Cary Stayner an American serial killer known as The Yosemite Killer. Stayner killed four women in Yosemite, California in 1999. Stayner decapitated the body of his fourth victim. His brother, Steven Stayner was a kidnapping victim of sex offender Kenneth Parnell. Stayner was frequent at Laguna Del Sol, a nudist colony in Sacramento County. He was arrested at Laguna Del Sol in 1999 after witnesses identified his vehicle to authorities. In 2002, Stayner was convicted of four counts of first degree murder. Cary Stayner is currently awaiting execution on death row at San Quentin Penitentiary in San Quentin, California.
Serial Killer Cary Stayner (aka) The Yosemite Killer, was active for 1 year in 1999, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Cary Stayner was born on August 13th 1961 in Merced, California, US. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents. Stayner was raised as a oldest child and had one sibling, Steven Stayner. His father, Delbert Stayner. His mother, Kay Stayner. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems including being teased or picked on. Cary Stayner was sexually and abused at some point of his life.
Stayner a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. Stayner completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. Stayner never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist.
In 1999 (Age 37/38) Cary Stayner started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Cary Stayner used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone as a handyman at the Cedar Lodge a motel in El Portal, California, US, where Stayner was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on July 24th 1999 (Age 37), convicted on August 27th 2002 (Age 41), sentenced to death at San Quentin Penitentiary in San Quentin, California, US. Stayner was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Cary Stayner has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 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.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Nickname:||The Yosemite Killer|
|Victims:||4 - 4|
|Years Active:||1999 - 1999|
|Ages Active:||37/38 - 37/38|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1961 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♌ Leo |
Jul 23 - Aug 23
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||alone as a handyman at the Cedar Lodge a motel in El Portal, California, US|
|D.O.B.:||Aug 13, 1961|
|Birth Location:||Merced, California, US|
|Birth Order:||1st of 2|
|Siblings:||one younger brother Steven Stayner|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||high school diploma|
|Arrested:||Jul 24, 1999 (Age 37)|
|Convicted:||Aug 27, 2002 (Age 41)|
|Prison Location:||San Quentin Penitentiary in San Quentin, California, US|
|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 Cary Stayner. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Aug 13 1961||Cary Stayner was born in Merced, California, US. #19610813|
|Aug 13 1981|
|Aug 13 1991|
|Cary Stayner started his serial killing spree. #1999|
|Jul 24 1999|
|Cary Stayner arrested. #19990724|
|Cary Stayner ended his serial killing spree. #1999|
|Aug 13 2001|
|Aug 27 2002|
|Cary Stayner was convictedand sentenced to death at San Quentin Penitentiary in San Quentin, California, US. #20020827|
|Aug 13 2011|
|Aug 13 2021|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Cary Stayner (1999-1999).
| 37 / 40 |
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|1101608633||Fatal Vision||Joe McGinniss|| 5 Total Including |
Daytona Beach killer
|0786011041||I Know My First Name Is S...||Mike Echols||Cary Stayner||1|
|1928704115||The Only Living Witness||Stephen G. Michaud||Cary Stayner||2|
|151507658x||The Country Boy Killer||JT Hunter|| 4 Total Including |
|0307493539||The Yosemite Murders||Dennis McDougal||Cary Stayner||1|
|0937660868||From Victim to Hero||Jim Laughter||Cary Stayner||1|
|1517256356||Robert Berdella: the True...||Jack Rosewood||Cary Stayner||2|
|1429903457||Death Cruise||Donald A. Davis||Cary Stayner||1|
|1516893085||Cary Stayner: the True St...||Jack Rosewood||Cary Stayner||1|
|1466885009||Murder At Yosemite||Carlton Smith||Cary Stayner||2|
|1305446348||Serial Murderers and Thei...||Eric W. Hickey|| 27 Total Including |
Paul John Knowles
|1438428847||Suffering Will Not Be Tel...||Rebecca Wanzo||Cary Stayner||1|
|0765613336||Roads to Reconciliation||Amy Benson Brown||Cary Stayner||1|
|1317460766||Roads to Reconciliation||Amy Benson Brown||Cary Stayner||1|
Cary Anthony Stayner (born August 13, 1961) is an American serial killer and the older brother of kidnapping victim Steven Stayner. He was convicted of the murders of four women between February and July 1999: Carole Sund, her teenage daughter Juli Sund and their teenage traveling companion Silvina Pelosso; and Yosemite Institute naturalist Joie Ruth Armstrong. The murders occurred in Mariposa County, California, near Yosemite National Park.
Cary Stayner is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database