Kenneth Erskine a British serial killer known as The Stockwell Strangler and the heatwave killer. Erskine, a burglar who raped and strangled at least seven elderly men and women after breaking into their home. Erskine told police he was haunted by a whispering woman's voice, which came out of walls and doors which gave him dizzy spells. Erskine was sentenced to life in prison in 1988. In 2009 the murder convictions were reduced to manslaughter. Erskine is being held at a high-security psychiatric hospital, Broadmoor Hospital at Crowthorne in Berkshire, England.
Serial Killer Kenneth Erskine (aka) The Stockwell Strangler, the heatwave killer, was active for 1 year in 1986, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom
Kenneth Erskine was born on July 1st 1963 in Hammersmith, district in west London, England. He was raised by both parents until divorce, Kenneth (Age 12), schools for maladjusted children until adulthood. Erskine had three brothers. His father, Charles Erskine, a man of Antiguan descent. His mother, Margaret Erskine, a woman of English descent. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.
Erskine a bisexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. Erskine never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1986 (Age 22/23) Kenneth Erskine started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself as a homeless drifter in London, England, where Erskine was known to work as a criminal.
He was arrested on July 28th 1986 (Age 23), convicted on January 29th 1988 (Age 24), sentenced to life imprisonment at Broadmoor Hospital a high-security psychiatric hospital at Crowthorne in Berkshire, England.
Kenneth Erskine has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 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.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Stockwell Strangler, the heatwave killer|
|Victims:||7 - 11|
|Years Active:||1986 - 1986|
|Ages Active:||22/23 - 22/23|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Life Span:||1963 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♋ Cancer |
Jun 21 - Jul 23
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||himself as a homeless drifter in London, England|
|D.O.B.:||Jul 1, 1963|
|Birth Location:||Hammersmith, district in west London, England|
|Raised By:||both parents until divorce, Kenneth (Age 12), schools for maladjusted children until adulthood|
|Mother:||Margaret Erskine, a woman of English descent|
|Father:||Charles Erskine, a man of Antiguan descent|
|Arrested:||Jul 28, 1986 (Age 23)|
|Convicted:||Jan 29, 1988 (Age 24)|
|Prison Location:||Broadmoor Hospital a high-security psychiatric hospital at Crowthorne in Berkshire, England|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Kenneth Erskine. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jul 01 1963||Kenneth Erskine was born in Hammersmith, district in west London, England. #19630701|
|Jul 01 1983|
|Kenneth Erskine started his serial killing spree. #1986|
|Jul 28 1986|
|Kenneth Erskine arrested. #19860728|
|Kenneth Erskine ended his serial killing spree. #1986|
|Jan 29 1988|
|Kenneth Erskine was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Broadmoor Hospital a high-security psychiatric hospital at Crowthorne in Berkshire, England. #19880129|
|Jul 01 1993|
|Jul 01 2003|
|Jul 01 2013|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Kenneth Erskine (1986-1986).
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|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|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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|153019802x||Stockwell Strangler||Natalie Marshall||Kenneth Erskine||1|
|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
|1784184365||World's 20 Worst Crimes||Kate Kray|| 3 Total Including |
|1906534411||Serial Killers||David Wilson|| 3 Total Including |
|0752471287||Murderers' Row||Robin Odell|| 7 Total Including |
|0470857943||The Psychology of Interro...||Gisli H. Gudjonsson||Kenneth Erskine||2|
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Kenneth Erskine is a British serial killer who became known as the Stockwell Strangler.
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