San Mateo slasher

Gypsy Hill killings

  Active for 1 year
(1976) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

5

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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San Mateo slasher Known as the "Gypsy Hill killings"; five unsolved killings, of young women in San Mateo County, California during early 1976. In 2014, the FBI named Rodney Halbower as a person of interest in the Gypsy Hill killings; as of 2015, he has been charged with two of the murders based on DNA taken from cigarette butts saved from the scene of a 1976 killing.

San Mateo slasher Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer San Mateo slasher (aka) Gypsy Hill killings, was active for 1 year in 1976, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

In 1976 San Mateo slasher started his/her killing spree, during his/her crimes as a serial killer he/she was known to murder his/her victims.

Profile Completeness: 26%
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San Mateo slasher has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

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Updated: 2018-12-24 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Gypsy Hill killings
Nickname: Gypsy Hill killings
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1976 - 1976
Active Countries: United States
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2 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
San Mateo slasher

The 2 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer San Mateo slasher. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
1976
San Mateo slasher started his/her serial killing spree. #1976
1976
San Mateo slasher ended his/her serial killing spree. #1976
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Books that Mention San Mateo slasher

Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer San Mateo slasher)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: The Esoteric Codex: Unidentified Se... (mentions serial killer San Mateo slasher)
Royce Leighton
The Esoteric Codex: Unidentified Serial Kille...
Book: The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes (mentions serial killer San Mateo slasher)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes
Book: Geographic Profiling (mentions serial killer San Mateo slasher)
D. Kim Rossmo
Geographic Profiling
Book: Counterpunch (mentions serial killer San Mateo slasher)
Meg Frisbee
Counterpunch
Book: The Ghost Slasher (mentions serial killer San Mateo slasher)
David Poynter
The Ghost Slasher
Book: Why Horror Seduces (mentions serial killer San Mateo slasher)
Mathias Clasen
Why Horror Seduces

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
San Mateo slasher

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1329021398 The Esoteric Codex: Unide... 25
1438119143 The Encyclopedia of Unsol... 29
1420048783 Geographic Profiling 4
0295806443 Counterpunch 1
1460295536 The Ghost Slasher 1
0190666536 Why Horror Seduces 1

The Gypsy Hill killings are a group of five homicides of young women and girls in San Mateo County, California during early 1976. The killer became known in the media as "the San Mateo slasher." It was proven that there were at least two different perpetrators later on.

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External References
  1. Q16983027 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 24, 2018.
  2. Gypsy Hill killings on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 24, 2018.
  3. Arrest of Rodney Halbower on www.smcsheriff.com, Retrieved on Dec 24, 2018.
Internal References

San Mateo slasher is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #195 of 327[ Page 13 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  2. #397 of 651[ Page 27 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #551 of 651[ Page 37 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #617 of 651[ Page 42 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #625 of 651[ Page 42 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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