Pierre Chanal

  Active for 8 years
(1980-1987) in France

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

8

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  13. 7 Books About Pierre Chanal
  14. 5 External References
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Pierre Chanal a suspected French serial killer and soldier in the 4th dragoon regiment. He was convicted of killing three young men between 1980 and 1987. He was arrested in 1988. During a search of his vehicle, the police found sex toys and a camera with images that included the scenes of Chanal committed some of his crimes. Pierre Chanal committed suicide by severing an artery with a razor blade in 2003 while awaiting trial.

Pierre Chanal Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Pierre Chanal, was active for 8 years between 1980-1987, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: France

Pierre Chanal was born (Pierre Chanal) on November 18th 1946 in Saint-Étienne, commune in Loire, France.

Pierre Chanal a male citizen of France.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1980 (Age 33/34) Pierre Chanal started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims.

He was arrested on August 9th 1988 (Age 41), convicted on October 23rd 1990 (Age 43), sentenced to ten years imprisonment, released in 1995, awaiting trial at a prison in Reims, Marne, France. He was convicted on charges of rape, false imprisonment and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Pierre Chanal died on October 15th 2003 (Age 56), cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by severing his femoral artery with a razor at a prison in Reims, Marne, France. Pierre Chanal committed suicide on October 15th 2003 (Age 56).

Profile Completeness: 41%
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Pierre Chanal has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

Pierre Chanal a known:

Pierre Chanal
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-17 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Pierre Chanal
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 3 - 8
Years Active: 1980 - 1987
Ages Active: 33/34 - 40/41
Active Countries: France
Convicted Of: rape, false imprisonment
Life Span: 1946 - 2003
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: France
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer, military personnel
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 18, 1946
Birth Name: Pierre Chanal
Native Name: Pierre Chanal
Given Name: Pierre
Birth Location: Saint-Étienne, commune in Loire, France
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: Aug 9, 1988 (Age 41)
Convicted: Oct 23, 1990 (Age 43)
Sentence: ten years imprisonment, released in 1995, awaiting trial
Prison Location: a prison in Reims, Marne, France
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Oct 15, 2003 (Age 56)
Manner of Death: suicide
Cause of Death: committed suicide by severing his femoral artery with a razor
Death Location: a prison in Reims, Marne, France
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: TRUE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Pierre Chanal

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

Date Event Description
Nov 18 1946Pierre Chanal was born in Saint-Étienne, commune in Loire, France.  #19461118
Nov 18 1966
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Nov 18 1976
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1980
(Age 33/34)
Pierre Chanal started his serial killing spree. #1980
Nov 18 1986
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1987
(Age 40/41)
Pierre Chanal ended his serial killing spree. #1987
Aug 09 1988
(Age 41)
Pierre Chanal arrested. #19880809
Oct 23 1990
(Age 43)
Pierre Chanal was convictedand sentenced to ten years imprisonment, released in 1995, awaiting trial at a prison in Reims, Marne, France.  #19901023
Nov 18 1996
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Oct 15 2003
(Age 56)
Pierre Chanaldied.cause of death:suicide,committed suicide by severing his femoral artery with a razorat a prison in Reims, Marne, France. #20031015

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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
suicide TRUE 225
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
killed in prison FALSE 218


Books that Mention Pierre Chanal

Book: The Encyclopedia of High-tech Crime... (mentions serial killer Pierre Chanal)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of High-tech Crime and Crime...
Book: Chrisp's True Crime Miscellany (mentions serial killer Pierre Chanal)
Peter Chrisp
Chrisp's True Crime Miscellany
Book: The Margins of City Life (mentions serial killer Pierre Chanal)
John M. Merriman
The Margins of City Life
Book: Une leçon de Préhistoire (mentions serial killer Pierre Chanal)
Jean-Pierre Chanal
Une leçon de Préhistoire
Book: La poésie survivra (mentions serial killer Pierre Chanal)
Jean-Pierre Chanal
La poésie survivra
Book: Shakespeare's Authentic Performance... (mentions serial killer Pierre Chanal)
Graham Watts
Shakespeare's Authentic Performance Texts
Book: Les tueurs en série (mentions serial killer Pierre Chanal)
Jean-Pierre Vergès
Les tueurs en série

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Pierre Chanal

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1438129866 The Encyclopedia of High-... 1
1781571325 Chrisp's True Crime Misce... 2
0195064380 The Margins of City Life 1
2342045387 Une leçon de Préhistoire 1
2748361504 La poésie survivra 1
1476618720 Shakespeare's Authentic P... 1
2012301576 Les tueurs en série 3

Pierre Chanal (Saint-Étienne, Loire, 18 November 1946 – Reims, 15 October 2003) was a French soldier and suspected serial killer. He was convicted of the rape and kidnapping of a young Hungarian man (Balázs Falvay) whom he picked up hitch-hiking in 1988. He received a 10-year sentence for the attack, and was released in 1995 on probation.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q331530 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  2. Pierre Chanal on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Pierre CHANAL on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  4. Philip Jacobson, Sadistic sergeant tries to escape serial killer trial on www.telegraph.co.uk, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  5. Pierre Chanal on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

Pierre Chanal is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #19 of 20[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in France
  2. #41 of 43[ Page 3 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #49 of 51[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  4. #79 of 651[ Page 6 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #202 of 651[ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #497 of 651[ Page 34 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #604 of 651[ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Statistics:
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Pierre Chanal 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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