Mike DeBardeleben (James Mitchell DeBardeleben II) an American convicted kidnapper, rapist counterfeiter, and suspected serial killer who became known as the mall passer. A study from Radford University states he had an IQ of 127. Mike DeBardeleben died of pneumonia at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina in early 2011.
Serial Killer Mike DeBardeleben (aka) The Mall Passer, was active for 19 years between 1965-1983, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Mike DeBardeleben was born on March 20th 1940 in Little Rock, capital of Arkansas, United States. He was born 2nd of 3 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a middle child and had two brothers or sisters. His father, James Mitchell DeBardeleben Sr., an engineer and former lieutenant in WWII. His mother, Mary Lou Edwards, worked as a secretary. His mother abused alcohol and/or drugs. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.
He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Mike DeBardeleben had an IQ of 127. He completed 9 years of school, no degree received. He married Linda Weir in 1959, married Charlotte Weber in 1960, married Wanda Faye Davis in 1964, married Caryn in 1970, married Barbra in 1979. He had at least three children, Lindsey, Bethene.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.
In 1965 (Age 24/25) Mike DeBardeleben started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. Mike DeBardeleben used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. Mike DeBardeleben used a blindfold or simiar method of covering the victim's eyes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone and with multiple wives in various locations, where he was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on May 25th 1983 (Age 43), sentenced to 375 years in prison at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, US.
Mike DeBardeleben died on January 26th 2011 (Age 70), cause of death: natural causes, pneumonia at Federal Medical Center, Butner in Durham County, North Carolina, US.
Mike DeBardeleben has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 4 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.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Nickname:||The Mall Passer|
|Victims:||8 - 8|
|Years Active:||1965 - 1983|
|Ages Active:||24/25 - 42/43|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1940 - 2011|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♈ Aries |
Mar 20 - Apr 20
|Marital Status:||married Linda Weir in 1959, married Charlotte Weber in 1960, married Wanda Faye Davis in 1964, married Caryn in 1970, married Barbra in 1979|
|Children:||at least three children, Lindsey, Bethene|
|Living With:||himself, alone and with multiple wives in various locations|
|D.O.B.:||Mar 20, 1940|
|Birth Location:||Little Rock, capital of Arkansas, United States|
|Birth Order:||2nd of 3|
|Siblings:||two brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||middle child|
|Mother:||Mary Lou Edwards, worked as a secretary|
|Father:||James Mitchell DeBardeleben Sr., an engineer and former lieutenant in WWII|
|Highest School:||9 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||May 25, 1983 (Age 43)|
|Sentence:||375 years in prison|
|Prison Location:||the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, US|
|Death Date:||Jan 26, 2011 (Age 70)|
|Manner of Death:||natural causes|
|Cause of Death:||pneumonia|
|Death Location:||Federal Medical Center, Butner in Durham County, North Carolina, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Mike DeBardeleben. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Mar 20 1940||Mike DeBardeleben was born in Little Rock, capital of Arkansas, United States. #19400320|
|Mar 20 1960|
|Mike DeBardeleben started his serial killing spree. #1965|
|Mar 20 1970|
|Mar 20 1980|
|Mike DeBardeleben ended his serial killing spree. #1983|
|May 25 1983|
|Mike DeBardeleben arrested. #19830525|
|Mar 20 1990|
|Mar 20 2000|
|Mar 20 2010|
|Jan 26 2011|
|Mike DeBardelebendied.cause of death:natural causes,pneumoniaat Federal Medical Center, Butner in Durham County, North Carolina, US. #20110126|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Mike DeBardeleben (1965-1983).
| 38 / 40 |
|mother drug abuse||TRUE||195|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|0312970609||The Evil That Men Do||Stephen G. Michaud|| 3 Total Including |
Charles Ray Hatcher
|0312253427||Dark Dreams||Roy Hazelwood||Mike DeBardeleben||1|
|1429934514||Beyond Cruel||Stephen G. Michaud||Mike DeBardeleben||1|
|0312942516||Beyond Cruel||Stephen G. Michaud||Mike DeBardeleben||1|
|0595287727||The Big, Bad Book of Mike||Lawrance Binda||Mike DeBardeleben||2|
|0199705828||Oxford Textbook of Psycho...||Paul H Blaney||Mike DeBardeleben||1|
|1742622399||The Girl's Guide to Preda...||Alison Summers||Mike DeBardeleben||2|
James Mitchell "Mike" DeBardeleben (March 20, 1940 – January 26, 2011) was an American convicted kidnapper, rapist, counterfeiter, and suspected serial killer who became known as the "mall passer" due to his practice of passing counterfeit bills in shopping malls bordering interstate highways across the US. After his arrest for counterfeiting, the secret service found evidence linking him to much more serious sex crimes.
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