Harvey Carignan (Harvey Louis Carignan) an American serial killer known as The Want-Ad Killer and Harv the hammer. Carignan raped and beat four young women to death between 1972 and 1973. He escaped hanging for a 1949 killing due to a technicality that claimed his confession was unlawfully obtained. The Supreme Court overruled Carignan’s death sentence due to the officers’ violations of the McNabb rule. Harvey Carignan (Prisoner AZ935 ) served a sentence at the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary between 1951 and 1960. Carignan was sentenced to a total of 150 years in prison which he is currently serving at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, Minnesota.
Serial Killer Harvey Carignan (aka) The Want-Ad Killer, Harv the hammer, was active for 25 years between 1949-1973, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Harvey Carignan was born on May 18th 1927 in Fargo, city in North Dakota, United States of America. He was born 1st of 3 children and raised by his mother and step-father until (Age 10), his grandmother and later Aunt until (10/11), reform schools until adulthood. He was raised as a oldest child and had two brothers or sisters. His father, unnamed and unknown to Harvey. His mother, unnamed, a 20-year-old unmarried woman. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. Harvey Carignan was sexually and abused at some point of his life.
Harvey Carignan a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He married Sheila Moran in 1968, divorced in 1970, married Alice Johnson in 1972, divorced. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist.
In 1949 (Age 21/22) Harvey Carignan started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Harvey Carignan used a blindfold or simiar method of covering the victim's eyes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.
He was arrested on September 24th 1974 (Age 47), convicted on May 5th 1975 (Age 47), sentenced to life imprisonment at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, Minnesota, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Harvey Carignan 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.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
|Nickname:||The Want-Ad Killer, Harv the hammer|
|Victims:||5 - 5|
|Years Active:||1949 - 1973|
|Ages Active:||21/22 - 45/46|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1927 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♉ Taurus |
Apr 20 - May 21
|Marital Status:||married Sheila Moran in 1968, divorced in 1970, married Alice Johnson in 1972, divorced|
|D.O.B.:||May 18, 1927|
|Birth Location:||Fargo, city in North Dakota, United States of America|
|Birth Order:||1st of 3|
|Siblings:||two brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||his mother and step-father until (Age 10), his grandmother and later Aunt until (10/11), reform schools until adulthood|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Mother:||unnamed, a 20-year-old unmarried woman|
|Father:||unnamed and unknown to Harvey|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||high school diploma|
|Arrested:||Sep 24, 1974 (Age 47)|
|Convicted:||May 5, 1975 (Age 47)|
|Prison Location:||the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, Minnesota, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 13 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Harvey Carignan. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|May 18 1927||Harvey Carignan was born in Fargo, city in North Dakota, United States of America. #19270518|
|May 18 1947|
|Harvey Carignan started his serial killing spree. #1949|
|May 18 1957|
|May 18 1967|
|Harvey Carignan ended his serial killing spree. #1973|
|Sep 24 1974|
|Harvey Carignan arrested. #19740924|
|May 05 1975|
|Harvey Carignan was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, Minnesota, US. #19750505|
|May 18 1977|
|May 18 1987|
|May 18 1997|
|May 18 2007|
|May 18 2017|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Harvey Carignan (1949-1973).
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|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|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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|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|1903402700||Talking with Serial Kille...||Christopher Berry-De...|| 7 Total Including |
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Michael Bruce Ross
|0753547228||The Serial Killers||Colin Wilson|| 7 Total Including |
John Justin Bunting
|1494772167||Serial Killers Encycloped...||RJ Parker|| 34 Total Including |
Pedro Rodrigues Filho
|1569756198||Serial Killers, Up Close...||Christopher Berry-De...|| 6 Total Including |
|1452276811||Profiling Violent Crimes||Ronald M. Holmes||Harvey Carignan||1|
|0671017470||Rope||Michael Newton|| 3 Total Including |
|0595867200||The Professional Serial K...||Bonnie M. Rippo Psy....|| 4 Total Including |
|1468591371||ALCATRAZ UNCHAINED||Jerry Lewis Champion...||Harvey Carignan||1|
|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
|1940018234||The Want-Ad Killer||Ann Rule|| 3 Total Including |
Robert Ben Rhoades
|1439826889||Fatal Violence||Ronald M. Holmes||Harvey Carignan||2|
Harvey Louis Carignan (born May 18, 1927) is an American serial killer serving a 400-year sentence at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Faribault for the murders of two women. He had been previously convicted for a 1949 rape and murder he committed while stationed in the U.S. Army, in Anchorage, Alaska. Although he was sentenced to hang, he was ultimately paroled for that crime in 1960.
Harvey Carignan is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database