Kwauhuru Govan

murder of Rashawn Brazell

  Active for 14 years
(2004-2017) in United States




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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 8 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 6 Books About Kwauhuru Govan
  14. 6 External References
  15. Internal References

Kwauhuru Govan (Kwauhuru John Govan) a suspected American serial killer who has been arrested for two murders and two murders still under investigation. Govan's DNA was matched with evidence beneath the nails of one of his victims. Govan was arrested at Northwest Florida Reception Center in Chipley, as he was being released from prison in 2016. Govan's previous arrests in Brooklyn include robbery, assault, burglary and weapons possession from 1996 to 2010. Authorities later found a journal in his possession that contained a sketch of a chair designed to restrain women during sexual encounters. Govan called the chair a “sex pod” in his journal entries. Govan is still awaiting trial for the 2005 murder and dismemberment of 19-year-old relative Rashawn Brazell.

Kwauhuru Govan Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Kwauhuru Govan (aka) murder of Rashawn Brazell, was active for 14 years between 2004-2017, known to have ( 2 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Kwauhuru Govan was born on July 20th 1978

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 2004 (Age 25/26) Kwauhuru Govan started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.

He was arrested on November 14th 2016 (Age 38), convicted on September 7th 2018 (Age 40), sentenced to twenty-five years to life in prison, awaiting one sentencing and one trial for a murder from 2005 at Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York, US.

Profile Completeness: 57%
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Kwauhuru Govan has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Kwauhuru Govan a known:

Kwauhuru Govan
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: murder of Rashawn Brazell
Nickname: murder of Rashawn Brazell
Victims: 2 - 4
Years Active: 2004 - 2017
Ages Active: 25/26 - 38/39
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1978 -     
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Jun 21 - Jul 23
Birth Month: July
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jul 20, 1978
Birth Location: N/A
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:

Arrested: Nov 14, 2016 (Age 38)
Convicted: Sep 7, 2018 (Age 40)
Sentence: twenty-five years to life in prison, awaiting one sentencing and one trial for a murder from 2005
Prison Location: Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Kwauhuru Govan

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Kwauhuru Govan. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jul 20 1978birth of Kwauhuru Govan  #19780720
Jul 20 1998
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 25/26)
Kwauhuru Govan started his serial killing spree. #2004
Jul 20 2008
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Nov 14 2016
(Age 38)
Kwauhuru Govan arrested. #20161114
(Age 38/39)
Kwauhuru Govan ended his serial killing spree. #2017
Jul 20 2018
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Sep 07 2018
(Age 40)
Kwauhuru Govan was convictedand sentenced to twenty-five years to life in prison, awaiting one sentencing and one trial for a murder from 2005 at Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York, US.  #20180907
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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
bound TRUE 406
strangle TRUE 443
mutilated TRUE 447
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
sex with body FALSE 430
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Kwauhuru Govan

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Kwauhuru Govan)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Kwauhuru Govan)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: The New Brooklyn (mentions serial killer Kwauhuru Govan)
Kay S. Hymowitz
The New Brooklyn
Book: Consuming the Caribbean (mentions serial killer Kwauhuru Govan)
Mimi Sheller
Consuming the Caribbean
Book: Cold-case Killer (mentions serial killer Kwauhuru Govan)
Dorothy Brenner Fran...
Cold-case Killer
Book: The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes (mentions serial killer Kwauhuru Govan)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

6 Books that mention Serial Killer
Kwauhuru Govan

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1442266589 The New Brooklyn 1
1134516770 Consuming the Caribbean 1
1597225258 Cold-case Killer 1
1438119143 The Encyclopedia of Unsol... 29

In late February 2005, the dismembered body parts of 19-year-old Rashawn Brazell were found in garbage bags strewn throughout the New York City borough of Brooklyn after he disappeared from his home in its Bushwick neighborhood. He had left it the morning of February 14 to meet his accountant and then meet his mother for lunch in Manhattan.

External References
  1. GOVAN, KWAUHURU J, H44707 on, Retrieved on Nov 28, 2018.
  2. Murder of Rashawn Brazell on, Retrieved on Nov 28, 2018.
  3. serial killer tells judge he lost a cousin on, Retrieved on Dec 23, 2018.
  4. Q6938018 on, Retrieved on Dec 23, 2018.
  5. Duncan Osborne, Rashawn Brazell's Accused Killer Can't Fire Lawyers on, Retrieved on Jan 20, 2019.
  6. DIN: 18-A-3511, NYS Department of Corrections on, Retrieved on Jan 20, 2019.
Internal References

Kwauhuru Govan is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

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  2. #33 of 34[ Page 3 ] of Cancer Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #39 of 41[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in July
  4. #109 of 651[ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #211 of 651[ Page 15 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #244 of 250[ Page 17 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #300 of 307[ Page 20 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #313 of 327[ Page 21 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  9. #419 of 651[ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  10. #625 of 651[ Page 42 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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