Joseph Christopher

The Midtown Slasher, The .22-Caliber Killer

  Active for 2 years
(1980-1981) in United States

12

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

12

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

Joseph Christopher an American serial killer who was known as The Midtown Slasher and The .22-Caliber Killer. Christopher was a racist who killed 12 people, all but one of them African Americans, in 1980 and 1981, between upstate New York and Georgia, mutilating 2 of them.

Joseph Christopher Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Joseph Christopher (aka) The Midtown Slasher, The.22-Caliber Killer, was active for 2 years between 1980-1981, known to have ( 12 confirmed / 12 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Joseph Christopher was born on September 22nd 1955 in Buffalo, county seat city in Erie County, New York, USA. He was born 2nd of 4 children and raised by both parents. Christopher was raised as a middle child and had two older sisters and one younger sister. His father, Nicholas Christopher, a maintenance worker with the city's Sanitation Department, deceased 1976, Joseph (Age 21/22). His mother, Therese Hurley, a registered nurse.

Christopher a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. Christopher completed 11 years of school, no degree received. Christopher never married. He had no children.

In 1980 (Age 24/25) Joseph Christopher started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to mutilate, murder his victims. Joseph Christopher used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At the time of his crimes he was living with as a private at Fort Benning, in Fort Benning, Georgia, US, where Christopher was known to work as a serial killer.

Joseph Christopher died on March 1st 1993 (Age 37), cause of death: natural causes, a rare form of male breast cancer at Attica Correctional Facility, Attica, New York, US.

Profile Completeness: 95%
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Joseph Christopher has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Joseph Christopher a known:

Joseph Christopher
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-10-19 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Joseph Christopher
Nickname: The Midtown Slasher, The .22-Caliber Killer
Victims: 12 - 12
Years Active: 1980 - 1981
Ages Active: 24/25 - 25/26
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1955 - 1993
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: as a private at Fort Benning, in Fort Benning, Georgia, US
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 22, 1955
Native Name: Joseph Christopher
Family Name: Christopher
Given Name: Joseph
Birth Location: Buffalo, county seat city in Erie County, New York, USA
Birth Order: 2nd of 4
Siblings: two older sisters and one younger sister
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: Therese Hurley, a registered nurse
Father: Nicholas Christopher, a maintenance worker with the city's Sanitation Department, deceased 1976, Joseph (Age 21/22)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 11 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Attica Correctional Facility, Attica, New York, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Mar 1, 1993 (Age 37)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: a rare form of male breast cancer
Death Location: Attica Correctional Facility, Attica, New York, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Joseph Christopher

The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Joseph Christopher. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Sep 22 1955Joseph Christopher was born in Buffalo, county seat city in Erie County, New York, USA.  #19550922
Sep 22 1975
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1980
(Age 24/25)
Joseph Christopher started his serial killing spree. #1980
1981
(Age 25/26)
Joseph Christopher ended his serial killing spree. #1981
Sep 22 1985
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Mar 01 1993
(Age 37)
Joseph Christopherdied.cause of death:natural causes,a rare form of male breast cancerat Attica Correctional Facility, Attica, New York, US. #19930301

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
mutilated TRUE 446
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 366
previous jail FALSE 351
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 319
kill at victims home FALSE 322
rape FALSE 452
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
bound FALSE 405
strangle FALSE 442
sex with body FALSE 429
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


Books that Mention Joseph Christopher

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Book: Absolute Madness (mentions serial killer Joseph Christopher)
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Absolute Madness

10 Books that mention Serial Killer
Joseph Christopher

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0684865130 Catch-22 1
0970652666 The Raccolta 1
1135781087 Studies in Southern Niger... 1
141167524x The House of Joseph Chris... 1
1341514870 Reminiscences of the Earl... 1
1135781079 Studies in Southern Niger... 1
0615521754 Words for My Father 1
1510719849 Absolute Madness 1
1625163649 Jimmie the Crab 1
081224950x Jesus, Mary, and Joseph 1

Joseph Gerard Christopher (July 26, 1955 – March 1, 1993) was an American serial killer who gained infamy for a series of murders in the early 1980s. He is believed to have killed at least twelve individuals and wounded numerous others.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Joseph Christopher on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Joseph G. CHRISTOPHER on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Christopher, Joseph G. on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Q4241305 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 19, 2018.
  5. M. A. Farber, Buffalo Suspect's friends are mystified on www.nytimes.com, Retrieved on Oct 19, 2018.
Internal References

Joseph Christopher is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #6 of 39[ Page 1 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #9 of 41[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  3. #44 of 327[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #69 of 651[ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #87 of 651[ Page 6 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #131 of 651[ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #512 of 651[ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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