Joseph Vacher a French serial killer known as The French Ripper and L'eventreur du Sud-Est (The South-East Ripper). He murdered eleven to twenty-seven victims between 1894 and 1897. Vacher raped stabbed, sodomized and disembowelled women, teenage boys and girls who worked alone in the countryside as farm laborers. Vacher claimed he was insane but was pronounced sane and fit to stand trial. He was arrested in 1987 and sentenced to death in 1898. In 1898, Joseph Vacher was executed via guillotine at a prison in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France.
Serial Killer Joseph Vacher (aka) The French Ripper, The South-East Ripper, was active for 4 years between 1894-1897, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 27 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: France
Joseph Vacher was born on November 16th 1869 in Beaufort, commune in Isère, France. He was raised by both parents. Vacher had at least fourteen brothers or sisters. His father, an illiterate farmer. His mother, a homemaker and farmers wife. He had a head injury or brain defect.
Vacher a heterosexual male citizen of France. Vacher never married. He had no children.
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 1894 (Age 24/25) Joseph Vacher started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Joseph Vacher used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone as a vagrant, where Vacher was known to work as a murderer, serial killer,, military personnel.
He was arrested on August 4th 1897 (Age 27), convicted on October 28th 1898 (Age 28), sentenced to death by beheading via guillotine at a prison in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France. Vacher was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Joseph Vacher was executed on December 31st 1898 (Age 29).
Joseph Vacher died on December 31st 1898 (Age 29), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by beheading via guillotine at a prison in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France.
Joseph Vacher 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.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
|Nickname:||The French Ripper, The South-East Ripper|
|Victims:||11 - 27|
|Years Active:||1894 - 1897|
|Ages Active:||24/25 - 27/28|
|Life Span:||1869 - 1898|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♏ Scorpio |
Oct 23 - Nov 22
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||himself, alone as a vagrant|
|Occupation:||murderer, serial killer, , military personnel|
|D.O.B.:||Nov 16, 1869|
|Native Name:||Joseph Vacher|
|Birth Location:||Beaufort, commune in Isère, France|
|Siblings:||at least fourteen brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Mother:||a homemaker and farmers wife|
|Father:||an illiterate farmer|
|Arrested:||Aug 4, 1897 (Age 27)|
|Convicted:||Oct 28, 1898 (Age 28)|
|Sentence:||death by beheading via guillotine|
|Prison Location:||a prison in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France|
|Executed:||Dec 31, 1898 (Age 29)|
|Death Date:||Dec 31, 1898 (Age 29)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by beheading via guillotine|
|Death Location:||a prison in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Joseph Vacher. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Nov 16 1869||Joseph Vacher was born in Beaufort, commune in Isère, France. #18691116|
|Joseph Vacher started his serial killing spree. #1894|
|Joseph Vacher ended his serial killing spree. #1897|
|Aug 04 1897|
|Joseph Vacher arrested. #18970804|
|Oct 28 1898|
|Joseph Vacher was convictedand sentenced to death by beheading via guillotine at a prison in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France. #18981028|
|Dec 31 1898|
|Joseph Vacherwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by beheading via guillotineat a prison in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France. #18981231|
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|sex with body||TRUE||430|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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Joseph Vacher (November 16, 1869 – December 31, 1898) was a French serial killer, sometimes known as "The French Ripper" or "L'éventreur du Sud-Est" ("The South-East Ripper") owing to comparisons to the more famous Jack the Ripper murderer of London, England, in 1888. His scarred face, accordion, and plain, white, handmade rabbit-fur hat composed his trademark appearance.
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