Matti Haapoja

  Active for 28 years
(1867-1894) in Finland




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Matti Haapoja a Finnish serial killer known to have killed three and suspected of twenty-two additional murders. Haapoja was exiled from Siberia in the 1880s where five of the murders took place. He managed to escape prison several times always being recaptured. Matti Haapoja committed suicide by hanging himself in prison in 1895 while awaiting trail of his third confirmed victim.

Matti Haapoja Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Matti Haapoja, was active for 28 years between 1867-1894, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 25 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Finland

Matti Haapoja was born on September 16th 1845 in Isokyrö, municipality in the region of Ostrobothnia in Finland.

Haapoja a heterosexual male citizen of Grand Duchy of Finland. Haapoja never married. He had no children mentioned.

Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol.

In 1867 (Age 21/22) Matti Haapoja started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, and murder his victims. Matti Haapoja used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living in/with himself, alone between escapes from prison, where Haapoja was known to work as a serial killer.

Matti Haapoja died on January 8th 1895 (Age 49), cause of death: suicide, suicide, hanging in prison cell in Turku, city in the region of Finland Proper, Finland. He is buried at Ylistaro, former municipality of Finland, now part of Seinäjoki.

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Matti Haapoja has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 4 days ago.

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Matti Haapoja
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Updated: 2019-01-11 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Matti Haapoja
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 3 - 25
Years Active: 1867 - 1894
Ages Active: 21/22 - 48/49
Active Countries: Finland
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1845 - 1895
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Grand Duchy of Finland
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: himself, alone between escapes from prison
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 16, 1845
Family Name: Haapoja
Given Name: Matti
Birth Location: Isokyrö, municipality in the region of Ostrobothnia in Finland
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Jan 8, 1895 (Age 49)
Manner of Death: suicide
Cause of Death: suicide, hanging in prison cell
Death Location: Turku, city in the region of Finland Proper, Finland
Burial Location: Ylistaro, former municipality of Finland, now part of Seinäjoki
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
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Boolean Questions:
alcohol abuse TRUE 176
previous crimes TRUE 238
previous jail TRUE 236
previous prision TRUE 229
previous killed TRUE 174
kill at victims home TRUE 232
used weapon TRUE 271
used gun TRUE 270
strangle TRUE 281
robbed TRUE 256
living with children FALSE 204
suicide FALSE 163
killed in prison FALSE 158
father drug abuse FALSE 154
mother drug abuse FALSE 157
problems in school FALSE 169
teased in school FALSE 166
physically defect FALSE 214
speach defect FALSE 213
head injury FALSE 212
physically abused FALSE 178
psychologically abused FALSE 174
sexually abused FALSE 176
drug abuse FALSE 179
psychologist FALSE 194
forensic hospital FALSE 193
kill at killers home FALSE 233
rape FALSE 339
torture FALSE 274
stalk FALSE 264
blindfold FALSE 239
sex with body FALSE 270
mutilated FALSE 271
ate part of body FALSE 287
drank blood FALSE 277
posed body FALSE 241
totem body part FALSE 241
totem personal item FALSE 238

Books that Mention Matti Haapoja

Book: Handbook of European Homicide Resea... (mentions serial killer Matti Haapoja)
Marieke C. A. Liem
Handbook of European Homicide Research
Book: Handbook of European Homicide Resea... (mentions serial killer Matti Haapoja)
Anu Koskivirta
The Enemy Within
Book: Handbook of European Homicide Resea... (mentions serial killer Matti Haapoja)
Lois Hoadley Dick
Mercy at Midnight

3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Matti Haapoja

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1461404665 Handbook of European Homi... 1
9517464746 The Enemy Within 1
0802426476 Mercy at Midnight 1

Matti Haapoja (September 16, 1845 in Isokyrö – January 8, 1895 in Turku) was a Finnish serial killer who was much covered by the press at the time of the murders. The exact number of his victims is unknown. He was convicted of two murders and was scheduled for a trial for his third murder trial when he committed suicide in his cell.

External References
  1. Q2604610 on,
    Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  2. Matti Haapoja on,
    Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Matti HAAPOJA on,
    Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
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