Dale Anderson

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
2, Suspected of 5 moreMaleCaucasianUSATerritorialSexual1951/11/24 (Canton, Ohio, USA)n/a

Dale Anderson was born on November 24, 1951 in Canton, Ohio. He was the only child that was born into his family. Many people claim that Anderson was a loner throughout high school, some students could not remember who he was when asked. After graduation, Anderson went on to major in history and minor in sociology at Illinois State University.

Anderson began to first show signs of aggression at the age of 20, when he attempted to strangle his mother. From that point and onward family and friends noticed he became very secretive. He was also fired from many of his jobs for asking clients on dates, falsifying records, not returning phone calls and falsifying applications for welfare.

Anderson’s known murder series began in 1989, at the age of 38. Some experts suspect that he actually began his murder series in 1978, at the age of 27. The victims that Anderson is known to have murdered were a mother and her 3 year old son. His suspected victims were girls between the ages of 14 and 23. The victims were strangled, stabbed or beaten to death. The known victims were left at the scene of the crime, there was no attempt to hide the bodies. Anderson’s suspected victims were moved towards creeks or overgrown land.

On September 29, 1989 Anderson was arrested for the murders of Jolaine Lanman and her son. He was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder on April 17, 1990. Anderson was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Although Anderson was found guilty of two murders, Robert K. Ressler, a known expert on serial killers, believes that Anderson is responsible for 4 other murders.

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Victims of Dale Anderson

on January 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 5 Comments

Audrey Cardenas Audrey, 24, was last seen alive on June 19, 1988. Her body was found a week later. Jolaine Lanman and her 3-year-old son Anderson talked his way into Jolaine’s house posing as a home buyer. He forced her to write a note implicating his supervisors at work. He…

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