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Albert DeSalvo

AKA Albert Henry DeSalvo

Born: 3-Sep-1931
Birthplace: Chelsea, MA
Died: 25-Nov-1973
Location of death: Walpole, MA [1]
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Buried, Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rapist, confessed Boston Strangler

Military service: US Army (1948-56)

Between 1962 and 1964, thirteen women were raped and murdered in the Boston area. While he confessed to the crimes, there is no physical evidence that DeSalvo committed them. It is thus unclear how many of the "Boston Strangler" victims were DeSalvo's, if any. Evidence in some of the cases points to other suspects. DeSalvo was stabbed to death in his prison cell in 1973, the culprit never caught.

[1] Massachusetts Walpole Maximum Security Prison

Father: Frank DeSalvo
Mother: Charlotte
Wife: Irmgard Beck (m. 1954, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Judy (b. 1955)
Son: Michael (b. 1960)

    High School: Lyman School for Boys, Westborough, MA (reform school)

    Assault and Battery (Nov-1943)
    Robbery (Nov-1943)
    Car Theft (Aug-1946)
    Breaking and Entering two arrests (1950s)
    Assault and Battery (17-Mar-1960)
    Lewd Conduct (17-Mar-1960)
    Breaking and Entering (17-Mar-1960)
    Armed Robbery (1966)
    Indecent Acts indecent assault, (1966), life sentence
    Psychiatric Observation
    Institutionalized Bridgewater State Hospital (1964-65)
    Escaped from Mental Hospital 24-Feb-1967
    Exhumed (26-Oct-2001)
    Autopsy York College, PA (27-Oct-2001)

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