Dorothea Helen Puente

Death House Landlady

  Active for 7 years
(1982-1988) in United States

9

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

25

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 11 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 16 Books About Dorothea Helen Puente
  14. 6 External References
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Dorothea Helen Puente Ran a boarding house in Sacramento where she poisoned tenants and buried them in the yard in order to steal their social security checks.

Dorothea Helen Puente Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Dorothea Helen Puente (aka) Death House Landlady, was active for 7 years between 1982-1988, known to have ( 9 confirmed / 25 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

Dorothea Helen Puente was born on January 9th 1929 in Redlands, city in San Bernardino County, California, United States.

Puente a female citizen of the United States of America.

In 1982 (Age 52/53) Dorothea Helen Puente started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims.

Dorothea Helen Puente died on March 27th 2011 (Age 82), cause of death: disease at Chowchilla, city.

Profile Completeness: 42%
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Dorothea Helen Puente has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Dorothea Helen Puente a known:

Dorothea Helen Puente
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-12-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Dorothea Puente
Nickname: Death House Landlady
Victims: 9 - 25
Years Active: 1982 - 1988
Ages Active: 52/53 - 58/59
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1929 - 2011
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 9, 1929
Family Name: Puente
Given Name: Dorothea
Birth Location: Redlands, city in San Bernardino County, California, United States
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
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: Mar 27, 2011 (Age 82)
Cause of Death: disease
Death Location: Chowchilla, city
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Dorothea Helen Puente

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Dorothea Helen Puente. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 09 1929Dorothea Helen Puente was born in Redlands, city in San Bernardino County, California, United States.  #19290109
Jan 09 1949
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jan 09 1959
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 09 1969
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 09 1979
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
1982
(Age 52/53)
Dorothea Helen Puente started her serial killing spree. #1982
1988
(Age 58/59)
Dorothea Helen Puente ended her serial killing spree. #1988
Jan 09 1989
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Jan 09 1999
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Jan 09 2009
(Age 80)
80th Birthday
Mar 27 2011
(Age 82)
Dorothea Helen Puentedied.cause of death:diseaseat Chowchilla, city. #20110327
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Books that Mention Dorothea Helen Puente

Book: Female Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Dorothea Helen Puente)
Peter Vronsky
Female Serial Killers
Book: Disturbed Ground (mentions serial killer Dorothea Helen Puente)
Carla Norton
Disturbed Ground
Book: Murder Most Rare (mentions serial killer Dorothea Helen Puente)
Michael D. Kelleher
Murder Most Rare
Book: The Bone Garden (mentions serial killer Dorothea Helen Puente)
William P. Wood
The Bone Garden
Book: The Bone Garden (mentions serial killer Dorothea Helen Puente)
William P. Wood
The Bone Garden
Book: Homicide (mentions serial killer Dorothea Helen Puente)
Gini Graham Scott
Homicide
Book: Human Harvest (mentions serial killer Dorothea Helen Puente)
Daniel J. Blackburn
Human Harvest
Book: Extreme Killing (mentions serial killer Dorothea Helen Puente)
James Alan Fox
Extreme Killing

16 Books that mention Serial Killer
Dorothea Helen Puente

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1101205695 Female Serial Killers 6
0380711885 Disturbed Ground 1
0440234735 Murder Most Rare 3
1620455226 The Bone Garden 1
0743486935 The Bone Garden 1
0737300493 Homicide 2
1939430100 Human Harvest 1
1483352803 Extreme Killing 8
0275990648 Serial Murder and Media C... 8
0786420758 Murders in the United Sta... 32
076192437x Encyclopedia of Murder an... 10
1906476535 Murder on File 7
145674545x The Homicidal Handyman of... 3
0313024766 American Murder [Two Volu... 4
1506349129 Extreme Killing 8
1506365973 The Will To Kill 3

Dorothea Helen Puente (January 9, 1929 – March 27, 2011) was an American convicted serial killer. In the 1980s, Puente ran a boarding house in Sacramento, California, and murdered her elderly and mentally disabled boarders before cashing their Social Security checks. Her total count reached nine confirmed murders, and six unconfirmed.

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External References
  1. Q568893 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  2. Dorothea Puente on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Dorothea Helen PUENTE on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  4. Brad Johnson, David Haulsee, Dorothea Helen Gray on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  5. Dorothea Puente on www.alcatrazeast.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  6. Dorothea Puente on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
Internal References

Dorothea Helen Puente is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #16 of 75[ Page 2 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #18 of 56[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  3. #21 of 55[ Page 2 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #74 of 327[ Page 5 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #192 of 651[ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #226 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #476 of 651[ Page 32 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #489 of 651[ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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