Johannes-Andreas Hanni

Estonia's Hannibal Lecter, the Nõmme Cannibal

  Active for 1 year
(1982) in Estonia




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Johannes-Andreas Hanni a Soviet-Estonian serial killer known as Estonia's Hannibal Lecter and The Nõmme Cannibal. Hanni killed murdered three people in Estonia in 1982 with the aid of his wife Pille. Johannes-Andreas Hanni later hanged himself in prison before sentencing in November of 1982. He cut out part of one of his victims thigh to eat, claiming had wished to try eating human flesh for a long time. His wife, Pille Hanni, was convicted on charges of accessory to murder and spent nearly twelve years in Harku women's prison before being released. She later changed her name and moved to Finland.

Johannes-Andreas Hanni Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Johannes-Andreas Hanni (aka) Estonia's Hannibal Lecter, the Nõmme Cannibal, was active for 1 year in 1982, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Estonia

Johannes-Andreas Hanni was born in Estonia. He was raised by both parents. His father, a devout Baptist. His mother, a devout Baptist. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems. Johannes-Andreas Hanni was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.

He married Pille Toomla in 1981. He had no children mentioned.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1982 Johannes-Andreas Hanni started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife Pille.

He was arrested on October 2nd 1982, sentenced to never sentence committed suicide prior to conviction at a prison in Tallinn, Estonia.

Johannes-Andreas Hanni died on November 6th 1982, cause of death: committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell at a prison in Tallinn, Estonia. Johannes-Andreas Hanni committed suicide on November 6th 1982.

Profile Completeness: 64%
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Johannes-Andreas Hanni has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 1 week ago.

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Johannes-Andreas Hanni
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Updated: 2019-03-10 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Johannes-Andreas Hanni
Nickname: Estonia's Hannibal Lecter, the Nõmme Cannibal
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1982 - 1982
Active Countries: Estonia
Life Span:      - 1982
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: bisexual
Marital Status: married Pille Toomla in 1981
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: his wife Pille
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Birth Location: Estonia
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: a devout Baptist
Father: a devout Baptist

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Oct 2, 1982
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: never sentence committed suicide prior to conviction
Prison Location: a prison in Tallinn, Estonia
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Nov 6, 1982
Cause of Death: committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell
Death Location: a prison in Tallinn, Estonia
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: TRUE
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Boolean Questions:
suicide TRUE 188
problems in school TRUE 189
physically abused TRUE 194
psychologically abused TRUE 189
psychologist TRUE 220
forensic hospital TRUE 219
previous crimes TRUE 287
previous jail TRUE 281
previous prision TRUE 274
rape TRUE 396
mutilated TRUE 344
ate part of body TRUE 356
killed in prison FALSE 181
teased in school FALSE 187
physically defect FALSE 251
speach defect FALSE 250
head injury FALSE 249
sexually abused FALSE 191
torture FALSE 339
stalk FALSE 327
strangle FALSE 340
sex with body FALSE 337
drank blood FALSE 347

Books that Mention Johannes-Andreas Hanni

Book: Lost Connections (mentions serial killer Johannes-Andreas Hanni)
Johann Hari
Lost Connections

1 Books that mention Serial Killer
Johannes-Andreas Hanni

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
163286830x Lost Connections 1

Johannes-Andreas Hanni (1957 – 6 November 1982) was a Estonian serial killer who murdered three people in the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1982 with the aid of his wife Pille.

External References
  1. Q55761505 on, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2019.
  2. Johannes-Andreas Hanni on, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2019.
  3. Janar Filippov, Nõukogude Eesti kannibal on, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2019.
  4. Liis Vaksmann, Eesti oma Hannibal Lecter: INIMLIHA PRAEPANNIL on, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2019.
  5. Karoliina Vasli, kannibali Andreas lesk Pille kirjutas oma elust šokeeriva raamatu on, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2019.
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Johannes-Andreas Hanni is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #27 of 41 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #223 of 272 [ Page 15 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #234 of 636 [ Page 16 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #275 of 636 [ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #494 of 636 [ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #532 of 636 [ Page 36 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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