Joanna Dennehy

Peterborough ditch murders

  Active for 1 year
(2013) in United Kingdom




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Joanna Dennehy a Cambridgeshire, England local who carried out the Peterborough ditch murders. Over a period of two weeks, murdered her landlord and two of her housemates by stabbing them. With the help of accomplices she dumped the bodies in ditches, then attempted to kill two strangers in broad daylight by stabbing them. Given whole life tariff on 28 February 2014. In August of 2018 Dennehy tried to slit her own throat in an apparent failed suicide pact with her current prison girlfriend, a fellow inmate at MHP Bronzefield prison in Surrey, England. After hospitalization both are alive and back in prison.

Joanna Dennehy Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Joanna Dennehy (aka) Peterborough ditch murders, was active for 1 year in 2013, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Joanna Dennehy was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire. She was born 1st of 2 children and raised by both parents, Kathleen and Kevin Dennehy. She was raised as a oldest child and had one younger sister. Her father, Kevin Dennehy, a local security guard. Her mother, Kathleen Dennehy, a local shop manager.

Joanna Dennehy a bisexual female citizen of the United Kingdom. She completed 10 years of school, no degree received. She never married. She had two children.

She was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. She saw a psychologist.

In 2013 Joanna Dennehy started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. She positioned or posed at least one body after death.

She was arrested on April 2nd 2013, convicted on February 28th 2014, sentenced to life imprisonment with a whole-life tariff at Bronzefield Prison, Surrey, England.

Profile Completeness: 65%
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Joanna Dennehy has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Joanna Dennehy a known:

Joanna Dennehy
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Joanna Dennehy
Nickname: Peterborough ditch murders
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 2013 - 2013
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: bisexual
Marital Status: never married
Children: two children
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Given Name: Joanna
Birth Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: one younger sister
Raised By: both parents, Kathleen and Kevin Dennehy
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Kathleen Dennehy, a local shop manager
Father: Kevin Dennehy, a local security guard

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Arrested: Apr 2, 2013
Convicted: Feb 28, 2014
Sentence: life imprisonment with a whole-life tariff
Prison Location: Bronzefield Prison, Surrey, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
4 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Joanna Dennehy

The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Joanna Dennehy. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Joanna Dennehy started her serial killing spree. #2013
Apr 02 2013
Joanna Dennehy arrested. #20130402
Joanna Dennehy ended her serial killing spree. #2013
Feb 28 2014
Joanna Dennehy was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment with a whole-life tariff at Bronzefield Prison, Surrey, England.  #20140228

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Boolean Questions:
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
psychologist TRUE 258
used weapon TRUE 453
posed body TRUE 365
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
used gun FALSE 451

Books that Mention Joanna Dennehy

Book: Mindhunter (mentions serial killer Joanna Dennehy)
John E. Douglas
Book: Female Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Joanna Dennehy)
Peter Vronsky
Female Serial Killers
Book: Blood Lust (mentions serial killer Joanna Dennehy)
Gary C. King
Blood Lust
Book: 2015 Serial Killers True Crime Anth... (mentions serial killer Joanna Dennehy)
RJ Parker
2015 Serial Killers True Crime Anthology, Vol...
Book: The Forensic Psychology of Criminal... (mentions serial killer Joanna Dennehy)
Katherine Ramsland
The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds
Book: Serial Killer Groupies (mentions serial killer Joanna Dennehy)
RJ Parker
Serial Killer Groupies
Book: Backseat Tragedies : Hot Car Deaths (mentions serial killer Joanna Dennehy)
RJ Parker
Backseat Tragedies : Hot Car Deaths
Book: Love of Blood (mentions serial killer Joanna Dennehy)
Christopher Berry-De...
Love of Blood

21 Books that mention Serial Killer
Joanna Dennehy

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1501191969 Mindhunter 3
0425213900 Female Serial Killers 30
0451403525 Blood Lust 1
1500505161 2015 Serial Killers True... 7
1101171693 The Forensic Psychology o... 9
1502540908 Serial Killer Groupies 4
1500504831 Backseat Tragedies : Hot... 1
1784182621 Love of Blood 1
1473827329 The London Underground Se... 2
1451603282 Subversive Family 2
022600368x The Subject of Murder 2
0007551320 Strangers: The unforgetta... 1
1472118049 The Mammoth Book of More... 6
131125093x Out For Blood 3
1452410178 BLOOD LUST 5
1545466173 One Evil Bitch 1
1909976210 Serial Killers and the Ph... 3
1460277538 When Things Seem Odd 8
1405919558 Lifers 3
1784182885 Love of Blood 3
1405936169 Pure Evil 3

The Peterborough ditch murders were a series of serial murders which took place in Cambridgeshire, England, in March 2013. All three victims were male and died from stab wounds. Their bodies were discovered dumped in ditches outside Peterborough.

External References
  1. Q61014725 on, Retrieved on Jun 9, 2019.
  2. Peterborough ditch murders on, Retrieved on Jun 9, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Joanna DENNEHY on, Retrieved on Jun 9, 2019.
Internal References

Joanna Dennehy is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #38 of 59[ Page 3 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  2. #44 of 62[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  3. #55 of 75[ Page 4 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #127 of 651[ Page 9 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #354 of 651[ Page 24 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #532 of 651[ Page 36 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #582 of 651[ Page 39 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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