Lorenzo Gilyard (Lorenzo Jerome Gilyard, Jr.) an American serial killer known as The Kansas City Strangler. Gilyard is alleged to have raped and murdered thirteen women and girls from 1977 to 1993. Most, if not all, of Gilyard's victims were sex workers. Gilyard was known to abuse women as early as his teens. In 2007, Lorenzo Gilyard was convicted on six counts of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. He is serving his life sentence in Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri.
Serial Killer Lorenzo Gilyard (aka) The Kansas City Strangler, was active for 17 years between 1977-1993, known to have ( 13 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Lorenzo Gilyard was born on May 24th 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri, US. He was born 1st of 3 children He was raised as a oldest child and had one younger brother and one younger sister, Darryl and Patricia. His father, Lorenzo S. Gilyard, Sr..
Lorenzo Gilyard a heterosexual, pedophile African American male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 10 years of school, no degree received. He married and divorced three times. He had at least eleven children with several wives and girlfriends.
Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1977 (Age 26/27) Lorenzo Gilyard started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself and multiple wives or girlfriends, where he was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on April 18th 2004 (Age 53), convicted on April 13th 2007 (Age 56), sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, DeKalb County, Missouri, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Lorenzo Gilyard has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 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.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Kansas City Strangler|
|Victims:||13 - 13|
|Years Active:||1977 - 1993|
|Ages Active:||26/27 - 42/43|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1950 -|
|Ethnic Group:||African American|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Sexual Preference:||heterosexual, pedophile|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♊ Gemini |
May 21 - Jun 21
|Marital Status:||married and divorced three times|
|Children:||at least eleven children with several wives and girlfriends|
|Living With:||himself and multiple wives or girlfriends|
|D.O.B.:||May 24, 1950|
|Birth Location:||Kansas City, Missouri, US|
|Birth Order:||1st of 3|
|Siblings:||one younger brother and one younger sister, Darryl and Patricia|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Father:||Lorenzo S. Gilyard, Sr.|
|Highest School:||10 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Apr 18, 2004 (Age 53)|
|Convicted:||Apr 13, 2007 (Age 56)|
|Sentence:||life imprisonment without the possibility of parole|
|Prison Location:||Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, DeKalb County, Missouri, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Lorenzo Gilyard. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|May 24 1950||Lorenzo Gilyard was born in Kansas City, Missouri, US. #19500524|
|May 24 1970|
|Lorenzo Gilyard started his serial killing spree. #1977|
|May 24 1980|
|May 24 1990|
|Lorenzo Gilyard ended his serial killing spree. #1993|
|May 24 2000|
|Apr 18 2004|
|Lorenzo Gilyard arrested. #20040418|
|Apr 13 2007|
|Lorenzo Gilyard was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, DeKalb County, Missouri, US. #20070413|
|May 24 2010|
|May 24 2020|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Lorenzo Gilyard (1977-1993).
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|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|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|1250087112||Adnan's Story||Rabia Chaudry||Lorenzo Gilyard||2|
|1466884835||Collecting the Dead||Spencer Kope||Lorenzo Gilyard||1|
|1548119644||The Big Book of Serial Ki...||Jack Rosewood|| 60 Total Including |
|1101619058||The Human Predator||Katherine Ramsland|| 16 Total Including |
|0786037806||Evil Eyes||Corey Mitchell|| 9 Total Including |
|0198039727||Decade of Nightmares||Philip Jenkins||Lorenzo Gilyard||1|
|0811707083||True Crime: Missouri||David J. Krajicek||Lorenzo Gilyard||1|
|1305446348||Serial Murderers and Thei...||Eric W. Hickey|| 27 Total Including |
Paul John Knowles
|1563252643||Forensic Studies: CSI for...||Ann Bucholtz||Lorenzo Gilyard||1|
|1412938406||Criminology||Anthony Walsh||Lorenzo Gilyard||2|
|1412956838||Introduction to Criminolo...||Anthony Walsh|| 3 Total Including |
|0814330576||Liberation Memories||Keith Gilyard||Lorenzo Gilyard||1|
|1615463801||The Inspirations of a You...||Dollars Dirty Dollar...||Lorenzo Gilyard||1|
|1449039324||For the Love of Thy Mothe...||Raynaldo Salvace|| 3 Total Including |
|0698176146||Sons of Cain||Peter Vronsky|| 8 Total Including |
Robert Joseph Zani
Lorenzo Jerome Gilyard, Jr. (born May 24, 1950) is an American serial killer. A former trash company supervisor, Gilyard is alleged to have raped and murdered 13 women and girls from 1977 to 1993.
Lorenzo Gilyard is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database