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.
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.
Thomas Huskey has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 4 years 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.
|Victims:||4 - 4|
|Years Active:||1991 - 1992|
|Ages Active:||30/31 - 31/32|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1960 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♌ Leo |
Jul 23 - Aug 23
|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|
|D.O.B.:||Aug 20, 1960|
|Mother:||Jessie Helen Quarrells, died in 2006|
|Father:||Frank Dee Huskey, died in 1999|
|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|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
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.
|Aug 20 1960||birth of Thomas Huskey #19600820|
|Aug 20 1980|
|Aug 20 1990|
|Thomas Huskey started his serial killing spree. #1991|
|Thomas Huskey ended his serial killing spree. #1992|
|Oct 21 1992|
|Thomas Huskey arrested. #19921021|
|Oct 20 1995|
|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|
| 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|
| 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|
|Feb 16 2006|
| 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|
|Aug 20 2020|
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