David Russell Williams

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The Tweed Creeper2MaleCaucasianCanadaTerritorialSexual1963/03/07n/a

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Camouflaged Killer: The Shocking Double Life of Canadian Air Force Colonel Russell WilliamsDavid A. GibbAmazon, Kindle eBook, Judi Roth Crippen Review
How a Colonel Became a KillerCal Millar and Ian RobertsonAmazon
New Kind of Monster, A: The Secret Life and Shocking True Crimes of an Officer...and a MurdererTimothy ApplebyAmazon, Kindle eBook

Videography

TitleSources
48 Hours: Name, Rank and Serial KillerBrian Combs Review

David Russell Williams was born on Match 7, 1963 in Bromsgrove, England. At a young age his family moved to Ontario, Canada. His parents divorced when Williams was 6. His mother remarried and Williams would often be made to move around canada with his mother and step-father.

Williams worked throughout Canada in the Canadian Forces. After graduating from University of Toronto, he received his flying wings and went to the Canadian Forces Flying Training School as an instructor. Prior to his arrest, Williams was the base commander at CFB Trenton.

Before Williams’s murder series he broke into many homes around his own house, often stealing lingerie from strangers homes. Williams would take many pictures and videos of himself posing in the stolen lingerie. It is believed that Williams broke into over 47 homes to steal different objects from homes. Before his murder series he was known to have sexually assaulted 2 women and taken many pictures while they were bound.

Williams’s murder series began in 2009, at the age of 46, and ended in 2010. Both of his victims were females and were raped multiple times before their deaths. The women were beaten and strangled to death throughout many hours of torture. Williams took many pictures and videos of the victims to remember their murders. He confessed that both of the women begged for their lives to be spared throughout the torture. Both of the murders victims were chosen before Williams broke into their homes, showing that he put thought into who he wanted his victims to be. The remains of one victim was discovered at the crime scene, while the other was found after Williams confessed to her murder.

On February 7, 2010 Williams was requested to go into the Ottawa Police Service Headquarters. It was discovered that the tire treads on his truck matched the ones which were discovered at the crime scene. Williams confessed to the murders of the 2 women, sexually assaulting 2 others and 82 breaking and entering charges. On October 21, 2010 Williams was found guilty on all charges and sentenced to 2 life sentences and 120 years for his other crimes. He is currently serving his life sentence in Kingston, Ontario.

Blog Posts

Book Review “How a Colonel Became a Killer” by Cal Millar and Ian Robertson

on February 21st, 2013 in Book Reviews, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Russell Williams. The former Canadian Air Force Colonel who, in 2007, began an 873 day crime spree during which he broke in to over eighty houses, stole hundreds of articles of women’s clothing and lingerie, photographed and catalogued his ‘trophies’, culminating in the rape and murder of two women. The…

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Book Review: “Camouflaged Killer” by David A. Gibb

on August 13th, 2012 in Book Reviews, Serial Killers by | 6 Comments

On the outside, Russell Williams was a “normal” man. There was nothing particularly unusual about him. He was a colonel in the Canadian Forces, having held high level positions throughout his military career. He had a wife, a cat, a few houses and a secret so dark it was nearly…

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Victim Studies 017: Colonel Russell Williams

on April 18th, 2012 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 2 Comments

David Russell Williams was found guilty for murdering two people, sexually assaulting two women, forcibly confining two women and eighty-two different charges related to breaking and entering in Ontario, Canada. Williams’s murder series began in November 2009, at the age of 46, and ended with his arrest in February of…

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Interview: Lee Mellor, Author of “Cold North Killers: Canadian Serial Murder”

on March 3rd, 2012 in Interviews, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

Today, a book on Canadian serial killers was published. Cold North Killers: Canadian Serial Murder profiles over sixty cases of serial homicide in Canada. Lee Mellor is a musician and writer of alt country from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His official website can be found at LeeMellor.com, and he has a…

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Paul Bernardo at the University of Toronto, Scarborough

on February 28th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

While writing Victim Studies 013: Paul Bernardo, I discovered that he had graduated from the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus (UTSC), in 1986. Although he graduated many years before I attended the same school, I felt the need to see if he had a graduation picture taken, just one year…

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David Russell Williams’ Divorce Proceedings to be Made Public

on January 25th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | 2 Comments

The highest court of Ontario, Canada rejected an appeal Tuesday by the wife of David Russell Williams. She wanted to prevent media coverage of their upcoming divorce. Williams, a former colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force, was found guilty in 2010 of murdering two women, plus multiple counts of…

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Press: David Russell Williams Divorce Proceedings should be Public

on November 30th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

A lawyer working for the Ottawa Citizen and a coalition of news agencies has asked that the secret divorce proceedings of David Russell Williams be made public. Williams was convicted of the rape and murder of two women in 2010. At the time, he was a colonel in the Canadian…

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Review: 48 Hours: “Name, Rank and Serial Killer”

on April 10th, 2011 in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | No Comments

Colonel David Russell Williams was a decorated pilot in the Canadian Air Force, who had flown Queen Elizabeth II. Colonel Williams was base commander for Canadian Forces Base Trenton, the largest air base in the country. Colonel Williams was an avid photographer, runner, and angler. Colonel Williams was happily married….

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Victims of David Russell Williams

on February 17th, 2011 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

David Russell Williams was charged for the murders of two people. We currently have information on both of his victims. Cpl. Marie-France Comeau Cpl. Marie- France, age 38, was murdered in late November 2009. She was been beaten to death with a flashlight. Jessica Lloyd Jessica, age 27, was murdered…

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Canadian Forces Burn David Russell Williams Military Effects

on November 19th, 2010 in Murderabillia, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Tuesday, four Canadian military officials entered the Tweed cottage of convicted serial killer David Russell Williams. They left ninety minutes later with enough military effects, including books, manuals and uniforms, to fill a van. Commander Hubert Genest, a Canadian Forces spokesperson, said: All his military clothes — boots, headdress, shirts…

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