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.
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.
Carroll Edward Cole has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 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.
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).
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Victims:||16 - 35|
|Years Active:||1948 - 1980|
|Ages Active:||9/10 - 41/42|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1938 - 1985|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Religious Affiliation:||Apostasy in Catholicism|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♉ Taurus |
Apr 20 - May 21
|Marital Status:||married 3 times, killed 2nd wife|
|Living With:||alone, and with Wife, Diana Pashal|
|D.O.B.:||May 9, 1938|
|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|
|Mother:||Vesta Cole, a house wife|
|Father:||LaVerne Cole, shipyard worker and a soldier in WWII|
|Highest School:||10 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|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)|
|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|
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.
|May 09 1938||Carroll Edward Cole was born in Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.. #19380509|
|Carroll Edward Cole started his serial killing spree. #1948|
|May 09 1958|
|May 09 1968|
|May 07 1971|
|Carroll Edward Cole arrested. #19710507|
|May 09 1978|
|Carroll Edward Cole ended his serial killing spree. #1980|
|Apr 09 1981|
|Carroll Edward Cole was convictedand sentenced to death by lethal injection at Nevada State Prison in Carson City, Nevada, US. #19810409|
|Dec 06 1985|
|Carroll Edward Colewas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by lethal injectionat Nevada State Prison in Carson City, Nevada, US. #19851206|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Carroll Edward Cole (1948-1980).
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|mother drug abuse||TRUE||195|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|sex with body||TRUE||430|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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|1548119644||The Big Book of Serial Ki...||Jack Rosewood|| 60 Total Including |
|1595551522||Inside the Mind of a Teen...||Phil Chalmers||Carroll Edward Cole||2|
|1412980313||Extreme Killing||James Alan Fox||Carroll Edward Cole||2|
|0786420758||Murders in the United Sta...||R. Barri Flowers|| 32 Total Including |
Juan Vallejo Corona
|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
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|1439851557||Creating Cultural Monster...||Julie B. Wiest|| 9 Total Including |
|0786451831||Encyclopedia of Capital P...||Louis J. Palmer, Jr.|| 3 Total Including |
Henry Louis Wallace
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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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