John Duffy (John Francis Duffy) a British rapist and serial killer who along with his accomplice, David Mulcahy, are known as the Railway rapist and the Railway Killers. Duffy and Mulcahy attacked numerous women and children at railway stations in the south of England between 1985 and 1986. Both are suspected of other sexual attacks, while Mulcahy is also suspected of attacks which took place after Duffy was in prison. In 1988, John Duffy was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Serial Killer John Duffy (aka) The Railway Killers, The Railway Rapists, was active for 2 years between 1985-1986, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom
John Duffy was born on November 29th 1958 in Northern Ireland. He was born 2nd of 3 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a middle child and had two brothers or sisters. His father, John Duffy. His mother, Philomena Duffy.
He married Margaret Byrne in 1980. He had one child.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes.
In 1985 (Age 26/27) John Duffy started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and child in Kilburn, London, England.
He was arrested on November 23rd 1986 (Age 27), sentenced to life imprisonment at HM Prison Whitemoor in March, Cambridgeshire, England.
John Duffy has been listed on Killer.Cloud since December of 2018 and was last updated 3 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.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Nickname:||The Railway Killers, The Railway Rapists|
|Victims:||3 - 3|
|Years Active:||1985 - 1986|
|Ages Active:||26/27 - 27/28|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Life Span:||1958 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♐ Sagittarius |
Nov 22 - Dec 22
|Marital Status:||married Margaret Byrne in 1980|
|Living With:||his wife and child in Kilburn, London, England|
|D.O.B.:||Nov 29, 1958|
|Birth Location:||Northern Ireland|
|Birth Order:||2nd of 3|
|Siblings:||two brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||middle child|
|Arrested:||Nov 23, 1986 (Age 27)|
|Prison Location:||HM Prison Whitemoor in March, Cambridgeshire, England|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer John Duffy. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Nov 29 1958||John Duffy was born in Northern Ireland. #19581129|
|Nov 29 1978|
|John Duffy started his serial killing spree. #1985|
|John Duffy ended his serial killing spree. #1986|
|Nov 23 1986|
|John Duffy arrested. #19861123|
|Nov 29 1988|
|Nov 29 1998|
|Nov 29 2008|
|Nov 29 2018|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as John Duffy (1985-1986).
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|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|0750969520||Dangerous Place||Simon Farquhar||John Duffy||2|
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