Rodney Halbower (Rodney Lynn Halbower) an American serial killer known as the Gypsy Hill killings and the San Mateo slasher. The Gypsy Hill killings refers to five unsolved killings, of young women in San Mateo County, California during early 1976. In 2014, the FBI named Halbower as a person of interest in the Gypsy Hill killings; as of 2015, he was charged with two of the murders based on DNA taken from cigarette butts saved from the scene of a 1976 killing. Halbower is already in prison serving a life sentence with charges of attempted murder, assault, rape and robbery. With the exception of two brief periods when he had escaped, Halbower has been in prison for the past 38 years. In 2018, Halbower was sentenced to two additional life sentences.
Serial Killer Rodney Halbower (aka) Gypsy Hill killings, San Mateo slasher, was active for 1 year in 1976, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Rodney Halbower was born on June 27th 1948 in Muskegon Heights, Michigan. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems.
He had 1 daughter (April), kidnapped her when she was 7 after escaping from Carson City Prison on June 25th 1977.
Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist.
In 1976 (Age 27/28) Rodney Halbower started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with prison since 1976.
He was arrested on November 20th 2017 (Age 69), convicted on September 19th 2018 (Age 70), sentenced to life imprisonment, without the possibility of parole at the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City, California, US.
Rodney Halbower has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 4 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.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
|Nickname:||Gypsy Hill killings, San Mateo slasher|
|Victims:||5 - 5|
|Years Active:||1976 - 1976|
|Ages Active:||27/28 - 27/28|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1948 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♋ Cancer |
Jun 21 - Jul 23
|Children:||1 daughter (April), kidnapped her when she was 7 after escaping from Carson City Prison on June 25th 1977|
|Living With:||prison since 1976|
|D.O.B.:||Jun 27, 1948|
|Birth Location:||Muskegon Heights, Michigan|
|Arrested:||Nov 20, 2017 (Age 69)|
|Convicted:||Sep 19, 2018 (Age 70)|
|Sentence:||life imprisonment, without the possibility of parole|
|Prison Location:||the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City, California, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Rodney Halbower. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jun 27 1948||Rodney Halbower was born in Muskegon Heights, Michigan. #19480627|
|Jun 27 1968|
|Rodney Halbower started his serial killing spree. #1976|
|Rodney Halbower ended his serial killing spree. #1976|
|Jun 27 1978|
|Jun 27 1988|
|Jun 27 1998|
|Jun 27 2008|
|Nov 20 2017|
|Rodney Halbower arrested. #20171120|
|Jun 27 2018|
|Sep 19 2018|
|Rodney Halbower was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment, without the possibility of parole at the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City, California, US. #20180919|
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|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
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|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|1849838224||Gorky Park||Martin Cruz Smith||Rodney Halbower||1|
|145169492x||Black House||Stephen King||Rodney Halbower||1|
|0062036548||First They Killed My Fath...||Loung Ung||Rodney Halbower||1|
|1250011973||Gypsy Boy||Mikey Walsh||Rodney Halbower||1|
|1452052425||Sudden Terror||Larry Crompton||Rodney Halbower||2|
|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
|0956095801||Britain's Underworld||Billy Hill||Rodney Halbower||1|
|0297816772||Mother Teresa||Anne Sebba||Rodney Halbower||1|
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