Gordon Cummins

The Blackout Ripper, The Blackout Killer

  Active for 1 year
(1942) in United Kingdom

4

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 6 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 9 Books About Gordon Cummins
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Gordon Cummins (Gordon Frederick Cummins) a British serial killer and rapist known as The Blackout Ripper and The Blackout Killer. Cummins was a serviceman in the Royal Air Force. The murders took place over a six-day period in February 1942, during the Blackout in the Second World War. Cummins raped three of his victims and robbed the remaining victim. He also attacked two other women. He left behind his gas mask container marked with his service number 525987, identifying Cummins as the attacker. Cummins was sentenced to death by hanging. In 1942, Gordon Cummins was executed by hanging at Wandsworth Prison in London, England.

Gordon Cummins Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Gordon Cummins (aka) The Blackout Ripper, The Blackout Killer, was active for 1 year in 1942, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Gordon Cummins was born on February 18th 1914 in York, city in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. He was raised by both parents. His father, John Cummins. His mother, Amelia Lee.

Gordon Cummins a heterosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Gordon Cummins had an IQ of 81. He married. He had no children mentioned.

In 1942 (Age 27/28) Gordon Cummins started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife, where he was known to work as a criminal, spree killer.

He was arrested on February 16th 1942 (Age 27), convicted on April 27th 1942 (Age 28), sentenced to death by hanging at HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Gordon Cummins was executed on June 25th 1942 (Age 28).

Gordon Cummins died on June 25th 1942 (Age 28), cause of death: executed by hanging at HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England.

Profile Completeness: 73%
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Gordon Cummins has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months ago.

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Gordon Cummins
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-05 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Gordon Cummins
Nickname: The Blackout Ripper, The Blackout Killer
Victims: 4 - 6
Years Active: 1942 - 1942
Ages Active: 27/28 - 27/28
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1914 - 1942
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: February
Marital Status: married
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: his wife
Occupation: criminal, spree killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Feb 18, 1914
Given Name: Gordon
Birth Location: York, city in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Amelia Lee
Father: John Cummins

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 81
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Feb 16, 1942 (Age 27)
Convicted: Apr 27, 1942 (Age 28)
Sentence: death by hanging
Prison Location: HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England
Executed: Jun 25, 1942 (Age 28)
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Jun 25, 1942 (Age 28)
Cause of Death: executed by hanging
Death Location: HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Gordon Cummins

The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Gordon Cummins. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Feb 18 1914Gordon Cummins was born in York, city in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.  #19140218
1942
(Age 27/28)
Gordon Cummins started his serial killing spree. #1942
Feb 16 1942
(Age 27)
Gordon Cummins arrested. #19420216
Apr 27 1942
(Age 28)
Gordon Cummins was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging at HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England.  #19420427
Jun 25 1942
(Age 28)
Gordon Cummins was executed. cause of death: executed by hanging at HM Wandsworth Prison in London, England. #19420625
1942
(Age 28/29)
Gordon Cummins ended his serial killing spree. #1942
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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
kill at victims home TRUE 318
used weapon TRUE 448
rape TRUE 447
strangle TRUE 437
mutilated TRUE 440
robbed TRUE 414
kill at killers home FALSE 315
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
sex with body FALSE 426
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350


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Gordon Frederick Cummins (18 February 1914 – 25 June 1942) was a British spree killer, convicted for the murder of one woman in London and charged with the murders of three more. The murders took place over a six-day period in February 1942, during the Blackout in the Second World War. Cummins, a Royal Air Force serviceman, then became known as the Blackout Killer or Blackout Ripper.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Gordon Cummins on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Gordon Frederick CUMMINS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Q2346804 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Apr 27, 2019.
  4. Gordon Cummins - Sexually assaulted with a tin opener on www.murderuk.com, Retrieved on May 5, 2019.
  5. Gordon Cummins on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Gordon Cummins is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #32 of 38 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in February
  2. #35 of 42 [ Page 3 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #35 of 62 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  4. #54 of 72 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  5. #118 of 649 [ Page 8 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #188 of 249 [ Page 13 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #229 of 305 [ Page 16 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #285 of 649 [ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #473 of 649 [ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #605 of 649 [ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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