William Suff (William Lester Suff) (born Bill Lee Suff) an American serial killer known as the Riverside Prostitute Killer and the Lake Elsinore Killer. Suff was convicted of murdering his first daughter in 1974, he abused and violently shook his infant daughter to death. Once released, he worked as a warehouse clerk for Riverside County and had close involvement with the police department. He would rape stab, strangle and sometimes mutilate his victims. William Suff killed twelve or more prostitutes in Riverside County, California between 1989 and 1991. He was convicted of twelve murders in 1995 and sentence to death.
Serial Killer William Suff (aka) Riverside Prostitute Killer, Lake Elsinore Killer, was active for 7 years between 1986-1992, known to have ( 12 confirmed / 22 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
William Suff was born on August 20th 1950 in Torrance, city in California. He was born 1st of 3 children He was raised as a oldest child and had two brothers or sisters. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems.
William Suff a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He married, Teryl Suff. He had one daughter which he killed when she was two-months old.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1986 (Age 35/36) William Suff started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, torture, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He would keep personal items and parts of the victims body after the crime. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and children, where he was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on January 9th 1992 (Age 41), convicted on August 17th 1995 (Age 44), sentenced to death by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
William Suff has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 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.
|Nickname:||Riverside Prostitute Killer, Lake Elsinore Killer|
|Victims:||12 - 22|
|Years Active:||1986 - 1992|
|Ages Active:||35/36 - 41/42|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1950 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♌ Leo |
Jul 23 - Aug 23
|Marital Status:||married, Teryl Suff|
|Children:||one daughter which he killed when she was two-months old|
|Living With:||his wife and children|
|D.O.B.:||Aug 20, 1950|
|Birth Location:||Torrance, city in California|
|Birth Order:||1st of 3|
|Siblings:||two brothers or sisters|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||high school diploma|
|Arrested:||Jan 9, 1992 (Age 41)|
|Convicted:||Aug 17, 1995 (Age 44)|
|Sentence:||death by lethal injection|
|Prison Location:||San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, 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 William Suff. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Aug 20 1950||William Suff was born in Torrance, city in California. #19500820|
|Aug 20 1970|
|Aug 20 1980|
|William Suff started his serial killing spree. #1986|
|Aug 20 1990|
|William Suff ended his serial killing spree. #1992|
|Jan 09 1992|
|William Suff arrested. #19920109|
|Aug 17 1995|
|William Suff was convictedand sentenced to death by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. #19950817|
|Aug 20 2000|
|Aug 20 2010|
|Aug 20 2020|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as William Suff (1986-1992).
| 36 / 40 |
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|totem body part||TRUE||365|
|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|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
|0786003456||The Riverside Killer||Christine Keers||William Suff||1|
|1412974429||Serial Murder||Ronald M. Holmes|| 26 Total Including |
|0374312257||Cat and Mouse||Tomek Bogacki||William Suff||1|
|078710860x||Cat and Mouse||Brian Lane||William Suff||1|
|1108080529||The History of the Worthi...||Thomas Fuller||William Suff||1|
|0851158927||Calendar of inquisitions...|| 3 Total Including |
Great Britain. Publi...
William Lester Suff (born August 20, 1950, as Bill Lee Suff), also known as the Riverside Prostitute Killer and the Lake Elsinore Killer, is an American serial killer.
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