Matti Haapoja

  Active for 28 years
(1867-1894) in Finland




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  10. 8 Timeline Events
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Matti Haapoja a Finnish serial killer known to have killed three victims 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 from prison several times, being recaptured each time. In 1984, he attempted to commit suicide by stabbing himself, the attempt failed and he later recovered. In 1895, Matti Haapoja successfully committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell while awaiting trial 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 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, committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell at a prison in Turku, Finland. He is buried at Ylistaro, former municipality of Finland, now part of Seinäjoki.

Profile Completeness: 85%
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Matti Haapoja has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Matti Haapoja a known:

Matti Haapoja
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 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
Birth Month: September
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
Raised 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: committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell
Death Location: a prison in Turku, Finland
Burial Location: Ylistaro, former municipality of Finland, now part of Seinäjoki
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Matti Haapoja

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Matti Haapoja. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Sep 16 1845Matti Haapoja was born in Isokyrö, municipality in the region of Ostrobothnia in Finland.  #18450916
Sep 16 1865
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 21/22)
Matti Haapoja started his serial killing spree. #1867
Sep 16 1875
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Sep 16 1885
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 48/49)
Matti Haapoja ended his serial killing spree. #1894
Jan 08 1895
(Age 49)
Matti Haapojadied.cause of death:suicide,committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cellat a prison in Turku, Finland.He is buried at Ylistaro, former municipality of Finland, now part of Seinäjoki. #18950108
Sep 16 1895
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
previous killed TRUE 208
kill at victims home TRUE 323
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
strangle TRUE 443
robbed TRUE 418
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
kill at killers home FALSE 320
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354

Books that Mention Matti Haapoja

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

4 Books that mention Serial Killer
Matti Haapoja

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
0802426476 Mercy at Midnight 1
1461404665 Handbook of European Homi... 1
9517464746 The Enemy Within 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.
Internal References

Matti Haapoja is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 1[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Finland
  2. #16 of 651[ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  3. #27 of 39[ Page 2 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #32 of 41[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  5. #175 of 651[ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #199 of 250[ Page 14 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #224 of 651[ Page 15 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #499 of 651[ Page 34 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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