Joseph Vacher

The French Ripper, The South-East Ripper

  Active for 4 years
(1894-1897) in France

11

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

27

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 6 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 7 Books About Joseph Vacher
  14. 6 External References
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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.

Joseph Vacher Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 83%
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Joseph Vacher has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 4 months ago.

Joseph Vacher a known:

Joseph Vacher
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-01 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Joseph Vacher
Nickname: The French Ripper, The South-East Ripper
Victims: 11 - 27
Years Active: 1894 - 1897
Ages Active: 24/25 - 27/28
Active Countries: France
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1869 - 1898
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: France
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: himself, alone as a vagrant
Occupation: murderer, serial killer, , military personnel
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 16, 1869
Native Name: Joseph Vacher
Family Name: Vacher
Given Name: Joseph
Birth Location: Beaufort, commune in Isère, France
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least fourteen brothers or sisters
Rasied By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: a homemaker and farmers wife
Father: an illiterate farmer

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

Incarceration
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)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
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
Suicide: FALSE
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Joseph Vacher

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.

Date Event Description
Nov 16 1869Joseph Vacher was born in Beaufort, commune in Isère, France.  #18691116
1894
(Age 24/25)
Joseph Vacher started his serial killing spree. #1894
1897
(Age 27/28)
Joseph Vacher ended his serial killing spree. #1897
Aug 04 1897
(Age 27)
Joseph Vacher arrested. #18970804
Oct 28 1898
(Age 28)
Joseph Vacher was convicted and sentenced to death by beheading via guillotine at a prison in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France.  #18981028
Dec 31 1898
(Age 29)
Joseph Vacher was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by beheading via guillotine at a prison in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France. #18981231

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
head injury TRUE 297
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
rape TRUE 447
sex with body TRUE 426
mutilated TRUE 440
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
strangle FALSE 437
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


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7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Joseph Vacher

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0857201689 The Killer of Little Shep... 1
0313386730 The Mind of a Murderer: P... 4
0313397597 Legends, Monsters, or Ser... 1
0761843426 Nuns Without Cloister 1
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2848861452 Joseph Vacher, l'éventreu... 1

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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q1385111 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Mar 8, 2019.
  2. Joseph Vacher on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 8, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Joseph VACHER on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 8, 2019.
  4. Vacher, Who Murdered More Than a Score of Persons, Executed at Bourg-en-Bresse. on www.nytimes.com, Retrieved on Mar 8, 2019.
  5. Richard Jones, The Life, Crimes and Execution of Joseph Vacher on www.jack-the-ripper-tour.com, Retrieved on Mar 8, 2019.
  6. Liz Hunt, The forensic mind of the original Dr Death on www.telegraph.co.uk, Retrieved on Mar 8, 2019.
Internal References

Joseph Vacher is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #4 of 19 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in France
  2. #11 of 41 [ Page 1 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #12 of 49 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  4. #20 of 60 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #73 of 305 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #140 of 649 [ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #197 of 649 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #305 of 649 [ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #601 of 649 [ Page 41 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Statistics:
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