Harvey Glatman

The Lonely Hearts Killer, Glamour Girl Slayer

  Active for 2 years
(1957-1958) in United States

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

4

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 8 Timeline Events
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  13. 16 Books About Harvey Glatman
  14. 7 External References
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Harvey Glatman (Harvey Murray Glatman) an American serial killer and rapist who was known as The Lonely Hearts Killer and the Glamour Girl Slayer. He posed as a professional photographer to lure his victims with the promise of a modeling career. Glatman convinced women to pose for bondage photographs instead he would tie them up and sexually assault them. In 1958, a patrolman saw him struggling with a woman on the side of the road and arrested him. Harvey Glatman was executed in the gas chamber of San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California on September 18th 1959.

Harvey Glatman Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Harvey Glatman (aka) The Lonely Hearts Killer, Glamour Girl Slayer, was active for 2 years between 1957-1958, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Harvey Glatman was born on December 10th 1927 in The Bronx, New York, US. He was raised by both parents. He was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, Albert Glatman, a milliner in the garment district of Bronx, New York, US. His mother, Ophelia Glatman. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems including being teased or picked on.

Harvey Glatman a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Harvey Glatman had an IQ of 130. He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He saw a psychologist.

In 1957 (Age 29/30) Harvey Glatman started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself in a apartment in Los Angeles, California, US, where he was known to work as a photographer, serial killer.

He was arrested on October 31st 1958 (Age 30), convicted on December 15th 1958 (Age 31), sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. He was convicted on charges of murder, robbery and other possible charges during his lifetime. Harvey Glatman was executed on September 18th 1959 (Age 31).

Harvey Glatman died on September 18th 1959 (Age 31), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US.

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Harvey Glatman has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

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Harvey Glatman
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-06 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Harvey Glatman
Nickname: The Lonely Hearts Killer, Glamour Girl Slayer
Victims: 3 - 4
Years Active: 1957 - 1958
Ages Active: 29/30 - 30/31
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder, robbery
Life Span: 1927 - 1959
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: himself in a apartment in Los Angeles, California, US
Occupation: photographer, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 10, 1927
Given Name: Harvey
Birth Location: The Bronx, New York, US
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: only child
Mother: Ophelia Glatman
Father: Albert Glatman, a milliner in the garment district of Bronx, New York, US

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 130
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: Oct 31, 1958 (Age 30)
Convicted: Dec 15, 1958 (Age 31)
Sentence: death by gas chamber
Prison Location: San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US
Executed: Sep 18, 1959 (Age 31)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Sep 18, 1959 (Age 31)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by gas chamber
Death Location: San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Harvey Glatman

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Harvey Glatman. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 10 1927Harvey Glatman was born in The Bronx, New York, US.  #19271210
Dec 10 1947
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1957
(Age 29/30)
Harvey Glatman started his serial killing spree. #1957
Dec 10 1957
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1958
(Age 30/31)
Harvey Glatman ended his serial killing spree. #1958
Oct 31 1958
(Age 30)
Harvey Glatman arrested. #19581031
Dec 15 1958
(Age 31)
Harvey Glatman was convictedand sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US.  #19581215
Sep 18 1959
(Age 31)
Harvey Glatmanwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by gas chamberat San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. #19590918
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Boolean Questions:
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teased in school TRUE 218
psychologist TRUE 258
previous crimes TRUE 366
rape TRUE 452
bound TRUE 405
strangle TRUE 442
posed body TRUE 364
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
xyy FALSE 81
problems in school FALSE 221
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous jail FALSE 351
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 319
kill at victims home FALSE 322
used weapon FALSE 452
used gun FALSE 450
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


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Harvey Murray Glatman (December 10, 1927 – September 18, 1959) was an American serial killer active during the late 1950s. He was known in the media as "The Lonely Hearts Killer" and "The Glamour Girl Slayer." He would use several pseudonyms, posing as a professional photographer to lure his victims with the promise of a modelling career.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Harvey Glatman on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Harvey Murray GLATMAN on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Heather Martin, Jeremy Bower, Harvey Glatman on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  4. People v. Glatman, 52 Cal. 2d 283 - Cal: Supreme Court 1959 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  5. Q1245693 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  6. Harvey Glatman on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  7. Harvey Glatman on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Harvey Glatman is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 651[ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  2. #13 of 72[ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  3. #39 of 43[ Page 3 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #41 of 45[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  5. #202 of 651[ Page 14 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #232 of 250[ Page 16 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #285 of 307[ Page 19 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #293 of 327[ Page 20 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  9. #453 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #590 of 651[ Page 40 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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