Cathy Wood

The Lethal Lovers, the Alpine Manor serial killers

  Active for 1 year
(1987) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

5

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

Cathy Wood (Catherine May Wood) an American serial killer who along with her partner Gwendolyn Graham, known as the the Alpine Manor serial killers were convicted of killing five elderly women in Walker, Michigan, a suburb of Grand Rapids, in the 1980s. Graham and Wood turned the selection of victims into a game, choosing victims whose initials collectively spelled M-U-R-D-E-R. They committed their crimes in the Alpine Manor nursing home, where they both worked as nurse's aides. In 2013 Wood's posted an illegal online dating profile on Cowtowninfo.com in hopes of meeting someone new. As an inmate in Florida, Wood may have pen pals, but is prohibited from soliciting for pen pals. The profile has been taken down. On October 24th 2018 Wood's was granted early release for good behavior. She will remain on probation for 2 years as part of her parole agreement.

Cathy Wood Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Cathy Wood (aka) The Lethal Lovers, the Alpine Manor serial killers, was active for 1 year in 1987, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Cathy Wood was born on March 7th 1962

Wood married then divorced. She had no children.

In 1987 (Age 24/25) Cathy Wood started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. At the time of her crimes she was living with her current girlfriend Gwendolyn Graham, where Wood was known to work as a serial killer.

She was arrested on December 5th 1988 (Age 26), convicted on November 3rd 1989 (Age 27), sentenced to 20 – 40 years imprisonment at Federal Correctional Institution, Tallahassee in Florida.

Profile Completeness: 85%
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Cathy Wood has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 3 years ago.

Cathy Wood a known:

Cathy Wood
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-10-25 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Cathy Wood
Nickname: The Lethal Lovers, the Alpine Manor serial killers
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1987 - 1987
Ages Active: 24/25 - 24/25
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1962 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Sexual Preference: bisexual
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: March
Marital Status: married then divorced
Children: no children
Living With: her current girlfriend Gwendolyn Graham
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 7, 1962
Family Name: Wood
Given Name: Cathy
Birth Location: N/A
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: Dec 5, 1988 (Age 26)
Convicted: Nov 3, 1989 (Age 27)
Sentence: 20 – 40 years imprisonment
Prison Location: Federal Correctional Institution, Tallahassee in Florida
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: FALSE
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Cathy Wood

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

Date Event Description
Mar 07 1962birth of Cathy Wood  #19620307
Mar 07 1982
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1987
(Age 24/25)
Cathy Wood started her serial killing spree. #1987
1987
(Age 25/26)
Cathy Wood ended her serial killing spree. #1987
Dec 05 1988
(Age 26)
Cathy Wood arrested. #19881205
Nov 03 1989
(Age 27)
Cathy Wood was convictedand sentenced to 20 – 40 years imprisonment at Federal Correctional Institution, Tallahassee in Florida.  #19891103
Mar 07 1992
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Mar 07 2002
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Mar 07 2012
(Age 50)
50th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children FALSE 268
killed in prison FALSE 218
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
xyy FALSE 81
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418


Books that Mention Cathy Wood

Book: In the Lake of the Woods (mentions serial killer Cathy Wood)
Tim O'Brien
In the Lake of the Woods
Book: Forever and Five Days (mentions serial killer Cathy Wood)
Lowell Cauffiel
Forever and Five Days
Book: Paralympic Heroes (mentions serial killer Cathy Wood)
Cathy Wood
Paralympic Heroes
Book: Female Aggression (mentions serial killer Cathy Wood)
Helen Gavin
Female Aggression
Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Cathy Wood)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: ADAS Colour Atlas of Weed Seedlings (mentions serial killer Cathy Wood)
John B. Williams
ADAS Colour Atlas of Weed Seedlings
Book: Women and Capital Punishment in the... (mentions serial killer Cathy Wood)
David V. Baker
Women and Capital Punishment in the United St...

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Cathy Wood

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0547527047 In the Lake of the Woods 1
1497649714 Forever and Five Days 2
1780970110 Paralympic Heroes 1
1118314743 Female Aggression 4
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
0723409293 ADAS Colour Atlas of Weed... 1
1476622884 Women and Capital Punishm... 1

Gwendolyn Gail Graham (born August 6, 1963) and Catherine May Wood (born March 7, 1962) are American serial killers convicted of killing five elderly women in Walker, Michigan, a suburb of Grand Rapids, in the 1980s. They committed their crimes in the Alpine Manor nursing home, where they both worked as nurse's aides.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q29094461 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 11, 2018.
  2. Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 25, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Catherine May WOOD on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 25, 2018.
  4. Ken Kolker, Judge orders 2nd review of serial killer's parole bid on www.woodtv.com, Retrieved on Jun 20, 2019.
Internal References

Cathy Wood is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #26 of 38[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in March
  2. #27 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #34 of 75[ Page 3 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #168 of 327[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #177 of 651[ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #353 of 651[ Page 24 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #556 of 651[ Page 38 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #633 of 651[ Page 43 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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