Albert DeSalvo an American serial killer known as the Boston Strangler. Although Albert DeSalvo is widely thought to be the Boston Strangler, police and others analysing the case have long doubted the truth of his confession. George Nassar also a suspect in the case, claims that DeSalvo confessed the crimes to him while they were both in prison. In 1973, Albert DeSalvo was found stabbed to death in the prison infirmary at the Cedar Junction Correctional Institution in Norfolk, Massachusetts. In 2013 a DNA match confirmed his involvement in at least one of the cases connected to the Boston Strangler.
Serial Killer Albert DeSalvo (aka) Boston Strangler, was active for 3 years between 1962-1964, known to have ( 13 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Albert DeSalvo was born on September 3rd 1931 in Chelsea, city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States. He was raised by both parents until (Age 12), Lyman School for Boys until (Age 13), both parents until adulthood. He had five brothers or sisters. His father, Frank DeSalvo, a violent alcoholic. His mother, Charlotte DeSalvo. His father abused alcohol and/or drugs. Albert DeSalvo was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.
Albert DeSalvo a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He married, Irmgard Beck. He had two children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1962 (Age 30/31) Albert DeSalvo started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, 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 his wife and children, where he was known to work as a murderer, serial killer.
He was arrested on October 27th 1964 (Age 33), convicted on January 9th 1967 (Age 35), sentenced to life imprisonment at Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, US.
Albert DeSalvo died on November 25th 1973 (Age 42), cause of death: homicide, multiple stab wounds at Cedar Junction Correctional Institution in Norfolk, Massachusetts, US.
Albert DeSalvo has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 9 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.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Victims:||13 - 13|
|Years Active:||1962 - 1964|
|Ages Active:||30/31 - 32/33|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1931 - 1973|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♍ Virgo |
Aug 23 - Sep 23
|Marital Status:||married, Irmgard Beck|
|Living With:||his wife and children|
|Occupation:||murderer, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Sep 3, 1931|
|Birth Location:||Chelsea, city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States|
|Siblings:||five brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents until (Age 12), Lyman School for Boys until (Age 13), both parents until adulthood|
|Father:||Frank DeSalvo, a violent alcoholic|
|Arrested:||Oct 27, 1964 (Age 33)|
|Convicted:||Jan 9, 1967 (Age 35)|
|Prison Location:||Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, US|
|Death Date:||Nov 25, 1973 (Age 42)|
|Cause of Death:||homicide, multiple stab wounds|
|Death Location:||Cedar Junction Correctional Institution in Norfolk, Massachusetts, US|
|Killed In Prison:||TRUE|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Albert DeSalvo. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Sep 03 1931||Albert DeSalvo was born in Chelsea, city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States. #19310903|
|Sep 03 1951|
|Sep 03 1961|
|Albert DeSalvo started his serial killing spree. #1962|
|Albert DeSalvo ended his serial killing spree. #1964|
|Oct 27 1964|
|Albert DeSalvo arrested. #19641027|
|Jan 09 1967|
|Albert DeSalvo was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, US. #19670109|
|Sep 03 1971|
|Nov 25 1973|
|Albert DeSalvo died. cause of death: homicide, multiple stab wounds at Cedar Junction Correctional Institution in Norfolk, Massachusetts, US. #19731125|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Albert DeSalvo (1962-1964).
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|living with children||TRUE||267|
|killed in prison||TRUE||210|
|father drug abuse||TRUE||190|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||318|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|problems in school||FALSE||218|
|teased in school||FALSE||215|
|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|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|0393077373||A Death in Belmont||Sebastian Junger||Albert DeSalvo||2|
|0759528306||The Last Victim||Jason Moss|| 25 Total Including |
John Wayne Gacy
|1439182728||Popular Crime||Bill James||Albert DeSalvo||1|
|034553946x||The Strangler||William Landay||Albert DeSalvo||1|
|1504038983||The Boston Strangler||Gerold Frank||Albert DeSalvo||1|
|1548119644||The Big Book of Serial Ki...||Jack Rosewood|| 60 Total Including |
|0786014660||The Boston Stranglers||Susan Kelly||Albert DeSalvo||1|
|078603534x||The Boston Stranglers||Susan Kelly||Albert DeSalvo||1|
|155553578x||A Rose for Mary||Casey Sherman||Albert DeSalvo||1|
|1906512493||America's Bloodiest Seria...||Terry Weston||Albert DeSalvo||1|
|1889833525||The Boston Strangler||Alan Rogers||Albert DeSalvo||1|
|1530489806||Boston Strangler||Valerie Pazienza||Albert DeSalvo||1|
|1614784647||The Boston Strangler||Paul Hoblin||Albert DeSalvo||1|
|1614786259||Boston Strangler||Paul Hoblin||Albert DeSalvo||1|
Albert Henry DeSalvo (September 3, 1931 – November 25, 1973) was a criminal in Boston, Massachusetts, who confessed to being the "Boston Strangler", the murderer of 13 women in the Boston area from 1962 to 1964. DeSalvo was imprisoned, however, for a series of rapes. His murder confession has been disputed, and debate continues as to which crimes DeSalvo actually committed.
Albert DeSalvo is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database