Rosemary West

The Gloucester House of Horrors

  Active for 17 years
(1971-1987) in United Kingdom

10

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

10

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
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  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 9 Books About Rosemary West
  14. 5 External References
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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: United Kingdom

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 5 months ago.

Rosemary West a known:

Rosemary West
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-30 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: United Kingdom
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
Birth Month: November
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
Raised 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
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Rosemary West

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

Date Event Description
Nov 29 1953Rosemary West was born in Northam, Devon, England.  #19531129
1971
(Age 17/18)
Rosemary West started her serial killing spree. #1971
Nov 29 1973
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Nov 29 1983
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1987
(Age 33/34)
Rosemary West ended her serial killing spree. #1987
Nov 29 1993
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Feb 25 1994
(Age 40)
Rosemary West arrested. #19940225
Nov 22 1995
(Age 41)
Rosemary West was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at HMP Low Newton in Brasside, Durham, England.  #19951122
Nov 29 2003
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Nov 29 2013
(Age 60)
60th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
physically abused TRUE 228
psychologically abused TRUE 221
sexually abused TRUE 223
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
kill at killers home TRUE 315
rape TRUE 448
torture TRUE 422
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 438
mutilated TRUE 441
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous prision FALSE 332
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
stalk FALSE 414
blindfold FALSE 359
sex with body FALSE 427
ate part of body FALSE 446
drank blood FALSE 437
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


Books that Mention Rosemary West

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

9 Books that mention Serial Killer
Rosemary West

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
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. #8 of 62 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #11 of 43 [ Page 1 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #12 of 75 [ Page 1 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #16 of 49 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  5. #28 of 88 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #70 of 249 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #78 of 649 [ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #88 of 305 [ Page 6 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #161 of 649 [ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  10. #167 of 649 [ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  11. #619 of 649 [ Page 42 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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