Victims of John Annibel

on January 1, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by

John Annibel was charged with the murder of one person, but is thought to have been involved in two other murders. We currently have information on all of his victims.

Deborah Sloan

42 year old Deborah was murdered in 1998 in California. Her murder was the only one Aniibel was charged with.

Andrea La Deroute

Andrea, age 21, disappeared in 1980. Her remains were found on the property of Annibel’s workplace.

Sherry Lynn Smith

Sherry, age 15, was last seen in 1976. He remans were found on Annibel’s property.


  • Heather Annibel says:

    Do your homework, John Annibel has been convicted of one murder, Deborah Sloan. Im pretty sure it takes more than one conviction to be considered a serial killer.What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Not defending, just saying….

    • Brian Combs says:

      Heather, with all due respect, I believe we already make it clear that he was only convicted of one.

      We’re not a court of law, so we aren’t restricted by the innocent until proven guilty, although we do try to make the differentiation.

  • Cindy says:

    You don’t have to be ‘convicted’ of more than one crime to be labelled a serial killer. Serial killers are not always convicted of all the crimes they commit…often just the ones with the most evidence.

  • Di says:

    Pat Brown puts forward an interesting argument in her book ‘Killing for Sport’ regarding the classification of a serial killer.
    Although I don’t agree with everything that she writes, I do think she puts forward some ideas that make for good debates 🙂

    • Brian Combs says:


      What does she say regarding classification, in a nutshell?

      In general, I think Brown makes some good points, although the academic community really doesn’t like her. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but her constant chasing of the TV cameras turns me off.

  • sohumco says:

    I am so glad that man is where he is. as far as im concered his brother is as guilty as john was. I lived in fear as a child around that family. and im glad no one else has to live in fear of their lives.

    • Denise says:

      It’s been years since that night on Fruitland Ridge, when I barely made it out alive. I want ‘sohumco’ , too know that I completely agree with their statement. Wherever these two brothers are now, Beware women!!
      I pray to never have to see those eyes again.

  • sohumco says:

    Denise- Last i heard the other brother is in Oregon… wow, the stuff that i can remember, i was 5 when ted molested me, he tried blaming it on John, but i remember it clearly.

    • RR says:

      I am so sorry! These two are my cousins and I had no idea! John was psycho. Never figures Ted was like that! I guess you never really know anyone. Once again sorry for what one of my family members did to you.

  • RR says:

    Wow, I knew these guys for many years. Never figured Ted to molest anyone. I guess you never know people!! It was way crazy up on the Ridge!

  • shumco says:

    RR- You are right about that. that is what drugs do to people, not to mention those brothers are nuts. Yes, fruitland ridge is crazy, but i hear its worse now. how ever…..what happened to me as a child has only made me stronger, and a better protector of my children, maybe I’m too protective. 🙂

  • Denise LaCount says:

    Please, someone tell me that neither these two are anywhere near Humboldt Co.

  • shumco says:

    No, they are not. Ted lives in Oregon last that i heard.

  • shumco says:

    And RR….Thanks for your kind words, what happened to me is insignificant to what the Others had gone threw. And we can not choose who we are related to. Peace be with all of you this year. T Bull

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