Fred West

The Gloucester House of Horrors

  Active for 21 years
(1967-1987) in United Kingdom

12

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

13

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  1. Summary
  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  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. 9 Books About Fred West
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

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."

Fred West Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 97%
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Fred West has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 9 months ago.

Fred West a known:

Fred West
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-30 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Fred West
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
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: England
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Christianity
Astrological Sign: Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 23
Birth Month: September
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
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 29, 1941
Native Name: Frederick Walter Stephen West
Family Name: West
Given Name: Frederick
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

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 9 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Feb 24, 1994 (Age 52)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: never sentence committed suicide prior to conviction
Prison Location: HM Prison Birmingham in Winson Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
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
Suicide: TRUE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Fred West

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.

Date Event Description
Sep 29 1941Fred West was born in Much Marcle, village in the United Kingdom.  #19410929
Sep 29 1961
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1967
(Age 25/26)
Fred West started his serial killing spree. #1967
Sep 29 1971
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Sep 29 1981
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1987
(Age 45/46)
Fred West ended his serial killing spree. #1987
Sep 29 1991
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Feb 24 1994
(Age 52)
Fred West arrested. #19940224
Jan 01 1995
(Age 53)
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

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 268
suicide TRUE 219
head injury TRUE 299
psychologically abused TRUE 224
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at killers home TRUE 319
rape TRUE 451
torture TRUE 425
bound TRUE 405
strangle TRUE 441
mutilated TRUE 446
killed in prison FALSE 212
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
physically abused FALSE 231
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at victims home FALSE 322
used weapon FALSE 452
used gun FALSE 450
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
sex with body FALSE 429
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


Books that Mention Fred West

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Fred West)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Fred West)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Fred & Rose (mentions serial killer Fred West)
Howard Sounes
Fred & Rose
Book: Rose West: The Making of a Monster (mentions serial killer Fred West)
Jane Carter Woodrow
Rose West: The Making of a Monster
Book: Cromwell Street Murders (mentions serial killer Fred West)
John Bennett
Cromwell Street Murders
Book: Fred & Rose West (mentions serial killer Fred West)
Ryan Green
Fred & Rose West
Book: Fred And Rose (mentions serial killer Fred West)
Howard Sounes
Fred And Rose
Book: Happy Like Murderers (mentions serial killer Fred West)
Gordon Burn
Happy Like Murderers

9 Books that mention Serial Killer
Fred West

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0751513229 Fred & Rose 2
1848946864 Rose West: The Making of... 2
0671511912 Out of the Shadows 2
0752471376 Cromwell Street Murders 2
1532802102 Fred & Rose West 1
1405512172 Fred And Rose 2
0571265065 Happy Like Murderers 3

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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q577052 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  2. Fred West on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Frederick Walter Stephen WEST on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  4. Fred West on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  5. Fred a Rose Westovi on www.serialkillers.cz, Retrieved on Apr 1, 2019.
Internal References

Fred West is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #6 of 62[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #8 of 42[ Page 1 ] of Libra Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #8 of 41[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  4. #19 of 89[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #39 of 651[ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #42 of 651[ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #50 of 249[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #67 of 306[ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #127 of 651[ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #622 of 651[ Page 42 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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