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.
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.
Richard Kuklinski has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2019 and was last updated 3 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Iceman, The Polack|
|Victims:||6 - 100|
|Years Active:||1949 - 1986|
|Ages Active:||13/14 - 50/51|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1935 - 2006|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Religious Affiliation:||Lapsed Catholic|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♈ Aries |
Mar 20 - Apr 20
|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|
|D.O.B.:||Apr 11, 1935|
|Birth Name:||Richard Leonard Kuklinski|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
|Apr 11 1935||Richard Kuklinski was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, US. #19350411|
|Richard Kuklinski started his serial killing spree. #1949|
|Apr 11 1955|
|Apr 11 1965|
|Apr 11 1975|
|Apr 11 1985|
|Richard Kuklinski ended his serial killing spree. #1986|
|Dec 17 1986|
|Richard Kuklinski arrested. #19861217|
|May 25 1988|
|Richard Kuklinski was convictedand 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|
|Apr 11 2005|
|Mar 05 2006|
|Richard Kuklinskidied.cause of death:natural causesat St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, US. #20060305|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Richard Kuklinski (1949-1986).
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|father drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1429902663||The Ice Man||Philip Carlo|| 5 Total Including |
|0345540093||The Iceman||Anthony Bruno||Richard Kuklinski||1|
|0786738901||A Secret Life||Benjamin Weiser||Richard Kuklinski||1|
|1412959985||Profiling Violent Crimes||Ronald M. Holmes|| 3 Total Including |
Richard Trenton Chase
|1412974429||Serial Murder||Ronald M. Holmes|| 26 Total Including |
|052159376x||Citizens and Politics||James H. Kuklinski||Richard Kuklinski||1|
|0525937862||Married to the Iceman||Barbara Kuklinski||Richard Kuklinski||1|
|1722837144||Serial Killer Or Hit-Man?||Brian Tucker||Richard Kuklinski||1|
|1157062970||Contract Killers||LLC Books||Richard Kuklinski||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.
Richard Kuklinski is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database