Johnny Avalos

San Antonio serial killer

  Active for 4 years
(2012-2015) in United States




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  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 7 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 3 Books About Johnny Avalos
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Johnny Avalos (Johnny Joe Avalos) an American serial killer and rapist known as the San Antonio serial killer. Avalos murdered five women in San Antonio, Texas between 2012 and 2015. He would strangle his victims, raping some after death. His previous charges range from making terroristic threats, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance. Avalos confessed to killing Vanessa Lopez in 2012, Natalie Chavez in 2014, Rosemary Perez and Celia Lopez in 2015. He also admitted to attacking Genevieve Ramirez who later died of her injuries in 2015. He was arrested in 2015. On February 19th 2019, Johnny Avalos was sentenced to two terms of life without the possibility of parole.

Johnny Avalos Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Johnny Avalos (aka) San Antonio serial killer, was active for 4 years between 2012-2015, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Johnny Avalos was born on December 1st 1986

He never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 2012 (Age 25/26) Johnny Avalos started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself. alone at his home on Wahrmund Court in San Antonio, Texas.

He was arrested on April 22nd 2015 (Age 28), convicted on February 19th 2019 (Age 32), sentenced to life imprisonment, two terms at the James H. Byrd Jr. Unit in Huntsville, Texas, US.

Profile Completeness: 70%
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Johnny Avalos has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 8 months ago.

Johnny Avalos a known:

Johnny Avalos
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Johnny Avalos
Nickname: San Antonio serial killer
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 2012 - 2015
Ages Active: 25/26 - 28/29
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1986 -     
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: himself. alone at his home on Wahrmund Court in San Antonio, Texas
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 1, 1986
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
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Apr 22, 2015 (Age 28)
Convicted: Feb 19, 2019 (Age 32)
Sentence: life imprisonment, two terms
Prison Location: the James H. Byrd Jr. Unit in Huntsville, Texas, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
7 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Johnny Avalos

The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Johnny Avalos. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 01 1986birth of Johnny Avalos  #19861201
Dec 01 2006
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 25/26)
Johnny Avalos started his serial killing spree. #2012
(Age 28/29)
Johnny Avalos ended his serial killing spree. #2015
Apr 22 2015
(Age 28)
Johnny Avalos arrested. #20150422
Dec 01 2016
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Feb 19 2019
(Age 32)
Johnny Avalos was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, two terms at the James H. Byrd Jr. Unit in Huntsville, Texas, US.  #20190219
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Johnny Avalos (2012-2015).

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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
rape TRUE 448
strangle TRUE 438
sex with body TRUE 427
robbed TRUE 414
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 422
stalk FALSE 414
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
mutilated FALSE 441
ate part of body FALSE 446
drank blood FALSE 437
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350

Books that Mention Johnny Avalos

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Johnny Avalos)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: The Sixth Family (mentions serial killer Johnny Avalos)
Lee Lamothe
The Sixth Family
Book: The Avelinos (mentions serial killer Johnny Avalos)
Frances Diane Avalos
The Avelinos

3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Johnny Avalos

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0470156937 The Sixth Family 1
1456806246 The Avelinos 1
External References
  1. Kirby Kaufman, Suspect could be connected to death of former Sioux City teen, Texas woman on, Retrieved on Feb 19, 2019.
  2. Elizabeth Zavala, Accused San Antonio serial killer sentenced to two life terms on, Retrieved on Feb 19, 2019.
  3. SID# 07375795, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Offender Search on, Retrieved on May 2, 2019.
Internal References

Johnny Avalos is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #16 of 649 [ Page 2 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  2. #19 of 43 [ Page 2 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #20 of 44 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  4. #30 of 63 [ Page 2 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  5. #44 of 60 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #146 of 249 [ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #172 of 326 [ Page 12 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #180 of 305 [ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #306 of 649 [ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  10. #309 of 649 [ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  11. #359 of 649 [ Page 24 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Johnny Avalos is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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