Boone Helm

The Kentucky Cannibal

  Active for 15 years
(1850-1864) in United States




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Boone Helm Helm a mountain man and gunfighter of the American West known as the Kentucky cannibal . In 1850 Helm stabbed his cousin after asking him to accompany Helm to California. On the way, he murdered several men in various altercations, eventually committing premeditated murder. In 1862 after heavy drinking Helm gunned down an unarmed man. Helm was apprehended in Montana. The Montana Vigilantes hanged Helm, Gallager, and other members of the gang in Virginia City, Montana on January 14, 1864.

Boone Helm Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Boone Helm (aka) The Kentucky Cannibal, was active for 15 years between 1850-1864, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

Boone Helm was born on January 28th 1828 in Lincoln County, county in Kentucky, United States.

Boone Helm a male citizen of the United States of America.

In 1850 (Age 21/22) Boone Helm started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, and murder his victims.

Boone Helm died on January 14th 1864 (Age 35), cause of death: capital punishment, hanging at Virginia City, town in and the county seat of Madison County, Montana, United States.

Profile Completeness: 43%
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Boone Helm has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 5 years ago.

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Updated: 2018-10-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Boone Helm
Nickname: The Kentucky Cannibal
Victims: 11 - 11
Years Active: 1850 - 1864
Ages Active: 21/22 - 35/36
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1828 - 1864
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: explorer, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 28, 1828
Birth Location: Lincoln County, county in Kentucky, United States
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

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: Jan 14, 1864 (Age 35)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: hanging
Death Location: Virginia City, town in and the county seat of Madison County, Montana, United States
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Boone Helm

The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Boone Helm. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 28 1828Boone Helm was born in Lincoln County, county in Kentucky, United States.  #18280128
Jan 28 1848
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 21/22)
Boone Helm started his serial killing spree. #1850
Jan 28 1858
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 35/36)
Boone Helm ended his serial killing spree. #1864
Jan 14 1864
(Age 35)
Boone Helmdied.cause of death:capital punishment,hangingat Virginia City, town in and the county seat of Madison County, Montana, United States. #18640114
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Books that Mention Boone Helm

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2 Books that mention Serial Killer
Boone Helm

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8027220238 The Greatest Works of Eme... 1

Levi Boone Helm (January 28, 1828 – January 14, 1864) was a mountain man and gunfighter of the American West known as the Kentucky Cannibal. Helm was a serial killer who gained his nickname for his opportunistic and unrepentant proclivity for the consumption of human flesh taken from the bodies of enemies and traveling companions.

External References
  1. Q4943632 on, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Boone Helm is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #8 of 42[ Page 1 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #11 of 43[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #14 of 56[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  4. #51 of 327[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #99 of 651[ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #142 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #250 of 651[ Page 17 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #478 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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