Donald Neilson

Black Panther

  Active for 5 years
(1971-1975) in United Kingdom




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  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About Donald Neilson
  14. 4 External References
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Donald Neilson Armed robber and murderer known as the "Black Panther". Died in prison in 2011.

Donald Neilson Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Donald Neilson (aka) Black Panther, was active for 5 years between 1971-1975, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Donald Neilson was born on August 1st 1936 in Dewsbury, town in West Yorkshire, Britain.

Donald Neilson a male citizen of the United Kingdom.

In 1971 (Age 34/35) Donald Neilson started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims.

Donald Neilson died on December 18th 2011 (Age 75), cause of death: natural causes, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at Norwich, city in Norfolk, England.

Profile Completeness: 32%
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Donald Neilson has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Donald Neilson a known:

Donald Neilson
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Updated: 2018-12-14 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Donald Neilson
Nickname: Black Panther
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1971 - 1975
Ages Active: 34/35 - 38/39
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1936 - 2011
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 23
Birth Month: August
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: thief
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Aug 1, 1936
Given Name: Donald
Birth Location: Dewsbury, town in West Yorkshire, Britain
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Dec 18, 2011 (Age 75)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Death Location: Norwich, city in Norfolk, England
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Donald Neilson

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Donald Neilson. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Aug 01 1936Donald Neilson was born in Dewsbury, town in West Yorkshire, Britain.  #19360801
Aug 01 1956
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Aug 01 1966
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 34/35)
Donald Neilson started his serial killing spree. #1971
(Age 38/39)
Donald Neilson ended his serial killing spree. #1975
Aug 01 1976
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Aug 01 1986
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Aug 01 1996
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Aug 01 2006
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Dec 18 2011
(Age 75)
Donald Neilsondied.cause of death:natural causes,amyotrophic lateral sclerosisat Norwich, city in Norfolk, England. #20111218

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Books that Mention Donald Neilson

Book: Started Early, Took My Dog (mentions serial killer Donald Neilson)
Kate Atkinson
Started Early, Took My Dog
Book: Crimes That Shocked the World (mentions serial killer Donald Neilson)
Danny Collins
Crimes That Shocked the World
Book: Madame Tussaud (mentions serial killer Donald Neilson)
Pamela Pilbeam
Madame Tussaud
Book: The Black Panther (mentions serial killer Donald Neilson)
Gordon Lowe
The Black Panther
Book: Study Skills for Policing Students (mentions serial killer Donald Neilson)
Richard Malthouse
Study Skills for Policing Students
Book: Murder on File (mentions serial killer Donald Neilson)
Richard Whittington-...
Murder on File
Book: Seekers of Truth (mentions serial killer Donald Neilson)
Thomas Alexander Lee
Seekers of Truth
Book: The Who's Who of British Crime (mentions serial killer Donald Neilson)
Jim Morris
The Who's Who of British Crime

10 Books that mention Serial Killer
Donald Neilson

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0316122866 Started Early, Took My Do... 1
1782191577 Crimes That Shocked the W... 1
1852855118 Madame Tussaud 1
0750969660 The Black Panther 1
1844456609 Study Skills for Policing... 1
1906476535 Murder on File 7
076231298x Seekers of Truth 1
1445639351 The Who's Who of British... 2
1909976318 Both Sides of the Bench 1
1846148766 Kid Gloves 1

Donald Neilson (1 August 1936 – 18 December 2011), alias the "Black Panther", was a British armed robber, kidnapper and murderer. He murdered three people during robberies of sub-post offices between 1971 and 1974, and murdered kidnap victim Lesley Whittle, an heiress from Highley, Shropshire, in January 1975. He was apprehended later that year, and sentenced to life imprisonment in July 1976, remaining in prison until his death in 2011.

External References
  1. Q5294929 on, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  2. Donald Neilson on, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Donald NEILSON on, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  4. Donald Neilson on, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
Internal References

Donald Neilson is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #23 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in August
  2. #29 of 62[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  3. #29 of 46[ Page 2 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #277 of 651[ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #426 of 651[ Page 29 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #447 of 651[ Page 30 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #559 of 651[ Page 38 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Donald Neilson is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Mannor of Death, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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