Debra Brown

  Active for 1 year
(1984) in United States

8

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

8

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 5 Books About Debra Brown
  14. 7 External References
  15. Internal References

Debra Brown (Debra Denise Brown) an American serial killer along with accomplice Alton Coleman, who committed a crime spree across six states in the Midwest where eight people were murdered between May and July 1984. Brown is borderline intellectually disabled, as well as diagnosed with dependent personality disorder. She is serving her sentence at the Dayton Correctional Institution in Dayton, Ohio. In 2018, Indiana attorney general's office signed an agreement withdrawing a demand for Debra Brown's execution.

Debra Brown Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Debra Brown, was active for 1 year in 1984, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Debra Brown was born on November 11th 1962 in Waukegan, county seat of Lake County, Illinois, United States. She was raised by both parents. Brown had 10 brothers or sisters. Her father, had severe mental problems physically abused family members including the children. Her mother, Lottie Mae Brown. Her father abused alcohol and/or drugs. She had a head injury or brain defect. During her education she had academic, social or discipline problems. Debra Brown was physically abused at some point of her life.

She took an intelligence quotient test before or after her crimes, Debra Brown had an IQ of 74. Brown engaged broke it off when she met Coleman. She had no children.

She was known to abuse drugs.

In 1984 (Age 21/22) Debra Brown started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to rob, torture, strangle, mutilate, and murder her victims. Debra Brown used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during her crimes. 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 multiple locations with Alton Coleman, where Brown was known to work as a serial killer.

She was arrested on July 20th 1984 (Age 21), convicted on June 23rd 1986 (Age 23), sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment in 1991 at Dayton Correctional Institution in Dayton, Ohio, US.

Profile Completeness: 89%
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Debra Brown has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Debra Brown a known:

Debra Brown
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Debra Brown
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 8 - 8
Years Active: 1984 - 1984
Ages Active: 21/22 - 21/22
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1962 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: engaged broke it off when she met Coleman
Children: no children
Living With: multiple locations with Alton Coleman
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 11, 1962
Family Name: Brown
Birth Location: Waukegan, county seat of Lake County, Illinois, United States
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: 10 brothers or sisters
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Lottie Mae Brown
Father: had severe mental problems physically abused family members including the children

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 74
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Jul 20, 1984 (Age 21)
Convicted: Jun 23, 1986 (Age 23)
Sentence: death, commuted to life imprisonment in 1991
Prison Location: Dayton Correctional Institution in Dayton, Ohio, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
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
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Debra Brown

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

Date Event Description
Nov 11 1962Debra Brown was born in Waukegan, county seat of Lake County, Illinois, United States.  #19621111
Nov 11 1982
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1984
(Age 21/22)
Debra Brown started her serial killing spree. #1984
Jul 20 1984
(Age 21)
Debra Brown arrested. #19840720
1984
(Age 22/23)
Debra Brown ended her serial killing spree. #1984
Jun 23 1986
(Age 23)
Debra Brown was convictedand sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment in 1991 at Dayton Correctional Institution in Dayton, Ohio, US.  #19860623
Nov 11 1992
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Nov 11 2002
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Nov 11 2012
(Age 50)
50th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
father drug abuse TRUE 192
problems in school TRUE 221
head injury TRUE 299
physically abused TRUE 231
drug abuse TRUE 226
kill at killers home TRUE 319
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
torture TRUE 425
bound TRUE 405
strangle TRUE 442
mutilated TRUE 446
robbed TRUE 417
living with children FALSE 268
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 366
previous jail FALSE 351
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at victims home FALSE 322
rape FALSE 452
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
sex with body FALSE 429
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353


Books that Mention Debra Brown

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Debra Brown)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: The Companion of Lady Holmeshire (mentions serial killer Debra Brown)
Debra Brown
The Companion of Lady Holmeshire
Book: Ice Maiden (mentions serial killer Debra Brown)
Debra Lee Brown
Ice Maiden
Book: Orange Alert (mentions serial killer Debra Brown)
Debra Brown
Orange Alert
Book: My Daddy The Devil and Me (mentions serial killer Debra Brown)
Debra Ann Brown-Davi...
My Daddy The Devil and Me

5 Books that mention Serial Killer
Debra Brown

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1937085376 The Companion of Lady Hol... 1
1426817371 Ice Maiden 1
1412037174 Orange Alert 1
1477176721 My Daddy The Devil and Me 1
External References
  1. Alton Coleman, Debra Brown on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Debra Denise BROWN on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. BROWN, DEBRA DENISE #45, July 2006 on www.clarkprosecutor.org, Retrieved on Sep 27, 2018.
  4. State v. Brown, 38 Ohio St. 3d 305 - Ohio: Supreme Court 1988 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  5. Brown v. State, 577 NE 2d 221 - Ind: Supreme Court 1991 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  6. Brown v. State, 698 NE 2d 1132 - Ind: Supreme Court 1998 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  7. Q3020913 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Debra Brown is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #17 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #18 of 75[ Page 2 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #22 of 51[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  4. #38 of 89[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #57 of 651[ Page 4 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #63 of 72[ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  7. #88 of 327[ Page 6 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #94 of 250[ Page 7 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #149 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  10. #218 of 651[ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  11. #561 of 651[ Page 38 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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