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 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.
Helene Jegado has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 4 years ago.
|Victims:||3 - 36|
|Years Active:||1833 - 1851|
|Life Span:||- 1852|
|Children:||no children mentioned|
|Living With:||herself, alone as a domestic servant for multiple families|
|Occupation:||serial killer, domestic worker cook|
|Native Name:||Hélène Jégado|
|Birth Location:||Plouhinec, commune in Morbihan, France|
|Raised By:||her mother until (Age 7), two of her aunts until adulthood|
|Mother:||an unnamed woman, deceased, Helene (Age 7)|
|Arrested:||Jul 1, 1851|
|Sentence:||death by beheading via guillotine|
|Prison Location:||a prison in Rennes, Brittany, France|
|Executed:||Feb 26, 1852|
|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|
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.
|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 Jegadowas executed.cause of death:executed by beheading via guillotineat the Champ-de-Mars in Rennes, commune in Ille-et-Vilaine, France. #18520226|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Helene Jegado (1833-1851).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|0028642600||Mistresses of mayhem||Francine Hornberger||Helene Jegado||1|
|1559501049||Bad Girls Do It!||Michael Newton||Helene Jegado||2|
|0761914218||Contemporary Perspectives...||Ronald M. Holmes|| 7 Total Including |
|0766072916||Historical Serial Killers||Don Rauf||Helene Jegado||1|
|159605719x||She Stands Accused||Victor Macclure||Helene Jegado||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.
Helene Jegado is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database