Albert DeSalvo

Boston Strangler

  Active for 3 years
(1962-1964) in United States

13

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

13

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 16 Books About Albert DeSalvo
  14. 12 External References
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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.

Albert DeSalvo Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 93%
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Albert DeSalvo has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 months ago.

Albert DeSalvo a known:

Albert DeSalvo
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Albert DeSalvo
Nickname: Boston Strangler
Victims: 13 - 13
Years Active: 1962 - 1964
Ages Active: 30/31 - 32/33
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1931 - 1973
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: married, Irmgard Beck
Children: two children
Living With: his wife and children
Occupation: murderer, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 3, 1931
Given Name: Albert
Birth Location: Chelsea, city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: five brothers or sisters
Rasied By: both parents until (Age 12), Lyman School for Boys until (Age 13), both parents until adulthood
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Charlotte DeSalvo
Father: Frank DeSalvo, a violent alcoholic

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Oct 27, 1964 (Age 33)
Convicted: Jan 9, 1967 (Age 35)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
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
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Albert DeSalvo

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.

Date Event Description
Sep 03 1931Albert DeSalvo was born in Chelsea, city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States.  #19310903
Sep 03 1951
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Sep 03 1961
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1962
(Age 30/31)
Albert DeSalvo started his serial killing spree. #1962
1964
(Age 32/33)
Albert DeSalvo ended his serial killing spree. #1964
Oct 27 1964
(Age 33)
Albert DeSalvo arrested. #19641027
Jan 09 1967
(Age 35)
Albert DeSalvo was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, US.  #19670109
Sep 03 1971
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Nov 25 1973
(Age 42)
Albert DeSalvo died. cause of death: homicide, multiple stab wounds at Cedar Junction Correctional Institution in Norfolk, Massachusetts, US. #19731125

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 264
killed in prison TRUE 208
father drug abuse TRUE 189
physically abused TRUE 226
psychologically abused TRUE 219
previous crimes TRUE 361
previous jail TRUE 345
previous prision TRUE 330
kill at victims home TRUE 316
used weapon TRUE 445
rape TRUE 444
strangle TRUE 434
suicide FALSE 214
mother drug abuse FALSE 191
problems in school FALSE 217
teased in school FALSE 214
physically defect FALSE 295
speach defect FALSE 295
head injury FALSE 294
sexually abused FALSE 221
drug abuse FALSE 222
alcohol abuse FALSE 221
psychologist FALSE 254
forensic hospital FALSE 253
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 313
used gun FALSE 444
torture FALSE 418
stalk FALSE 410
blindfold FALSE 356
bound FALSE 398
sex with body FALSE 423
mutilated FALSE 437
ate part of body FALSE 442
drank blood FALSE 433
posed body FALSE 357
totem body part FALSE 358
totem personal item FALSE 347
robbed FALSE 411


Books that Mention Albert DeSalvo

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Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Albert DeSalvo)
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Book: A Death in Belmont (mentions serial killer Albert DeSalvo)
Sebastian Junger
A Death in Belmont
Book: The Last Victim (mentions serial killer Albert DeSalvo)
Jason Moss
The Last Victim
Book: Popular Crime (mentions serial killer Albert DeSalvo)
Bill James
Popular Crime
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William Landay
The Strangler
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Gerold Frank
The Boston Strangler
Book: The Big Book of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Albert DeSalvo)
Jack Rosewood
The Big Book of Serial Killers

16 Books that mention Serial Killer
Albert DeSalvo

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0393077373 A Death in Belmont 2
0759528306 The Last Victim 25
1439182728 Popular Crime 1
034553946x The Strangler 1
1504038983 The Boston Strangler 1
1548119644 The Big Book of Serial Ki... 60
0786014660 The Boston Stranglers 1
078603534x The Boston Stranglers 1
155553578x A Rose for Mary 1
1906512493 America's Bloodiest Seria... 1
1889833525 The Boston Strangler 1
1530489806 Boston Strangler 1
1614784647 The Boston Strangler 1
1614786259 Boston Strangler 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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q1342909 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  2. Albert DeSalvo on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  3. Boston Strangler on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  4. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Albert Henry DeSALVO on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  5. Albert DeSalvo on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  6. Boston Strangler on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  7. The Boston Strangler on www.alcatrazeast.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  8. Boston Strangler strikes again on www.history.com, Retrieved on Jan 13, 2019.
  9. Doug Stanglin, DNA test ties Albert DeSalvo to Boston Strangler victim on www.usatoday.com, Retrieved on Jan 13, 2019.
  10. Albert Henry DeSalvo on disturbinghorror.com, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  11. Albert de Salvo on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  12. Albert DeSalvo on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Albert DeSalvo is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #5 of 39 [ Page 1 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #7 of 41 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  3. #37 of 326 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #47 of 248 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #65 of 304 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #95 of 649 [ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #119 of 649 [ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #129 of 649 [ Page 9 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  9. #399 of 649 [ Page 27 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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