Johannes-Andreas Hanni

Estonia's Hannibal Lecter, the Nõmme Cannibal

  Active for 1 year
(1982) in Estonia




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Johannes-Andreas Hanni a Soviet-Estonian serial killer known as Estonia's Hannibal Lecter and The Nõmme Cannibal. Hanni killed murdered three people in Estonia in 1982 with the aid of his wife Pille. Johannes-Andreas Hanni later hanged himself in prison before sentencing in November of 1982. He cut out part of one of his victims thigh to eat, claiming he had wished to try eating human flesh for a long time. His wife, Pille Hanni, was convicted on charges of accessory to murder and spent nearly twelve years in Harku women's prison before being released. She later changed her name and moved to Finland.

Johannes-Andreas Hanni Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Johannes-Andreas Hanni (aka) Estonia's Hannibal Lecter, the Nõmme Cannibal, was active for 1 year in 1982, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Estonia

Johannes-Andreas Hanni was born in Estonia. He was raised by both parents. His father, a devout Baptist. His mother, a devout Baptist. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems. Johannes-Andreas Hanni was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.

He married Pille Toomla in 1981. He had no children mentioned.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1982 Johannes-Andreas Hanni started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of cannibalism, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife Pille.

He was arrested on October 2nd 1982, sentenced to never sentence committed suicide prior to conviction at a prison in Tallinn, Estonia.

Johannes-Andreas Hanni died on November 6th 1982, cause of death: committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell at a prison in Tallinn, Estonia. Johannes-Andreas Hanni committed suicide on November 6th 1982.

Profile Completeness: 82%
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Johannes-Andreas Hanni has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Johannes-Andreas Hanni a known:

Johannes-Andreas Hanni
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Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Johannes-Andreas Hanni
Nickname: Estonia's Hannibal Lecter, the Nõmme Cannibal
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1982 - 1982
Active Countries: Estonia
Life Span:      - 1982
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: bisexual
Marital Status: married Pille Toomla in 1981
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: his wife Pille
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Birth Location: Estonia
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: a devout Baptist
Father: a devout Baptist

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Oct 2, 1982
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: never sentence committed suicide prior to conviction
Prison Location: a prison in Tallinn, Estonia
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Nov 6, 1982
Cause of Death: committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell
Death Location: a prison in Tallinn, Estonia
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: TRUE
4 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Johannes-Andreas Hanni

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

Date Event Description
Johannes-Andreas Hanni started his serial killing spree. #1982
Oct 02 1982
Johannes-Andreas Hanni arrested. #19821002
Nov 06 1982
Johannes-Andreas Hannidied.cause of death:committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cellat a prison in Tallinn, Estonia. #19821106
Johannes-Andreas Hanni ended his serial killing spree. #1982
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Boolean Questions:
suicide TRUE 225
problems in school TRUE 221
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
psychologist TRUE 258
forensic hospital TRUE 257
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
mutilated TRUE 447
ate part of body TRUE 451
robbed TRUE 418
killed in prison FALSE 218
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
sexually abused FALSE 226
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354

Books that Mention Johannes-Andreas Hanni

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Johannes-Andreas Hanni)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Lost Connections (mentions serial killer Johannes-Andreas Hanni)
Johann Hari
Lost Connections

2 Books that mention Serial Killer
Johannes-Andreas Hanni

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
163286830x Lost Connections 1

Johannes-Andreas Hanni (1957 – 6 November 1982) was a Estonian serial killer who murdered three people in the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1982 with the aid of his wife Pille.

External References
  1. Q55761505 on, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2019.
  2. Johannes-Andreas Hanni on, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2019.
  3. Janar Filippov, Nõukogude Eesti kannibal on, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2019.
  4. Liis Vaksmann, Eesti oma Hannibal Lecter: INIMLIHA PRAEPANNIL on, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2019.
  5. Karoliina Vasli, kannibali Andreas lesk Pille kirjutas oma elust šokeeriva raamatu on, Retrieved on Mar 10, 2019.
  6. Ханни, Йоханнес-Андреас Яанович on, Retrieved on May 7, 2019.
Internal References

Johannes-Andreas Hanni is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #2 of 2[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Estonia
  2. #29 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #204 of 651[ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #237 of 651[ Page 16 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #249 of 307[ Page 17 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #505 of 651[ Page 34 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #549 of 651[ Page 37 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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