José Luis Calva

José Luis Calva Zepeda

  Active for 4 years
(2004-2007) in Mexico

2

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

8

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 7 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 1 Books About José Luis Calva
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

José Luis Calva (José Luis Calva Zepeda) a Mexican serial killer accused of murder in up to eight separate cases, all involving women. Calva confessed to cannibalism. In October 2007 police went to Calva's home to arrest him under the suspicion for the disappearance of his girlfriend Alejandra Galeana, who was last seen on October 6. Calva was found eating a dish of human meat seasoned with lemon. Police found the mutilated body of his girlfriend, human meat in the refrigerator, a frying pan with cooked human flesh and human bones in a box of cereal. A picture of Anthony Hopkins portraying Hannibal Lecter was also found. The Mexico City department of corrections found Calva hanging from his belt in his Mexico City jail cell on December 11, 2007.

José Luis Calva Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer José Luis Calva (aka) José Luis Calva Zepeda, was active for 4 years between 2004-2007, known to have ( 2 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Mexico

José Luis Calva was born on June 20th 1969 in Mexico City, capital city of Mexico. His father, Esteban Calva Tellez. His mother, Elia Cepeda Camarena.

José Luis Calva a male citizen of Mexico.

In 2004 (Age 34/35) José Luis Calva started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, strangle, mutilate, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on October 8th 2007 (Age 38), sentenced to never sentence committed suicide prior to conviction at a jail in Mexico City, Mexico.

José Luis Calva died on December 11th 2007 (Age 38), cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt in his cell at a jail in Mexico City, Mexico.

Profile Completeness: 42%
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José Luis Calva has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 5 months ago.

José Luis Calva a known:

José Luis Calva
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-22 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: José Luis Calva
Nickname: José Luis Calva Zepeda
Victims: 2 - 8
Years Active: 2004 - 2007
Ages Active: 34/35 - 37/38
Active Countries: Mexico
Life Span: 1969 - 2007
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Mexico
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: June
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: poet, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jun 20, 1969
Given Name: José
Birth Location: Mexico City, capital city of Mexico
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Elia Cepeda Camarena
Father: Esteban Calva Tellez

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

Incarceration
Arrested: Oct 8, 2007 (Age 38)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: never sentence committed suicide prior to conviction
Prison Location: a jail in Mexico City, Mexico
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Dec 11, 2007 (Age 38)
Manner of Death: suicide
Cause of Death: committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt in his cell
Death Location: a jail in Mexico City, Mexico
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
7 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
José Luis Calva

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

Date Event Description
Jun 20 1969José Luis Calva was born in Mexico City, capital city of Mexico.  #19690620
Jun 20 1989
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jun 20 1999
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
2004
(Age 34/35)
José Luis Calva started his serial killing spree. #2004
2007
(Age 37/38)
José Luis Calva ended his serial killing spree. #2007
Oct 08 2007
(Age 38)
José Luis Calva arrested. #20071008
Dec 11 2007
(Age 38)
José Luis Calva died. cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt in his cell at a jail in Mexico City, Mexico. #20071211
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strangle TRUE 437
mutilated TRUE 440
ate part of body TRUE 445
sex with body FALSE 426
drank blood FALSE 436


Books that Mention José Luis Calva

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1 Books that mention Serial Killer
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José Luis Calva Zepeda (June 20, 1969 – December 11, 2007) was a Mexican writer and possible serial killer. He was charged with murdering and eating his girlfriend in 2007, to which he confessed before killing himself pre-trial, and was suspected in two to eight other murders.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q2147578 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  2. José Luis Calva on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, José Luis CALVA ZEPEDA on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  4. José Luis Calva Zepeda on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

José Luis Calva is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #12 of 12 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Mexico
  2. #32 of 34 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in June
  3. #37 of 40 [ Page 3 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #39 of 43 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #69 of 649 [ Page 5 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #245 of 249 [ Page 17 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #311 of 649 [ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #481 of 649 [ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #631 of 649 [ Page 43 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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