Fred West (Frederick Walter Stephen West) a British serial killer who along with his wife Rosemary West are known as The Gloucester House of Horrors. In 1995, Fred was suspected of twelve to thirteen murders, nine young women between 1973 and 1987, and his own son in 1971. Fred West committed suicide by asphyxiating himself while on remand at HM Prison Birmingham on January 1st 1995. West's suicide note: "In loving memory. Fred West. Rose West. Rest in peace where no shadow falls. In perfect peace he waits for Rose, his wife."
Serial Killer Fred West (aka) The Gloucester House of Horrors, was active for 21 years between 1967-1987, known to have ( 12 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom
Fred West was born on September 29th 1941 in Much Marcle, village in the United Kingdom. He was born 3rd of 8 children and raised by both parents. West was raised as a middle child and had five younger brother or sisters, two older siblings who died at birth. His father, Walter Stephen West, a herdsman and harvest hand. His mother, Daisy Hannah Hill, a farm worker. He had a head injury or brain defect. Fred West was psychologically abused at some point of his life.
West a heterosexual male citizen of England, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Christianity religion, organization or belief system. West completed 9 years of school, no degree received. West married Rosemary West on Jan 01 1972. He had Anne Marie West, sexually abused by Fred during childhood, Anne Marie West.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1967 (Age 25/26) Fred West started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife Rosemary West, his daughter and step-children, where West was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on February 24th 1994 (Age 52), sentenced to never sentence committed suicide prior to conviction at HM Prison Birmingham in Winson Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, England. West was convicted on charges of murder, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, theft, indecent assault and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Fred West died on January 1st 1995 (Age 53), cause of death: suicide, asphyxiated himself by hanging in prison cell with a blanket and tags from a prison laundry bag at HM Prison Birmingham in Winson Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, England. Fred West committed suicide on January 1st 1995 (Age 53). He is buried at Coventry, city in the West Midlands in England.
Fred West has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 9 months ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Gloucester House of Horrors|
|Victims:||12 - 13|
|Years Active:||1967 - 1987|
|Ages Active:||25/26 - 45/46|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Convicted Of:||murder, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, theft, indecent assault|
|Life Span:||1941 - 1995|
|Religious Affiliation:||Apostasy in Christianity|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♎ Libra |
Sep 23 - Oct 23
|Marital Status:||married Catherine Costello in 1962, married Rosemary West on January 1st 1972 , married Rosemary West on Jan 01 1972|
|Children:||Anne Marie West, sexually abused by Fred during childhood ()|
|Living With:||his wife Rosemary West, his daughter and step-children|
|D.O.B.:||Sep 29, 1941|
|Native Name:||Frederick Walter Stephen West|
|Birth Location:||Much Marcle, village in the United Kingdom|
|Birth Order:||3rd of 8|
|Siblings:||five younger brother or sisters, two older siblings who died at birth|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||middle child|
|Mother:||Daisy Hannah Hill, a farm worker|
|Father:||Walter Stephen West, a herdsman and harvest hand|
|Highest School:||9 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Feb 24, 1994 (Age 52)|
|Sentence:||never sentence committed suicide prior to conviction|
|Prison Location:||HM Prison Birmingham in Winson Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, England|
|Death Date:||Jan 1, 1995 (Age 53)|
|Manner of Death:||suicide|
|Cause of Death:||asphyxiated himself by hanging in prison cell with a blanket and tags from a prison laundry bag|
|Death Location:||HM Prison Birmingham in Winson Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, England|
|Burial Location:||Coventry, city in the West Midlands in England|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Fred West. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Sep 29 1941||Fred West was born in Much Marcle, village in the United Kingdom. #19410929|
|Sep 29 1961|
|Fred West started his serial killing spree. #1967|
|Sep 29 1971|
|Sep 29 1981|
|Fred West ended his serial killing spree. #1987|
|Sep 29 1991|
|Feb 24 1994|
|Fred West arrested. #19940224|
|Jan 01 1995|
|Fred Westdied.cause of death:suicide,asphyxiated himself by hanging in prison cell with a blanket and tags from a prison laundry bagat HM Prison Birmingham in Winson Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, England.He is buried at Coventry, city in the West Midlands in England. #19950101|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Fred West (1967-1987).
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||319|
|killed in prison||FALSE||212|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||322|
|sex with body||FALSE||429|
|ate part of body||FALSE||450|
|totem body part||FALSE||364|
|totem personal item||FALSE||353|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|0751513229||Fred & Rose||Howard Sounes||Fred West||2|
|1848946864||Rose West: The Making of...||Jane Carter Woodrow||Fred West||2|
|0671511912||Out of the Shadows||Anne Marie West||Fred West||2|
|0752471376||Cromwell Street Murders||John Bennett||Fred West||2|
|1532802102||Fred & Rose West||Ryan Green||Fred West||1|
|1405512172||Fred And Rose||Howard Sounes||Fred West||2|
|0571265065||Happy Like Murderers||Gordon Burn|| 3 Total Including |
Tommy Lynn Sells
Frederick Walter Stephen West (29 September 1941 – 1 January 1995) was an English serial killer who committed at least 12 murders between 1967 and 1987 in Gloucestershire, the majority with his second wife, Rosemary West.All the victims were young women.
Fred West is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database