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.
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.
Kaspars Petrovs has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 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.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Nickname:||Würger von Riga, Strangler from Riga|
|Victims:||13 - 38|
|Years Active:||2003 - 2003|
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||himself, alone as a homeless man in Riga, Latvia|
|Birth Location:||Grobina, Latvia|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Father:||a prominent medical doctor|
|Arrested:||Feb 3, 2003|
|Convicted:||May 12, 2005|
|Prison Location:||a prison in Riga, Latvia|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
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.
|2003||Kaspars Petrovs started his serial killing spree. #2003|
|Feb 03 2003||Kaspars Petrovs arrested. #20030203|
|2003||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|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Kaspars Petrovs (2003-2003).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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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.
Kaspars Petrovs is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database