Jake Bird an American serial killer and rapist known as The Tacoma Ax-Killer. Bird had an extensive criminal record including burglary and attempted murder. Bird was arrested in 1947 and was sentenced to death for the murders of two victims. In 1948, Bird was scheduled for execution but it was postponed when he confessed to a total of forty-six murders. Eleven of the forty-six victims were substantiated and he was considered a prime suspect in the remaining crimes. In 1949, Jake Bird was executed by public hanging at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington.
Serial Killer Jake Bird (aka) The Tacoma Ax-Killer, was active for 18 years between 1930-1947, known to have ( 12 confirmed / 46 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Jake Bird was born on December 14th 1901 in Louisiana, US.
no degree received. Bird never married. He had no children mentioned.
Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1930 (Age 28/29) Jake Bird started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone as a transient who worked manual laborer for the railroad.
He was arrested on October 30th 1947 (Age 45), convicted on November 26th 1947 (Age 45), sentenced to death by hanging at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US. Bird was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Jake Bird was executed on July 15th 1949 (Age 47).
Jake Bird died on July 15th 1949 (Age 47), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US.
Jake Bird has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months 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.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Nickname:||The Tacoma Ax-Killer|
|Victims:||12 - 46|
|Years Active:||1930 - 1947|
|Ages Active:||28/29 - 45/46|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1901 - 1949|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♐ Sagittarius |
Nov 22 - Dec 22
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Children:||no children mentioned|
|Living With:||himself, alone as a transient who worked manual laborer for the railroad|
|D.O.B.:||Dec 14, 1901|
|Birth Location:||Louisiana, US|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Oct 30, 1947 (Age 45)|
|Convicted:||Nov 26, 1947 (Age 45)|
|Sentence:||death by hanging|
|Prison Location:||the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US|
|Executed:||Jul 15, 1949 (Age 47)|
|Death Date:||Jul 15, 1949 (Age 47)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by hanging|
|Death Location:||Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Jake Bird. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Dec 14 1901||Jake Bird was born in Louisiana, US. #19011214|
|Dec 14 1921|
|Jake Bird started his serial killing spree. #1930|
|Dec 14 1931|
|Dec 14 1941|
|Jake Bird ended his serial killing spree. #1947|
|Oct 30 1947|
|Jake Bird arrested. #19471030|
|Nov 26 1947|
|Jake Bird was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US. #19471126|
|Jul 15 1949|
|Jake Bird was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, US. #19490715|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Jake Bird (1930-1947).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||318|
|living with children||FALSE||267|
|killed in prison||FALSE||210|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||315|
|sex with body||FALSE||426|
|ate part of body||FALSE||445|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
|totem personal item||FALSE||350|
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Jake Bird (December 14, 1901 – July 15, 1949) was an American convicted murderer and self-confessed serial killer who was tried and executed for the axe murders of Bertha Kludt (age 53) and her daughter Beverly June Kludt (17) in Tacoma, Washington on October 30, 1947. Bird may have killed as many as 46 people.
Jake Bird is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database