Victims of Donald Harvey

on March 20, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by

Donald Harvey was charged for the murders of thirty-six people, but is suspected to have been involved eighty-seven murders. We currently have information on all of his known victims and twenty of his suspected victims.

Logan Evans

Logan, age 88, was murdered on May 31, 1970. He had been smothered with a plastic sheet and a pillow.

James Tyree

James, age 69, was murdered on May 31, 1970. He had the wrong size of catheter used and then was held down until he vomited blood and died.

Elizabeth Wyatt

Elizabeth, age 42, was murdered on June 22, 1970. She had her oxygen supply cut off by Harvey.

Eugene McQueen

Eugene, age 43, was murdered on July 10, 1970. He had been intentionally turned on his stomach and consequently drowned in his own fluids.

Harvey Williams

Harvey, age 82, was murdered on July 12, 1970. Harvey claimed that he accidentally killed him when he used a fault gas tank.

Ben Gilbert

Ben, age 81, was murdered on July 28, 1970. Harvey had used an oversized catheter and put a straightened out coat hanger through Ben’s urethra, which punctured his bladder and bowel.

Maude Nichols

Maude was murdered on August 15, 1970. She had been murdered after being made to use a faulty oxygen tank.

William Bowling 

William, age 58, was murdered on August 30, 1970. He had been murdered when his oxygen was turned off and he suffered a massive heart attack.

Viola Reed Wyan

Viola, age 63, was murdered on November 4, 1970. She had been murdered with a faulty oxygen tank.

Margaret Harrison

Margaret, age 91, was murdered on December 7, 1970. She had been murdered after being given an overdose of Demerol, codeine and morphine.

Sam Carroll

Sam, age 80, was murdered on January 9, 1971. He has been murdered when he was made to use a faulty oxygen tank.

Maggie Rawlins 

Maggie was murdered on January 15, 1971. She had been smothered to death.

Silas Butner

Silas, age 62, was murdered on January 23, 1971. He had been murdered when he was forced to use a faulty oxygen tank.

John V. Combs

John, age 68, was murdered on January 26, 1971. He had been murdered when he was forced to use a faulty oxygen tank.

Milton Bryant Sasser

Milton, age 90, was murdered on March 14, 1971. He had been murdered when he was given an overdose of morphine.

Joseph Harris

Joseph was murdered in 1975. He died after his oxygen flow was reduced. Harvey was never indicted for this murder.

James Twitty 

James was murdered in 1975. Harvey claimed that he may have been involved in his death, but could not remember the details.

James Ritter

James was murdered in 1975. Harvey claimed that he may have been involved in his death, but could not remember the details.

Harry Rhodes

Harry was murdered in 1975. Harvey claimed that he may have been involved in his death, but could not remember the details.

Sterling Moore

Sterling was murdered in 1975. Harvey claimed that he may have been involved in his death, but could not remember the details.

Helen Metzger

Helen, age 63, was murdered on April 10, 1983. She was murdered after being given arsenic, which lead to paralysis and hemorrhaging after being given a tracheotomy.

Henry Howeler

Henry, age 82, was murdered on May 1, 1983. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of arsenic, which led him to have a stroke and kidney failure.

Howard Vetter

Howard was accidentally murdered between late 1983 and early 1984. He had been given wood alcohol to drink and later suffered a heart attack. His death was considered to be an accident.

Hiram Profitt

Hiram was murdered on September 19, 1984. He was murdered when he was given the wrong dosage of Heparin.

James Peluso

James, age 65, was murdered on November 9, 1984. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dosage of arsenic.

Edward Wilson

Edward was murdered on March 23, 1985. He was murdered aftr a lethal dosage of arsenic was put into his Pepto-Bismol.

Nathani J. Watson

Nathani, age 65, was murdered on April 8, 1986. He had been smothered to death.

Leon Nelson 

Leon, age 64, was murdered on April 12, 1986. He had been smothered to death.

Virgil Weddle

Virgil, age 81, was murdered on April 19, 1986. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of rat poison.

Doris Nally

Doris, age 65, was murdered on May 2, 1986. She had been murdered when she was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Edward Schreibeis

Edward, age 63, was murdered on June 20, 1986. He had been murdered when he was given a lethal dose of arsenic.

Robert Crockett

Robert, age 80, was murdered on June 29, 1986. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Donald Barney

Donald, age 61, was murdered on July 7, 1986. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

James T. Woods

James, age 65, was murdered on July 25, 1986. He was murdered after he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Ernst C. Frey 

Ermst, age 85, was murdered on August 16, 1986. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of arsenic.

Milton Canter

Milton, age 85, was murdered on August 29, 1986. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Roger Evans

Roger, age 74, was murdered on September 17, 1986. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Clayborn Kendrick

Clayborn was murdered on September 20, 1986. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Albert Buehimann

Albert, age 69, was murdered on October 29, 1986. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

William Collins 

William, age 85, was murdered on October 30, 1986. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Henry Cody

Henry, age 78, was murdered on November 4, 1986. He had been murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Mose Thompson

Mose, age 65, was murdered on November 22, 1986. He had been murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Odas Day 

Odas, age 72, was murdered on December 9, 1986. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Cleo Fish 

Cleo, age 67, was murdered on December 10, 1986. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Leo Parker

Leo, age 47, was murdered on January 1, 1987. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Margaret Kuckro 

Margaret, age 80, was murdered on February 5, 1987. She was murdered when she was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Stella Lemon 

Stella, age 76, was murdered on March 16, 1987. She was murdered when she was given a lethal dose of cyanide.

Joseph M. Pike 

Joseph, age 68, was murdered on March 6, 1987. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dose of Detachol.

Hilda Leitz

Hilda, age 82, was murdered on March 7, 1987. She was murdered when she was given a lethal dosage of Detachol.

