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 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.
Matti Haapoja has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 6 months 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.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Victims:||3 - 25|
|Years Active:||1867 - 1894|
|Ages Active:||21/22 - 48/49|
|Life Span:||1845 - 1895|
|Citizenship:||Grand Duchy of Finland|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♍ Virgo |
Aug 23 - Sep 23
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Children:||no children mentioned|
|Living With:||himself, alone between escapes from prison|
|D.O.B.:||Sep 16, 1845|
|Birth Location:||Isokyrö, municipality in the region of Ostrobothnia in Finland|
|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|
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.
|Sep 16 1845||Matti Haapoja was born in Isokyrö, municipality in the region of Ostrobothnia in Finland. #18450916|
|Sep 16 1865|
|Matti Haapoja started his serial killing spree. #1867|
|Sep 16 1875|
|Sep 16 1885|
|Matti Haapoja ended his serial killing spree. #1894|
|Jan 08 1895|
|Matti Haapoja died. 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. #18950108|
|Sep 16 1895|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Matti Haapoja (1867-1894).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||318|
|living with children||FALSE||267|
|killed in prison||FALSE||210|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||190|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|problems in school||FALSE||218|
|teased in school||FALSE||215|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||315|
|sex with body||FALSE||426|
|ate part of body||FALSE||445|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
|totem personal item||FALSE||350|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|0802426476||Mercy at Midnight||Lois Hoadley Dick||Matti Haapoja||1|
|1461404665||Handbook of European Homi...||Marieke C. A. Liem||Matti Haapoja||1|
|9517464746||The Enemy Within||Anu Koskivirta||Matti Haapoja||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.
Matti Haapoja is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database