Fritz Honka (Friedrich Paul Honka) a German serial killer also know as Fritz and Peter Jensen. Honka murdered four women working as prostitutes in Hamburg and kept the bodies in his apartment. Honka sawed the corpses into pieces, wrapped them in plastic and hid pieces in various places around Ottensen including his own attic. In 1975, the apartment building where Honka lived caught fire and exposed a partially decomposed female torso in a plastic bag which prompted the police to search the building. He was arrested when he arrived home from work. Honka was sentenced to life in prison in 1975. Fritz Honka was released from prison in 1993 and spent his last years in a nursing home under the name of Peter Jensen until his death in 1998.
Serial Killer Fritz Honka (aka) Peter Jensen, was active for 4 years between 1971-1974, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Germany
Fritz Honka was born on July 31st 1935 in Leipzig, city in Saxony, Germany. He was born 3rd of 10 children and raised by both parents until (Age 10/11), his mother until (Age 15/16), alone until adulthood. Honka was raised as a middle child and had nine bothers or sisters. His father, Fritz Honka (Senior), died in 1946 of alcoholism and other long-term health issues, Fritz (Age 10/11). His mother, Else Honka. His father abused alcohol and/or drugs. He had a head injury as well as a physically defect.
Honka a heterosexual male citizen of Germany. Honka completed 8 years of school, no degree received. Honka married Inge Honka in 1957, separated in 1960, reconciled, separated in 1967. He had two children, one son with his wife Inge and one son with Margot.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol.
In 1971 (Age 35/36) Fritz Honka started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, 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 himself, alone in the Hamburg suburb of Ottensen, Germany, where Honka was known to work as a criminal, serial killer.
He was arrested on July 15th 1975 (Age 39), convicted on December 20th 1976 (Age 41), sentenced to fifteen years preventive detention at a psychiatric hospital in Langenhorn, Hamburg, Germany. Honka was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Fritz Honka died on October 19th 1998 (Age 63), cause of death: natural causes at a hospital in Langenhorn, Hamburg, Germany.
Fritz Honka has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 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.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Victims:||4 - 4|
|Years Active:||1971 - 1974|
|Ages Active:||35/36 - 38/39|
|Life Span:||1935 - 1998|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♌ Leo |
Jul 23 - Aug 23
|Marital Status:||married Inge Honka in 1957, separated in 1960, reconciled, separated in 1967|
|Children:||two children, one son with his wife Inge and one son with Margot|
|Living With:||himself, alone in the Hamburg suburb of Ottensen, Germany|
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Jul 31, 1935|
|Birth Location:||Leipzig, city in Saxony, Germany|
|Birth Order:||3rd of 10|
|Siblings:||nine bothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents until (Age 10/11), his mother until (Age 15/16), alone until adulthood|
|Birth Category:||middle child|
|Father:||Fritz Honka (Senior), died in 1946 of alcoholism and other long-term health issues, Fritz (Age 10/11)|
|Highest School:||8 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Jul 15, 1975 (Age 39)|
|Convicted:||Dec 20, 1976 (Age 41)|
|Sentence:||fifteen years preventive detention|
|Prison Location:||a psychiatric hospital in Langenhorn, Hamburg, Germany|
|Death Date:||Oct 19, 1998 (Age 63)|
|Cause of Death:||natural causes|
|Death Location:||a hospital in Langenhorn, Hamburg, Germany|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Fritz Honka. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jul 31 1935||Fritz Honka was born in Leipzig, city in Saxony, Germany. #19350731|
|Jul 31 1955|
|Jul 31 1965|
|Fritz Honka started his serial killing spree. #1971|
|Fritz Honka ended his serial killing spree. #1974|
|Jul 15 1975|
|Fritz Honka arrested. #19750715|
|Jul 31 1975|
|Dec 20 1976|
|Fritz Honka was convictedand sentenced to fifteen years preventive detention at a psychiatric hospital in Langenhorn, Hamburg, Germany. #19761220|
|Jul 31 1985|
|Jul 31 1995|
|Oct 19 1998|
|Fritz Honkadied.cause of death:natural causesat a hospital in Langenhorn, Hamburg, Germany. #19981019|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Fritz Honka (1971-1974).
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|father drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|totem body part||TRUE||365|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1101619058||The Human Predator||Katherine Ramsland|| 16 Total Including |
|0786424494||The Corpse||Christine Quigley||Fritz Honka||2|
|1590775325||World Encyclopedia of 20t...||Jay Robert Nash|| 20 Total Including |
Joachim Georg Kroll
|0252028562||A Jew in the New Germany|| 3 Total Including |
Henryk M. Broder
|393967463x||Broscheks Optionen||Christian Gummig||Fritz Honka||1|
|1535212292||True Crime: German Monste...||Robert Keller||Fritz Honka||1|
|3939674621||Broscheks Optionen||Christian Gummig||Fritz Honka||1|
|147661377x||The Corpse||Christine Quigley||Fritz Honka||2|
|3939796018||Honka mordet nicht mehr||Wolf Christian Schrö...||Fritz Honka||1|
Friedrich Paul ‘Fritz’ Honka (31 July 1935 – 19 October 1998) was a German serial killer. Between 1970 and 1975 he killed at least four prostitutes from Hamburg’s red light district, keeping the bodies in his flat.
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