Henry Lee Lucas

The Confession Killer, The Highway Stalker

  Active for 24 years
(1960-1983) in United States

11

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

40

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Henry Lee Lucas an American drifter and serial killer known as The Confession Killer and The Highway Stalker. Lucas was convicted of eleven murders. Although he confessed to over 3,000 murders most are belived to be false confessions. Lucas befriended fellow serial killer Ottis Toole, and settled in Jacksonville, Florida where he lived with Toole's parents. On March 12, 2001, Henry Lee Lucas was found dead in prison from heart failure.

Henry Lee Lucas Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Henry Lee Lucas (aka) The Confession Killer, The Highway Stalker, was active for 24 years between 1960-1983, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 40 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Henry Lee Lucas was born on August 23rd 1936 in Blacksburg, Virginia, US. His father, Anderson Lucas, an alcoholic and former railroad employee who had lost his legs in a train accident. His mother, Viola Lucas, a local prostitute who was violent to Henry. His mother and father abused alcohol and/or drugs. He had a head injury as well as a physically defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems. Henry Lee Lucas was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Lucas a male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Henry Lee Lucas had an IQ of 89. no degree received. He had no children mentioned.

Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1960 (Age 23/24) Henry Lee Lucas started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Henry Lee Lucas used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At the time of his crimes he was living with with his friend and fellow serial killer Ottis Toole at Toole's parents house, where Lucas was known to work as a criminal, serial killer.

He was arrested on June 11th 1983 (Age 46), convicted on June 11th 1983 (Age 46), sentenced to death commuted to life in prison in 1998 by Governor George W. Bush at Huntsville, Texas, US. Lucas was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Henry Lee Lucas died on March 12th 2001 (Age 64), cause of death: natural causes, heart failure at an unnamed prison in Huntsville, Texas, US.

Profile Completeness: 81%
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Henry Lee Lucas has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 1 month ago.

Henry Lee Lucas a known:

Henry Lee Lucas
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-20 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Henry Lee Lucas
Nickname: The Confession Killer, The Highway Stalker
Victims: 11 - 40
Years Active: 1960 - 1983
Ages Active: 23/24 - 46/47
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1936 - 2001
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 23
Birth Month: August
Marital Status: N/A
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: with his friend and fellow serial killer Ottis Toole at Toole's parents house
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Aug 23, 1936
Native Name: Henry Lee Lucas
Family Name: Lucas
Given Name: Henry
Birth Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, US
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Viola Lucas, a local prostitute who was violent to Henry
Father: Anderson Lucas, an alcoholic and former railroad employee who had lost his legs in a train accident

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 89
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Jun 11, 1983 (Age 46)
Convicted: Jun 11, 1983 (Age 46)
Sentence: death commuted to life in prison in 1998 by Governor George W. Bush
Prison Location: Huntsville, Texas, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Mar 12, 2001 (Age 64)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: heart failure
Death Location: an unnamed prison in Huntsville, Texas, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Henry Lee Lucas

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Aug 23 1936Henry Lee Lucas was born in Blacksburg, Virginia, US.  #19360823
Aug 23 1956
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1960
(Age 23/24)
Henry Lee Lucas started his serial killing spree. #1960
Aug 23 1966
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Aug 23 1976
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1983
(Age 46/47)
Henry Lee Lucas ended his serial killing spree. #1983
Jun 11 1983
(Age 46)
Henry Lee Lucas arrested. #19830611
Jun 11 1983
(Age 46)
Henry Lee Lucas was convicted and sentenced to death commuted to life in prison in 1998 by Governor George W. Bush at Huntsville, Texas, US.  #19830611
Aug 23 1986
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Aug 23 1996
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Mar 12 2001
(Age 64)
Henry Lee Lucas died. cause of death: natural causes, heart failure at an unnamed prison in Huntsville, Texas, US. #20010312

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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
father drug abuse TRUE 189
mother drug abuse TRUE 191
problems in school TRUE 217
physically defect TRUE 295
head injury TRUE 294
physically abused TRUE 226
psychologically abused TRUE 219
sexually abused TRUE 221
psychologist TRUE 254
forensic hospital TRUE 253
previous crimes TRUE 361
previous jail TRUE 345
previous prision TRUE 330
previous killed TRUE 207
used weapon TRUE 445
used gun TRUE 444
rape TRUE 444
strangle TRUE 434
sex with body TRUE 423
mutilated TRUE 437
robbed TRUE 411
living with children FALSE 264
suicide FALSE 214
killed in prison FALSE 208
speach defect FALSE 295
torture FALSE 418
stalk FALSE 410
ate part of body FALSE 442
drank blood FALSE 433


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Henry Lee Lucas (August 23, 1936 – March 12, 2001) was an American serial killer. Lucas was arrested in Texas and on the basis of his confessions to Texas Rangers, hundreds of unsolved murders were attributed to him and officially classified as cleared up. Lucas was convicted of murdering 11 people and condemned to death for a single case with an unidentified victim.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Henry Lee Lucas on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Henry Lee LUCAS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Q36789 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  4. Rudy Koski, Body exhumed due to possible link to serial killer on www.fox7austin.com, Retrieved on Jun 20, 2019.
  5. Henry Lee Lucas on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Jun 20, 2019.
Internal References

Henry Lee Lucas is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #7 of 40 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in August
  2. #8 of 46 [ Page 1 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #21 of 60 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #28 of 649 [ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #46 of 72 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  6. #50 of 326 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #55 of 248 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #74 of 304 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #141 of 649 [ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #211 of 649 [ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  11. #360 of 649 [ Page 24 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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