Alferd Packer Packer was found guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced to death by hanging on April 6th 1883. He and five other men attempted to travel through the high mountains of Colorado. Packer later admitted to having lived off the flesh of his companions. On June 19, 1899, Packer's sentence was upheld by the Colorado Supreme Court. However, he was paroled on February 8, 1901. In 1901, Governor Charles S. Thomas granted Packer's parole request. Packer moved to Littleton, Colorado, where by all accounts he became a model citizen, well liked by all of his neighbors.He died of natural causes on April 23, 1907, and was buried with military funeral in Littleton Cemetery.
Serial Killer Alferd Packer (aka) The Colorado Cannibal, was active for 2 years between 1873-1874, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States
Alferd Packer was born on January 21st 1842 in Allegheny County, county in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Alferd Packer a male citizen of the United States of America.
Alferd Packer died on April 23rd 1907 (Age 65) at New Mexico, state of the United States of America.
Alferd Packer has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 2 years 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.
Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. Serial Killer Cannibals have been known to have ate a piece of their victim(s) body.
|Nickname:||The Colorado Cannibal|
|Victims:||5 - 5|
|Years Active:||1873 - 1874|
|Ages Active:||30/31 - 31/32|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1842 - 1907|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♒ Aquarius |
Jan 20 - Feb 18
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Jan 21, 1842|
|Birth Location:||Allegheny County, county in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania|
|Death Date:||Apr 23, 1907 (Age 65)|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Death Location:||New Mexico, state of the United States of America|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Alferd Packer. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jan 21 1842||Alferd Packer was born in Allegheny County, county in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. #18420121|
|Jan 21 1862|
|Jan 21 1872|
|Alferd Packer started his serial killing spree. #1873|
|Alferd Packer ended his serial killing spree. #1874|
|Jan 21 1882|
|Jan 21 1892|
|Jan 21 1902|
|Apr 23 1907|
|Alferd Packerdied.at New Mexico, state of the United States of America. #19070423|
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|0806120843||Colorado Ghost Towns and...||Sandra Dallas||Alferd Packer||1|
|1590775309||Encyclopedia of Western L...||Jay Robert Nash||Alferd Packer||1|
|0865410364||Alferd Packer's Wildernes...||James E. Banks||Alferd Packer||1|
|1312004126||ISSUE 17 OF SERIAL KILLER...||James Gilks|| 7 Total Including |
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Alferd Griner Packer (January 21, 1842 – April 23, 1907), also known as "The Colorado Cannibal", was an American prospector and self-proclaimed professional wilderness guide who confessed to cannibalism during the winter of 1874. He and five other men attempted to travel through the San Juan Mountains of Colorado during the peak of a harsh winter.
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