Helene Jegado

  Active for 19 years
(1833-1851) in France

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

36

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Helene Jegado (Hélène Jégado) a French domestic servant and serial killer who is believed to have murdered as many as thirty-six victims using arsenic between 1833 and 1851. Jegado was arrested in 1851 after arousing suspicion when she announced her innocence before she was questioned. In 1851, Jegado was sentenced to death by guillotine. In 1852, Helene Jegado was executed by beheading via guillotine on the Champ-de-Mars in Rennes, France.

Helene Jegado Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Helene Jegado, was active for 19 years between 1833-1851, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 36 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: France

Helene Jegado was born in Plouhinec, commune in Morbihan, France. She was raised by her mother until (Age 7), two of her aunts until adulthood. Her mother, an unnamed woman, deceased, Helene (Age 7).

Helene Jegado a heterosexual female citizen of France. She had no children mentioned.

Prior to her spree she had commited crimes.

In 1833 Helene Jegado started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. She was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living with herself, alone as a domestic servant for multiple families, where she was known to work as a serial killer, domestic worker cook.

She was arrested on July 1st 1851, sentenced to death by beheading via guillotine at a prison in Rennes, Brittany, France. She was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime. Helene Jegado was executed on February 26th 1852.

Helene Jegado died on February 26th 1852, cause of death: executed by beheading via guillotine at the Champ-de-Mars in Rennes, commune in Ille-et-Vilaine, France.

Profile Completeness: 81%
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Helene Jegado has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 3 weeks ago.

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Helene Jegado
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-19 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Hélène Jégado
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 3 - 36
Years Active: 1833 - 1851
Active Countries: France
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span:      - 1852
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: France
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: N/A
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: herself, alone as a domestic servant for multiple families
Occupation: serial killer, domestic worker cook
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Native Name: Hélène Jégado
Given Name: Hélène
Birth Location: Plouhinec, commune in Morbihan, France
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: her mother until (Age 7), two of her aunts until adulthood
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: an unnamed woman, deceased, Helene (Age 7)
Father: N/A

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

Incarceration
Arrested: Jul 1, 1851
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: death by beheading via guillotine
Prison Location: a prison in Rennes, Brittany, France
Executed: Feb 26, 1852
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Feb 26, 1852
Cause of Death: executed by beheading via guillotine
Death Location: the Champ-de-Mars in Rennes, commune in Ille-et-Vilaine, France
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
5 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Helene Jegado

The 5 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Helene Jegado. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
1833
Helene Jegado started her serial killing spree. #1833
1851
Helene Jegado ended her serial killing spree. #1851
Jul 01 1851
Helene Jegado arrested. #18510701
Dec 06 1851
Jégado's trial began #18511206
Location: the Assize Court in Rennes, Brittany, France

Feb 26 1852
Helene Jegado was executed. cause of death: executed by beheading via guillotine at the Champ-de-Mars in Rennes, commune in Ille-et-Vilaine, France. #18520226
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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
previous crimes TRUE 361
kill at victims home TRUE 316
suicide FALSE 213
killed in prison FALSE 207
xyy FALSE 77
physically defect FALSE 294
speach defect FALSE 294
head injury FALSE 293
drug abuse FALSE 221
alcohol abuse FALSE 220
psychologist FALSE 253
forensic hospital FALSE 252
previous jail FALSE 345
previous prision FALSE 330
kill at killers home FALSE 313
used weapon FALSE 445
used gun FALSE 444
rape FALSE 442
torture FALSE 417
stalk FALSE 410
blindfold FALSE 356
bound FALSE 396
strangle FALSE 434
sex with body FALSE 423
mutilated FALSE 437
ate part of body FALSE 442
drank blood FALSE 433
posed body FALSE 357
totem body part FALSE 357
totem personal item FALSE 346
robbed FALSE 410


Books that Mention Helene Jegado

Book: Mistresses of mayhem (mentions serial killer Helene Jegado)
Francine Hornberger
Mistresses of mayhem
Book: Bad Girls Do It! (mentions serial killer Helene Jegado)
Michael Newton
Bad Girls Do It!
Book: Contemporary Perspectives on Serial... (mentions serial killer Helene Jegado)
Ronald M. Holmes
Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder
Book: Historical Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Helene Jegado)
Don Rauf
Historical Serial Killers
Book: She Stands Accused (mentions serial killer Helene Jegado)
Victor Macclure
She Stands Accused

5 Books that mention Serial Killer
Helene Jegado

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0028642600 Mistresses of mayhem 1
1559501049 Bad Girls Do It! 2
0761914218 Contemporary Perspectives... 7
0766072916 Historical Serial Killers 1
159605719x She Stands Accused 1

Hélène Jégado (1803 – 26 February 1852) was a French domestic servant and serial killer. She is believed to have murdered as many as 36 people with arsenic over a period of 18 years. After an initial period of activity, between 1833 and 1841, she seems to have stopped for nearly ten years before a final spree in 1851.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q2160191 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Mar 9, 2019.
  2. Hélène Jégado on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 9, 2019.
  3. Hélène Jégado on fr.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 9, 2019.
  4. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Hélène JÉGADO on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 9, 2019.
  5. Jessica Ferri, Hélène Jégado, the Servant Serial Killer on the-line-up.com, Retrieved on Mar 9, 2019.
Internal References

Helene Jegado is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #17 of 19 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in France
  2. #47 of 75 [ Page 4 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #51 of 647 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  4. #210 of 647 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #278 of 647 [ Page 19 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #501 of 647 [ Page 34 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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