Yavuz Yapicioglu

The Screwdriver Killer

  Active for 9 years
(1994-2002) in Turkey




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  9. Death
  10. 4 Timeline Events
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  13. 9 Books About Yavuz Yapicioglu
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Yavuz Yapicioglu a Turkish serial killer and arsonist known as The Screwdriver Killer. Yapicioglu killed victims in various cities of Turkey between 1994 and 2002. He has eighteen proven victims and is accused of more than forty murders by eyewitnesse testimony, some of the eyewitnesses were relatives of Yapicioglu. Yapicioglu had previously been a patient at several psychiatric hospitals in Turkey. He was given a medical examination and was found fully criminally liable for the offenses he committed. Yavuz Yapicioglu has been preventively detained at the Tekirdag Prison since 2013.

Yavuz Yapicioglu Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Yavuz Yapicioglu (aka) The Screwdriver Killer, was active for 9 years between 1994-2002, known to have ( 18 confirmed / 40 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Turkey

Yavuz Yapicioglu was born in Adana, city in southern Turkey. He was raised by his father and step-mother. He had nine brothers or sisters, one was named Yıldır Yapıcıoğlu. His father, an unnamed man who married a woman with whom he had an affair.

Yavuz Yapicioglu a heterosexual male citizen of Turkey. He completed 10 years of school, no degree received. He married and divorced. He had no children.

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

In 1994 Yavuz Yapicioglu started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with his brother, Yıldır Yapıcıoğlu, in Çorlu, Turkey, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on December 24th 2002, convicted on December 25th 2002, sentenced to preventively detained at Tekirdag Prison in Tekirdag, Turkey. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 85%
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Yavuz Yapicioglu has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Yavuz Yapicioglu a known:

Yavuz Yapicioglu
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-21 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Yavuz Yapıcıoğlu
Nickname: The Screwdriver Killer
Victims: 18 - 40
Years Active: 1994 - 2002
Active Countries: Turkey
Convicted Of: murder
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Turkey
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: married and divorced
Children: no children
Living With: his brother, Yıldır Yapıcıoğlu, in Çorlu, Turkey
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Birth Location: Adana, city in southern Turkey
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: nine brothers or sisters, one was named Yıldır Yapıcıoğlu
Raised By: his father and step-mother
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: an unnamed man who married a woman with whom he had an affair

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Arrested: Dec 24, 2002
Convicted: Dec 25, 2002
Sentence: preventively detained
Prison Location: Tekirdag Prison in Tekirdag, Turkey
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
4 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Yavuz Yapicioglu

The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Yavuz Yapicioglu. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Yavuz Yapicioglu started his serial killing spree. #1994
Yavuz Yapicioglu ended his serial killing spree. #2002
Dec 24 2002
Yavuz Yapicioglu arrested. #20021224
Dec 25 2002
Yavuz Yapicioglu was convictedand sentenced to preventively detained at Tekirdag Prison in Tekirdag, Turkey.  #20021225

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
psychologist TRUE 258
forensic hospital TRUE 257
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous killed TRUE 208
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
robbed TRUE 418
living with children FALSE 268
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
previous prision FALSE 336
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354

Books that Mention Yavuz Yapicioglu

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Yavuz Yapicioglu)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: The Last Victim (mentions serial killer Yavuz Yapicioglu)
Jason Moss
The Last Victim
Book: To Crush The Serpent (mentions serial killer Yavuz Yapicioglu)
Yashar Kemal
To Crush The Serpent
Book: One Good Turn (mentions serial killer Yavuz Yapicioglu)
Witold Rybczynski
One Good Turn
Book: Islamic Finance Alternatives for Em... (mentions serial killer Yavuz Yapicioglu)
M. Ustaoglu
Islamic Finance Alternatives for Emerging Eco...
Book: Everywhere Taksim (mentions serial killer Yavuz Yapicioglu)
Isabel David
Everywhere Taksim
Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Yavuz Yapicioglu)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: Alternatif Tarih (mentions serial killer Yavuz Yapicioglu)
Gürkan Canpolat
Alternatif Tarih

9 Books that mention Serial Killer
Yavuz Yapicioglu

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0759528306 The Last Victim 25
1473546427 To Crush The Serpent 1
0743219082 One Good Turn 1
1137413301 Islamic Finance Alternati... 1
9048526396 Everywhere Taksim 1
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
6051802150 Alternatif Tarih 1
1504039491 The Bayou Strangler 4

Yavuz Yapıcıoğlu (born 1967) is a Turkish serial killer and arsonist. Nicknamed "The Screwdriver Killer", he is considered the killer with the greatest number of victims in Turkey. He is responsible for the deaths of 18 people between 1994 and 2002 according to police records, or as many as 40 according to eyewitnesses and his relatives.

External References
  1. Yavuz Yapıcıoğlu on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Yavuz YAPICIOGLU on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  3. Q16197456 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
Internal References

Yavuz Yapicioglu is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 7[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Turkey
  2. #40 of 307[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #71 of 651[ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #183 of 651[ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #189 of 651[ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #642 of 651[ Page 43 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Yavuz Yapicioglu is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Serial Killers IQ Level, Highest Degree Achieved, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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