Dennis Nilsen - Victims
|DOB||23 Nov 1945|
|Kill Total||15 +|
|Kill Date||Dec 1978 - Jan 1983|
|Victim||See Here >|
|Court||The Old Bailey|
|Judge||Mr Justice Croom-Johnson|
Name & Details
30th December 1978
3rd December 1979
13th May 1980
Nilsen strangled and then drowned Duffey in the kitchen sink
Nilsen could not remember how he murdered Sutherland; it was later discovered that Sutherland had been strangled by bare hands.
A man who worked as a prostitute; this man was never identified
A young Irish labourer who Nilsen had met in the Cricklewood Arms pub. never identified
A man found sleeping in a doorway in Charing Cross. never identified
Nilsen could not remember much, except that he kept the man's body under the floorboards of his flat, until he removed the corpse and cut it into three pieces then put it back again. He burned the corpse one year later.never identified
A young Scottish man who Nilsen met in the Golden Lion pub in Soho,never identified
Another young Scottish man. Nilsen strangled him and placed the body under the floorboards.
A skinhead picked up in Piccadilly Circus. The man boasted to Nilsen about how tough he was and how he liked to fight. Once he was drunk, he proved no match for Nilsen, who hung the man's naked torso in his bedroom for a day, before burying the body under the floorboards.
18 September 1981
Nilsen found Barlow in a doorway took him in, he was pleased to be invited in for a meal and a few drinks. Nilsen murdered Barlow that night.
Barlow was the final victim to be murdered at Melrose Avenue.
John Howlett was the first victim to be murdered in Muswell Hill. Nilsen drowned him, holding his head under water for five minutes. Nilsen then dismembered the body, and hid some of Howlett's body parts around the house and flushed others down the toilet.
Nilsen crept up on Allen while he was eating and strangled him.. After murdering Allen, Nilsen left the body in the bath, unsure how to dispose of it. After three days, he dismembered it, like his previous victim. Parts of Allens' remains were what led to the drains being blocked at the flats where Nilsen lived.
23 January 1983
Sinclair drank alcohol and used heroin at Nilsen's house, Nilsen strangled him and dismembered the body. Nilsen recalled that the mans wrists were covered in slash marks from where Sinclair had recently tried to kill himself.
Nilsen was charged with six counts of murder, but admitted to killing 15 victims in total, between December 1978 and February 1983.