Hamdi Kayapinar

Avcı, insan avcısı

  Active for 25 years
(1994-2018) in Turkey




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  10. 3 Timeline Events
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Hamdi Kayapinar (Kayapınar) a Turkish serial killer known as Avcı (The Hunter) and insan avcısı (human hunter). Kayapınar killed seven victims between 1994 and 2001. In 1998, a shop selling hunting equipment was robbed in Kayseri. Authorities used ballistics test from the robbery to show that Kayapınar used the same weapon in the murders he committed between 1998 and 2001. He was arrested in 2001 and sentenced to life in prison in 2002. In 2017, after sixteen years in prison, Kayapınar was released on probation. In 2018, he was arrested on charges of killing his eighth victim, Sami Yılmaz, a private security officer. Kayapınar planned the crime for over three days, stating that he committed the crime because he liked Yılmaz's gun.

Hamdi Kayapinar Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Hamdi Kayapinar (aka) Avcı, insan avcısı, was active for 25 years between 1994-2018, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Turkey

Hamdi Kayapinar was born in Melikgazi, Kayseri Province, Turkey. He was raised by both parents. He had there brothers or sisters, one younger sibling was killed by Hamdi, Hamdi (Age 14).

He never married. He had no children mentioned.

In 1994 Hamdi Kayapinar started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, murder his victims. Hamdi Kayapinar used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At the time of his crimes he was living with his mother and sister in Kayseri' Yıldırım Bayezıt neighborhood in 2014, himself alone recently released from prison in 2018.

He was arrested on August 7th 2018

Profile Completeness: 48%
serial killers by profile completeness

Hamdi Kayapinar has been listed on Killer.Cloud since February of 2019 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Hamdi Kayapinar a known:

Hamdi Kayapinar
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-22 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Hamdi Kayapınar
Nickname: Avcı, insan avcısı
Victims: 8 - 8
Years Active: 1994 - 2018
Active Countries: Turkey
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: his mother and sister in Kayseri' Yıldırım Bayezıt neighborhood in 2014, himself alone recently released from prison in 2018
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Birth Location: Melikgazi, Kayseri Province, Turkey
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: there brothers or sisters, one younger sibling was killed by Hamdi, Hamdi (Age 14)
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Aug 7, 2018
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
3 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Hamdi Kayapinar

The 3 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Hamdi Kayapinar. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Hamdi Kayapinar started his serial killing spree. #1994
Hamdi Kayapinar ended his serial killing spree. #2018
Aug 07 2018
Hamdi Kayapinar arrested. #20180807

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
robbed TRUE 418

1 Books that mention Serial Killer
Hamdi Kayapinar

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1727559487 Monsters Who Murder 2

Hamdi Kayapınar (born 1979) is a Turkish serial killer who dubs himself as "Avcı" ("The Hunter"). In his youth, he strangled his younger sibling to death. Later he killed six other people, and was sentenced to life in prison.

External References
  1. Q56043991 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Feb 21, 2019.
  2. Hamdi Kayapınar on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 21, 2019.
  3. İşte 'insan avcısı' Hamdi Kayapınar'ın itirafları on www.posta.com.tr, Retrieved on Feb 21, 2019.
Internal References

Hamdi Kayapinar is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #5 of 7[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Turkey
  2. #6 of 59[ Page 1 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  3. #25 of 651[ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  4. #213 of 651[ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #295 of 651[ Page 20 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #447 of 651[ Page 30 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Hamdi Kayapinar is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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