  #19800618
Mar 30 1981
(Age 23)
Thor Nis Christiansendied.cause of death:homicide,Stabbed to death by unidentified fellow inmateat Folsom State Prison, Folsom, California, U.S. #19810330

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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
killed in prison TRUE 212
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
rape TRUE 452
sex with body TRUE 429
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 219
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 366
previous jail FALSE 351
previous prision FALSE 336
kill at killers home FALSE 319
kill at victims home FALSE 322
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
bound FALSE 405
strangle FALSE 442
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


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Thor Nis Christiansen (December 28, 1957 – March 30, 1981) was a Danish-American serial killer from Solvang, California. He committed his first three murders in late 1976 and early 1977, killing young women of similar appearance from Isla Vista, California. His crimes motivated large demonstrations opposed to violence against women, and in favor of better transportation for the young people residing in Isla Vista.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Thor Nis Christiansen on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Thor Nis CHRISTIANSEN on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Christiansen, Thor Nis on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Q7796090 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Thor Nis Christiansen is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #27 of 45[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  2. #42 of 55[ Page 3 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #49 of 60[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #85 of 651[ Page 6 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #107 of 651[ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #225 of 307[ Page 15 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #227 of 327[ Page 16 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #320 of 651[ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #463 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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