Fred Waterfield

The Killing Cousins

  Active for 3 years
(1981-1983) in United States

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 14 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 14 Books About Fred Waterfield
  14. 3 External References
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Fred Waterfield (Frederick Levin Waterfield) an American serial killer known as The Killing Cousins. The Killing Cousins confessed to, and was convicted of, six murders in Vero Beach and Indian River County, Florida in the 1980s. Waterfield had an accomplice, his cousin David Alan Gore, and the pair were dubbed the Killing Cousins. Gore was executed by lethal injection in 2012. In 1985, Waterfield was convicted of two murders and sentenced to life imprisonment. Fred Waterfield is currently serving two consecutive life sentences at the Avon Park Correctional Institution in Florida.

Fred Waterfield Serial Killer Profile

Spree Killer Fred Waterfield (aka) The Killing Cousins, was active for 3 years between 1981-1983, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Spree Killer was active in the following countries: United States.

Fred Waterfield was born on September 29th 1952 in New Jersey, US. He was raised by his Uncle, David Gore’s Father. He had two sisters, Connie and Deborah. His father, an unnamed man who worked as an engineer for NASA.

He married Donna Peterson in 1970, married Pamela Marie Vards in 1981, divorced. He had three children.

He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1981 (Age 28/29) Fred Waterfield started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Fred Waterfield used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.

He was arrested on July 26th 1983 (Age 30), convicted on January 25th 1985 (Age 32), sentenced to life imprisonment, two consecutive terms at the Avon Park Correctional Institution in Avon Park, Florida, US.

Profile Completeness: 71%
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Fred Waterfield has been listed on Killer.Cloud since July of 2017 and was last updated 1 week ago.

Fred Waterfield a known:

Fred Waterfield
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-10 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Fred Waterfield
Nickname: The Killing Cousins
Victims: 6 - 6
Years Active: 1981 - 1983
Ages Active: 28/29 - 30/31
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1952 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: married Donna Peterson in 1970, married Pamela Marie Vards in 1981, divorced
Children: three children
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 29, 1952
Birth Location: New Jersey, US
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: two sisters, Connie and Deborah
Rasied By: his Uncle, David Gore’s Father
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: an unnamed man who worked as an engineer for NASA

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Jul 26, 1983 (Age 30)
Convicted: Jan 25, 1985 (Age 32)
Sentence: life imprisonment, two consecutive terms
Prison Location: the Avon Park Correctional Institution in Avon Park, Florida, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

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
Fred Waterfield

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

Date Event Description
Sep 29 1952Fred Waterfield was born in New Jersey, US.  #19520929
Dec 05 1970
(Age 18)
married Donna Peterson #19701205
Location: New Jersey, US

Sep 29 1972
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1981
(Age 28/29)
Fred Waterfield started his serial killing spree. #1981
Oct 27 1981
(Age 29)
marriage license obtained #19811027
Location: Vero Beach, Florida, US

Fred Waterfield and Pamela Marie Vards obtain a marriage license

Nov 07 1981
(Age 29)
married Pamela Marie Vards #19811107
Location: Vero Beach, Florida, US

Sep 29 1982
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1983
(Age 30/31)
Fred Waterfield ended his serial killing spree. #1983
Jul 26 1983
(Age 30)
Fred Waterfield arrested. #19830726
Jul 25 1984
(Age 31)
sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment #19840725
Location: Charlotte County, Florida, US

Offense: HOMICIDE,MANSL.CUL.NEGLI, Case No. 8400025

Jan 25 1985
(Age 32)
Fred Waterfield was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, two consecutive terms at the Avon Park Correctional Institution in Avon Park, Florida, US.  #19850125
Sep 29 1992
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Sep 29 2002
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Sep 29 2012
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
drug abuse TRUE 218
alcohol abuse TRUE 218
used weapon TRUE 432
used gun TRUE 431
rape TRUE 428
torture TRUE 406
stalk TRUE 400
bound TRUE 388
strangle TRUE 422
mutilated TRUE 424
living with children FALSE 259
problems in school FALSE 214
teased in school FALSE 212
physically defect FALSE 290
speach defect FALSE 290
head injury FALSE 289
physically abused FALSE 221
psychologically abused FALSE 215
sexually abused FALSE 217
psychologist FALSE 249
forensic hospital FALSE 248
previous crimes FALSE 356
previous jail FALSE 340
previous prision FALSE 326
blindfold FALSE 350
sex with body FALSE 411
ate part of body FALSE 432
drank blood FALSE 422
posed body FALSE 350
totem body part FALSE 349
totem personal item FALSE 341
robbed FALSE 405


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The Killing Cousins

14 Books that mention Serial Killer
Fred Waterfield

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0425196402 Serial Killers 24
0671793543 You Belong to Me and Othe... 1
1439199043 The Serial Killer Whisper... 7
0199831831 Dividing the Spoils 1
0199830541 Dividing the Spoils 1
0199916896 Taken at the Flood 1
0275990990 Inside the Minds of Seria... 14
1523361085 The Killing Cousins 2
0786000759 Innocent Prey 2
082231021x Arts in Earnest 1
0875861431 Team Killers 6
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1940018277 You Belong To Me 1
1625844700 Currituck 1
External References
  1. Steve Monahan, Kyle Carlson, Fred Waterfield on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  2. Fred Waterfield, David Alan Gore on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jun 10, 2019.
  3. DC Number: 096510, Inmate Population Information Detail on www.dc.state.fl.us, Retrieved on Jun 10, 2019.
Internal References

Fred Waterfield is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #24 of 52 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #24 of 41 [ Page 2 ] of Libra Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #46 of 86 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #122 of 242 [ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #134 of 321 [ Page 9 ] of American Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #153 of 293 [ Page 11 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #288 of 644 [ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #298 of 644 [ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #361 of 644 [ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #608 of 644 [ Page 41 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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