Daniel Blank

Daniel Joseph Blank

  Active for 2 years
(1996-1997) in United States

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 14 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 12 Books About Daniel Blank
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Daniel Blank (Daniel Joseph Blank) an American serial killer who killed at least six people from 1996 to 1997. In 1997, Blank was arrested on three charges of first-degree murder. He has a learning disability that hampers his verbal abilities and understanding of abstract concepts. Blank was diagnosed as having schizo-affective paranoia disorder. He confessed to six murders, including a double bludgeoning of an elderly couple. Blank was sentenced to death in 1999, his sentence was commuted to life in 2000. In 2001, Daniel Blank was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Daniel Blank Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Daniel Blank (aka) Daniel Joseph Blank, was active for 2 years between 1996-1997, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Daniel Blank was born on June 28th 1962 in Paulina, Rural St. James Parish in Louisiana, US. He had seven brothers or sisters. He had a head injury or brain defect.

He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Daniel Blank had an IQ of 85. He completed 8 years of school, no degree received. He never married. He had four children with his girlfriend Cynthia Bellard.

He saw a psychologist.

In 1996 (Age 33/34) Daniel Blank started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with his girlfriend Cynthia Bellard and their four children.

He was arrested on November 14th 1997 (Age 35), convicted on September 2nd 1999 (Age 37), sentenced to death by lethal injection, overturned to life in prison without parole in 2001.

Profile Completeness: 72%
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Daniel Blank has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 2 months ago.

Daniel Blank a known:

Daniel Blank
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Daniel Blank
Nickname: Daniel Joseph Blank
Victims: 6 - 6
Years Active: 1996 - 1997
Ages Active: 33/34 - 34/35
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1962 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Jun 21 - Jul 23
Birth Month: June
Marital Status: never married
Children: four children with his girlfriend Cynthia Bellard
Living With: his girlfriend Cynthia Bellard and their four children
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jun 28, 1962
Birth Location: Paulina, Rural St. James Parish in Louisiana, US
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: seven brothers or sisters
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 85
Highest School: 8 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Nov 14, 1997 (Age 35)
Convicted: Sep 2, 1999 (Age 37)
Sentence: death by lethal injection, overturned to life in prison without parole in 2001
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
14 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Daniel Blank

The 14 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Daniel Blank. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jun 28 1962Daniel Blank was born in Paulina, Rural St. James Parish in Louisiana, US.  #19620628
Jun 28 1982
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jun 28 1992
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1996
(Age 33/34)
Daniel Blank started his serial killing spree. #1996
1997
(Age 34/35)
Daniel Blank ended his serial killing spree. #1997
Nov 14 1997
(Age 35)
Daniel Blank arrested. #19971114
May 15 1998
(Age 35)
conviction #19980515
Location: Texas, US

Daniel Blank was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Joan Brock.

Dec 10 1998
(Age 36)
attempted escape #19981210
Location: Texas, US

Daniel Blank escaped during a pause in the hearing through a second-floor bathroom window. He was caught after a short chase.

Sep 01 1999
(Age 37)
conviction #19990901
Location: Texas, US

Daniel Blank was convicted of killing Lillian Philippe and was sentenced to death by lethal injection.

Sep 02 1999
(Age 37)
Daniel Blank was convicted and sentenced to death by lethal injection, overturned to life in prison without parole in 2001 .  #19990902
Apr 11 2000
(Age 37)
sentenced to death by lethal injection #20000411
Location: Texas, US

Daniel Blank was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the killing of Joan Brock.

Nov 13 2001
(Age 39)
sentenced to life imprisonment #20011113
Location: Texas, US

Daniel Blank's death sentence was changed to life sentences. He was sentenced to two irrevocable life sentences for the murder of Sam and Louella Arcuri.

Jun 28 2002
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jun 28 2012
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
head injury TRUE 297
psychologist TRUE 256
kill at victims home TRUE 318
used weapon TRUE 448
robbed TRUE 414
forensic hospital FALSE 255
kill at killers home FALSE 315
used gun FALSE 447
rape FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
strangle FALSE 437
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350


Books that Mention Daniel Blank

Book: The Blank Slate (mentions serial killer Daniel Blank)
Steven Pinker
The Blank Slate
Book: The First Deadly Sin (mentions serial killer Daniel Blank)
Lawrence Sanders
The First Deadly Sin
Book: Blank Confession (mentions serial killer Daniel Blank)
Pete Hautman
Blank Confession
Book: Drawing a Blank (mentions serial killer Daniel Blank)
Daniel Ehrenhaft
Drawing a Blank
Book: Finding the Right Words (mentions serial killer Daniel Blank)
J. Beverly Daniel
Finding the Right Words
Book: Soccer IQ - Vol. 2 (mentions serial killer Daniel Blank)
Dan Blank
Soccer IQ - Vol. 2
Book: Icons of Horror and the Supernatura... (mentions serial killer Daniel Blank)
S. T. Joshi
Icons of Horror and the Supernatural
Book: Nitty Gritty Grammar Student's Book (mentions serial killer Daniel Blank)
A. Robert Young
Nitty Gritty Grammar Student's Book

12 Books that mention Serial Killer
Daniel Blank

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1101200324 The Blank Slate 1
1453298363 The First Deadly Sin 1
1416913289 Blank Confession 1
0060752548 Drawing a Blank 1
143918786x Finding the Right Words 1
0989697711 Soccer IQ - Vol. 2 1
0313337829 Icons of Horror and the S... 1
0521606543 Nitty Gritty Grammar Stud... 1
087972188x The Police Procedural 1
1137471166 A Political History of th... 1
1137485450 Marx and Engels's "German... 1
1137485434 Marx and Engels's "German... 1
External References
  1. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Daniel Joseph BLANK on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Kristin Foye, Paul Hall, Daniel Joseph Blank on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. State v. Blank No. 2004-KA-0204, Louisiana, 2007 on www.reid.com, Retrieved on Oct 25, 2018.
  4. David J. Mitchell, Louisiana issues stay in execution of River Parishes serial killer on www.theadvocate.com, Retrieved on Oct 25, 2018.
Internal References

Daniel Blank is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #11 of 34 [ Page 1 ] of Cancer Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #13 of 34 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in June
  3. #45 of 649 [ Page 3 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #50 of 72 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  5. #137 of 326 [ Page 10 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #291 of 649 [ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #301 of 649 [ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #432 of 649 [ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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