Louise Peete

Lofie Louise Preslar

  Active for 31 years
(1912-1942) in United States




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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About Louise Peete
  14. 8 External References
  15. Internal References

Louise Peete Born Lofie Louise Preslar, in Bienville, Louisiana, one of America's leading "black widows" was the daughter of a socially prominent newspaper publisher. Convicted of murdering a man and woman decades apart, four other acquaintances died suspiciously and four husbands committed suspicious deaths. San Quentin Prison, April 11. She went into the apple green chamber at 10:03 a. m. and was pronounced dead at 10:13 a. m., the second woman to be executed by the State of California. She gave him a brief smile and nod and seemingly said “hello” or “goodbye.” It was Impossible to tell which words her lips formed as her last words in this world.

Louise Peete Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Louise Peete (aka) Lofie Louise Preslar, was active for 31 years between 1912-1942, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

Louise Peete was born on September 20th 1880 in Bienville, Louisiana. She was raised by both parents, married at 15 and moved away. Her father, newspaper publisher. Her mother, homemaker. During her education she had academic, social or discipline problems.

Louise Peete a heterosexual female citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. She completed 8 years of school, no degree received. She Married 4 times. She had 1 daughter.

Prior to her spree she had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1912 (Age 31/32) Louise Peete started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to rob, murder her victims. Louise Peete used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during her crimes. At the time of her crimes she was living with multiple location during killings, where she was known to work as a prostitute, serial killer.

She was arrested on December 20th 1944 (Age 64), convicted on May 31st 1945 (Age 64), sentenced to Execution by gas chamber at San Quentin, California, U.S.. She was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime. Louise Peete was executed on April 11th 1947 (Age 66).

Louise Peete died on April 11th 1947 (Age 66), cause of death: capital punishment, Execution by gas chamber at San Quentin, California, U.S.. She is buried at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery,.

Profile Completeness: 74%
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Louise Peete has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Louise Peete a known:

Louise Peete
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-10-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Louise Peete
Nickname: Lofie Louise Preslar
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1912 - 1942
Ages Active: 31/32 - 61/62
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1880 - 1947
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: Married 4 times
Children: 1 daughter
Living With: multiple location during killings
Occupation: prostitute, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 20, 1880
Given Name: Louise
Birth Location: Bienville, Louisiana
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: both parents, married at 15 and moved away
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: homemaker
Father: newspaper publisher

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 8 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Arrested: Dec 20, 1944 (Age 64)
Convicted: May 31, 1945 (Age 64)
Sentence: Execution by gas chamber
Prison Location: San Quentin, California, U.S.
Executed: Apr 11, 1947 (Age 66)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Apr 11, 1947 (Age 66)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: Execution by gas chamber
Death Location: San Quentin, California, U.S.
Burial Location: Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery,
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Louise Peete

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

Date Event Description
Sep 20 1880Louise Peete was born in Bienville, Louisiana.  #18800920
Sep 20 1900
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Sep 20 1910
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 31/32)
Louise Peete started her serial killing spree. #1912
Sep 20 1920
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Sep 20 1930
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Sep 20 1940
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
(Age 61/62)
Louise Peete ended her serial killing spree. #1942
Dec 20 1944
(Age 64)
Louise Peete arrested. #19441220
May 31 1945
(Age 64)
Louise Peete was convictedand sentenced to Execution by gas chamber at San Quentin, California, U.S..  #19450531
Apr 11 1947
(Age 66)
Louise Peetewas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,Execution by gas chamberat San Quentin, California, U.S..She is buried at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, . #19470411

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
problems in school TRUE 221
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
previous killed TRUE 208
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
robbed TRUE 418
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442

Books that Mention Louise Peete

Book: The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes (mentions serial killer Louise Peete)
Robin Odell
The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes
Book: Bad Girls Do It! (mentions serial killer Louise Peete)
Michael Newton
Bad Girls Do It!
Book: Murder & Mayhem in the Crescenta Va... (mentions serial killer Louise Peete)
Gary Keyes
Murder & Mayhem in the Crescenta Valley
Book: World Encyclopedia of 20th Century... (mentions serial killer Louise Peete)
Jay Robert Nash
World Encyclopedia of 20th Century Murder
Book: Women and the Death Penalty in the... (mentions serial killer Louise Peete)
Kathleen A. O'Shea
Women and the Death Penalty in the United Sta...
Book: Executed Women of 20th and 21st Cen... (mentions serial killer Louise Peete)
L. Kay Gillespie
Executed Women of 20th and 21st Centuries
Book: Murder, America (mentions serial killer Louise Peete)
Jay Robert Nash
Murder, America
Book: Women Who Kill Men (mentions serial killer Louise Peete)
Gordon Morris Bakken
Women Who Kill Men

10 Books that mention Serial Killer
Louise Peete

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0762438444 The Mammoth Book of Bizar... 3
1559501049 Bad Girls Do It! 2
1625840675 Murder & Mayhem in the Cr... 1
1590775325 World Encyclopedia of 20t... 20
027595952x Women and the Death Penal... 5
0761845674 Executed Women of 20th an... 3
1590775252 Murder, America 4
0803226578 Women Who Kill Men 1
0826263054 The Penalty Is Death 4
1522749543 Black Widow 1

Louise Peete (September 20, 1880 – April 11, 1947) was a convicted American serial killer. Peete was first convicted of murdering wealthy mining engineer Jacob C. Denton in 1920 and was sentenced to life in prison. She was paroled in April 1939.

External References
  1. Louise Peete on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Louise PEETE on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  3. Arizona republican. (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, Page 1 on chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, Retrieved on Oct 2, 2018.
  4. The daily Gate City and constitution-Democrat. (Keokuk, Iowa) 1916-1922, Page 1 on chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, Retrieved on Oct 2, 2018.
  5. Bisbee daily review. (Bisbee, Ariz.) 1901-1971, Page 3 on chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, Retrieved on Oct 2, 2018.
  6. Arizona republican. (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, Page 1 on chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, Retrieved on Oct 2, 2018.
  7. Albuquerque morning journal. (Albuquerque, N.M.) 1903-1926, Page 1, Chronicling America - The Library of Congress on chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, Retrieved on Oct 2, 2018.
  8. Q1528918 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Louise Peete is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #10 of 651[ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  2. #34 of 39[ Page 3 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #37 of 41[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  4. #61 of 75[ Page 5 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #280 of 651[ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #291 of 327[ Page 20 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #452 of 651[ Page 31 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #588 of 651[ Page 40 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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