Alferd Packer

The Colorado Cannibal

  Active for 2 years
(1873-1874) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

5

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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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.

Alferd Packer Serial Killer Profile

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.

In 1873 (Age 30/31) Alferd Packer started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, and murder his victims.

Alferd Packer died on April 23rd 1907 (Age 65) at New Mexico, state of the United States of America.

Profile Completeness: 42%
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Alferd Packer has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 11 months ago.

Alferd Packer a known:

Alferd Packer
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Updated: 2019-06-04 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Alferd Packer
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
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 21, 1842
Given Name: Alfred
Birth Location: Allegheny County, county in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

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

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
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
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Alferd Packer

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.

Date Event Description
Jan 21 1842Alferd Packer was born in Allegheny County, county in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.  #18420121
Jan 21 1862
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jan 21 1872
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1873
(Age 30/31)
Alferd Packer started his serial killing spree. #1873
1874
(Age 31/32)
Alferd Packer ended his serial killing spree. #1874
Jan 21 1882
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 21 1892
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jan 21 1902
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Apr 23 1907
(Age 65)
Alferd Packerdied.at New Mexico, state of the United States of America. #19070423
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Books that Mention Alferd Packer

Book: Weird U.S. (mentions serial killer Alferd Packer)
Mark Sceurman
Weird U.S.
Book: Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Cam... (mentions serial killer Alferd Packer)
Sandra Dallas
Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps
Book: Encyclopedia of Western Lawmen & Ou... (mentions serial killer Alferd Packer)
Jay Robert Nash
Encyclopedia of Western Lawmen & Outlaws
Book: ISSUE 17 OF SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE (mentions serial killer Alferd Packer)
James Gilks
ISSUE 17 OF SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE

5 Books that mention Serial Killer
Alferd Packer

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1402745443 Weird U.S. 1
0806120843 Colorado Ghost Towns and... 1
1590775309 Encyclopedia of Western L... 1
0865410364 Alferd Packer's Wildernes... 1
1312004126 ISSUE 17 OF SERIAL KILLER... 7

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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External References
  1. Q670661 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jun 4, 2019.
  2. Alferd Packer on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jun 4, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Alfred G. "Alferd" PACKER on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Jun 4, 2019.
  4. Alferd Packer - The Colorado Cannibal on www.museumtrail.org, Retrieved on Jun 4, 2019.
  5. Cannibal Alferd Packer is paroled on www.history.com, Retrieved on Jun 4, 2019.
Internal References

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  3. #33 of 56[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  4. #175 of 327[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #362 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #429 of 651[ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #447 of 651[ Page 30 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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