Lawrence Bittaker (Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker) an American serial killer and rapists who along with his accomplice, Roy Lewis Norris are known as the Tool Box Killers. In 1979, Bittaker and Norris kidnapped, raped tortured and murdered five teenage girls over a period of five months in southern California. Bittaker and Norris used standard tools such as pliers, ice picks and sledgehammers to torture and murder their victims. Bittaker was sentenced to death for five of the murders in 1981. Lawrence Bittaker is currently incarcerated on death row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California.
Serial Killer Lawrence Bittaker (aka) Tool Box Killers, was active for 1 year in 1979, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Lawrence Bittaker was born on September 27th 1940 in Pittsburgh, county seat in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems. Lawrence Bittaker was psychologically abused at some point of his life.
Lawrence Bittaker a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Lawrence Bittaker had an IQ of 138. He completed 11 years of school, no degree received. He never married. He had no children mentioned.
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 1979 (Age 38/39) Lawrence Bittaker started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone recently released from prison, where he was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on November 20th 1979 (Age 39), convicted on March 24th 1981 (Age 40), sentenced to death at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US.
Lawrence Bittaker has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 9 months ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Nickname:||Tool Box Killers|
|Victims:||5 - 5|
|Years Active:||1979 - 1979|
|Ages Active:||38/39 - 38/39|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1940 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♎ Libra |
Sep 23 - Oct 23
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Children:||no children mentioned|
|Living With:||himself, alone recently released from prison|
|D.O.B.:||Sep 27, 1940|
|Birth Location:||Pittsburgh, county seat in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Highest School:||11 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Nov 20, 1979 (Age 39)|
|Convicted:||Mar 24, 1981 (Age 40)|
|Prison Location:||San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Lawrence Bittaker. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Sep 27 1940||Lawrence Bittaker was born in Pittsburgh, county seat in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. #19400927|
|Sep 27 1960|
|Sep 27 1970|
|Lawrence Bittaker started his serial killing spree. #1979|
|Nov 20 1979|
|Lawrence Bittaker arrested. #19791120|
|Lawrence Bittaker ended his serial killing spree. #1979|
|Sep 27 1980|
|Mar 24 1981|
|Lawrence Bittaker was convictedand sentenced to death at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. #19810324|
|Sep 27 1990|
|Sep 27 2000|
|Sep 27 2010|
|Sep 27 2020|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Lawrence Bittaker (1979-1979).
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|problems in school||TRUE||218|
|living with children||FALSE||267|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||316|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||318|
|sex with body||FALSE||427|
|ate part of body||FALSE||446|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
|totem personal item||FALSE||350|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|1439107815||Journey Into Darkness||John E. Douglas|| 3 Total Including |
|038080896x||Killer on the Road||James Ellroy||Lawrence Bittaker||1|
|0553285203||Alone with the Devil||Ronald Markman||Lawrence Bittaker||2|
|1548119644||The Big Book of Serial Ki...||Jack Rosewood|| 60 Total Including |
|1494772167||Serial Killers Encycloped...||RJ Parker|| 34 Total Including |
Pedro Rodrigues Filho
|1546511814||The Serial Killer Books||Jack Rosewood||Lawrence Bittaker||2|
|074901699x||Couples Who Kill||Carol Anne Davis|| 7 Total Including |
|1979832358||The Toolbox Killers||Jack Rosewood||Lawrence Bittaker||1|
|1936239191||Killer Fiction||G. J. Schaefer|| 10 Total Including |
|0786037784||Deadly Lust||McCay Vernon|| 3 Total Including |
|1590775325||World Encyclopedia of 20t...||Jay Robert Nash|| 20 Total Including |
Joachim Georg Kroll
|0786420758||Murders in the United Sta...||R. Barri Flowers|| 32 Total Including |
Juan Vallejo Corona
|0875861431||Team Killers||Jennifer Furio|| 6 Total Including |
|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
|1473858305||The London Underground Se...||Geoff Platt|| 3 Total Including |
Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker (born September 27, 1940) and Roy Lewis Norris (born February 5, 1948), also known as the Tool Box Killers, are American serial killers and rapists who kidnapped, raped, tortured, and killed five teenage girls in Southern California over a period of five months in 1979.Described by FBI Special Agent John E.
Lawrence Bittaker is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database