Duke Pierson

the Spokane serial killer

  Active for 1 year
(1967) in United States




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  1. Summary
  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 1 Books About Duke Pierson
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Duke Pierson (Duke James Pierson) an American serial killer and a former Detective Sergeant for the Spokane County Sheriff's Office who was known as the Spokane serial killer. Pierson is connected to the deaths of three women who died in the summer of 1967. He began his career in law enforcement in 1959 as a Spokane County deputy, Pierson quit, suddenly, in 1966. Two of Pierson's victims were pregnant with his child at the time of their deaths, his wife and his mistress. One victim disappeared after leaving a bar. Two bodies were buried and the body of his wife was found in the rear seat of a car inside the family's garage with a hose leading from the exhaust to a rear window of the vehicle. Duke Pierson died of natural causes in 2019 prior to being arrested. His service was held at Keahey Funeral Home in Andalusia, Alabama.

Duke Pierson Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Duke Pierson (aka) the Spokane serial killer, was active for 1 year in 1967, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Duke Pierson was born on May 21st 1933

He married Sandra Pierson, she was found dead in their home on September 12, 1967, married unnamed woman, divorced in 1972, married to an unnamed woman in Alabama. He had two or more children.

In 1967 (Age 33/34) Duke Pierson started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife, Sandra Pierson.

Duke Pierson died on January 22nd 2019 (Age 85), cause of death: natural causes at his home in Straughn, Alabama, US.

Profile Completeness: 64%
serial killers by profile completeness

Duke Pierson has been listed on Killer.Cloud since March of 2019 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Duke Pierson a known:

Duke Pierson
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-09-18 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Duke Pierson
Nickname: the Spokane serial killer
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1967 - 1967
Ages Active: 33/34 - 33/34
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1933 - 2019
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: May
Marital Status: married Sandra Pierson, she was found dead in their home on September 12, 1967, married unnamed woman, divorced in 1972, married to an unnamed woman in Alabama
Children: two or more children
Living With: his wife, Sandra Pierson
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: May 21, 1933
Birth Location: N/A
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: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Jan 22, 2019 (Age 85)
Cause of Death: natural causes
Death Location: his home in Straughn, Alabama, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Duke Pierson

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Duke Pierson. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
May 21 1933birth of Duke Pierson  #19330521
May 21 1953
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
May 21 1963
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 33/34)
Duke Pierson started his serial killing spree. #1967
(Age 34/35)
Duke Pierson ended his serial killing spree. #1967
May 21 1973
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
May 21 1983
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
May 21 1993
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
May 21 2003
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
May 21 2013
(Age 80)
80th Birthday
Jan 22 2019
(Age 85)
Duke Piersondied.cause of death:natural causesat his home in Straughn, Alabama, US. #20190122

Serial Killers By Active Year

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
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
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Duke Pierson

Book: The Big Book of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Duke Pierson)
Jack Rosewood
The Big Book of Serial Killers

1 Books that mention Serial Killer
Duke Pierson

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1548119644 The Big Book of Serial Ki... 60
External References
  1. Jonathan Glover, Spokane cold cases solved: Detectives planned to arrest sheriff’s deputy for 1967 killings. He died last week. on www.spokesman.com, Retrieved on Mar 16, 2019.
  2. Hayley Guenthner, Ex-wife of suspected Spokane serial killer believes he hypnotized his victims on www.khq.com, Retrieved on Mar 16, 2019.
  3. Anneta Konstantinides, Cold case solved after 51 years, only for cops to discover the suspect had died on www.dailymail.co.uk, Retrieved on Mar 16, 2019.
Internal References

Duke Pierson is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #24 of 30[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in May
  2. #31 of 40[ Page 3 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #244 of 327[ Page 17 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #359 of 651[ Page 24 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #461 of 651[ Page 31 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #495 of 651[ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #537 of 651[ Page 36 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Duke Pierson is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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