Carroll Edward Cole

Carroll Cole

  Active for 33 years
(1948-1980) in United States

16

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

35

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 12 Books About Carroll Edward Cole
  14. 6 External References
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Carroll Edward Cole an American serial killer who claimed to have killed thirty-five "loose women" across several states, California, Nevada, Texas, Wyoming and Oklahoma because they reminded him of his mother. Most of the victims were strangled in parking lots. Cole reportedly took their bodies home to sleep with their corpses. In 1981, Cole was convicted of three of the murders he committed in Texas. He was sentenced to life in prison at Huntsville Prison in Carson City, Nevada, and later convicted of murdering a total sixteen people in California, Nevada and Texas. In 1984, Carroll Edward Cole was sentenced to death and was executed by lethal injection at Nevada State Prison on December 6th 1985.

Carroll Edward Cole Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Carroll Edward Cole (aka) Carroll Cole, was active for 33 years between 1948-1980, known to have ( 16 confirmed / 35 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Carroll Edward Cole was born on May 9th 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.. He was born 2nd of 3 children and raised by both parents LaVerne and Vesta Cole. Cole was raised as a middle and had one younger sister and one older brother. His father, LaVerne Cole, shipyard worker and a soldier in WWII. His mother, Vesta Cole, a house wife. His mother abused alcohol and/or drugs. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Carroll Edward Cole was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Cole a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Carroll Edward Cole had an IQ of 152. Cole completed 10 years of school, no degree received. Cole married 3 times, killed 2nd wife. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1948 (Age 9/10) Carroll Edward Cole started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone, and with Wife, Diana Pashal, where Cole was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on May 7th 1971 (Age 32), convicted on April 9th 1981 (Age 42), sentenced to death by lethal injection at Nevada State Prison in Carson City, Nevada, US. Cole was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Carroll Edward Cole was executed on December 6th 1985 (Age 47).

Carroll Edward Cole died on December 6th 1985 (Age 47), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by lethal injection at Nevada State Prison in Carson City, Nevada, US.

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Carroll Edward Cole has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 9 months ago.

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Carroll Edward Cole
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Carroll Cole
Nickname: Carroll Cole
Victims: 16 - 35
Years Active: 1948 - 1980
Ages Active: 9/10 - 41/42
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1938 - 1985
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Apr 20 - May 21
Birth Month: May
Marital Status: married 3 times, killed 2nd wife
Children: no children
Living With: alone, and with Wife, Diana Pashal
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: May 9, 1938
Family Name: Cole
Given Name: Carroll
Birth Location: Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.
Birth Order: 2nd of 3
Siblings: one younger sister and one older brother
Raised By: both parents LaVerne and Vesta Cole
Birth Category: middle
Mother: Vesta Cole, a house wife
Father: LaVerne Cole, shipyard worker and a soldier in WWII

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 152
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: May 7, 1971 (Age 32)
Convicted: Apr 9, 1981 (Age 42)
Sentence: death by lethal injection
Prison Location: Nevada State Prison in Carson City, Nevada, US
Executed: Dec 6, 1985 (Age 47)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Dec 6, 1985 (Age 47)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by lethal injection
Death Location: Nevada State Prison in Carson City, Nevada, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Carroll Edward Cole

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Carroll Edward Cole. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
May 09 1938Carroll Edward Cole was born in Sioux City, Iowa, U.S..  #19380509
1948
(Age 9/10)
Carroll Edward Cole started his serial killing spree. #1948
May 09 1958
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
May 09 1968
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
May 07 1971
(Age 32)
Carroll Edward Cole arrested. #19710507
May 09 1978
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1980
(Age 41/42)
Carroll Edward Cole ended his serial killing spree. #1980
Apr 09 1981
(Age 42)
Carroll Edward Cole was convicted and sentenced to death by lethal injection at Nevada State Prison in Carson City, Nevada, US.  #19810409
Dec 06 1985
(Age 47)
Carroll Edward Cole was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by lethal injection at Nevada State Prison in Carson City, Nevada, US. #19851206
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Boolean Questions:
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Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
mother drug abuse TRUE 192
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
physically abused TRUE 228
psychologically abused TRUE 221
sexually abused TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
previous killed TRUE 207
kill at victims home TRUE 318
strangle TRUE 438
sex with body TRUE 427
suicide FALSE 217
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
xyy FALSE 80
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
drug abuse FALSE 224
kill at killers home FALSE 315
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
rape FALSE 448
torture FALSE 422
stalk FALSE 414
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
mutilated FALSE 441
ate part of body FALSE 446
drank blood FALSE 437
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


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Jack Rosewood
The Big Book of Serial Killers
Book: Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer (mentions serial killer Carroll Edward Cole)
Phil Chalmers
Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer
Book: Extreme Killing (mentions serial killer Carroll Edward Cole)
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Extreme Killing
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Murders in the United States
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1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
0345472004 The Serial Killer Files 20
1548119644 The Big Book of Serial Ki... 60
1595551522 Inside the Mind of a Teen... 2
1412980313 Extreme Killing 2
0786420758 Murders in the United Sta... 32
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
0230239234 Animal Cruelty, Antisocia... 1
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Carroll Edward Cole (May 9, 1938 – December 6, 1985) was an American serial killer who was executed in 1985 for killing at least fifteen women and one boy by strangulation between 1948 and 1980.

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External References
  1. Carroll Cole on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Carroll Edward Cole on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Jessica Richmond, Amber Dalton, Carroll Edward Cole on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  4. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Cole, Carroll Edward on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  5. Q2940333 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  6. Confessed murderer of 13 executed in Nevada on www.nytimes.com, Retrieved on Jan 26, 2019.
Internal References

Carroll Edward Cole is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

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  2. #3 of 72 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  3. #4 of 30 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in May
  4. #9 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #13 of 60 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #16 of 649 [ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #25 of 326 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #32 of 249 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #84 of 649 [ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #95 of 649 [ Page 7 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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