Maury Travis (Maury Troy Travis) a suspected American serial killer known as The Video Strangler. He killed prostitutes in the St. Louis area from 2000 to 2002. Travis was caught when he mailed an Expedia.com map printout to a St. Louis newspaper, police traced the printout to Travis' home computer. He claimed to have murdered seventeen women in a letter sent with the map. Investigators discovered a chamber at his residence which included instruments of torture and videotapes of Travis committing some of his crimes. Maury Travis committed suicide in his jail cell, after being arrested for murder on June 7th 2002.
Serial Killer Maury Travis (aka) The Video Strangler, was active for 3 years between 2000-2002, known to have ( 12 confirmed / 17 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Maury Travis was born on October 25th 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri, US. He was raised by both parents until divorce in 1978 (Age 13/14) mother and step-father until adulthood. His father, Michael V. Travis. His mother, Sandra A. Travis (Harden).
Travis a heterosexual African American male citizen of the United States of America. Travis completed 13 years of school, attended some college, no degree received. Travis never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse drugs.
In 2000 (Age 34/35) Maury Travis started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with family home on Ford Dr in Saint Louis, Missouri, where Travis was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on June 7th 2002 (Age 36), sentenced to never sentenced committed suicide prior to conviction at St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, US.
Maury Travis died on June 10th 2002 (Age 36), cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell at St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, US. Maury Travis committed suicide on June 10th 2002 (Age 36).
Maury Travis has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 8 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.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Video Strangler|
|Victims:||12 - 17|
|Years Active:||2000 - 2002|
|Ages Active:||34/35 - 36/37|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1965 - 2002|
|Ethnic Group:||African American|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♏ Scorpio |
Oct 23 - Nov 22
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||family home on Ford Dr in Saint Louis, Missouri|
|D.O.B.:||Oct 25, 1965|
|Birth Location:||St. Louis, Missouri, US|
|Raised By:||both parents until divorce in 1978 (Age 13/14) mother and step-father until adulthood|
|Mother:||Sandra A. Travis (Harden)|
|Father:||Michael V. Travis|
|Highest School:||13 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||some college, no degree|
|Arrested:||Jun 7, 2002 (Age 36)|
|Sentence:||never sentenced committed suicide prior to conviction|
|Prison Location:||St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, US|
|Death Date:||Jun 10, 2002 (Age 36)|
|Manner of Death:||suicide|
|Cause of Death:||committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell|
|Death Location:||St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Maury Travis. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Oct 25 1965||Maury Travis was born in St. Louis, Missouri, US. #19651025|
|Oct 25 1985|
|Oct 25 1995|
|Maury Travis started his serial killing spree. #2000|
|Maury Travis ended his serial killing spree. #2002|
|Jun 07 2002|
|Maury Travis arrested. #20020607|
|Jun 10 2002|
|Maury Travis died. cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell at St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, US. #20020610|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Maury Travis (2000-2002).
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|kill at killers home||TRUE||315|
|living with children||FALSE||267|
|killed in prison||FALSE||210|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||190|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|problems in school||FALSE||218|
|teased in school||FALSE||215|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||318|
|sex with body||FALSE||426|
|ate part of body||FALSE||445|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
|totem personal item||FALSE||350|
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|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1101028947||The Devil's Dozen||Katherine Ramsland|| 5 Total Including |
|0786037806||Evil Eyes||Corey Mitchell|| 9 Total Including |
|0275990990||Inside the Minds of Seria...||Katherine M. Ramslan...|| 14 Total Including |
|0080921485||Digital Evidence and Comp...||Eoghan Casey||Maury Travis||1|
|1412983088||Criminal & Behavioral Pro...||Curt R. Bartol||Maury Travis||1|
|0822223716||Colorado||Peter Sinn Nachtrieb||Maury Travis||1|
|0121631052||Investigating Child Explo...|| 4 Total Including |
Monique Mattei Ferra...
|1632202387||An End to Murder||Colin Wilson|| 3 Total Including |
|1460277538||When Things Seem Odd||Michael Joseph Legar...|| 8 Total Including |
|1412938406||Criminology||Anthony Walsh||Maury Travis||2|
|008046551x||Crime Reconstruction||W. Jerry Chisum||Maury Travis||1|
Maury Troy Travis (October 25, 1965 – June 10, 2002) was an American murderer and suspected serial killer who killed himself in a St. Louis county jail, after being arrested for murder. Travis was named in a Federal criminal complaint for the murders of two women.
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