Billy Gohl

Demographic Info

Ghoul of Grays Harbor, Billy MontanaConvicted of 2; Suspected of 41+MaleCaucasianUSAStationaryCriminal Enterprise1873/02/06 (German)1927/03/03 (Spokane County, Washington, USA; Lobar pneumonia)

Billy Gohl was born around 1860 and spent most of his time as a sailor. He was hired in Washington, 1903 as a decider for the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific.

Between the years of 1909 and 1912 police had pulled over 41 corpses out of the water. Most of these deceased people were nameless and thought to be seamen. It is believed that Gohl would shoot the seamen if they were just passing through and were going to save a small amount of valuables. Gohl would typically shoot his victims then put them down a chute which led into the Wishkah River.

Gohl was charged with the murders of two men on May 12, 1910 and sentenced to life imprisonment. Gohl was later transferred to an asylum, where he stayed until his death in 1927.

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Victims of Billy Gohl

on January 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Billy Gohl was convicted of two murders, but was thought to be involved in at least one hundred. We currently have information on two of his known victims. August Schleuter August was murdered between 1909 and 1912. Fred Nielssen Fred was murdered between 1909 and 1912.

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