Faye Copeland

The Copeland Killings

  Active for 4 years
(1986-1989) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

12

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Faye Copeland (born Faye Della Wilson) an American serial killer who with her husband Ray Copeland became the oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States. They were convicted of killing five drifters at their farm in Mooresville, Missouri.

Faye Copeland Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Faye Copeland (aka) The Copeland Killings, was active for 4 years between 1986-1989, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 12 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Faye Copeland was born on August 4th 1921

In 1986 (Age 64/65) Faye Copeland started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims.

She was arrested on October 17th 1989 (Age 68)

Faye Copeland died on December 23rd 2003 (Age 82)

Profile Completeness: 30%
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Faye Copeland has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Faye Copeland a known:

Faye Copeland
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-10-11 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Ray and Faye Copeland
Nickname: The Copeland Killings
Victims: 5 - 12
Years Active: 1986 - 1989
Ages Active: 64/65 - 67/68
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1921 - 2003
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 23
Birth Month: August
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Aug 4, 1921
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: Oct 17, 1989 (Age 68)
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: Dec 23, 2003 (Age 82)
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
12 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Faye Copeland

The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Faye Copeland. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Aug 04 1921birth of Faye Copeland  #19210804
Aug 04 1941
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Aug 04 1951
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Aug 04 1961
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Aug 04 1971
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Aug 04 1981
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
1986
(Age 64/65)
Faye Copeland started her serial killing spree. #1986
1989
(Age 67/68)
Faye Copeland ended her serial killing spree. #1989
Oct 17 1989
(Age 68)
Faye Copeland arrested. #19891017
Aug 04 1991
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Aug 04 2001
(Age 80)
80th Birthday
Dec 23 2003
(Age 82)
Faye Copelanddied. #20031223

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Books that Mention Faye Copeland

Book: When Peace Is Not Enough (mentions serial killer Faye Copeland)
Atalia Omer
When Peace Is Not Enough
Book: Murders in the United States (mentions serial killer Faye Copeland)
R. Barri Flowers
Murders in the United States
Book: Flashes of Fedex (mentions serial killer Faye Copeland)
Brenda Faye Copeland
Flashes of Fedex
Book: Serial Killing for Profit: Multiple... (mentions serial killer Faye Copeland)
Dirk C. Gibson
Serial Killing for Profit: Multiple Murder fo...
Book: Crimes of the Centuries [3 volumes] (mentions serial killer Faye Copeland)
Steven Chermak Ph.D.
Crimes of the Centuries [3 volumes]

6 Books that mention Serial Killer
Faye Copeland

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
022600807x When Peace Is Not Enough 1
1241566119 Killing for Fun and Profi... 1
0786420758 Murders in the United Sta... 32
0983936404 Flashes of Fedex 1
0313378916 Serial Killing for Profit... 6
1610695941 Crimes of the Centuries [... 14

Faye Della Wilson Copeland (August 4, 1921 – December 23, 2003) and Ray Copeland (December 30, 1914 – October 19, 1993) became, at the ages of 69 and 76 respectively, the oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States. They were convicted of killing five drifters at their farm in Mooresville, Missouri. When her sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1999, Faye Copeland was the oldest woman on death row.

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External References
  1. Q732178 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 11, 2018.
  2. Ray and Faye Copeland on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Faye Della COPELAND on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  4. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Copeland, Faye on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
Internal References

Faye Copeland is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #18 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in August
  2. #23 of 46[ Page 2 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #33 of 75[ Page 3 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #104 of 651[ Page 7 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #166 of 327[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #307 of 651[ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #351 of 651[ Page 24 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #577 of 651[ Page 39 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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Serial Killers Statistics, charts Faye Copeland is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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