Victims of Dennis Nilsen

on January 1, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by

Dennis Nilsen was charged for the murders of fourteen people, but is thought to have killed fifteen or sixteen people. We currently have information on all of his known victims, and one his suspected murders.

Stephen Dean Holmes

Stephen, age 14, was murdered on December 30, 1978. He had been strangled and then drowned to death. Nilsen was never formally charged with this murder.

Kenneth Ockendon

Kenneth, age 23, was strangled to death with a headphone cord on December 3, 1979.

Martyn Duffey

Martyn, age 16, was murdered on May 17, 1980. He was strangled and then drowned to death in a sink.

Billy Sutherland

Billy, age 26, was murdered in August, 1980. He was strangled to death.

Unidentified Male 1

An unidentified male was Nilsen’s fifth victim. This male is thought to have been from the Philippines or Thailand.

Unidentified Male 2

An unidentified male was Nilsen’s sixth victims. This male is thought to have been Irish.

Unidentified Male 3 

An unidentified male was Nilsen’s seventh victim. This male was described as a starving hippy.

Unidentified Male 4

An unidentified male was Nilsen’s eighth victim. Nilsen kept this victim under his floorboards and burned the body one year later.

Unidentified Male 5

An unidentified male was Nilsen’s ninth victim in January 1981. He was thought to have been Scottish.

Unidentified Male 6

An unidentified male was Nilsen’s tenth victim. This man was thought to have been Scottish. He was strangled to death with a tie and placed under the floorboards.

Unidentified Male 7

An unidentified male was Nilsen’s eleventh victim. This man was from England. He was hung in Nilsen’s bedroom and later placed beneath his floorboards.

Malcom Barlow

Malcom, age 24, was murdered on September 18, 1981. Nilsen had called for an ambulance for him prior to his murder, but when Malcom returned to Nilsen to thank him, Nilsen murdered him.

John Howlett

John was murdered in March, 1982. He was drowned to death and later dismembered.

Graham Allen

Graham was murdered in September, 1982. He was strangled to death.

Stephen Sinclair

Stephen, age 20, was murdered on January 26, 1983. He was strangled to death and later dismembered.

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