Kaspars Petrovs

Würger von Riga, Strangler from Riga

  Active for 1 year
(2003) in Latvia




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Kaspars Petrovs a Latvian serial killer known as Würger von Riga (Strangler from Riga). Petrovs confessed to strangling thirty-eight elderly female residents of Riga, Latvia from 2000 to 2003. Petrovs followed the victims home and forcibly entered their apartments or posed as a gas company employee. Petrovs was initially charged with thirty-eight murders, eight attempted murders, and a number of theft and robberies. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the robbery and murder of thirteen elderly women due to a lack of evidence in the other cases.

Kaspars Petrovs Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Kaspars Petrovs (aka) Würger von Riga, Strangler from Riga, was active for 1 year in 2003, known to have ( 13 confirmed / 38 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Latvia

Kaspars Petrovs was born in Grobina, Latvia. He was raised by both parents. His father, a prominent medical doctor. His mother, unmentioned.

Petrov a heterosexual male citizen of Latvia. Petrov never married. He had no children.

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

In 2003 Kaspars Petrovs started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, stalk, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone as a homeless man in Riga, Latvia, where Petrov was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on February 3rd 2003, convicted on May 12th 2005, sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Riga, Latvia. Petrov was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 84%
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Kaspars Petrovs has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Kaspars Petrovs a known:

Kaspars Petrovs
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-18 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Kaspars Petrovs
Nickname: Würger von Riga, Strangler from Riga
Victims: 13 - 38
Years Active: 2003 - 2003
Active Countries: Latvia
Convicted Of: murder
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Latvia
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: himself, alone as a homeless man in Riga, Latvia
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Family Name: Petrov
Given Name: Kaspars
Birth Location: Grobina, Latvia
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: unmentioned
Father: a prominent medical doctor

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Feb 3, 2003
Convicted: May 12, 2005
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: a prison in Riga, Latvia
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
4 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Kaspars Petrovs

The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Kaspars Petrovs. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Kaspars Petrovs started his serial killing spree. #2003
Feb 03 2003
Kaspars Petrovs arrested. #20030203
Kaspars Petrovs ended his serial killing spree. #2003
May 12 2005
Kaspars Petrovs was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Riga, Latvia.  #20050512

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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
kill at victims home TRUE 323
stalk TRUE 418
strangle TRUE 443
posed body TRUE 365
robbed TRUE 418
living with children FALSE 268
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354

Books that Mention Kaspars Petrovs

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Kaspars Petrovs)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Every Move You Make (mentions serial killer Kaspars Petrovs)
M. William Phelps
Every Move You Make
Book: Jejak pembunuh berantai (mentions serial killer Kaspars Petrovs)
Hermawan Aksan
Jejak pembunuh berantai
Book: The Glencaple Murder's (mentions serial killer Kaspars Petrovs)
Paul Weightman
The Glencaple Murder's
Book: SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE - ISSUE 7 -... (mentions serial killer Kaspars Petrovs)
Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Kaspars Petrovs)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes (mentions serial killer Kaspars Petrovs)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Kaspars Petrovs

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
0786024976 Every Move You Make 12
6028357049 Jejak pembunuh berantai 8
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61
131220141x SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE -... 11
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1438119143 The Encyclopedia of Unsol... 29

Kaspars Petrovs (born 1978) is a Latvian serial killer. He was convicted of the murder of thirteen elderly women by the Riga Regional Court on May 12, 2005 and sentenced to life in prison.Petrovs, the son of a prominent medical doctor, had been homeless for several years.

External References
  1. Q595020 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 18, 2018.
  2. Kaspars Petrovs on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 6, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Kaspars PETROVS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 6, 2018.
  4. Serial killer receives life sentence on m.baltictimes.com, Retrieved on Dec 6, 2018.
  5. Kaspars Petrows on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
Internal References

Kaspars Petrovs is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 1[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Latvia
  2. #10 of 53[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #49 of 250[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #124 of 651[ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #193 of 651[ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #457 of 651[ Page 31 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #645 of 651[ Page 43 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Kaspars Petrovs is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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