Maury Travis

The Video Strangler

  Active for 3 years
(2000-2002) in United States

12

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

17

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 7 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 12 Books About Maury Travis
  14. 7 External References
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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.

Maury Travis Serial Killer Profile

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).

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

Maury Travis a known:

Maury Travis
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Maury Travis
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
Characteristics
Ethnic Group: African American
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: October
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: family home on Ford Dr in Saint Louis, Missouri
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Oct 25, 1965
Family Name: Travis
Birth Location: St. Louis, Missouri, US
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: both parents until divorce in 1978 (Age 13/14) mother and step-father until adulthood
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Sandra A. Travis (Harden)
Father: Michael V. Travis

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 13 years of school
Highest Degree: some college, no degree

Incarceration
Arrested: Jun 7, 2002 (Age 36)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: never sentenced committed suicide prior to conviction
Prison Location: St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
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
Suicide: TRUE
7 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Maury Travis

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.

Date Event Description
Oct 25 1965Maury Travis was born in St. Louis, Missouri, US.  #19651025
Oct 25 1985
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Oct 25 1995
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
2000
(Age 34/35)
Maury Travis started his serial killing spree. #2000
2002
(Age 36/37)
Maury Travis ended his serial killing spree. #2002
Jun 07 2002
(Age 36)
Maury Travis arrested. #20020607
Jun 10 2002
(Age 36)
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
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ANSWERED
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
suicide TRUE 214
drug abuse TRUE 222
previous crimes TRUE 362
previous jail TRUE 346
previous prision TRUE 331
kill at killers home TRUE 314
used weapon TRUE 446
torture TRUE 419
bound TRUE 399
strangle TRUE 435
living with children FALSE 265
killed in prison FALSE 208
father drug abuse FALSE 189
mother drug abuse FALSE 191
problems in school FALSE 217
teased in school FALSE 214
physically defect FALSE 296
speach defect FALSE 296
head injury FALSE 295
physically abused FALSE 227
psychologically abused FALSE 220
sexually abused FALSE 222
alcohol abuse FALSE 221
psychologist FALSE 254
forensic hospital FALSE 253
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at victims home FALSE 317
used gun FALSE 445
rape FALSE 445
stalk FALSE 411
blindfold FALSE 357
sex with body FALSE 424
mutilated FALSE 438
ate part of body FALSE 443
drank blood FALSE 434
posed body FALSE 358
totem body part FALSE 359
totem personal item FALSE 348
robbed FALSE 412


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12 Books that mention Serial Killer
Maury Travis

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1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1101028947 The Devil's Dozen 5
0786037806 Evil Eyes 9
0275990990 Inside the Minds of Seria... 14
0080921485 Digital Evidence and Comp... 1
1412983088 Criminal & Behavioral Pro... 1
0822223716 Colorado 1
0121631052 Investigating Child Explo... 1
1632202387 An End to Murder 3
1460277538 When Things Seem Odd 8
1412938406 Criminology 2
008046551x Crime Reconstruction 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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External References
  1. Maury Travis on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Maury Troy TRAVIS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  3. Travis v. ST. LOUIS COUNTY, et al. 4:04-CV-602 (2006) on www.gpo.gov, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  4. Travis v. ST. LOUIS COUNTY, et al. 4:04-CV-602 (2005) on www.gpo.gov, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  5. Q665508 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 11, 2018.
  6. Meghan Keneally, A Woman Found Out a Serial Killer Once Lived in Her Home From Watching TV on abcnews.go.com, Retrieved on Jan 21, 2019.
  7. Serial Killer's Home Movies on abcnews.go.com, Retrieved on Jan 21, 2019.
Internal References

Maury Travis is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #6 of 36 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in October
  2. #9 of 41 [ Page 1 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #21 of 87 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #46 of 326 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #52 of 248 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #94 of 649 [ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #134 of 649 [ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #397 of 649 [ Page 27 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #594 of 649 [ Page 40 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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