Westley Allan Dodd

The Vancouver Child Killer

  Active for 1 year
(1989) in United States

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

3

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
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  9. Death
  10. 8 Timeline Events
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  13. 14 Books About Westley Allan Dodd
  14. 6 External References
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Westley Allan Dodd an American serial killer and rapist known as The Vancouver Child Killer. In 1989, Dodd raped and murdered three young boys in Vancouver, Washington. Dodd had an extensive arrest record for molesting children by the time his behavior escalated to include murder. Dodd refused to appeal his death sentence, he stated that he should be punished to the full extent of the law, as should all sex offenders and murderers, and that if he ever escaped, he would immediately return to killing and raping kids. Westley Allan Dodd was executed by hanging in 1993, his hanging was the first in the United States in twenty-eight years.

Westley Allan Dodd Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Westley Allan Dodd (aka) The Vancouver Child Killer, was active for 1 year in 1989, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Westley Allan Dodd was born on July 3rd 1961 in Toppenish, Washington, US. He was born 1st of 3 children and raised by both parents until they divorced (Age 14/15), equal time at divorced parents separate homes until adulthood. He was raised as a oldest child and had two brothers or sisters. His father, Jim Dodd, worked at a grocery store, as a milkman and as a dairy manufacturer. His mother, Carol Dodd, worked as a dishwasher. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems including being teased or picked on. Westley Allan Dodd was physically abused at some point of his life.

Westley Allan Dodd a bisexual, pedophile male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He never married. He had a possible child mentioned.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1989 (Age 27/28) Westley Allan Dodd started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone in Vancouver, Washington, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on November 13th 1989 (Age 28), convicted on July 15th 1990 (Age 29), sentenced to death by hanging at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US. He was convicted on charges of murder, child sexual abuse, rape and other possible charges during his lifetime. Westley Allan Dodd was executed on January 5th 1993 (Age 31).

Westley Allan Dodd died on January 5th 1993 (Age 31), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US.

Profile Completeness: 96%
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Westley Allan Dodd has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 9 months ago.

Westley Allan Dodd a known:

Westley Allan Dodd
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-20 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Westley Allan Dodd
Nickname: The Vancouver Child Killer
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1989 - 1989
Ages Active: 27/28 - 27/28
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder, child sexual abuse, rape
Life Span: 1961 - 1993
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: bisexual, pedophile
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Jun 21 - Jul 23
Birth Month: July
Marital Status: never married
Children: a possible child mentioned
Living With: himself, alone in Vancouver, Washington
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jul 3, 1961
Birth Location: Toppenish, Washington, US
Birth Order: 1st of 3
Siblings: two brothers or sisters
Raised By: both parents until they divorced (Age 14/15), equal time at divorced parents separate homes until adulthood
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Carol Dodd, worked as a dishwasher
Father: Jim Dodd, worked at a grocery store, as a milkman and as a dairy manufacturer

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: Nov 13, 1989 (Age 28)
Convicted: Jul 15, 1990 (Age 29)
Sentence: death by hanging
Prison Location: the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US
Executed: Jan 5, 1993 (Age 31)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Jan 5, 1993 (Age 31)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by hanging
Death Location: the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Westley Allan Dodd

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

Date Event Description
Jul 03 1961Westley Allan Dodd was born in Toppenish, Washington, US.  #19610703
Jul 03 1981
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1989
(Age 27/28)
Westley Allan Dodd started his serial killing spree. #1989
Nov 13 1989
(Age 28)
Westley Allan Dodd arrested. #19891113
1989
(Age 28/29)
Westley Allan Dodd ended his serial killing spree. #1989
Jul 15 1990
(Age 29)
Westley Allan Dodd was convictedand sentenced to death by hanging at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US.  #19900715
Jul 03 1991
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 05 1993
(Age 31)
Westley Allan Doddwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US. #19930105
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Boolean Questions:
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Killer
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teased in school TRUE 218
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologist TRUE 258
forensic hospital TRUE 257
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
used weapon TRUE 452
rape TRUE 451
torture TRUE 425
bound TRUE 405
strangle TRUE 441
totem personal item TRUE 353
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
used gun FALSE 450
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
robbed FALSE 417


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Westley Allan Dodd (July 3, 1961 – January 5, 1993), was an American serial killer and convicted sex offender. In 1989 he sexually assaulted then murdered three young boys in Vancouver, Washington. After pleading guilty to the charges of murder, he received the death penalty.

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External References
  1. Westley Allan Dodd on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Westley Allan DODD on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Aleisha Branch, Holly Bryan, Westley Allan Dodd on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Wesley Allan Dodd on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  5. Q712281 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Apr 27, 2019.
  6. Westley Allan Dodd on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

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