Jerry Leon Johns

Redhead Murders, Bible Belt Strangler

  Active for 3 years
(1983-1985) in United States

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  13. 8 Books About Jerry Leon Johns
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Jerry Leon Johns Students at Elizabethton High School in Tennessee examined a string of unsolved murders as a class project. The students were able to find close similarities: all were slim white women with red or reddish hair, killed between 1983 and 1985. The victims, who died by being suffocated or strangled were found close to major roadways in Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia. The information was handed over to representatives from several law enforcement agencies, including Kentucky State Police. One victim was identified 33 years after her the discovery of her body announced by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation TBI in September of 2018. On December 18th 2019, the TBI identified Jerry Leon Johns as a suspect in the 1985 "redhead murders" case. Johns died in December 2015.

Jerry Leon Johns Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Jerry Leon Johns (aka) Redhead Murders, Bible Belt Strangler, was active for 3 years between 1983-1985, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Jerry Leon Johns was born on November 16th 1948

In 1983 (Age 34/35) Jerry Leon Johns started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims.

Profile Completeness: 40%
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Jerry Leon Johns has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 5 months ago.

Jerry Leon Johns a known:

Jerry Leon Johns
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-12-21 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Jerry Leon Johns
Nickname: Redhead Murders, Bible Belt Strangler
Victims: 6 - 6
Years Active: 1983 - 1985
Ages Active: 34/35 - 36/37
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1948 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 16, 1948
Birth Location: N/A
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: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Jerry Leon Johns

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Jerry Leon Johns. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nov 16 1948birth of Jerry Leon Johns  #19481116
Nov 16 1968
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Nov 16 1978
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1983
(Age 34/35)
Jerry Leon Johns started his serial killing spree. #1983
1985
(Age 36/37)
Jerry Leon Johns ended his serial killing spree. #1985
Nov 16 1988
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Nov 16 1998
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Nov 16 2008
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Nov 16 2018
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
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rape TRUE 452
strangle TRUE 442


Books that Mention Jerry Leon Johns

Book: Death's Acre (mentions serial killer Jerry Leon Johns)
William Bass
Death's Acre
Book: The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (mentions serial killer Jerry Leon Johns)
Denis Johnson
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden
Book: Inside the Mind of BTK (mentions serial killer Jerry Leon Johns)
John Douglas
Inside the Mind of BTK
Book: Killer on the Road (mentions serial killer Jerry Leon Johns)
Ginger Strand
Killer on the Road
Book: Intelligent Design (mentions serial killer Jerry Leon Johns)
Rael
Intelligent Design
Book: Women of the Bible (mentions serial killer Jerry Leon Johns)
Ann Spangler
Women of the Bible
Book: Never Date a Dead Animal (mentions serial killer Jerry Leon Johns)
Nancy Nichols
Never Date a Dead Animal
Book: The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes (mentions serial killer Jerry Leon Johns)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

8 Books that mention Serial Killer
Jerry Leon Johns

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1101204729 Death's Acre 1
0812988647 The Largesse of the Sea M... 1
0470437685 Inside the Mind of BTK 4
0292744560 Killer on the Road 7
2940252203 Intelligent Design 1
0310344565 Women of the Bible 1
0979579171 Never Date a Dead Animal 1
1438119143 The Encyclopedia of Unsol... 29
External References
  1. Redhead murders on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 19, 2018.
  2. Bible Belt Strangler, Elizabethton HS Sociology May 2018 on wjhl.com, Retrieved on Sep 19, 2018.
  3. TBI identifies suspect in 1985 "redhead murders" case as Cleveland, Tenn. man on newschannel9.com, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2019.
  4. Leslie Earhart, Suspect Identified in 1985 TBI Cold Case on tbinewsroom.com, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2019.
  5. Jerry, L. Johns v USA, Case 3:97-cr-00143 on www.govinfo.gov, Retrieved on Dec 20, 2019.
Internal References

Jerry Leon Johns is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #22 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #27 of 51[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  3. #126 of 250[ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #133 of 327[ Page 9 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #158 of 307[ Page 11 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #281 of 651[ Page 19 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #297 of 651[ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #361 of 651[ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #503 of 651[ Page 34 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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