The Doodler

the Black Doodler

  Active for 2 years
(1974-1975) in United States




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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 2 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 1 Books About The Doodler
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

The Doodler an unidentified American serial killer also known as the Black Doodler. The Doodler met his victims at gay nightclubs, bars and restaurants. He sketched then stabbed to death fourteen gay men in San Francisco, California, between January 1974 and September 1975. The Doodler attacked a total of seventeen victims, three victims survived his attacks. The Doodler serial killer case remains open and ongoing in the San Francisco Police Department. On February 6th 2019, the San Francisco Police Department released new information including a $100,000 reward, an age progression sketch of the suspect based on a 1975 forensic sketch and audio from a 1974 call to SFPD dispatch reporting a body along Ocean Beach.

The Doodler Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer The Doodler (aka) the Black Doodler, was active for 2 years between 1974-1975, known to have ( 14 confirmed / 14 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

In 1974 The Doodler started his/her killing spree, during his/her crimes as a serial killer he/she was known to murder his/her victims.

Profile Completeness: 37%
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The Doodler has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.

The Doodler a known:

The Doodler
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Updated: 2019-02-07 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Doodler
Nickname: the Black Doodler
Victims: 14 - 14
Years Active: 1974 - 1975
Active Countries: United States
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: N/A
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Birth Location: Tower Hill, hill, neighbourhood and street in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
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Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
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Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
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Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
2 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
The Doodler

The 2 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer The Doodler. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
The Doodler started his/her serial killing spree. #1974
The Doodler ended his/her serial killing spree. #1975

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Books that Mention The Doodler

Book: The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes (mentions serial killer The Doodler)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

1 Books that mention Serial Killer
The Doodler

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1438119143 The Encyclopedia of Unsol... 29

The Doodler, also known as the Black Doodler, is an unidentified serial killer believed responsible for 14 murders and three assaults of men in the gay community of San Francisco, California, between January 1974 and September 1975. The nickname was given due to the perpetrator's habit of sketching his victims prior to their sexual encounters and slayings by stabbing. The perpetrator met his victims at gay nightclubs, bars and restaurants.

External References
  1. Q4051053 on, Retrieved on Dec 23, 2018.
  2. Doodler on, Retrieved on Dec 23, 2018.
  3. San Francisco police release sketch of ‘Doodler’ serial killer on, Retrieved on Feb 7, 2019.
  4. SFPD Provides Update on “Doodler” Cold Case Investigation 19-014 on, Retrieved on Feb 7, 2019.
Internal References

The Doodler is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #33 of 327[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  2. #108 of 651[ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #136 of 651[ Page 10 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #518 of 651[ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #527 of 651[ Page 36 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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