Montie Rissell


  Active for 2 years
(1976-1977) in United States




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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 3 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 7 Books About Montie Rissell
  14. 4 External References
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Montie Rissell (Montie Ralph Rissell) an American serial killer and rapist known as Monte. Rissell raped and murdered five women between 1976 and 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia. He was arrested at fourteen-years-old for the rape and robbery of one of his neighbors, who he attacked at knife point while wearing a mask. Before his nineteenth birthday he had committed and been arrested for the five murders. Rissell was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder and institutionalized prior to adulthood. Rissell stabbed one of his victims more than 100 times and drowned another victim to death. Montie Rissell was sentenced to five life sentences in 1978.

Montie Rissell Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Montie Rissell (aka) Monte, was active for 2 years between 1976-1977, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Montie Rissell was born in Wellington, Kansas, US. He was born 3rd of 3 children and raised by both parents until (Age7), his mother and multiple step-fathers until adulthood. He was raised as a youngest child and had two, an older brother and an older sister. His father, an unnamed man who left the family, Montie (Age 7). His mother, an unnamed woman.

He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Montie Rissell had an IQ of 120.

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

In 1976 Montie Rissell started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime.

He was arrested on May 18th 1977, sentenced to life imprisonment, five terms at the Pocahontas State Correctional Center in Pocahontas, Virginia, US.

Profile Completeness: 68%
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Montie Rissell has been listed on Killer.Cloud since March of 2019 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Montie Rissell a known:

Montie Rissell
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Montie Rissell
Nickname: Monte
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1976 - 1977
Active Countries: United States
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Birth Location: Wellington, Kansas, US
Birth Order: 3rd of 3
Siblings: two, an older brother and an older sister
Raised By: both parents until (Age7), his mother and multiple step-fathers until adulthood
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: an unnamed woman
Father: an unnamed man who left the family, Montie (Age 7)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 120
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: May 18, 1977
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: life imprisonment, five terms
Prison Location: the Pocahontas State Correctional Center in Pocahontas, Virginia, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

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
Montie Rissell

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

Date Event Description
Montie Rissell started his serial killing spree. #1976
Montie Rissell ended his serial killing spree. #1977
May 18 1977
Montie Rissell arrested. #19770518
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Montie Rissell (1976-1977).

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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
strangle TRUE 443
totem personal item TRUE 354
robbed TRUE 418
previous prision FALSE 336
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
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

Books that Mention Montie Rissell

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Montie Rissell)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Whoever Fights Monsters (mentions serial killer Montie Rissell)
Robert K. Ressler
Whoever Fights Monsters
Book: Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Montie Rissell)
Peter Vronsky
Serial Killers
Book: Crime Classification Manual (mentions serial killer Montie Rissell)
John Douglas
Crime Classification Manual
Book: Forensic Emergency Medicine (mentions serial killer Montie Rissell)
Jonathan S. Olshaker
Forensic Emergency Medicine
Book: Geographic Profiling (mentions serial killer Montie Rissell)
D. Kim Rossmo
Geographic Profiling
Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Montie Rissell)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Montie Rissell

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0312950446 Whoever Fights Monsters 4
0425196402 Serial Killers 24
1118305051 Crime Classification Manu... 1
0781792746 Forensic Emergency Medici... 1
1420048783 Geographic Profiling 4
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108

Montie Ralph Rissell (born 1959) also known as Monte is an American serial killer and rapist who raped and murdered five women between 1976 and 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia, where he lived.

External References
  1. Q47544160 on, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  2. Montie Rissell on, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Monte Ralph RISSELL on, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
  4. Emma Gritt, The horrific story of Monte Rissell, the rapist and serial killer with a genius IQ who had killed FIVE people by his teens on, Retrieved on Mar 21, 2019.
Internal References

Montie Rissell is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #25 of 72[ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  2. #141 of 250[ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #158 of 327[ Page 11 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #176 of 307[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #330 of 651[ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #338 of 651[ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #408 of 651[ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #502 of 651[ Page 34 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Montie Rissell is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Years of School Completed, Sexual Preference, Birth Category, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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