Jerry Leon Johns Students at Elizabethton High School in Tennessee examined a string of unsolved murders as a class project. The students were able to find close similarities: all were slim white women with red or reddish hair, killed between 1983 and 1985. The victims, who died by being suffocated or strangled were found close to major roadways in Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia. The information was handed over to representatives from several law enforcement agencies, including Kentucky State Police. One victim was identified 33 years after her the discovery of her body announced by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation TBI in September of 2018. On December 18th 2019, the TBI identified Jerry Leon Johns as a suspect in the 1985 "redhead murders" case. Johns died in December 2015.
Serial Killer Jerry Leon Johns (aka) Redhead Murders, Bible Belt Strangler, was active for 3 years between 1983-1985, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Jerry Leon Johns was born on November 16th 1948
Jerry Leon Johns has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 2 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.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Name:||Jerry Leon Johns|
|Nickname:||Redhead Murders, Bible Belt Strangler|
|Victims:||6 - 6|
|Years Active:||1983 - 1985|
|Ages Active:||34/35 - 36/37|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1948 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♏ Scorpio |
Oct 23 - Nov 22
|D.O.B.:||Nov 16, 1948|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Jerry Leon Johns. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Nov 16 1948||birth of Jerry Leon Johns #19481116|
|Nov 16 1968|
|Nov 16 1978|
|Jerry Leon Johns started his serial killing spree. #1983|
|Jerry Leon Johns ended his serial killing spree. #1985|
|Nov 16 1988|
|Nov 16 1998|
|Nov 16 2008|
|Nov 16 2018|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Jerry Leon Johns (1983-1985).
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|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1101204729||Death's Acre||William Bass||Jerry Leon Johns||1|
|0812988647||The Largesse of the Sea M...||Denis Johnson||Jerry Leon Johns||1|
|0470437685||Inside the Mind of BTK||John Douglas|| 4 Total Including |
|0292744560||Killer on the Road||Ginger Strand|| 7 Total Including |
Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Killer
|2940252203||Intelligent Design||Rael||Jerry Leon Johns||1|
|0310344565||Women of the Bible||Ann Spangler||Jerry Leon Johns||1|
|0979579171||Never Date a Dead Animal||Nancy Nichols||Jerry Leon Johns||1|
|1438119143||The Encyclopedia of Unsol...||Michael Newton|| 29 Total Including |
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