Robert Christian Hansen

The Butcher Baker

  Active for 13 years
(1971-1983) in United States

15

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

21

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 12 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 13 Books About Robert Christian Hansen
  14. 5 External References
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Robert Christian Hansen an American serial killer known as The Butcher Baker. Hansen kidnapped prostitutes releasing them into the Alaska wilderness, so Hansen could hunt them down like game animals. Rape, torture and abduction were among his signatures. Based on discovered remains, police suspect him of six murders in addition to the fifteen for which he was convicted. An aviation map with x marks, was found hidden behind Hansen's headboard. Police later learned the x marks were locations of victims bodies. A 2013 movie titled The Frozen Ground starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack depicts an Alaskan State Trooper seeking to apprehend Hansen by partnering with a young woman, who escaped Hansen's clutches.

Robert Christian Hansen Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Robert Christian Hansen (aka) The Butcher Baker, was active for 13 years between 1971-1983, known to have ( 15 confirmed / 21 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Robert Christian Hansen was born on February 15th 1939 in Esterville, Iowa. He was raised by both parents. Hansen was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, Christian Hansen, a baker. His mother, Edna Hansen, a homemaker. He had a speach defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Robert Christian Hansen was psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Hansen a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Robert Christian Hansen had an IQ of 91. Hansen completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. Hansen married, divorced, re-married. He had two children. He had a medical condition: bipolar disorder.

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

In 1971 (Age 31/32) Robert Christian Hansen started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. Robert Christian Hansen used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. Robert Christian Hansen used a blindfold or simiar method of covering the victim's eyes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his second wife and their two children, where Hansen was known to work as a torturer, serial killer.

He was arrested on June 13th 1983 (Age 44), convicted on February 18th 1984 (Age 45), sentenced to life imprisonment, plus 461 years without the possibility of parole at the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, Alaska, US. Hansen was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Robert Christian Hansen died on August 21st 2014 (Age 75), cause of death: natural causes at the Anchorage Correctional Complex in Anchorage, Alaska, US.

Profile Completeness: 99%
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Robert Christian Hansen has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 months ago.

Robert Christian Hansen a known:

Robert Christian Hansen
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-07 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Robert Hansen
Nickname: The Butcher Baker
Victims: 15 - 21
Years Active: 1971 - 1983
Ages Active: 31/32 - 43/44
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1939 - 2014
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Medical Condition: bipolar disorder
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: February
Marital Status: married, divorced, re-married
Children: two children
Living With: his second wife and their two children
Occupation: torturer, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Feb 15, 1939
Family Name: Hansen
Given Name: Robert
Birth Location: Esterville, Iowa
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: only child
Mother: Edna Hansen, a homemaker
Father: Christian Hansen, a baker

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 91
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: Jun 13, 1983 (Age 44)
Convicted: Feb 18, 1984 (Age 45)
Sentence: life imprisonment, plus 461 years without the possibility of parole
Prison Location: the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, Alaska, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Aug 21, 2014 (Age 75)
Cause of Death: natural causes
Death Location: the Anchorage Correctional Complex in Anchorage, Alaska, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
12 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Robert Christian Hansen

The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Robert Christian Hansen. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Feb 15 1939Robert Christian Hansen was born in Esterville, Iowa.  #19390215
Feb 15 1959
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Feb 15 1969
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1971
(Age 31/32)
Robert Christian Hansen started his serial killing spree. #1971
Feb 15 1979
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1983
(Age 43/44)
Robert Christian Hansen ended his serial killing spree. #1983
Jun 13 1983
(Age 44)
Robert Christian Hansen arrested. #19830613
Feb 18 1984
(Age 45)
Robert Christian Hansen was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, plus 461 years without the possibility of parole at the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, Alaska, US.  #19840218
Feb 15 1989
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Feb 15 1999
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Feb 15 2009
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Aug 21 2014
(Age 75)
Robert Christian Hansen died. cause of death: natural causes at the Anchorage Correctional Complex in Anchorage, Alaska, US. #20140821
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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
speach defect TRUE 298
psychologically abused TRUE 221
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
rape TRUE 447
torture TRUE 421
stalk TRUE 413
blindfold TRUE 359
bound TRUE 401
totem personal item TRUE 350
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
xyy FALSE 80
physically defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
sexually abused FALSE 223
drug abuse FALSE 223
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
strangle FALSE 437
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
robbed FALSE 414


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Robert Christian Hansen (February 15, 1939 – August 21, 2014), known in the media as the "Butcher Baker", was an American serial killer. Between 1971 and 1983, Hansen abducted, raped, and murdered at least 17 women in and around Anchorage, Alaska, hunting them down in the wilderness with a Ruger Mini-14 and a knife. He was arrested and convicted in 1983 and was sentenced to 461 years and a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

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External References
  1. Robert Hansen on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Robert Hansen on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Emily McLaughlin, Megan Donnally, Robert Hansen on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  4. Q730962 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  5. Robert Hansen on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

Robert Christian Hansen is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #6 of 53 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #6 of 42 [ Page 1 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #6 of 38 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in February
  4. #15 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #16 of 88 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #29 of 326 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #45 of 72 [ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  8. #56 of 305 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #99 of 649 [ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #124 of 649 [ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  11. #238 of 649 [ Page 16 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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