Lyda Southard

Flypaper Lyda, The Black Widow

  Active for 6 years
(1915-1920) in United States

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Lyda Southard (Lyda Anna Mae Trueblood) an American serial killer who poisoned her 4 husbands, a brother-in-law, and her daughter by using arsenic poisoning derived from flypaper. Southard died of a heart attack on February 5, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lyda Southard Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Lyda Southard (aka) Flypaper Lyda, The Black Widow, was active for 6 years between 1915-1920, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Lyda Southard was born on October 16th 1892 in Keytesville, city.

Lyda Southard a female citizen of the United States of America.

In 1915 (Age 22/23) Lyda Southard started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims.

Lyda Southard died on February 5th 1958 (Age 65), cause of death: natural causes, myocardial infarction at Salt Lake City, county seat in Salt Lake County, Utah, USA and Utah federated state capital city.

Profile Completeness: 42%
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Lyda Southard has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Lyda Southard a known:

Lyda Southard
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Updated: 2018-10-11 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Lyda Southard
Nickname: Flypaper Lyda, The Black Widow
Victims: 6 - 6
Years Active: 1915 - 1920
Ages Active: 22/23 - 27/28
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1892 - 1958
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 23
Birth Month: October
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Oct 16, 1892
Given Name: Lydia
Birth Location: Keytesville, city
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

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

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Feb 5, 1958 (Age 65)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: myocardial infarction
Death Location: Salt Lake City, county seat in Salt Lake County, Utah, USA and Utah federated state capital city
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Lyda Southard

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

Date Event Description
Oct 16 1892Lyda Southard was born in Keytesville, city.  #18921016
Oct 16 1912
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1915
(Age 22/23)
Lyda Southard started her serial killing spree. #1915
1920
(Age 27/28)
Lyda Southard ended her serial killing spree. #1920
Oct 16 1922
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Oct 16 1932
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Oct 16 1942
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Oct 16 1952
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Feb 05 1958
(Age 65)
Lyda Southarddied.cause of death:natural causes,myocardial infarctionat Salt Lake City, county seat in Salt Lake County, Utah, USA and Utah federated state capital city. #19580205
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Books that Mention Lyda Southard

Book: Outlaw Tales of Idaho (mentions serial killer Lyda Southard)
Randy Stapilus
Outlaw Tales of Idaho
Book: Haunted Idaho (mentions serial killer Lyda Southard)
Andy Weeks
Haunted Idaho
Book: Outlaw Tales of the Old West: Fifty... (mentions serial killer Lyda Southard)
Erin H. Turner
Outlaw Tales of the Old West: Fifty True Stor...
Book: Forgotten Tales of Idaho (mentions serial killer Lyda Southard)
Andy Weeks
Forgotten Tales of Idaho

4 Books that mention Serial Killer
Lyda Southard

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1461746159 Outlaw Tales of Idaho 1
0811749800 Haunted Idaho 1
1493023292 Outlaw Tales of the Old W... 1
1625852460 Forgotten Tales of Idaho 1

Lyda Southard (also known as Lyda Anna Mae Trueblood) was born on October 16, 1892, and died on February 5, 1958, of a heart attack. She is considered one of America's first known female serial killers, preceded by Jane Toppan. It was suspected that she had killed her four husbands, a brother-in-law, and her daughter by using arsenic poisoning derived from flypaper to poison them in order to attain life insurance money.

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External References
  1. Q10321845 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 11, 2018.
  2. Lyda Southard on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 18, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Lyda TRUEBLOOD on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 18, 2018.
Internal References

Lyda Southard is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #19 of 36[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in October
  2. #23 of 42[ Page 2 ] of Libra Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #23 of 75[ Page 2 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #129 of 327[ Page 9 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #244 of 651[ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #292 of 651[ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #485 of 651[ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #560 of 651[ Page 38 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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