Brian Dugan

  Active for 3 years
(1983-1985) in United States




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  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 12 Books About Brian Dugan
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Brian Dugan (Brian James Dugan) an American serial killer and rapist active between 1983 and 1985. Dugan claimed to have been sexually abused by John Wayne Gacy at the age of 15. In 1974, Dugan was accused of trying to abduct a 10-year-old girl. The charges were later dropped on a legal technicality. In 1983, Dugan sexually assaulted and bludgeoned to death another 10-year-old girl. In 1984, Dugan beat, raped and drowned a nurse. In 1985, Dugan abducted, raped and killed a 7-year-old girl. Brian Dugan was sentenced to death, his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in 2011.

Brian Dugan Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Brian Dugan, was active for 3 years between 1983-1985, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Brian Dugan was born on September 23rd 1956 in Nashua, New Hampshire, US. He was born 2nd of 5 children and raised by both parents, James and Geneveive Dugan. He was raised as a middle child and had one older sister and three younger brothers. His father, James Dugan, an alcoholic. His mother, Geneveive Dugan, an alcoholic. His mother and father abused alcohol and/or drugs. He had a head injury or brain defect. Brian Dugan was sexually, psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Brian Dugan a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 9 years of school, no degree received. He never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist.

In 1983 (Age 26/27) Brian Dugan started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. Brian Dugan used a blindfold or simiar method of covering the victim's eyes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with various locations in Illinois, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on June 3rd 1985 (Age 28), convicted on November 19th 1985 (Age 29), sentenced to life sentences, two terms plus 215 years and a pending trial that could lead to the death penalty at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 92%
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Brian Dugan has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Brian Dugan a known:

Brian Dugan
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Brian Dugan
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 3 - 5
Years Active: 1983 - 1985
Ages Active: 26/27 - 28/29
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1956 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: various locations in Illinois
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 23, 1956
Given Name: Brian
Birth Location: Nashua, New Hampshire, US
Birth Order: 2nd of 5
Siblings: one older sister and three younger brothers
Raised By: both parents, James and Geneveive Dugan
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: Geneveive Dugan, an alcoholic
Father: James Dugan, an alcoholic

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 9 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Arrested: Jun 3, 1985 (Age 28)
Convicted: Nov 19, 1985 (Age 29)
Sentence: life sentences, two terms plus 215 years and a pending trial that could lead to the death penalty
Prison Location: Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Brian Dugan

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Brian Dugan. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Sep 23 1956Brian Dugan was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, US.  #19560923
Sep 23 1976
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 26/27)
Brian Dugan started his serial killing spree. #1983
(Age 28/29)
Brian Dugan ended his serial killing spree. #1985
Jun 03 1985
(Age 28)
Brian Dugan arrested. #19850603
Nov 19 1985
(Age 29)
Brian Dugan was convictedand sentenced to life sentences, two terms plus 215 years and a pending trial that could lead to the death penalty at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, US.  #19851119
Sep 23 1986
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Sep 23 1996
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Sep 23 2006
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Sep 23 2016
(Age 60)
60th Birthday

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Boolean Questions:
father drug abuse TRUE 192
mother drug abuse TRUE 195
head injury TRUE 299
psychologically abused TRUE 224
sexually abused TRUE 226
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
psychologist TRUE 258
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
blindfold TRUE 363
bound TRUE 406
strangle TRUE 443
living with children FALSE 268
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
physically abused FALSE 231
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
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
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Brian Dugan

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Brian Dugan)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Brian Dugan)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: The Psychopath Whisperer (mentions serial killer Brian Dugan)
Kent A. Kiehl
The Psychopath Whisperer
Book: The Psychopath Whisperer (mentions serial killer Brian Dugan)
Kent A. Kiehl, PhD
The Psychopath Whisperer
Book: Murderous Minds (mentions serial killer Brian Dugan)
Dean A. Haycock
Murderous Minds
Book: 2015 Serial Killers True Crime Anth... (mentions serial killer Brian Dugan)
RJ Parker
2015 Serial Killers True Crime Anthology, Vol...
Book: Taxi Driver Wisdom (mentions serial killer Brian Dugan)
Risa Mickenberg
Taxi Driver Wisdom
Book: Criminology (mentions serial killer Brian Dugan)
Anthony Walsh

12 Books that mention Serial Killer
Brian Dugan

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0770435866 The Psychopath Whisperer 1
0770435858 The Psychopath Whisperer 1
1480447986 Murderous Minds 1
1500505161 2015 Serial Killers True... 7
0811811654 Taxi Driver Wisdom 1
1506372023 Criminology 1
0810122367 Victims of Justice Revisi... 1
0813544246 Forensics Under Fire 3
3319018396 Organized Crime, Corrupti... 1
0788131257 Convicted by Juries, Exon... 1

Brian James Dugan (born September 23, 1956) is an American rapist and serial killer active between 1983 and 1985 in Chicago's western suburbs. He was on death row for the 1983 murder of 10-year-old Jeanine Nicarico until Illinois governor Patrick Quinn abolished capital punishment in 2011 and his sentence was commuted to life in prison.

External References
  1. Brian Dugan on, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Brian James DUGAN on, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Lauren Setzer, Jennifer Wojcik, Brian James Dugan on, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Q4963624 on, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Brian Dugan is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #32 of 39[ Page 3 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #35 of 41[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  3. #104 of 651[ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #140 of 651[ Page 10 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #220 of 250[ Page 15 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #273 of 307[ Page 19 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #274 of 327[ Page 19 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #373 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #565 of 651[ Page 38 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Brian Dugan 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, Serial Killers IQ Level, Highest Degree Achieved, Sexual Preference, Birth Category, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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