Michael Gargiulo

Chiller Killer, Hollywood Ripper

  Active for 16 years
(1993-2008) in United States




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  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 15 Books About Michael Gargiulo
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Michael Gargiulo (Michael Thomas Gargiulo) an alleged American serial killer known as the Chiller Killer and the Hollywood Ripper. Gargiulo alleged killing sprees spanned from 1993–2000 in Chicago and 2001–2008 in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA area. Michael Gargiulo was made notable for allegedly killing Ashton Kutcher's former girlfriend Ashley Ellerin in 2001. Gargiulo is accused of stabbing three women to death and attempting to murder a fourth. Gargiulo was a neighbor of each victim at the time of the attacks. DNA found at the potential fourth victims house was a match to Gargiulo. He was arrested in 2008. Michael Gargiulo's trial began on May 2, 2019.

Michael Gargiulo Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Michael Gargiulo (aka) Chiller Killer, Hollywood Ripper, was active for 16 years between 1993-2008, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

Michael Gargiulo was born on February 12th 1960 in Glenview, Illinois, US.

Michael Gargiulo a male citizen of the United States of America. He gained part of his education while attending New York University.

In 1993 (Age 32/33) Michael Gargiulo started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to mutilate, murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim.

He was arrested on June 6th 2008 (Age 48)

Profile Completeness: 41%
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Michael Gargiulo has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Michael Gargiulo a known:

Michael Gargiulo
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-23 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Michael Gargiulo
Nickname: Chiller Killer, Hollywood Ripper
Victims: 3 - 6
Years Active: 1993 - 2008
Ages Active: 32/33 - 47/48
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1960 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: February
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: journalist
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Feb 12, 1960
Given Name: Michael
Birth Location: Glenview, Illinois, US
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:
Educated At: New York University

Arrested: Jun 6, 2008 (Age 48)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Michael Gargiulo

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Michael Gargiulo. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Feb 12 1960Michael Gargiulo was born in Glenview, Illinois, US.  #19600212
Feb 12 1980
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Feb 12 1990
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 32/33)
Michael Gargiulo started his serial killing spree. #1993
Feb 12 2000
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 47/48)
Michael Gargiulo ended his serial killing spree. #2008
Jun 06 2008
(Age 48)
Michael Gargiulo arrested. #20080606
Feb 12 2010
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Feb 12 2020
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Michael Gargiulo (1993-2008).

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Boolean Questions:
kill at victims home TRUE 323
used weapon TRUE 453
mutilated TRUE 447
kill at killers home FALSE 320
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442

Books that Mention Michael Gargiulo

Book: As Husbands Go (mentions serial killer Michael Gargiulo)
Susan Isaacs
As Husbands Go
Book: Hollywood Hills (mentions serial killer Michael Gargiulo)
Joseph Wambaugh
Hollywood Hills
Book: The Hot One (mentions serial killer Michael Gargiulo)
Carolyn Murnick
The Hot One
Book: A Deadly Secret (mentions serial killer Michael Gargiulo)
Matt Birkbeck
A Deadly Secret
Book: Special Education in Contemporary S... (mentions serial killer Michael Gargiulo)
Richard M. Gargiulo
Special Education in Contemporary Society
Book: Grand Central Terminal (mentions serial killer Michael Gargiulo)
Anthony W. Robins
Grand Central Terminal
Book: Hero-A-Go-Go (mentions serial killer Michael Gargiulo)
Michael Eury
Book: Short-Lived Television Series, 1948... (mentions serial killer Michael Gargiulo)
Wesley Hyatt
Short-Lived Television Series, 1948-1978

15 Books that mention Serial Killer
Michael Gargiulo

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
145163336x As Husbands Go 1
0316134627 Hollywood Hills 1
1451625812 The Hot One 1
1101987421 A Deadly Secret 1
1506310729 Special Education in Cont... 1
1613123876 Grand Central Terminal 1
1605490733 Hero-A-Go-Go 1
1476605157 Short-Lived Television Se... 1
0786474440 Television Specials 1
0160724678 Official Congressional Di... 1
1569762228 The Animated Movie Guide 1
149096679x 100 of the Most Famous Se... 17
8469449915 Of Bodies and Symptoms 1
1305856201 Teaching in Today's Inclu... 1
9814516732 Diary of An Expat in Sing... 1

Michael Thomas Gargiulo (born February 15, 1976) is an American alleged serial killer who may have killed as many as ten women.

External References
  1. Q16193589 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on May 23, 2019.
  2. Michael Gargiulo on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on May 23, 2019.
  3. Ashton Kutcher expected to testify in case of murdered girlfriend on www.usatoday.com, Retrieved on May 23, 2019.
Internal References

Michael Gargiulo is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #38 of 38[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in February
  2. #42 of 42[ Page 3 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #89 of 651[ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  4. #189 of 651[ Page 13 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #297 of 327[ Page 20 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #496 of 651[ Page 34 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #602 of 651[ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Michael Gargiulo is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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