Elfriede Blauensteiner

The Black Widow

  Active for 15 years
(1981-1995) in Austria




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  10. 11 Timeline Events
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  13. 7 Books About Elfriede Blauensteiner
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Elfriede Blauensteiner an Austrian serial killer known as The Black Widow. Blauensteiner poisoned at least three victims to inherited their possessions. She was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1997. Harald Schmidt, her former lawyer, got seven years for helping with the crime and forging the victim's will. In 2003, Elfriede Blauensteiner died from a brain tumor in a Vienna hospital in Austria.

Elfriede Blauensteiner Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Elfriede Blauensteiner (aka) The Black Widow, was active for 15 years between 1981-1995, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Austria

Elfriede Blauensteiner was born on January 22nd 1931 in Vienna, capital and one of nine States of Austria.

Elfriede Blauensteiner a female citizen of Austria.

In 1981 (Age 49/50) Elfriede Blauensteiner started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims.

She was convicted on March 7th 1997 (Age 66), sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Austria. She was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.

Elfriede Blauensteiner died on March 18th 2003 (Age 72), cause of death: natural causes, brain cancer at a Vienna hospital in Neunkirchen, town in Lower Austria. She is buried at Feuerhalle Simmering, cemetery.

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Elfriede Blauensteiner has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

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Updated: 2019-02-17 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Elfriede Blauensteiner
Nickname: The Black Widow
Victims: 3 - 5
Years Active: 1981 - 1995
Ages Active: 49/50 - 63/64
Active Countries: Austria
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1931 - 2003
Gender: Female
Citizenship: Austria
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 22, 1931
Given Name: Elfriede
Birth Location: Vienna, capital and one of nine States of Austria
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: Mar 7, 1997 (Age 66)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: a prison in Austria
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Mar 18, 2003 (Age 72)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: brain cancer
Death Location: a Vienna hospital in Neunkirchen, town in Lower Austria
Burial Location: Feuerhalle Simmering, cemetery
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Elfriede Blauensteiner

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

Date Event Description
Jan 22 1931Elfriede Blauensteiner was born in Vienna, capital and one of nine States of Austria.  #19310122
Jan 22 1951
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jan 22 1961
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 22 1971
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 49/50)
Elfriede Blauensteiner started her serial killing spree. #1981
Jan 22 1981
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jan 22 1991
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
(Age 63/64)
Elfriede Blauensteiner ended her serial killing spree. #1995
Mar 07 1997
(Age 66)
Elfriede Blauensteiner was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Austria.  #19970307
Jan 22 2001
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Mar 18 2003
(Age 72)
Elfriede Blauensteinerdied.cause of death:natural causes,brain cancerat a Vienna hospital in Neunkirchen, town in Lower Austria.She is buried at Feuerhalle Simmering, cemetery. #20030318
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Books that Mention Elfriede Blauensteiner

Book: Secrets in the Cellar (mentions serial killer Elfriede Blauensteiner)
John Glatt
Secrets in the Cellar
Book: Female Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Elfriede Blauensteiner)
Peter Vronsky
Female Serial Killers
Book: I'm No Monster (mentions serial killer Elfriede Blauensteiner)
Stefanie Marsh
I'm No Monster
Book: The Poisoner (mentions serial killer Elfriede Blauensteiner)
Gail Bell
The Poisoner
Book: The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes (mentions serial killer Elfriede Blauensteiner)
Robin Odell
The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes
Book: SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE - ISSUE 7 -... (mentions serial killer Elfriede Blauensteiner)
Book: The Glencaple Murder's (mentions serial killer Elfriede Blauensteiner)
Paul Weightman
The Glencaple Murder's

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Elfriede Blauensteiner

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1429967560 Secrets in the Cellar 1
1101205695 Female Serial Killers 6
1101151137 I'm No Monster 1
0312320132 The Poisoner 1
1849014361 The Mammoth Book of Bizar... 8
131220141x SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE -... 11
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61

Elfriede Blauensteiner (22 January 1931 – 18 November 2003), dubbed the "Black Widow", was an Austrian serial killer who murdered at least three victims by poison. In each case, she inherited the victim's possessions.

External References
  1. Q86781 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  2. Elfriede Blauensteiner on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Elfriede BLAUENSTEINER on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  4. Elfriede Blauensteiner on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

Elfriede Blauensteiner is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #2 of 2[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Austria
  2. #41 of 42[ Page 3 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #46 of 651[ Page 4 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #53 of 56[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  5. #63 of 75[ Page 5 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #102 of 651[ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #536 of 651[ Page 36 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #594 of 651[ Page 40 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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