Wiley Harpe

Little Harpe, Harpe Brothers

  Active for 3 years
(1797-1799) in United States




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  10. 2 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About Wiley Harpe
  14. 1 External References
  15. Internal References

Wiley Harpe Wiley "Little" Harpe, born William Harper, and his brother Micajah Harpe were murderers, highwaymen, and river pirates who operated in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Mississippi in the late 18th century. They are often considered the earliest documented serial killers in the United States. They are believed to have killed 39, and possibly as many as 50. In January 1804, Wiley Harpe was executed by hanging.

Wiley Harpe Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Wiley Harpe (aka) Little Harpe, Harpe Brothers, was active for 3 years between 1797-1799, known to have ( 39 confirmed / 50 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

In 1797 Wiley Harpe started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims.

Profile Completeness: 37%
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Wiley Harpe has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 5 years ago.

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Updated: 2018-09-17 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Wiley Harpe
Nickname: Little Harpe, Harpe Brothers
Victims: 39 - 50
Years Active: 1797 - 1799
Active Countries: United States
Gender: Male
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Children: N/A
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2 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Wiley Harpe

The 2 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Wiley Harpe. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Wiley Harpe started his serial killing spree. #1797
Wiley Harpe ended his serial killing spree. #1799
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Books that Mention Wiley Harpe

Book: Fatal Vision (mentions serial killer Wiley Harpe)
Joe McGinniss
Fatal Vision
Book: Leaders (mentions serial killer Wiley Harpe)
Warren G. Bennis
Book: Laboratory Manual for Anatomy and P... (mentions serial killer Wiley Harpe)
Connie Allen
Laboratory Manual for Anatomy and Physiology
Book: Investors and Markets (mentions serial killer Wiley Harpe)
William F. Sharpe
Investors and Markets
Book: Passage to Natchez (mentions serial killer Wiley Harpe)
Cameron Judd
Passage to Natchez
Book: Paleontological Data Analysis (mentions serial killer Wiley Harpe)
Øyvind Hammer
Paleontological Data Analysis
Book: Born Wolf... Die Wolf (mentions serial killer Wiley Harpe)
E. Don Harpe
Born Wolf... Die Wolf
Book: The Outlaws of Cave-in-Rock (mentions serial killer Wiley Harpe)
Otto A. Rothert
The Outlaws of Cave-in-Rock

10 Books that mention Serial Killer
Wiley Harpe

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1101608633 Fatal Vision 5
0061762504 Leaders 1
0470598905 Laboratory Manual for Ana... 1
0691138508 Investors and Markets 1
1504028066 Passage to Natchez 1
1405172940 Paleontological Data Anal... 1
1424126681 Born Wolf... Die Wolf 2
178912056x The Outlaws of Cave-in-Ro... 1
146345869x A WILDERNESS of TIGERS 2
1612309496 Life on the Mississippi 1
External References
  1. Harpe brothers on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
Internal References

Wiley Harpe is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #3 of 327[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  2. #20 of 651[ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #243 of 651[ Page 17 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #362 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #520 of 651[ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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