Rosemary West

The Gloucester House of Horrors

  Active for 17 years
(1971-1987) in England

10

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

10

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Rosemary West (born Rosemary Pauline Letts) a British serial killer who along with her husband Fred West are known as The Gloucester House of Horrors. In 1995, Fred and Rosemary were convicted of ten murders, nine young women between 1973 and 1987, and her own son in 1971. The majority of these murders were committed at the couple's home, 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, England. On November 22nd 1995, Rosemary West was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment at HMP Low Newton, Brasside, Durham, England. She was the second woman to receive a life sentence in Britain, the first was serial killer Myra Hindley in 1990.

Rosemary West Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Rosemary West (aka) The Gloucester House of Horrors, was active for 17 years between 1971-1987, known to have ( 10 confirmed / 10 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: England

Rosemary West was born on November 29th 1953 in Northam, Devon, England. She was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents until teenage years, father until adulthood. West was raised as a oldest child and had one younger brother who Rosemary sexually abused. Her father, William Andrew "Bill" Letts, a paranoid schizophrenic who sexually abused Rosemary. Her mother, Daisy Gwendoline Fuller. During her education she had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Rosemary West was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of her life.

West a heterosexual female citizen of the United Kingdom. West completed 10 years of school, no degree received. West gained part of her education while attending Cleeve School. West married Fred West on Jan 01 1972. She had at least eight children and multiple step-children, Anne Marie West.

Prior to her spree she had commited crimes, and served time in jail.

In 1971 (Age 17/18) Rosemary West started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to torture, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder her victims. She was known to kill victims at her own home. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband and children, where West was known to work as a serial killer.

She was arrested on February 25th 1994 (Age 40), convicted on November 22nd 1995 (Age 41), sentenced to life imprisonment at HMP Low Newton in Brasside, Durham, England. West was convicted on charges of murder, indecent assault, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and other possible charges during her lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 87%
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Rosemary West has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 2 months ago.

Rosemary West a known:

Rosemary West
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Rosemary West
Nickname: The Gloucester House of Horrors
Victims: 10 - 10
Years Active: 1971 - 1987
Ages Active: 17/18 - 33/34
Active Countries: England
Convicted Of: murder, indecent assault, sexual assault, child sexual abuse
Life Span: 1953 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Marital Status: married , married Fred West on Jan 01 1972
Children: at least eight children and multiple step-children ()
Living With: her husband and children
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 29, 1953
Native Name: Rosemary Pauline West
Family Name: West
Given Name: Rosemary
Birth Location: Northam, Devon, England
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: one younger brother who Rosemary sexually abused
Rasied By: both parents until teenage years, father until adulthood
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Daisy Gwendoline Fuller
Father: William Andrew "Bill" Letts, a paranoid schizophrenic who sexually abused Rosemary

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received
Educated At: Cleeve School

Incarceration
Arrested: Feb 25, 1994 (Age 40)
Convicted: Nov 22, 1995 (Age 41)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: HMP Low Newton in Brasside, Durham, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
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Boolean Questions:
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living with children TRUE 238
problems in school TRUE 198
teased in school TRUE 197
physically abused TRUE 203
psychologically abused TRUE 198
sexually abused TRUE 200
previous crimes TRUE 295
previous jail TRUE 289
kill at killers home TRUE 279
rape TRUE 408
torture TRUE 353
bound TRUE 313
strangle TRUE 354
mutilated TRUE 357
physically defect FALSE 261
speach defect FALSE 260
head injury FALSE 259
psychologist FALSE 231
forensic hospital FALSE 230
previous prision FALSE 282
kill at victims home FALSE 280
used weapon FALSE 358
used gun FALSE 354
stalk FALSE 340
blindfold FALSE 299
sex with body FALSE 350
ate part of body FALSE 369
drank blood FALSE 359
posed body FALSE 302
totem body part FALSE 300
totem personal item FALSE 296
robbed FALSE 331


Books that Mention Rosemary West

Book: Fred And Rose (mentions serial killer Rosemary West)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Fred And Rose (mentions serial killer Rosemary West)
Howard Sounes
Fred & Rose
Book: Fred And Rose (mentions serial killer Rosemary West)
Jane Carter Woodrow
Rose West: The Making of a Monster
Book: Fred And Rose (mentions serial killer Rosemary West)
John Bennett
Cromwell Street Murders
Book: Fred And Rose (mentions serial killer Rosemary West)
Brian Masters
"She Must Have Known"
Book: Fred And Rose (mentions serial killer Rosemary West)
Howard Sounes
Fred And Rose
Book: Fred And Rose (mentions serial killer Rosemary West)
Gordon Burn
Happy Like Murderers

8 Books that mention Serial Killer
Rosemary West

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
0751513229 Fred & Rose 2
1848946864 Rose West: The Making of... 2
0671511912 Out of the Shadows 2
0752471376 Cromwell Street Murders 2
1448111161 "She Must Have Known" 1
1405512172 Fred And Rose 2
0571265065 Happy Like Murderers 3

Rosemary Pauline "Rose" West (née Letts; born 29 November 1953) is a British serial killer, now an inmate at HMP Low Newton, Brasside, Durham, England, after being convicted in 1995 of ten murders. Her husband, Fred, who committed suicide in prison while awaiting trial, is believed to have collaborated with her in the torture and murder of at least nine young women between 1973 and 1987, whereas Rose was judged to have murdered her 8-year-old stepdaughter, Charmaine, in 1971.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Rosemary West on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Rosemary West on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Q1395551 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  4. Rosemary West on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  5. Fred a Rose Westovi on www.serialkillers.cz, Retrieved on Apr 1, 2019.
Internal References

Rosemary West is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #10 of 37 [ Page 1 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #12 of 75 [ Page 1 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #27 of 79 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #64 of 207 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #75 of 642 [ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #86 of 281 [ Page 6 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #151 of 642 [ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #166 of 642 [ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #612 of 642 [ Page 41 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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