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.
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.
Westley Allan Dodd has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|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|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Sexual Preference:||bisexual, pedophile|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♋ Cancer |
Jun 21 - Jul 23
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Children:||a possible child mentioned|
|Living With:||himself, alone in Vancouver, Washington|
|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|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||high school diploma|
|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)|
|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|
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.
|Jul 03 1961||Westley Allan Dodd was born in Toppenish, Washington, US. #19610703|
|Jul 03 1981|
|Westley Allan Dodd started his serial killing spree. #1989|
|Nov 13 1989|
|Westley Allan Dodd arrested. #19891113|
|Westley Allan Dodd ended his serial killing spree. #1989|
|Jul 15 1990|
|Westley Allan Dodd was convictedand sentenced to death by hanging at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US. #19900715|
|Jul 03 1991|
|Jan 05 1993|
|Westley Allan Doddwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US. #19930105|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Westley Allan Dodd (1989-1989).
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|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
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Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
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|0990456676||The Mind of the Devil||Al Carlisle||Westley Allan Dodd||2|
|0275990648||Serial Murder and Media C...||Dirk Cameron Gibson|| 8 Total Including |
|1412904870||Criminal Behavior||Jacqueline B. Helfgo...||Westley Allan Dodd||2|
|0786420758||Murders in the United Sta...||R. Barri Flowers|| 32 Total Including |
Juan Vallejo Corona
|1452454507||Driven To Kill||Gary C. King||Westley Allan Dodd||2|
|076192437x||Encyclopedia of Murder an...||Eric W. Hickey|| 10 Total Including |
|0472088904||From Noose to Needle||Timothy Vance Kaufma...||Westley Allan Dodd||1|
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Paul John Knowles
|1470069334||Westley Allan Dodd||Thomas A. Green||Westley Allan Dodd||1|
|1616143142||I, Monster||Tom Philbin||Westley Allan Dodd||1|
|1452410178||BLOOD LUST||Gary C. King|| 5 Total Including |
Randall Brent Woodfield
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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