John W. Powell

John, age 44, was murdered on March 7, 1987. He was murdered when he was given a lethal dosage of cyanide.

18 Comments

  • LOOKING TO FIND OUT IF ALBERT MATTHEWS DIED 1964 AND GEORGE B MYERS DECEMBER 23 IN THE 1990S WAS AT VA HOSPITAL IN CINCINNATI OHIO . REASON IS THE NIGHT WE LEFT OUR FATHERIN LAW AND ALBERT MATTHEWS BROTHER LEFT THEY WERE SITTING ON THE EDGE OF BED THAT NIGHT TALKING AND THE NEXT DAY WE WENT TOSE GEORGE HE WAS IN A COMA AND ALBERT WAS DEAD. TELL ME IF DONALD HARVEY HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM DYING THEY WERE VETERANS AND LIVED IN BELLEVUE KY AND DAYTON KY. APPRECIATE ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE US . THANK YOU AGAIN ROSIE.

  • Larry :. Bellamy says:

    My father-in-law (James Tyree) was Donald Harvey’s second person he
    murdered. That was over 43 years old now. My wife Dorothy (Tyree) Bellamy
    had been married for 9 years. James Tyree was quite a man and only went to the third grade in school. He had health problems but did not deserve
    to die that way. I could say other things but that would take a book.
    Thank you for the info on Donald Harvey
    May God Bless Larry Bellamy

    • Norma Combs Tyree says:

      May I extend my sympathies to you and your wife even though years have past since this tragedy. I do Tyree research (genealogy), as I married a Tyree, which led me to discover this bit of information.

      • Larry Bellamy says:

        It has been over 45 years since Donald Harvey took my father-in-law
        (James Tyree) from us. It is hard to forgive and forget but life goes
        on and we must do the same. Dorothy still has 2 sisters and 3 brothers
        that are still with us.

    • Dana says:

      Hello Mr. Bellamy, I am trying to find information on the families of Donald Harvey’s victims. If you have any information or would like to comment in regards to James Tyree please respond below.

  • Pansy dill ion says:

    my great grandfather ‘ Charles Sturgill’. Died at Marymount Hospital in London, ky. While Donald Harvey worked there. I was a young child but always wondered if he was one of the victims.

  • musabi says:

    If this man killed in a medical or hospital environment, I cannot understand how he managed to get away with continuing to murder, one after another without raising suspicion? How did he get away with killing so many for so long? How and when were the cause of these deaths discovered. Did the victims have autopsies done on them? Were any of them disinterred? What were his reasons for killing aging and infirm people, were they easy targets? Who was safeguarding the interests of these sick and vulnerable people? Did anyone care about them and how and why they died (at the time)? The fact that this killing continued for so long and in such a manner seems to show that life was cheap, there was no security and nobody challenged these deaths as they first occurred in an effective manner to start to raise very serious concerns, especially if they had been recognized as murder and if not then why were such poor conditions allowed where no questions were asked?

  • musabi says:

    PS Reminds me of UK Dr Harold Shipman who they reckon could have killed up to 400 of his elderly and sick patients over time. REALLY, why do we disregard and disrespect people once they become old. The elderly should be venerated for the lives they have lived and the contributions they have made to society, not ‘turned over’ as worthless and unimportant. They have paid their dues. Give them respect and the ability to have an appropriate and timely death in the right circumstances. NEVER TAKE ANYTHING OR ANYONE FOR GRANTED! If this had been followed then Donald Harvey may not have been able to continue killing so many for so long….

  • Kelli Mitchell says:

    Cleo Fish was a woman not a man. I know this because she was my aunt.

  • Larry Bellamy says:

    It has been over 45 years since my father-in-law (James Tyree) was
    taken from us by Donald Harvey. You are to forgive and forget but it
    hard to do that. But we try, that is all we can do.

  • Stephanie says:

    In 1985, my grandfather was hospitalized at Drake, he also died that summer at Drake. My grandmother visited him everyday for the 7 weeks he was comatose, and that one day she didn’t, we got the call. I was 12 at the time of his death and it never settled with me not knowing if Harvey may have assisted in my grandfather’s demise. Condolences to those families who have been victimized by this beast of a human.

  • J.Jackson says:

    I was just a kid when he got caught in 1987, I remember it clearly. I was living in Cincinnati, Ohio at the time and my great uncle was in the same hospital that he worked in, luckly my uncle passed away at home from cancer and not by the hands of harvey. I too wonder how he got away with killing so many ppl in his care for so long (17 years) very sad.

  • Andrea says:

    My father was a cancer patient at Cincinnati VA in March 1975 – I’ve often wondered if Harvey had anything to do with his death…cancer was going to claim him regardless, but I hope this animal didn’t rush the process. Terrible thought – terrible man.

  • Carl Cain says:

    To those that are concern with all who died by the Hands of Donald Harvey , My Granpa Carl Cain was hospitized @ VA Haspital in between 1984-1985 I was a Preteen , and Remember my Mom getting call saying my her Dad Died , I asked my mom what happen she said they went on to say they were not sure what happen . Please Respond • Melissa Bowen > maid name Melissa Becker , Thank You

  • D says:

    Justice has been served !!! Donald Harvey was brutally beaten and killed in his cell !!! Had several head fractures and head trauma!!!
    He now is in hell burning forever !!!

  • Robert Hemingway says:

    My grandmother, Stella Lemon, was Harvey’s final victim in March of ’87. Heard last week of Harvey’s passing after a brutal beating in prison.
    Wish I could say it felt good to hear about…Relish in an odd sense of carma finally coming full circle…But it didn’t.
    His death was just as senseless as the murders he committed. I just found myself remembering the pain of her loss, missing her… and the astonishment at how many people he affected.

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