Paul Rowles

disappearance of Tiffany Sessions

  Active for 21 years
(1972-1992) 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. 10 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 3 Books About Paul Rowles
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Paul Rowles (Paul Eugene Rowles) an American serial killer known as the prime suspect in the disappearance of Tiffany Sessions. Tiffany Sessions is a missing person from Tampa, Florida, who was last seen on February 9, 1989. As of 2014, police believed that Rowles was responsible for Sessions' disappearance and murder. In 1976, Rowles was sentenced to life in prison, he was later released in 1985. In 1994, Rowles was sentenced to nineteen years in prison for the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Clearwater girl. In 2013, Paul Rowles died from complications with lung cancer while still in prison.

Paul Rowles Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Paul Rowles (aka) disappearance of Tiffany Sessions, was active for 21 years between 1972-1992, known to have ( 2 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Paul Rowles was born on April 28th 1948

He married Linda Schaeffer in 1970, divorced in 1973. He had no children mentioned.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1972 (Age 23/24) Paul Rowles started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.

He was convicted on July 13th 1994 (Age 46), sentenced to nineteen years in prison at the Dade Correctional Institution in Florida City, Florida, US.

Profile Completeness: 58%
serial killers by profile completeness

Paul Rowles has been listed on Killer.Cloud since March of 2019 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Paul Rowles a known:

Paul Rowles
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-12 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Paul Rowles
Nickname: disappearance of Tiffany Sessions
Victims: 2 - 3
Years Active: 1972 - 1992
Ages Active: 23/24 - 43/44
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1948 -     
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Apr 20 - May 21
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: married Linda Schaeffer in 1970, divorced in 1973
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 28, 1948
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: Jul 13, 1994 (Age 46)
Sentence: nineteen years in prison
Prison Location: the Dade Correctional Institution in Florida City, Florida, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: N/A
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Paul Rowles

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Paul Rowles. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 28 1948birth of Paul Rowles  #19480428
Apr 28 1968
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 23/24)
Paul Rowles started his serial killing spree. #1972
Apr 28 1978
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 28 1988
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 43/44)
Paul Rowles ended his serial killing spree. #1992
Jul 13 1994
(Age 46)
Paul Rowles was convictedand sentenced to nineteen years in prison at the Dade Correctional Institution in Florida City, Florida, US.  #19940713
Apr 28 1998
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Apr 28 2008
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Apr 28 2018
(Age 70)
70th Birthday

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
bound TRUE 406
strangle TRUE 443
killed in prison FALSE 218
used gun FALSE 451
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Paul Rowles

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Paul Rowles)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Friend & Foe (mentions serial killer Paul Rowles)
Adam Galinsky
Friend & Foe

3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Paul Rowles

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
030772025x Friend & Foe 1
1981629440 50 American Serial Killer... 14
External References
  1. Disappearance of Tiffany Sessions on, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Paul Eugene ROWLES on, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  3. Amanda Warford Videll, FBI: Paul Rowles Named Prime Suspect on 25th Anniversary of Tiffany Sessions' Disappearance on, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  4. Claire Wiseman, Paul Rowles' only surviving victim shares her story on, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
Internal References

Paul Rowles is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #35 of 38[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  2. #41 of 651[ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  3. #171 of 185[ Page 12 ] of Taurus Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #241 of 250[ Page 17 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #298 of 307[ Page 20 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #305 of 327[ Page 21 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #415 of 651[ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #512 of 651[ Page 35 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  9. #617 of 651[ Page 42 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Paul Rowles 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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