James Dale Ritchie

Tiny, Anchorage Serial Killer

  Active for 1 year
(2016) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

5

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  7. Cognitive Ability
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  9. Death
  10. 7 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 8 Books About James Dale Ritchie
  14. 5 External References
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James Dale Ritchie an American serial killer known as Tiny and the Anchorage Serial Killer. Ritchie murdered at least five individuals in and around Anchorage, Alaska, most of whom were in parks or along bike paths. Ritchie was killed during a shootout with members of the Anchorage Police Department in downtown Anchorage in 2016. Following his death, a Colt Python handgun on his person connected him to the string of murders he committed throughout the year.

James Dale Ritchie Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer James Dale Ritchie (aka) Tiny, Anchorage Serial Killer, was active for 1 year in 2016, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

James Dale Ritchie was born on November 4th 1976 in Anchorage, city in Alaska, USA. He was raised by both parents.

He completed 13 years of school, attended some college, no degree received. He gained part of his education while attending West Virginia University. He never married. He had two 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.

In 2016 (Age 39/40) James Dale Ritchie started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims. James Dale Ritchie used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone at Penland Parkway trailer park in Anchorage, Alaska, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

James Dale Ritchie died on November 12th 2016 (Age 40), cause of death: shot during a gunfight with Anchorage Police Department at the corner of 5th Avenue and Cordova Street in Anchorage, Alaska, US.

Profile Completeness: 78%
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James Dale Ritchie has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 2 years ago.

James Dale Ritchie a known:

James Dale Ritchie
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-03-31 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: James Dale Ritchie
Nickname: Tiny, Anchorage Serial Killer
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 2016 - 2016
Ages Active: 39/40 - 39/40
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1976 - 2016
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: never married
Children: two children
Living With: himself, alone at Penland Parkway trailer park in Anchorage, Alaska
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 4, 1976
Given Name: James
Birth Location: Anchorage, city in Alaska, USA
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 13 years of school
Highest Degree: some college, no degree
Educated At: West Virginia University

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Nov 12, 2016 (Age 40)
Cause of Death: shot during a gunfight with Anchorage Police Department
Death Location: the corner of 5th Avenue and Cordova Street in Anchorage, Alaska, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
7 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
James Dale Ritchie

The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer James Dale Ritchie. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nov 04 1976James Dale Ritchie was born in Anchorage, city in Alaska, USA.  #19761104
Nov 04 1996
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Nov 04 2006
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
2016
(Age 39/40)
James Dale Ritchie started his serial killing spree. #2016
Nov 04 2016
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Nov 12 2016
(Age 40)
James Dale Ritchiedied.cause of death:shot during a gunfight with Anchorage Police Departmentat the corner of 5th Avenue and Cordova Street in Anchorage, Alaska, US. #20161112
2016
(Age 40/41)
James Dale Ritchie ended his serial killing spree. #2016
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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
rape FALSE 453
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
robbed FALSE 418


Books that Mention James Dale Ritchie

Book: Good to Great (mentions serial killer James Dale Ritchie)
Jim Collins
Good to Great
Book: Altered Traits (mentions serial killer James Dale Ritchie)
Daniel Goleman
Altered Traits
Book: Ice and Bone (mentions serial killer James Dale Ritchie)
Monte Francis
Ice and Bone
Book: Confession of a Serial Killer (mentions serial killer James Dale Ritchie)
Katherine Ramsland,...
Confession of a Serial Killer
Book: I Like What I Know (mentions serial killer James Dale Ritchie)
Vincent Price
I Like What I Know
Book: The Encyclopedia of Louisville (mentions serial killer James Dale Ritchie)
John E. Kleber
The Encyclopedia of Louisville
Book: The Encyclopedia of Louisville (mentions serial killer James Dale Ritchie)
John E. Kleber
The Encyclopedia of Louisville
Book: Screen World Film Annual (mentions serial killer James Dale Ritchie)
John Willis
Screen World Film Annual

8 Books that mention Serial Killer
James Dale Ritchie

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0066620996 Good to Great 1
0399184384 Altered Traits 1
1942266391 Ice and Bone 1
1611689732 Confession of a Serial Ki... 4
150404214x I Like What I Know 2
0813149746 The Encyclopedia of Louis... 1
0813121000 The Encyclopedia of Louis... 1
1557837066 Screen World Film Annual 1

James Dale Ritchie (November 4, 1976 – November 12, 2016) was an American serial killer. Throughout 2016, he murdered upwards of five individuals in and around Anchorage, Alaska, most of whom were in parks or along bike paths. Ritchie was killed during a shootout with officers of the Anchorage Police Department in downtown Anchorage on November 12, 2016.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q29588683 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Mar 13, 2019.
  2. James Dale Ritchie on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 13, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, James Dale RITCHIE on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 13, 2019.
  4. James Dale Ritchie: A Serial Killer Caught By Chance on the-line-up.com, Retrieved on Mar 13, 2019.
  5. Kyle Hopkins, TIMELINE: The life of accused killer James Dale Ritchie on www.ktuu.com, Retrieved on Mar 13, 2019.
Internal References

James Dale Ritchie is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

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  2. #27 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #32 of 51[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  4. #178 of 327[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #240 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #365 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #503 of 651[ Page 34 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #580 of 651[ Page 39 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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