Monday, July 28, 2014

Female Serial Killers Who Committed Suicide

1809 – Anna Zwanziger – Bavaria, Germany (attempts)

Attempted suicide twice [Vickie Jensen, Women Criminals: An Encyclopedia of People and Issues, 2011]

1847 – Mary Ann Milner – Lincoln, England

The unfortunate woman hung herself in her cell a few hours before the appointed time.

1858 – Phebe Westlake – Goshen, New York, USA

Mrs. Phebe Westlake, formerly of Ulster county, whose maiden name was Irwin, aged about 45 years, died at Chester, in Orange county, N. Y., on the 7th inst., no doubt from the effect of poison taken for the purpose of self destruction.

1870 – Mrs. Hoffman / Wenzel – Sedalia, Ohio, USA

Ms. Wenzel, better known as “Mrs. Hoffman,” committed suicide by poisoning. There was little doubt that she had previously poisoned her step-daughter to death, and had made attempts on the life of her husband, who was lying ill at the time of her death. She probably poisoned her first two husbands.

1875 – Sophie Gautié Bouyou – Bourg, France (attempt)

Sophie Gauthié murdered seven of her own babies and a granddaughter, all under the age of one year. Before her arrest, she tried to commit suicide by using the same method she used on her children. She was found guilty and executed by guillotine.

1891 – Rosalie Schneider – Vienna, Austria (attempt)

The woman Schneider, who was arrested with her husband for decoying and murdering servant girls, attempted to commit suicide. Her recovery is hopeless. [Note: She did, in fact, recover, and go on trial.]

1895 – Mrs. Julian Butler – Hamburg, Michigan, USA

Mrs. Butler attempted suicide by taking laudanum, and, failing in her purpose, another poison was brought into play, which concluded the job.

1895 – Gaetana Stimoli ("Stomoli") – Aderno, Catania, Sicily (attempt)

“As the crowd tried to enter the prison and lynch the poisoner, the woman was brought to Catania. Here she made an attempt to cut open her veins with a broken windowpane.”

1896 – Amelia Dyer – Reading, England (attempt)

In November 1891, she was admitted to Gloucester Asylum following a bungled suicide attempt.

1902 – Hattie Whitten – Dexter, Maine, USA

While in custody Hattie Whitten tied together two towels and hanged herself to a bed post.

1906 – Mary Maher – Dunkitt, County Kilkenny, Ireland – age 11 when discovered (3 murders, 1 attempted murder; suicide)

1906 – Rosa Vrzal – Chicago, Illinois, USA

“By December, 1906 police issued warrants for the arrest of Herman Billick and Rosa Vrzal. All six bodies were exhumed and autopsies determined that they had all died of arsenic poisoning.   Though they were able to arrest Billick, Rosa managed to escape them by committing suicide with arsenic before she could the police could catch up with her.”

1908 – Jeanne Weber – Paris, France

Credited with at least ten murders, she survived two years in captivity before manually strangling herself in 1910.

1911 – Louise Vermilya – Chicago, Illinois, USA (attempt)

Discovery was made Nov. 4, 1911, that Mrs. Louise Vermilya, who is under police guard at her home charged with poisoning Policeman Arthur Bissonnette, had attempted to take her own life with arsenic. A quantity of the poison was found in her bedroom in a pepper shaker.

1912 – Enriqueta Martí – Barcelona, Spain (attempt)

Murdered by fellow jail inmates soon after suicide attempt. 

1913 – Isabella Newman – Melbourne, Australia

Sensational developments occurred this afternoon in connection with the investigations by detectives into the mysterious disappearances of several babies adopted by the woman Isabella Newman, who committed suicide at her house in Mordialloc, after detectives had placed her under arrest.

1920 – Raya & Sekina Aly Hammam – Alexandria, Egypt – attempt by Raya

“When Raya was finally landed in a cell after a fight in which she all but succeeded in driving a dirk into her breast she was placed in solitary confinement.”

1923 – Maria Torosian – Fresno, California, USA (mother of  Potegian)

Mrs. Maria Torosian committed suicide by hanging at the Torosian ranch home west of Fresno.

1923 – Elize Potegian – Fresno, California, USA (attempt) (daughter of  Torosian)

A close guard is being maintained today [Nov. 5, 1923] over Mrs. Eliza Patigian [error, “Potegian” in most sources], charged with poisoning her step-daughter, following an attempt to commit suicide by strangulation in the county jail here yesterday afternoon. The attempt by Mrs. Patigian to end her life followed receipt of word that her mother, Mrs. Maria Torosian had committed suicide by hanging at the Torosian ranch home west of Fresno.

1924 – Annie Hauptrief – San Marco, Texas

Mrs. Hauptrief’s body was found in the morning shortly after 7 o’clock suspended from a narrow band from her cell door in the Hayes County jail, where she had been during the last five months on a charge of poisoning her four stepchildren and attempting to poison her husband.

1925 – Anna Cunningham – Crown Point, Indiana, USA (attempt)

Mrs. Cunningham, recovering in a hospital from an attempt to strangle herself, has admitted the poisoning of three children.

1929 – Julia Fazekas – Nagyrev, Hungary

A number of bodies were exhumed and arsenic was found in them. Police inquiries quickly broke down the wall of fear which had so strangely protected the guilty, and several people confessed. The evidence against Madame Fazekas piled up so quickly broke down that she was on the point of being arrested when she took her own life.

