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.
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.
Thor Nis Christiansen has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years 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).
|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|
|Life Span:||1957 - 1981|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Sexual Preference:||heterosexual, necrophile|
|Religious Affiliation:||Apostasy in Catholicism|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♑ Capricorn |
Dec 22 - Jan 20
|Living With:||girlfriend Kathy Soliz in Goleta|
|D.O.B.:||Dec 28, 1957|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Father:||Nis Christiansen, ran a restaurant in Solvang|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||high school diploma|
|Arrested:||Jul 7, 1979 (Age 21)|
|Convicted:||Jun 18, 1980 (Age 22)|
|Prison Location:||Folsom State Prison, Folsom, California, U.S|
|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|
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.
|Dec 28 1957||Thor Nis Christiansen was born in Denmark. #19571228|
|Thor Nis Christiansen started his serial killing spree. #1976|
|Thor Nis Christiansen ended his serial killing spree. #1979|
|Jul 07 1979|
|Thor Nis Christiansen arrested. #19790707|
|Jun 18 1980|
|Thor Nis Christiansen was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Folsom State Prison, Folsom, California, U.S. #19800618|
|Mar 30 1981|
|Thor Nis Christiansendied.cause of death:homicide,Stabbed to death by unidentified fellow inmateat Folsom State Prison, Folsom, California, U.S. #19810330|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Thor Nis Christiansen (1976-1979).
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|killed in prison||TRUE||218|
|sex with body||TRUE||430|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
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|1548119644||The Big Book of Serial Ki...||Jack Rosewood|| 60 Total Including |
|1444341405||Serial Killers - Philosop...||S. Waller|| 5 Total Including |
|1420089137||Necrophilia||Anil Aggrawal|| 6 Total Including |
|1438129882||The Encyclopedia of Kidna...||Michael Newton|| 14 Total Including |
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|1230526412||Necrophiles||Source Wikipedia|| 7 Total Including |
|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
|1387813781||HPI: Step Into the Portal||Paul Dale Roberts ak...||Thor Nis Christiansen||1|
|8024759764||Psychologie masových vrah...||Drbohlav Andrej||Thor Nis Christiansen||1|
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.
Thor Nis Christiansen is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database