Frederick Bailey Deeming

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
6/a>MaleCaucasianAustraliaStationaryCriminal Enterprise?1853/07/30 (Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, Great Britain)1892/05/23 (Hanged)

Frederick Bailey Deeming was born on July 30, 1853 in England.

From a young age Deeming was described as being difficult. At the age of 16 he ran away and began his life of deception and crime in Australia, South Africa and England.

While he was in Australia in 1882 he was arrested numerous times for theft and fraudulent insolvency. He married his first wife and had two children before continuing his travels. In South Africa he was known to be involved in the Transvaal diamond mine swindle, causing him to draw a lot of attention upon his return to England.

Deeming is thought to have begun his serial series at the age of 38, in 1891, with the murder of his wife and four daughters. His method of killing was to strangle his victims to death or to slit their throats. All of his victims were female. It is believed that Deeming murdered his family while courting another woman.

Deeming was arrested on March 12, 1892 in Southern Cross. He was found guilty of the six murders and sentenced to death. He was hung on May 23, 1892.

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Victims of Frederick Bailey Deeming

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

Frederick Bailey Deeming was found guilty for the murders of six people. We currently have information on all of his victims. Marie Deeming Marie was murdered with her four children on July 26, 1891. Bertha Deeming Bertha, age 9, was strangled to death on July 26, 1891. She was murdered…

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