Lorenzo Gilyard

The Kansas City Strangler

  Active for 17 years
(1977-1993) in United States

13

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

13

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 17 Books About Lorenzo Gilyard
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Lorenzo Gilyard (Lorenzo Jerome Gilyard, Jr.) an American serial killer known as The Kansas City Strangler. Gilyard is alleged to have raped and murdered thirteen women and girls from 1977 to 1993. Most, if not all, of Gilyard's victims were sex workers. Gilyard was known to abuse women as early as his teens. In 2007, Lorenzo Gilyard was convicted on six counts of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. He is serving his life sentence in Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri.

Lorenzo Gilyard Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Lorenzo Gilyard (aka) The Kansas City Strangler, was active for 17 years between 1977-1993, known to have ( 13 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Lorenzo Gilyard was born on May 24th 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri, US. He was born 1st of 3 children He was raised as a oldest child and had one younger brother and one younger sister, Darryl and Patricia. His father, Lorenzo S. Gilyard, Sr..

Lorenzo Gilyard a heterosexual, pedophile African American male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 10 years of school, no degree received. He married and divorced three times. He had at least eleven children with several wives and girlfriends.

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

In 1977 (Age 26/27) Lorenzo Gilyard started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself and multiple wives or girlfriends, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on April 18th 2004 (Age 53), convicted on April 13th 2007 (Age 56), sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, DeKalb County, Missouri, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

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Lorenzo Gilyard has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 7 months ago.

Lorenzo Gilyard a known:

Lorenzo Gilyard
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Lorenzo Gilyard
Nickname: The Kansas City Strangler
Victims: 13 - 13
Years Active: 1977 - 1993
Ages Active: 26/27 - 42/43
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1950 -     
Characteristics
Ethnic Group: African American
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual, pedophile
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: May
Marital Status: married and divorced three times
Children: at least eleven children with several wives and girlfriends
Living With: himself and multiple wives or girlfriends
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: May 24, 1950
Given Name: Lorenzo
Birth Location: Kansas City, Missouri, US
Birth Order: 1st of 3
Siblings: one younger brother and one younger sister, Darryl and Patricia
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: N/A
Father: Lorenzo S. Gilyard, Sr.

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Apr 18, 2004 (Age 53)
Convicted: Apr 13, 2007 (Age 56)
Sentence: life imprisonment without the possibility of parole
Prison Location: Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, DeKalb County, Missouri, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Lorenzo Gilyard

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Lorenzo Gilyard. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
May 24 1950Lorenzo Gilyard was born in Kansas City, Missouri, US.  #19500524
May 24 1970
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1977
(Age 26/27)
Lorenzo Gilyard started his serial killing spree. #1977
May 24 1980
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
May 24 1990
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1993
(Age 42/43)
Lorenzo Gilyard ended his serial killing spree. #1993
May 24 2000
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Apr 18 2004
(Age 53)
Lorenzo Gilyard arrested. #20040418
Apr 13 2007
(Age 56)
Lorenzo Gilyard was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, DeKalb County, Missouri, US.  #20070413
May 24 2010
(Age 60)
60th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
previous killed TRUE 207
rape TRUE 447
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
posed body TRUE 360
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


Books that Mention Lorenzo Gilyard

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Lorenzo Gilyard)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Lorenzo Gilyard)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Adnan's Story (mentions serial killer Lorenzo Gilyard)
Rabia Chaudry
Adnan's Story
Book: Collecting the Dead (mentions serial killer Lorenzo Gilyard)
Spencer Kope
Collecting the Dead
Book: The Big Book of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Lorenzo Gilyard)
Jack Rosewood
The Big Book of Serial Killers
Book: The Human Predator (mentions serial killer Lorenzo Gilyard)
Katherine Ramsland
The Human Predator
Book: Evil Eyes (mentions serial killer Lorenzo Gilyard)
Corey Mitchell
Evil Eyes
Book: Decade of Nightmares (mentions serial killer Lorenzo Gilyard)
Philip Jenkins
Decade of Nightmares

17 Books that mention Serial Killer
Lorenzo Gilyard

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1250087112 Adnan's Story 2
1466884835 Collecting the Dead 1
1548119644 The Big Book of Serial Ki... 60
1101619058 The Human Predator 16
0786037806 Evil Eyes 9
0198039727 Decade of Nightmares 1
0811707083 True Crime: Missouri 1
1305446348 Serial Murderers and Thei... 27
1563252643 Forensic Studies: CSI for... 1
1412938406 Criminology 2
1412956838 Introduction to Criminolo... 3
0814330576 Liberation Memories 1
1615463801 The Inspirations of a You... 1
1449039324 For the Love of Thy Mothe... 3
0698176146 Sons of Cain 8

Lorenzo Jerome Gilyard, Jr. (born May 24, 1950) is an American serial killer. A former trash company supervisor, Gilyard is alleged to have raped and murdered 13 women and girls from 1977 to 1993.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Lorenzo Gilyard on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 17, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Lorenzo J. GILYARD Jr. on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 17, 2018.
  3. Julie Payne, Derek Hommema, Lorenzo Gilyard on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 17, 2018.
  4. Q6680728 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Lorenzo Gilyard is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #5 of 30 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in May
  2. #7 of 40 [ Page 1 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #36 of 326 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #46 of 249 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #64 of 305 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #84 of 649 [ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #118 of 649 [ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #200 of 649 [ Page 14 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  9. #241 of 649 [ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
Statistics:
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Lorenzo Gilyard is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Serial Killers IQ Level, Highest Degree Achieved, Sexual Preference, Birth Category, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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