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 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 1 month ago.

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Matti Haapoja
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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
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: 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
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Boolean Questions:
alcohol abuse TRUE 196
previous crimes TRUE 287
previous jail TRUE 281
previous prision TRUE 274
previous killed TRUE 188
kill at victims home TRUE 271
used weapon TRUE 345
used gun TRUE 341
strangle TRUE 340
robbed TRUE 321
living with children FALSE 230
suicide FALSE 188
killed in prison FALSE 181
father drug abuse FALSE 169
mother drug abuse FALSE 171
problems in school FALSE 189
teased in school FALSE 187
physically defect FALSE 251
speach defect FALSE 250
head injury FALSE 249
physically abused FALSE 194
psychologically abused FALSE 189
sexually abused FALSE 191
drug abuse FALSE 197
psychologist FALSE 220
forensic hospital FALSE 219
kill at killers home FALSE 271
rape FALSE 396
torture FALSE 339
stalk FALSE 327
blindfold FALSE 288
bound FALSE 302
sex with body FALSE 337
mutilated FALSE 344
ate part of body FALSE 356
drank blood FALSE 347
posed body FALSE 291
totem body part FALSE 288
totem personal item FALSE 284

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4 Books that mention Serial Killer
Matti Haapoja

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

  1. #13 of 636 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  2. #28 of 37 [ Page 2 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #155 of 636 [ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #166 of 201 [ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #221 of 636 [ Page 15 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #488 of 636 [ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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