Thomas Huskey

Zoo Man

  Active for 2 years
(1991-1992) in United States

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

4

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 13 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 3 Books About Thomas Huskey
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Thomas Huskey a suspected American serial killer known as the Zoo Man. Huskey confessed and had souvenirs from the women's bodies found in his bedroom. He was charged with four murders which were formally dropped due to a mistrial. Huskey is a former elephant trainer who got his nickname from prostitutes who said he took them to the Knoxville Zoo to have sex. He is currently serving a 66-year prison term for raping four other women in woods near the Knoxville Zoo in 1992. A study from Radford University states he had an IQ of 84.

Thomas Huskey Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Thomas Huskey (aka) Zoo Man, was active for 2 years between 1991-1992, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Thomas Huskey was born on August 20th 1960 His father, Frank Dee Huskey, died in 1999. His mother, Jessie Helen Quarrells, died in 2006.

He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Thomas Huskey had an IQ of 84. He married, divorced. He had at lest two children with his ex-wife.

In 1991 (Age 30/31) Thomas Huskey started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with his parents in their mobile home in Pigeon Forge, Sevier County, Tennessee.

He was arrested on October 21st 1992 (Age 32), convicted on October 20th 1995 (Age 35), sentenced to sixty-six years in prison at the South Central Correctional Facility in Clifton, Tennessee, US.

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Thomas Huskey has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Thomas Huskey a known:

Thomas Huskey
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-24 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Thomas Huskey
Nickname: Zoo Man
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1991 - 1992
Ages Active: 30/31 - 31/32
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1960 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 23
Birth Month: August
Marital Status: married, divorced
Children: at lest two children with his ex-wife
Living With: his parents in their mobile home in Pigeon Forge, Sevier County, Tennessee
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Aug 20, 1960
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Jessie Helen Quarrells, died in 2006
Father: Frank Dee Huskey, died in 1999

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 84
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Oct 21, 1992 (Age 32)
Convicted: Oct 20, 1995 (Age 35)
Sentence: sixty-six years in prison
Prison Location: the South Central Correctional Facility in Clifton, Tennessee, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
13 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Thomas Huskey

The 13 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Thomas Huskey. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Aug 20 1960birth of Thomas Huskey  #19600820
Aug 20 1980
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Aug 20 1990
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1991
(Age 30/31)
Thomas Huskey started his serial killing spree. #1991
1992
(Age 31/32)
Thomas Huskey ended his serial killing spree. #1992
Oct 21 1992
(Age 32)
Thomas Huskey arrested. #19921021
Oct 20 1995
(Age 35)
Thomas Huskey was convictedand sentenced to sixty-six years in prison at the South Central Correctional Facility in Clifton, Tennessee, US.  #19951020
Feb 13 1999
(Age 38)
mistrial declared #19990213
Location: Knox County Criminal Court, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee

Judge Richard Baumgartner declared a mistrial in Huskey's quadruple murder case. The case lasted from the fall of 1992 until late 2005. Ultimately, appellate courts ruled that authorities had used a flawed warrant to seize items from Huskey's parents' trailer. They also found that his confession had been coerced.

Dec 10 1999
(Age 39)
Huskey's father, Frank Dee Huskey, died #19991210
Location: Sevierville, Tennessee

Thomas Huskey's father, Frank Dee Huskey, died in Sevierville, Tennessee. He was buried at the Little Cove Baptist Cemetery, Sevier County, Tennessee.

Aug 20 2000
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Feb 16 2006
(Age 45)
Huskey's mother, Jessie Helen Quarrells, died #20060216
Location: Sevierville, Tennessee

Thomas Huskey's mother, Jessie Helen Quarrells, died in Sevierville, Tennessee. She was buried at the Little Cove Baptist Cemetery in Sevier County, Tennessee.

Aug 20 2010
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Aug 20 2020
(Age 60)
60th Birthday

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Books that Mention Thomas Huskey

Book: Death's Acre (mentions serial killer Thomas Huskey)
Bill Bass
Death's Acre
Book: Corpse (mentions serial killer Thomas Huskey)
Jessica Snyder Sachs
Corpse
Book: Taming the Beast Within (mentions serial killer Thomas Huskey)
Peter Tyrer
Taming the Beast Within

3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Thomas Huskey

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0425198324 Death's Acre 1
0465044859 Corpse 1
1847094767 Taming the Beast Within 1
External References
  1. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Thomas Dee HUSKEY on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Jun 23, 2019.
  2. Matt Lakin, 'Zoo Man' Huskey admitted killings but was never convicted on archive.knoxnews.com, Retrieved on Jun 23, 2019.
  3. Appalachian Unsolved: The serial killer who got away with murder on www.wbir.com, Retrieved on Jun 23, 2019.
  4. State v. Huskey, 2005 on caselaw.findlaw.com, Retrieved on Jun 23, 2019.
  5. State of Tennessee v. Thomas Dee Huskey, 2001,2002 on www.courtlistener.com, Retrieved on Jun 23, 2019.
Internal References

Thomas Huskey is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #22 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in August
  2. #27 of 46[ Page 2 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #51 of 72[ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  4. #213 of 307[ Page 15 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #215 of 327[ Page 15 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #268 of 651[ Page 18 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #416 of 651[ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #427 of 651[ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #439 of 651[ Page 30 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
Statistics:
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