Robert Joseph Silveria Jr.

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The Boxcar Serial Killer, Sidetrack14; Some claim up to 100MaleCaucasianUSANomadicPersonal Cause, Criminal Enterprise1959/03/03 (Redwood City, California, USA)n/a


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Robert Joseph Silveria Jr. was born on March 3, 1959, in Redwood City, California. He was the second child born into a family with four children. At a young age Silveria Jr. was known to have tortured a kitten. He was expelled from school and he began to experiment with drugs. In his 20s, he stole his father’s truck and had a felony auto theft. He left California at the age of 21.

Silveria Jr. is thought to have begun his murder series in 1989, at the age of 30, though it is believed that he committed a murder in 1981. His known murder series began in 1995, at the age of 35. All of his victims were homeless males between the ages of 19 and 62. He showed no preference as to the race of his victims. Silveria Jr. preferred to beat his victims to death. Silveria Jr. did not make any attempt to hide the body and would instead usually left at the railroad.

On March 2, 1996 Silveria Jr. was arrested. On January 30, February 17 and May 20 of 1998, Silveria Jr. was found guilty on three counts murder. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole because he agreed to a plea bargain. Despite being found guilty of 3 murders, Silveria Jr. confessed to 47 murder and is suspected to have been involved in 14 murders.

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Victims of Robert Joseph Silveria Jr.

on September 23rd, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 6 Comments

Robert Joseph Silveria Jr. was found guilty for the murders of three people, but is suspected to have been involved in the murders of thirty-four people. We currently have information on two of his known victims and ten of his suspected victims. Anthony Garcia Anthony, age 62, was murdered on…

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