Michael Bear Carson

the San Francisco Witch Killers

  Active for 2 years
(1982-1983) in United States, Europe

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

3

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 3 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 8 Books About Michael Bear Carson
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Michael Bear Carson (born James Clifford Carson) an American serial killer along with wife Suzan Bear Carson, both convicted for three murders between 1982 and 1983 in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. On June 16, 2015 at a Parole Suitability Hearing he voluntarily waived the right to a hearing for 5 years.

Michael Bear Carson Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Michael Bear Carson (aka) the San Francisco Witch Killers, was active for 2 years between 1982-1983, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Michael Bear Carson had an IQ of 138. He completed 16 years of school, received a college degree. He married, divorced, married Susan Barnes. He had one daughter Jenn Carson from first marriage.

He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1982 Michael Bear Carson started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims. Michael Bear Carson used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at both his home and the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with wife Susan on a marijuana farm in Alderpoint, California.

He was convicted on June 12th 1984, sentenced to 75 years to life in prison at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California, US.

Profile Completeness: 70%
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Michael Bear Carson has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 9 months ago.

Michael Bear Carson a known:

Michael Bear Carson
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-12-05 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Michael Bear Carson
Nickname: the San Francisco Witch Killers
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1982 - 1983
Active Countries: United States
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: homosexual
Marital Status: married, divorced, married Susan Barnes
Children: one daughter Jenn Carson from first marriage
Living With: wife Susan on a marijuana farm in Alderpoint, California
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 138
Highest School: 16 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: Jun 12, 1984
Sentence: 75 years to life in prison
Prison Location: Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
3 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Michael Bear Carson

The 3 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Michael Bear Carson. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
1982
Michael Bear Carson started his serial killing spree. #1982
1983
Michael Bear Carson ended his serial killing spree. #1983
Jun 12 1984
Michael Bear Carson was convicted and sentenced to 75 years to life in prison at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California, US.  #19840612
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
drug abuse TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
kill at killers home TRUE 315
kill at victims home TRUE 318
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
rape FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
strangle FALSE 437
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


Books that Mention Michael Bear Carson

Book: A More Perfect Union (mentions serial killer Michael Bear Carson)
Ben Carson, M.D.
A More Perfect Union
Book: A Newer World (mentions serial killer Michael Bear Carson)
David Roberts
A Newer World
Book: Empire of Light (mentions serial killer Michael Bear Carson)
Michael Bible
Empire of Light
Book: Witch Killers (mentions serial killer Michael Bear Carson)
Tami Bennett
Witch Killers
Book: California Babylon (mentions serial killer Michael Bear Carson)
Kristan Lawson
California Babylon
Book: Cry for War, the Story of Suzan and... (mentions serial killer Michael Bear Carson)
Richard D. Reynolds
Cry for War, the Story of Suzan and Michael C...
Book: Plainwater (mentions serial killer Michael Bear Carson)
Anne Carson
Plainwater
Book: God's Love Compels Us (mentions serial killer Michael Bear Carson)
D. A. Carson
God's Love Compels Us

8 Books that mention Serial Killer
Michael Bear Carson

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0698195000 A More Perfect Union 1
0743225767 A Newer World 1
1612196446 Empire of Light 1
1523652098 Witch Killers 2
1466854146 California Babylon 2
143927049x Cry for War, the Story of... 2
1101911271 Plainwater 1
1433543826 God's Love Compels Us 1
External References
  1. Michael Bear Carson and Suzan Carson on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, James Clifford CARSON on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Carson, James Clifford on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
Internal References

Michael Bear Carson is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #7 of 72 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  2. #75 of 649 [ Page 5 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  3. #257 of 326 [ Page 18 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #304 of 649 [ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #424 of 649 [ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #520 of 649 [ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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Serial Killers Statistics, charts Michael Bear Carson is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Serial Killers IQ Level, Years of School Completed, Highest Degree Achieved, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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