Zhang Yongming

The Cannibal Killer, the Cannibal Monster of Yunnan

  Active for 5 years
(2008-2012) in China




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  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  13. 10 Books About Zhang Yongming
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Zhang Yongming a Chinese serial killer and cannibal known as The cannibal Killer and thecannibal Monster of Yunnan. He was arrested and sentenced to death in 1979 for intentional homicide, but was released in 1997 after receiving a sentence reduction. Zhang confessed to the murder of eleven males between March 2008 and April 2012. Zhang sold the flesh of some of his victims as ostrich meat, kept other victims eyeballs in alcohol-filled wine bottles and fed some victims meat to his dog. Zhang was sentenced to death for intentional homicide and deprived of political rights for life. Zhang Yongming was executed on January 10th 2013.

Zhang Yongming Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Zhang Yongming (aka) The Cannibal Killer, the Cannibal Monster of Yunnan, was active for 5 years between 2008-2012, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 17 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: China

Zhang Yongming was born on January 1st 1956 in China.

Zhang Yongming a male citizen of People's Republic of China.

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

In 2008 (Age 52/52) Zhang Yongming started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, strangle, mutilate, and murder his victims. Zhang Yongming used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep parts of the victims body after the crime.

He was arrested on May 9th 2012 (Age 56), convicted on July 28th 2012 (Age 56), sentenced to death at a prison in the Yunnan province of China. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Zhang Yongming was executed on January 10th 2013 (Age 57).

Zhang Yongming died on January 10th 2013 (Age 57), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by gunshot to the head at a prison in the Yunnan province of China.

Profile Completeness: 74%
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Zhang Yongming has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Zhang Yongming a known:

Zhang Yongming
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-06 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Zhang Yongming
Nickname: The Cannibal Killer, the Cannibal Monster of Yunnan
Victims: 11 - 17
Years Active: 2008 - 2012
Ages Active: 52/52 - 56/56
Active Countries: China
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1956 - 2013
Gender: Male
Citizenship: People's Republic of China
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 1, 1956
Birth Location: China
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: May 9, 2012 (Age 56)
Convicted: Jul 28, 2012 (Age 56)
Sentence: death
Prison Location: a prison in the Yunnan province of China
Executed: Jan 10, 2013 (Age 57)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Jan 10, 2013 (Age 57)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by gunshot to the head
Death Location: a prison in the Yunnan province of China
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Zhang Yongming

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

Date Event Description
Jan 01 1956Zhang Yongming was born in China.  #19560101
Jan 01 1976
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jan 01 1986
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 01 1996
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 01 2006
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
(Age 52/53)
Zhang Yongming started his serial killing spree. #2008
(Age 56/57)
Zhang Yongming ended his serial killing spree. #2012
May 09 2012
(Age 56)
Zhang Yongming arrested. #20120509
Jul 28 2012
(Age 56)
Zhang Yongming was convictedand sentenced to death at a prison in the Yunnan province of China.  #20120728
Jan 10 2013
(Age 57)
Zhang Yongmingwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by gunshot to the headat a prison in the Yunnan province of China. #20130110
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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
previous killed TRUE 208
kill at killers home TRUE 320
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
strangle TRUE 443
mutilated TRUE 447
ate part of body TRUE 451
totem body part TRUE 365
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
kill at victims home FALSE 323
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
sex with body FALSE 430
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Zhang Yongming

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Zhang Yongming

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1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
159558885x Blocked on Weibo 1
3642291481 Soft Computing in Informa... 1
1349131105 China’s Struggle for the... 1
1317453204 Twentieth-century Chinese... 1
9400778171 Late Cenozoic Climate Cha... 1
1365125246 Nutrition Inquiry, Free V... 1
1315640562 Advances in Energy, Envir... 1
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Zhang Yongming (1956 – January 10, 2013) was a Chinese serial killer who was convicted of, and subsequently confessed to, the murder of 11 males between March 2008 and April 2012. It is believed that he fed flesh from some of his victims to his dogs and sold other parts at the local market, calling it "ostrich meat". He was executed on January 10, 2013.

External References
  1. Zhang Yongming on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 19, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Zhang YONGMING on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 19, 2018.
  3. 云南晋宁连环杀人案 on zh.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 19, 2018.
  4. Q15925500 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  5. David Trifunov, Zhang Yongming, the Cannibal monster of Yunnan executed on www.pri.org, Retrieved on Jan 22, 2019.
  6. Malcolm Moore, Chinese serial killer farmer suspected of killing 17 people on www.telegraph.co.uk, Retrieved on Jan 22, 2019.
Internal References

Zhang Yongming is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #7 of 10[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in China
  2. #12 of 43[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #16 of 56[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  4. #18 of 55[ Page 2 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #50 of 59[ Page 4 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  6. #59 of 250[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #148 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #283 of 651[ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #292 of 651[ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #645 of 651[ Page 43 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Zhang Yongming 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, Mannor of Death, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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