|9+||Male||Caucasian||USA||Nomadic||Sexual||1944/11/28 (West Mahanoy Towmship, Pennsylvania, USA)||n/a|
|In Cold Pursuit: My Hunt for Timothy Krajcir - The Notorious Serial Killer||Paul Echols and Christine Byers||Amazon|
|Predator||Steven Walker||Amazon, Kindle eBook|
|Serial Murder 101||Bridget DiCosmo||Amazon, Kindle eBook, Kim Cantrell Review|
Timothy Krajcir, born Timothy Wayne McBride, was born on November 28, 1944 in West Mahanoy Township, Pennsylvania. He was born the first of three other children in his family. His father left at a very young age and his mother remarried, changing his last name to Krajcir.
Throughout his childhood, Krajcir was charged with petty theft multiple times. Before graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for 2 years before receiving a dishonorable discharge in1963. He was discharged because he was convicted of rape. In June of 1963, Krajcir was found guilty of rape and attempted murder and was sentenced 25-50 years in prison. He was released from prison in 1976.
Krajcir’s murder series began in 1977, at the age of 32 and ended in 1982. All of his victims were females between the ages of 21 and 65. Most of the victims were Caucasian, but 2 were African American. Krajcir would either shoot, stab or strangle his victims to death. All of the women were sexually assaulted prior to their deaths. Many of the victims were stalked before they were attacked and then robbed afterwards. The remains were typically left at the scene of the crime.
In the spring of 1983, Krajcir was arrested and found guilty of indecent assault, robbery and criminal trespassing. He served 5 years in prison, but decided that he no longer wanted to hurt people and that he wanted to stay in prison. It was not until 2007 that police tied his DNA to the 1982 murder of Deborah Sheppard. Krajcir was offered a plea bargain to confess to his crimes to avoid the death penalty. He confessed to 9 murders, many rapes, assaults and robberies. On January 18, 2008 Krajcir was sentenced to 13 consecutive life terms.
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Timothy Krajcir was found guilty of murdering seven women, but is suspected of murdering nine. We currently have information on all of his known and suspected victims. Mary Parsh Mary was murdered on July 12, 1977 in Carbondale, Illinois. She had been shot in the head. Krajcir was found guilty for…Continue reading...