Richard Kuklinski

The Iceman, The Polack

  Active for 38 years
(1949-1986) in United States

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

100

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 12 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 9 Books About Richard Kuklinski
  14. 8 External References
  15. Internal References

Richard Kuklinski (Richard Leonard Kuklinski) an American serial killer and hitman known as the Iceman and The Polack. Kuklinski worked as a hitman for the Genovese, Gambino and DeCavalcante crime families. His nickname, The Iceman, was gained by Kuklinski freezing some of his victims body in industrial freezers to disguise the real time of death. He was convicted of five murders and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1988. In 2003, Kuklinski was sentenced to an additional thirty years for the 1980 murder of NYPD detective Peter Calabro. In 2006, Kuklinski died of natural causes at the St. Francis Hospital in Trenton, New Jersey.

Richard Kuklinski Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Richard Kuklinski (aka) The Iceman, The Polack, was active for 38 years between 1949-1986, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 100 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Richard Kuklinski was born (Richard Leonard Kuklinski) on April 11th 1935 in Jersey City, New Jersey, US. He was born 2nd of 4 children and raised by both parents. Kuklinski was raised as a middle child and had one sibling, Joseph Kuklinski. His father, Stanisław 'Stanley' Kuklinski, worked at the railroad as a brakeman. His mother, Anna McNally, worked in a meat-packing plant. His father abused alcohol and/or drugs. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Richard Kuklinski was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Kuklinski a heterosexual Poles male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Lapsed Catholic religion, organization or belief system. Kuklinski married Linda Kuklinski, divorced, married Barbara Pedrici in 1961. He had five children, two sons with Linda, one son and two daughters with Barbara.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes.

In 1949 (Age 13/14) Richard Kuklinski started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, mutilate, and murder his victims. Richard Kuklinski used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and children, where Kuklinski was known to work as a criminal, murderer, Mafioso.

He was arrested on December 17th 1986 (Age 51), convicted on May 25th 1988 (Age 53), sentenced to life imprisonment, two life terms plus thirty years at New Jersey State Prison, Trenton State Prison in Trenton, New Jersey, US. Kuklinski was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Richard Kuklinski died on March 5th 2006 (Age 70), cause of death: natural causes at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, US.

Profile Completeness: 84%
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Richard Kuklinski has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2019 and was last updated 3 months ago.

Richard Kuklinski a known:

Richard Kuklinski
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-07-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Richard Kuklinski
Nickname: The Iceman, The Polack
Victims: 6 - 100
Years Active: 1949 - 1986
Ages Active: 13/14 - 50/51
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1935 - 2006
Characteristics
Ethnic Group: Poles
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Lapsed Catholic
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: married Linda Kuklinski, divorced, married Barbara Pedrici in 1961
Children: five children, two sons with Linda, one son and two daughters with Barbara
Living With: his wife and children
Occupation: criminal, murderer, Mafioso
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 11, 1935
Birth Name: Richard Leonard Kuklinski
Family Name: Kuklinski
Given Name: Richard
Birth Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, US
Birth Order: 2nd of 4
Siblings: three siblings, one older bother Florian, one younger sister Roberta and one younger brother Joseph
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: Anna McNally, worked in a meat-packing plant
Father: Stanisław 'Stanley' Kuklinski, worked at the railroad as a brakeman

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

Incarceration
Arrested: Dec 17, 1986 (Age 51)
Convicted: May 25, 1988 (Age 53)
Sentence: life imprisonment, two life terms plus thirty years
Prison Location: New Jersey State Prison, Trenton State Prison in Trenton, New Jersey, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Mar 5, 2006 (Age 70)
Cause of Death: natural causes
Death Location: St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
12 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Richard Kuklinski

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

Date Event Description
Apr 11 1935Richard Kuklinski was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, US.  #19350411
1949
(Age 13/14)
Richard Kuklinski started his serial killing spree. #1949
Apr 11 1955
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 11 1965
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 11 1975
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Apr 11 1985
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
1986
(Age 50/51)
Richard Kuklinski ended his serial killing spree. #1986
Dec 17 1986
(Age 51)
Richard Kuklinski arrested. #19861217
May 25 1988
(Age 53)
Richard Kuklinski was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, two life terms plus thirty years at New Jersey State Prison, Trenton State Prison in Trenton, New Jersey, US.  #19880525
Apr 11 1995
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Apr 11 2005
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Mar 05 2006
(Age 70)
Richard Kuklinski died. cause of death: natural causes at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, US. #20060305
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
father drug abuse TRUE 190
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
physically abused TRUE 228
psychologically abused TRUE 221
previous crimes TRUE 363
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
mutilated TRUE 440
robbed TRUE 414
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
sexually abused FALSE 223
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
rape FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
sex with body FALSE 426
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436


Books that Mention Richard Kuklinski

Book: The Ice Man (mentions serial killer Richard Kuklinski)
Philip Carlo
The Ice Man
Book: The Iceman (mentions serial killer Richard Kuklinski)
Anthony Bruno
The Iceman
Book: A Secret Life (mentions serial killer Richard Kuklinski)
Benjamin Weiser
A Secret Life
Book: Profiling Violent Crimes (mentions serial killer Richard Kuklinski)
Ronald M. Holmes
Profiling Violent Crimes
Book: Serial Murder (mentions serial killer Richard Kuklinski)
Ronald M. Holmes
Serial Murder
Book: Citizens and Politics (mentions serial killer Richard Kuklinski)
James H. Kuklinski
Citizens and Politics

9 Books that mention Serial Killer
Richard Kuklinski

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1429902663 The Ice Man 5
0345540093 The Iceman 1
0786738901 A Secret Life 1
1412959985 Profiling Violent Crimes 3
1412974429 Serial Murder 26
052159376x Citizens and Politics 1
0525937862 Married to the Iceman 1
1722837144 Serial Killer Or Hit-Man? 1
1157062970 Contract Killers 1

Richard Leonard Kuklinski (; April 11, 1935 – March 5, 2006) was an American hitman and serial killer. He was convicted of murdering six people, but confessed to and is suspected of far more murders. He was associated with members of the American Mafia, namely the DeCavalcante crime family of Newark, New Jersey, and the Five Families of New York City.

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External References
  1. Q554978 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jun 18, 2019.
  2. Richard Kuklinski on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jun 18, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Richard Leonard KUKLINSKI on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Jun 18, 2019.
  4. Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Jun 18, 2019.
  5. Richard Kuklinski on www.alcatrazeast.com, Retrieved on Jun 18, 2019.
  6. Douglas Martin, Richard Kuklinski, 70, a Killer of Many People and Many Ways, Dies on www.nytimes.com, Retrieved on Jun 18, 2019.
  7. Jane Ridley, Meet the undercover cop who brought The Iceman to justice on nypost.com, Retrieved on Jun 18, 2019.
  8. Brad Hunter, THE ICEMAN: Serial killer hitman was cold as hell on torontosun.com, Retrieved on Jul 13, 2019.
Internal References

Richard Kuklinski is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #3 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  2. #19 of 38 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  3. #24 of 42 [ Page 2 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #123 of 249 [ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #124 of 326 [ Page 9 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #183 of 649 [ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #285 of 649 [ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #335 of 649 [ Page 23 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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