Vasili Komaroff (Vasili Ivanovich Komaroff) (born Vasily Terentyevich Petrov) a Russian serial killer known as The Wolf of Moscow. Komaroff was born in 1871 and is one of the earliest known serial killers in the Soviet Union. Komaroff was a horse trader who murdered at least thirty-three men between 1921 and 1923. Police found twenty-one male victims, each discovered tightly bound in sacks, their bodies dumped on waste ground in the Shabolovki neighborhood. Komoff confessed to thirty-three victims implicating his wife Sofia as an accomplice. They were both found guilty of multiple homicides and sentenced to death. Komaroff was convicted for the killing of twenty-nine victims. Sofia and Vasili Komaroff were both executed on June 18th 1923.
Serial Killer Vasili Komaroff (aka) The Wolf of Moscow, Shabolovka Street Killer, was active for 3 years between 1921-1923, known to have ( 33 confirmed / 33 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Russia
Vasili Komaroff was born on January 1st 1877 in Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire. He was raised by both parents. Komarov had at least six brothers. His father, an alcoholic. His mother, an alcoholic. His mother and father abused alcohol and/or drugs.
Komarov a heterosexual male citizen of Russian Empire. no degree received. Komarov married Sophia. He had at least 1 son which he tried to hang at the age of 9.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol.
In 1921 (Age 44/44) Vasili Komaroff started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with Wife Sophia and Children, where Komarov was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on March 18th 1923 (Age 46), convicted on June 8th 1923 (Age 46), sentenced to death penalty execution by firing squad at a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union. Komarov was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Vasili Komaroff was executed on June 18th 1923 (Age 46).
Vasili Komaroff died on June 18th 1923 (Age 46), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by firing squad at a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union.
Vasili Komaroff has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Wolf of Moscow, Shabolovka Street Killer|
|Victims:||33 - 33|
|Years Active:||1921 - 1923|
|Ages Active:||44/44 - 46/46|
|Life Span:||1877 - 1923|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♑ Capricorn |
Dec 22 - Jan 20
|Marital Status:||married Sophia|
|Children:||at least 1 son which he tried to hang at the age of 9|
|Living With:||Wife Sophia and Children|
|D.O.B.:||Jan 1, 1877|
|Birth Location:||Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire|
|Siblings:||at least six brothers|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Mar 18, 1923 (Age 46)|
|Convicted:||Jun 8, 1923 (Age 46)|
|Sentence:||death penalty execution by firing squad|
|Prison Location:||a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union|
|Executed:||Jun 18, 1923 (Age 46)|
|Death Date:||Jun 18, 1923 (Age 46)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by firing squad|
|Death Location:||a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Vasili Komaroff. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jan 01 1877||Vasili Komaroff was born in Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire. #18770101|
|Jan 01 1897|
|Jan 01 1907|
|Jan 01 1917|
|Vasili Komaroff started his serial killing spree. #1921|
|Vasili Komaroff ended his serial killing spree. #1923|
|Mar 18 1923|
|Vasili Komaroff arrested. #19230318|
|Jun 08 1923|
|Vasili Komaroff was convictedand sentenced to death penalty execution by firing squad at a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union. #19230608|
|Jun 18 1923|
|Vasili Komaroffwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by firing squadat a prison in Moscow, Soviet Union. #19230618|
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|father drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|mother drug abuse||TRUE||195|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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Vasili Ivanovich Komaroff (Russian: Василий Иванович Комаров; 1871 – 1923) was a Russian serial killer, convicted for the killing of 29 people in Moscow between 1921 and 1923. One of the earliest known serial killers in the Soviet Union, Komaroff was a horse trader who murdered at least 33 customers in the stable next to his home, and was executed on June 18, 1923.
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