Michael Bruce Ross

The Roadside Strangler

  Active for 4 years
(1981-1984) in United States

8

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

8

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  13. 14 Books About Michael Bruce Ross
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Michael Bruce Ross an American serial killer known as The Roadside Strangler. Ross murdered at least eight girls and women aged between 14 and 25 in Connecticut and New York. Ross confessed to all of the murders, and was convicted of four of them. He raped seven out of his eight murder victims. Michael Bruce Ross was executed by the state of Connecticut on May 13th 2005 by lethal injection, making it the first execution in Connecticut and the whole of New England since 1960.

Michael Bruce Ross Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Michael Bruce Ross (aka) The Roadside Strangler, was active for 4 years between 1981-1984, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Michael Bruce Ross was born on July 26th 1959 in Putnam, Connecticut, US. He was born 4th of 4 children and raised by both parents on a chicken farm in Brooklyn, Connecticut, US. He was raised as a oldest child and had two younger sisters and a younger brother. His father, Dan Graeme Ross, chicken farmer. His mother, Patricia Hilda Laine. His mother and father abused alcohol and/or drugs. Michael Bruce Ross was sexually, and physically, and abused at some point of his life.

Michael Bruce Ross a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Michael Bruce Ross had an IQ of 122. He completed 16 years of school, received a college degree. He gained part of his education while attending Cornell University. He never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1981 (Age 21/22) Michael Bruce Ross started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone in Jewett City, Connecticut, US.

He was arrested on June 29th 1984 (Age 24), convicted on July 6th 1987 (Age 27), sentenced to death by by lethal injection at Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Michael Bruce Ross was executed on May 13th 2005 (Age 45).

Michael Bruce Ross died on May 13th 2005 (Age 45), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by lethal injection at Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US.

Profile Completeness: 99%
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Michael Bruce Ross has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Michael Bruce Ross a known:

Michael Bruce Ross
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Michael Bruce Ross
Nickname: The Roadside Strangler
Victims: 8 - 8
Years Active: 1981 - 1984
Ages Active: 21/22 - 24/25
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1959 - 2005
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: Heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 23
Birth Month: July
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: alone in Jewett City, Connecticut, US
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jul 26, 1959
Given Name: Michael
Birth Location: Putnam, Connecticut, US
Birth Order: 4th of 4
Siblings: two younger sisters and a younger brother
Raised By: both parents on a chicken farm in Brooklyn, Connecticut, US
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Patricia Hilda Laine
Father: Dan Graeme Ross, chicken farmer

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 122
Highest School: 16 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree
Educated At: Cornell University

Incarceration
Arrested: Jun 29, 1984 (Age 24)
Convicted: Jul 6, 1987 (Age 27)
Sentence: death by by lethal injection
Prison Location: Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US
Executed: May 13, 2005 (Age 45)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: May 13, 2005 (Age 45)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by lethal injection
Death Location: Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Michael Bruce Ross

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Michael Bruce Ross. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jul 26 1959Michael Bruce Ross was born in Putnam, Connecticut, US.  #19590726
Jul 26 1979
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1981
(Age 21/22)
Michael Bruce Ross started his serial killing spree. #1981
1984
(Age 24/25)
Michael Bruce Ross ended his serial killing spree. #1984
Jun 29 1984
(Age 24)
Michael Bruce Ross arrested. #19840629
Jul 06 1987
(Age 27)
Michael Bruce Ross was convictedand sentenced to death by by lethal injection at Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US.  #19870706
Jul 26 1989
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jul 26 1999
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
May 13 2005
(Age 45)
Michael Bruce Rosswas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by lethal injectionat Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut, US. #20050513

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


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Michael Bruce Ross (July 26, 1959 – May 13, 2005) was an American serial killer. In 2005, he was executed by the state of Connecticut, making his execution the first in Connecticut (and the whole of New England) since 1960, and the last execution in Connecticut before the state repealed capital punishment in 2012.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Michael Bruce Ross on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Michael Bruce ROSS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. State v. Ross, 863 A. 2d 654 - Conn: Supreme Court 2005 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  4. State v. Ross, 269 Conn. 213 - Conn: Supreme Court 2004 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  5. State v. Ross, 230 Conn. 183 - Conn: Supreme Court 1994 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  6. Ross ex rel. Dunham v. Lantz, 408 F. 3d 121 - Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 2005 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  7. State v. Ross, 208 Conn. 156 - Conn: Supreme Court 1988 on scholar.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 29, 2018.
  8. Q1309259 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  9. Michael Ross on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
Internal References

Michael Bruce Ross is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #9 of 41[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in July
  2. #11 of 46[ Page 1 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #11 of 651[ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #20 of 53[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #24 of 72[ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  6. #40 of 89[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #94 of 327[ Page 7 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #101 of 250[ Page 7 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #120 of 307[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #230 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  11. #328 of 651[ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  12. #511 of 651[ Page 35 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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