Herb Baumeister

The I-70 Strangler

  Active for 7 years
(1990-1996) in United States




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

Herb Baumeister (Herbert Richard Baumeister) an American serial killer known as the I-70 Strangler after a series of murders of at least nine men along Interstate 70. Baumeister strangled gay men and buried their bodies in his 18-acre backyard at Fox Hollow Farm in Indiana. Police found eleven men buried on his property but only eight were identified. Baumeister fled to Ontario, Canada, when faced with arrest, committing suicide, by shooting himself in the head, at the Pinery Provincial Park in Lambton Shores, Canada.

Herb Baumeister Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Herb Baumeister (aka) The I-70 Strangler, was active for 7 years between 1990-1996, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 25 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Herb Baumeister was born on April 7th 1947 in Columbus Ohio. He was born 1st of 4 children and raised by both parents, Elizabeth and Dr. Herbert E. Baumeister. He was raised as a oldest child and had three brothers or sisters. His father, Dr. Herbert E. Baumeister, an anesthesiologist. His mother, Elizabeth Baumeister, a homemaker. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Herb Baumeister was physically abused at some point of his life.

Herb Baumeister a bisexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 14 years of school, received a attended college no degree. He married, Juliana Saiter in 1971, in the middle of divorce at time of death. He had three children, Herb was extremely involved with their lives..

He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist.

In 1990 (Age 42/43) Herb Baumeister 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 wife and children on his 18-acre farm, Fox Hollow Farm in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he was known to work as a criminal, serial killer.

Herb Baumeister died on July 3rd 1996 (Age 49), cause of death: suicide, committed suicide before he could be arrested at the Pinery Provincial Park in Lambton Shores, Canada. Herb Baumeister committed suicide on July 3rd 1996 (Age 49).

Profile Completeness: 94%
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Herb Baumeister has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Herb Baumeister a known:

Herb Baumeister
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-06 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Herb Baumeister
Nickname: The I-70 Strangler
Victims: 11 - 25
Years Active: 1990 - 1996
Ages Active: 42/43 - 48/49
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1947 - 1996
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: bisexual
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: married, Juliana Saiter in 1971, in the middle of divorce at time of death
Children: three children, Herb was extremely involved with their lives.
Living With: wife and children on his 18-acre farm, Fox Hollow Farm in Indianapolis, Indiana
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 7, 1947
Given Name: Herbert
Birth Location: Columbus Ohio
Birth Order: 1st of 4
Siblings: three brothers or sisters
Raised By: both parents, Elizabeth and Dr. Herbert E. Baumeister
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Elizabeth Baumeister, a homemaker
Father: Dr. Herbert E. Baumeister, an anesthesiologist

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 14 years of school
Highest Degree: attended college no degree

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: never sentenced, committed suicide before he could be arrested
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Jul 3, 1996 (Age 49)
Manner of Death: suicide
Cause of Death: committed suicide before he could be arrested
Death Location: the Pinery Provincial Park in Lambton Shores, Canada
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: TRUE
7 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Herb Baumeister

The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Herb Baumeister. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 07 1947Herb Baumeister was born in Columbus Ohio.  #19470407
Apr 07 1967
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 07 1977
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 07 1987
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 42/43)
Herb Baumeister started his serial killing spree. #1990
(Age 48/49)
Herb Baumeister ended his serial killing spree. #1996
Jul 03 1996
(Age 49)
Herb Baumeisterdied.cause of death:suicide,committed suicide before he could be arrestedat the Pinery Provincial Park in Lambton Shores, Canada. #19960703

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
living with children TRUE 268
suicide TRUE 225
problems in school TRUE 221
teased in school TRUE 218
physically abused TRUE 231
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
psychologist TRUE 258
kill at killers home TRUE 320
torture TRUE 426
bound TRUE 406
strangle TRUE 443
killed in prison FALSE 218
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Herb Baumeister

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Herb Baumeister)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: The Serial Killer Files (mentions serial killer Herb Baumeister)
Harold Schechter
The Serial Killer Files
Book: Gosnell (mentions serial killer Herb Baumeister)
Ann McElhinney
Book: You Think You Know Me (mentions serial killer Herb Baumeister)
Ryan Green
You Think You Know Me
Book: Reasonable Doubt (mentions serial killer Herb Baumeister)
Steve Vogel
Reasonable Doubt
Book: Where the Bodies Are Buried (mentions serial killer Herb Baumeister)
Fannie Weinstein
Where the Bodies Are Buried
Book: Murder At Yosemite (mentions serial killer Herb Baumeister)
Carlton Smith
Murder At Yosemite
Book: Notorious 92 (mentions serial killer Herb Baumeister)
Andrew E. Stoner
Notorious 92

11 Books that mention Serial Killer
Herb Baumeister

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
0345472004 The Serial Killer Files 20
1621574903 Gosnell 2
1987520661 You Think You Know Me 1
0312929080 Reasonable Doubt 1
0312966539 Where the Bodies Are Buri... 1
1466885009 Murder At Yosemite 2
1600080243 Notorious 92 4
1974079775 The Double Life of a Seri... 1
1614232032 Historic Indianapolis Cri... 1
071718126x My Brother Jason 1

Herbert Richard Baumeister (April 7, 1947 – July 3, 1996) was an American man who was suspected of being a serial killer. A resident of Westfield, Indiana, Baumeister was under investigation for murdering over a dozen men in the early 1990s, most of whom were last seen at gay bars.

External References
  1. Herb Baumeister on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Herbert Richard BAUMEISTER on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura, Baumeister, Herbert on skdb.fgcu.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Natasha Albert, Erin Allen, Herb Baumeister on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  5. Q732031 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  6. Herbert Baumeister on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

Herb Baumeister is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #10 of 38[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  2. #12 of 42[ Page 1 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #27 of 89[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #28 of 651[ Page 2 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #58 of 327[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #67 of 250[ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #77 of 651[ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #162 of 651[ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #235 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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