Mike DeBardeleben

The Mall Passer

  Active for 19 years
(1965-1983) in United States

8

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

8

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

Mike DeBardeleben (James Mitchell DeBardeleben II) an American convicted kidnapper, rapist counterfeiter, and suspected serial killer who became known as the mall passer. A study from Radford University states he had an IQ of 127. Mike DeBardeleben died of pneumonia at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina in early 2011.

Mike DeBardeleben Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Mike DeBardeleben (aka) The Mall Passer, was active for 19 years between 1965-1983, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Mike DeBardeleben was born on March 20th 1940 in Little Rock, capital of Arkansas, United States. He was born 2nd of 3 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a middle child and had two brothers or sisters. His father, James Mitchell DeBardeleben Sr., an engineer and former lieutenant in WWII. His mother, Mary Lou Edwards, worked as a secretary. His mother abused alcohol and/or drugs. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.

He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Mike DeBardeleben had an IQ of 127. He completed 9 years of school, no degree received. He married Linda Weir in 1959, married Charlotte Weber in 1960, married Wanda Faye Davis in 1964, married Caryn in 1970, married Barbra in 1979. He had at least three children, Lindsey, Bethene.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1965 (Age 24/25) Mike DeBardeleben started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. Mike DeBardeleben used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. Mike DeBardeleben used a blindfold or simiar method of covering the victim's eyes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone and with multiple wives in various locations, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on May 25th 1983 (Age 43), sentenced to 375 years in prison at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, US.

Mike DeBardeleben died on January 26th 2011 (Age 70), cause of death: natural causes, pneumonia at Federal Medical Center, Butner in Durham County, North Carolina, US.

Profile Completeness: 96%
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Mike DeBardeleben has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 2 months ago.

Mike DeBardeleben a known:

Mike DeBardeleben
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-07-29 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Mike DeBardeleben
Nickname: The Mall Passer
Victims: 8 - 8
Years Active: 1965 - 1983
Ages Active: 24/25 - 42/43
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1940 - 2011
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: March
Marital Status: married Linda Weir in 1959, married Charlotte Weber in 1960, married Wanda Faye Davis in 1964, married Caryn in 1970, married Barbra in 1979
Children: at least three children, Lindsey, Bethene
Living With: himself, alone and with multiple wives in various locations
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 20, 1940
Given Name: Mike
Birth Location: Little Rock, capital of Arkansas, United States
Birth Order: 2nd of 3
Siblings: two brothers or sisters
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: Mary Lou Edwards, worked as a secretary
Father: James Mitchell DeBardeleben Sr., an engineer and former lieutenant in WWII

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 127
Highest School: 9 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: May 25, 1983 (Age 43)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: 375 years in prison
Prison Location: the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Jan 26, 2011 (Age 70)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: pneumonia
Death Location: Federal Medical Center, Butner in Durham County, North Carolina, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Mike DeBardeleben

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Mike DeBardeleben. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Mar 20 1940Mike DeBardeleben was born in Little Rock, capital of Arkansas, United States.  #19400320
Mar 20 1960
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1965
(Age 24/25)
Mike DeBardeleben started his serial killing spree. #1965
Mar 20 1970
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Mar 20 1980
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1983
(Age 42/43)
Mike DeBardeleben ended his serial killing spree. #1983
May 25 1983
(Age 43)
Mike DeBardeleben arrested. #19830525
Mar 20 1990
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Mar 20 2000
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Mar 20 2010
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Jan 26 2011
(Age 70)
Mike DeBardeleben died. cause of death: natural causes, pneumonia at Federal Medical Center, Butner in Durham County, North Carolina, US. #20110126
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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
mother drug abuse TRUE 192
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
drug abuse TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
rape TRUE 447
torture TRUE 421
stalk TRUE 413
blindfold TRUE 359
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
totem personal item TRUE 350
living with children FALSE 267
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
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
robbed FALSE 414


Books that Mention Mike DeBardeleben

Book: The Evil That Men Do (mentions serial killer Mike DeBardeleben)
Stephen G. Michaud
The Evil That Men Do
Book: Dark Dreams (mentions serial killer Mike DeBardeleben)
Roy Hazelwood
Dark Dreams
Book: Beyond Cruel (mentions serial killer Mike DeBardeleben)
Stephen G. Michaud
Beyond Cruel
Book: Beyond Cruel (mentions serial killer Mike DeBardeleben)
Stephen G. Michaud
Beyond Cruel
Book: The Big, Bad Book of Mike (mentions serial killer Mike DeBardeleben)
Lawrance Binda
The Big, Bad Book of Mike
Book: Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology (mentions serial killer Mike DeBardeleben)
Paul H Blaney
Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology
Book: The Girl's Guide to Predators (mentions serial killer Mike DeBardeleben)
Alison Summers
The Girl's Guide to Predators

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Mike DeBardeleben

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0312970609 The Evil That Men Do 3
0312253427 Dark Dreams 1
1429934514 Beyond Cruel 1
0312942516 Beyond Cruel 1
0595287727 The Big, Bad Book of Mike 2
0199705828 Oxford Textbook of Psycho... 1
1742622399 The Girl's Guide to Preda... 2

James Mitchell "Mike" DeBardeleben (March 20, 1940 – January 26, 2011) was an American convicted kidnapper, rapist, counterfeiter, and suspected serial killer who became known as the "mall passer" due to his practice of passing counterfeit bills in shopping malls bordering interstate highways across the US. After his arrest for counterfeiting, the secret service found evidence linking him to much more serious sex crimes.

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External References
  1. Q6846521 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jul 25, 2019.
  2. Mike DeBardeleben on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jul 25, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, James Mitchell DeBARDELEBEN II on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Jul 26, 2019.
  4. Kristen Shively, James Michael DeBardeleben on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Jul 26, 2019.
  5. Mike Roche, The Grisly Details of Serial Mall Killer, Mike DeBardeleben on allthingscrimeblog.com, Retrieved on Jul 29, 2019.
  6. Stephen G. Michaud, Lethal Shadow on www.stephenmichaud.com, Retrieved on Jul 29, 2019.
  7. Sex Criminal DeBardeleben Dies, Book Chronicles His Crimes on authorlink.com, Retrieved on Jul 29, 2019.
Internal References

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  4. #20 of 72 [ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
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  6. #53 of 649 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #55 of 649 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #87 of 326 [ Page 6 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  9. #93 of 249 [ Page 7 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #112 of 305 [ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  11. #123 of 649 [ Page 9 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  12. #217 of 649 [ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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