Robert Napper

Green Chain Rapist, The Plumstead Ripper

  Active for 2 years
(1992-1993) in United Kingdom




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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 8 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 2 Books About Robert Napper
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Robert Napper a British serial killer and rapist known as the Green Chain rapist and The Plumstead Ripper. Napper would rape smother, stab and mutilate his victims.Napper was suspected of up to seventy other violent sexual attacks in South East London attributed to the unidentified Green Chain rapist . In 1994, Napper was arrested after his fingerprint was recovered from a 1993 crime scene. One of his victims was so badly mutilated that a police photographer was put into therapy for two years. In 2008, Robert Napper was convicted of the manslaughter and on the grounds of diminished responsibility was preventively detained at the Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire, England.

Robert Napper Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Robert Napper (aka) Green Chain Rapist, The Plumstead Ripper, was active for 2 years between 1992-1993, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Robert Napper was born on February 25th 1966 in Erith, district of South East London within the London Borough of Bexley.

Robert Napper a male citizen of the United Kingdom.

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 1992 (Age 25/26) Robert Napper started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims.

He was convicted on December 18th 2008 (Age 42), sentenced to preventively detained at the Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire, England. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 63%
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Robert Napper has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Robert Napper a known:

Robert Napper
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Robert Napper
Nickname: Green Chain Rapist, The Plumstead Ripper
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1992 - 1993
Ages Active: 25/26 - 26/27
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1966 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: February
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Feb 25, 1966
Given Name: Robert
Birth Location: Erith, district of South East London within the London Borough of Bexley
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: Dec 18, 2008 (Age 42)
Sentence: preventively detained
Prison Location: the Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Robert Napper

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

Date Event Description
Feb 25 1966Robert Napper was born in Erith, district of South East London within the London Borough of Bexley.  #19660225
Feb 25 1986
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 25/26)
Robert Napper started his serial killing spree. #1992
(Age 26/27)
Robert Napper ended his serial killing spree. #1993
Feb 25 1996
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Feb 25 2006
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Dec 18 2008
(Age 42)
Robert Napper was convictedand sentenced to preventively detained at the Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire, England.  #20081218
Feb 25 2016
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Robert Napper (1992-1993).

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Boolean Questions:
psychologist TRUE 258
forensic hospital TRUE 257
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
stalk TRUE 418
mutilated TRUE 447
previous prision FALSE 336
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Robert Napper

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Robert Napper)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: British Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Robert Napper)
Nigel Wier
British Serial Killers

2 Books that mention Serial Killer
Robert Napper

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1467881406 British Serial Killers 8

Robert Clive Napper (born 25 February 1966) is a British serial murderer. He has been convicted of two murders, one manslaughter, two rapes and two attempted rapes. He was remanded in Broadmoor Hospital indefinitely on 18 December 2008 for the manslaughter of Rachel Nickell on 15 July 1992.

External References
  1. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Robert Clive NAPPER on, Retrieved on Apr 25, 2019.
  2. Q7347954 on, Retrieved on Apr 25, 2019.
  3. Robert Napper on, Retrieved on Apr 25, 2019.
  4. Shenai Raif, Rachel's killer caught by new DNA techniques on, Retrieved on May 12, 2019.
Internal References

Robert Napper is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #36 of 38[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in February
  2. #39 of 40[ Page 3 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #49 of 53[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #54 of 62[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  5. #279 of 307[ Page 19 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #370 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #421 of 651[ Page 29 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #451 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #579 of 651[ Page 39 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Robert Napper is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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