Erwin Hagedorn

Hans Erwin Hagedorn

  Active for 3 years
(1969-1971) in Germany




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  10. 6 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 7 Books About Erwin Hagedorn
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Erwin Hagedorn (Hans Erwin Hagedorn) a German serial killer and sex offender. Hagedorn killed three boys ages 9 to 12 in a forest in Eberswalde, Germany. In 1969, Hagedorn killed two nine-year-old boys. The Ministry for State Security matched the case of West German child murderer Jürgen Bartsch while assembling a psychological offender profile, the investigation was unsuccessful. In 1971, Hagedorn stabbed an eleven-year-old boy, dismembered him, and tried to hide the body. Hagedorn was convicted and sentenced to death. Erwin Hagedorn was executed by a single gunshot to the head in 1972.

Erwin Hagedorn Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Erwin Hagedorn (aka) Hans Erwin Hagedorn, was active for 3 years between 1969-1971, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Germany

Erwin Hagedorn was born on January 30th 1952 in Eberswalde, town in Brandenburg, Germany.

Erwin Hagedorn a male citizen of German Democratic Republic.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes.

In 1969 (Age 16/17) Erwin Hagedorn started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on November 12th 1971 (Age 19), convicted on May 15th 1972 (Age 20), sentenced to death by gunshot to the head at Leipzig Prison in the southern suburbs of Leipzig, Germany. Erwin Hagedorn was executed on September 15th 1972 (Age 20).

Erwin Hagedorn died on September 15th 1972 (Age 20), cause of death: execution by shooting at Leipzig Prison in the southern suburbs of Leipzig, Germany.

Profile Completeness: 86%
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Erwin Hagedorn has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Erwin Hagedorn a known:

Erwin Hagedorn
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-27 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Erwin Hagedorn
Nickname: Hans Erwin Hagedorn
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1969 - 1971
Ages Active: 16/17 - 18/19
Active Countries: Germany
Life Span: 1952 - 1972
Gender: Male
Citizenship: German Democratic Republic
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 30, 1952
Given Name: Erwin
Birth Location: Eberswalde, town in Brandenburg, Germany
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: Nov 12, 1971 (Age 19)
Convicted: May 15, 1972 (Age 20)
Sentence: death by gunshot to the head
Prison Location: Leipzig Prison in the southern suburbs of Leipzig, Germany
Executed: Sep 15, 1972 (Age 20)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Sep 15, 1972 (Age 20)
Cause of Death: execution by shooting
Death Location: Leipzig Prison in the southern suburbs of Leipzig, Germany
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Erwin Hagedorn

The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Erwin Hagedorn. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 30 1952Erwin Hagedorn was born in Eberswalde, town in Brandenburg, Germany.  #19520130
(Age 16/17)
Erwin Hagedorn started his serial killing spree. #1969
(Age 18/19)
Erwin Hagedorn ended his serial killing spree. #1971
Nov 12 1971
(Age 19)
Erwin Hagedorn arrested. #19711112
May 15 1972
(Age 20)
Erwin Hagedorn was convictedand sentenced to death by gunshot to the head at Leipzig Prison in the southern suburbs of Leipzig, Germany.  #19720515
Sep 15 1972
(Age 20)
Erwin Hagedornwas executed.cause of death:execution by shootingat Leipzig Prison in the southern suburbs of Leipzig, Germany. #19720915

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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
stalk TRUE 418
mutilated TRUE 447
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
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
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
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 Erwin Hagedorn

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Erwin Hagedorn)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Mordlust (mentions serial killer Erwin Hagedorn)
Kerstin Brückweh
Book: Crime and Criminal Justice in Moder... (mentions serial killer Erwin Hagedorn)
Richard F. Wetzell
Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern Germany
Book: Das bisschen Zeug zur Ewigkeit (mentions serial killer Erwin Hagedorn)
Wilhelm Bartsch
Das bisschen Zeug zur Ewigkeit
Book: Lindenstadt und sächsischer Kleinkr... (mentions serial killer Erwin Hagedorn)
Jens Rübner
Lindenstadt und sächsischer Kleinkram
Book: Täterprofile bei Gewaltverbrechen (mentions serial killer Erwin Hagedorn)
Cornelia Musolff
Täterprofile bei Gewaltverbrechen
Book: Sadisten (mentions serial killer Erwin Hagedorn)
Lydia Benecke

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Erwin Hagedorn

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
3593382024 Mordlust 1
178238247x Crime and Criminal Justic... 1
8711448474 Das bisschen Zeug zur Ewi... 1
3954889919 Lindenstadt und sächsisch... 1
3662102234 Täterprofile bei Gewaltve... 1
3838758811 Sadisten 1

Hans Erwin Hagedorn (born 30 January 1952 in Eberswalde; died 15 September 1972 in Leipzig) was an East German serial killer who murdered three young boys from 1969 until 1971.On 31 May 1969 Hagedorn killed two nine-year-old boys in a forest in Eberswalde with a knife. The bodies were found two weeks later.

External References
  1. Q1362986 on, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  2. Erwin Hagedorn on, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  3. Erwin Hagedorn on, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  4. Nahschuß in den Hinterkopf - DER SPIEGEL 35/1991 on, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  5. Erwin Hagedorn on, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

Erwin Hagedorn is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #19 of 20[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in Germany
  2. #37 of 42[ Page 3 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #43 of 53[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #47 of 56[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  5. #170 of 651[ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #226 of 651[ Page 16 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #256 of 307[ Page 18 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #368 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #530 of 651[ Page 36 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Erwin Hagedorn 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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