William Heirens

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The Lipstick Killer3 (or 0)MaleCaucasianUSATerritorialSexual1928/11/15 (Evanston, Illinois, USA)2012/03/05 (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Before I Kill MoreLucy FreemanAmazon
William Heirens: His Day in Court/Did an Innocent Man Confess to Three Grisly Murders?Dolores KennedyAmazon

Blog Posts

William Heirens, the Lipstick Killer, Dies

on March 6th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

William Heirens, the so-called Lipstick Killer, died at a Chicago hospital Monday, March 5, 2012. He had been found unresponsive in his cell at Dixon Correctional Center. His death is believed to be of natural causes, but an autopsy will be performed. At the time of his death, the 83-year-old…

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Episode 051: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 1

on October 21st, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 7 Comments

This week, we look at the serial killer cycle, a theory proposed by Joel Norris in 1988. While the theory is rather lacking in scientific testing, it ties in well with the concept of serial murder as addictive behavior, a concept I believe has considerable merit. Dr. Norris’ “Phases of…

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Episode 022: Mutilation, Part 1

on March 25th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers, Victimology by | 4 Comments

Listener Lalith asks: “What is the significance of mutilation pre and post death? Why do some killers mutilate the face while others only the genitalia?” She actually asked this question intending it to be part of last week’s Questions and Answers episode, but I thought it was meaty enough for…

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