Helene Jegado

  Active for 19 years
(1833-1851) in France




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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 4 years ago.

Helene Jegado a known:

Helene Jegado
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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
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
Raised 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
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

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
Helene Jegado started her serial killing spree. #1833
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
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Helene Jegado (1833-1851).

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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
kill at victims home TRUE 323
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
xyy FALSE 81
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
kill at killers home FALSE 320
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

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.

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. #18 of 20[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in France
  2. #47 of 75[ Page 4 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #53 of 651[ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  4. #213 of 651[ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #278 of 651[ Page 19 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #504 of 651[ Page 34 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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