1929 – Suzi Olah – Nagyrev, Hungary

Susi [Suzi] refused to talk and was released. She made her way to her home village and visited several of her women friends. She told them to keep their mouths shut. Unknown to Susi, the police had let her go, hoping she would lead them to the other conspirators. The scheme worked. All the women were taken into custody. All except Susi. When the police called at her home, there was no answer. They found the mass murderer in a closet. She had hanged herself. Thirty-one women were placed on trial in Szolnok for the arsenic poisonings.

1929 – Christine Czordas (Chordas) – Nagyrev, Hungary

The confessions showed that the widow [of] Balint Czordas [Christine] was the second in command, a sort of vice-president of the murder syndicate. She confessed to having helped poison twenty husbands and, also, during the hungry years, just after the war, a few children who were hard to feed. The morning after her confession the authorities wished to ask one or two more questions, but she had committed suicide during the night. Three other widows, sharing her cell, had watched Balint make a rope from bedding and hang herself, without interfering.

1939 – Carina Favato – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

“Additional precautions were taken last night to guard a confessed woman principal in a widespread insurance-poison ring who twice attempted suicide while shouting “witches” were chasing her. High police officials said no official report had been made, but guards declared on one occasion they found Mrs. Carina Favato with a handkerchief knotted around her neck. Several hours later, they said, she plunged a safety pin into her arteries.”

1948 – Josefa Idler – Berlin, Germany

Police ordered an autopsy in the death in her prison cell on Aug. 25, of Josefa Idler. She was sentenced to death Aug. 24 for the poison slaying of two of her four husbands.

1950 – Mrs. Schaub – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Charles Schaub, 43, who lived in the house from 1912 until May of last year told police his step-mother, Anna, killed herself by gas in 1928.

1957 – Mary Perkins – Selma, Alabama, USA (attempt)

At the start of the probe, Mrs. Perkins shot herself in the chest in a suicide attempt, but was hospitalized and recovered.

1975 – Betty Jakim – Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

1984 – Ada Wittenmyer – Dickson, Tennessee, USA

While awaiting trial, she hanged herself with a prison bedsheet on Aug. 8, 1984, and left a note saying “at last I have found peace.”

1994 – Aleata Beach – Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA

1998 – María Concepción Ladino Gutiérrez – Bogota, Colombia (attempt)

2002 – Anne Grigg-Booth – Keighley, West Yorkshire, England

Aug. 31?, 2005, died at home of an overdose of anti-depressants before trial scheduled for April 2006 on 13 charges

2002 – Julia Lynn Turner – Marietta, Georgia, USA

Autopsy results on Julia Lynn Womack Turner showed she died from the "toxic effects of the prescription medication propranolol, a blood pressure medication that Ms. Turner had been prescribed," according to Georgia's chief medical examiner.

2004 – Sonya Caleffi – Como, Italy

Three attempted suicides.

2007 – Shirley Winters – New York state, USA

Suicide attempts.

2009 – “Ota Ward Tokyo Serial Killer Mother” – Ota Ward, Tokyo, Japan

After the unnamed woman’s suicide, the skeletal remains of four newborns were found in her home.

2012 – Miyoko Sumida “The Piranha Family” – Amagasaki, Hyogo prefecture, Japan

Arrested on Dec. 5, 2012; choked herself in her cell despite being on suicide watch Dec. 12, 2012.

2013 – Joanna Dennehy – Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England (attempt)

Aug. 16, 2018 – Serial killer Joanna Dennehy is believed to have tried to kill herself in jail after apparently making a grisly suicide pact with her prison girlfriend. Dennehy, 35, is understood to have been found with her throat slit, while her lover had cut her wrists. A source told The Sun: “When the guards found them they were entwined on the floor, which was covered in blood.” [Daily Mail, Aug. 16, 2018]

2014 – Angeline Mabhiza – Zimbabwe; 5 (4 own babies; cousin), suicide.


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Female Serial Killers Who Were Prostitutes

1761 – Dorcas "Darkey" Kelly – Dublin, Ireland

Systematic murder of her customers, buried on site at the bordello.

1807 – Ching Shih – China

Ching Shih, also known as Cheng I Sao, was a Chinese pirate during the early 18th century. Ching Shih was a former prostitute who married the infamous pirate Cheng I.

1808 – Catherine Bouhours ("Auguste Manette") – Paris, France

One of the most remarkable of all female serial killers: a dedicated misandrist; cross-dressing; a unique murder weapon and sophisticated modus operandi.

1809 – Anna Zwanziger (Nannette Schoenleben) – Sanspaareil, Bavaria, Germany

"Anna was one of the successful upmarket escort gorls of her day." [Carol Ann Davis, Women Who Kill: Profiles of Female Serial Killers, 2001, Alison & Busby, London, p. 17]

1861 – Ruddah – India

Ruddah was head of a a gang of murderous prostitutes.

1861 – Theresa of Sicily – Constantinople, Turkey

1868 – Anne Gaillard Delpech – Montauban, France

Delpech was an especially cruel baby farmer who murdered infants.

1875 – Minnie Taylor – Humboldt, Tennessee, USA

Murdered three men on separate occasions.

1883 – Mary Ganole – Flemingsburg, Kentucky, USA

Mary Ganole murdered two men and deliberately allowed the lynching of an innocent man, executed for the murder that she herself had committed.

1896 – Amelia Dyer – Caversham, England

She did not have any need to beg since her double work as a procurer and prostitute gave her sufficient money to live well.

1904 – Elizabeth Wiese – Hamburg, Germany

As she had to distance herself from dealing in babies, Wiese forced her daughter Paula into prostitution. Paula fled to London, but became pregnant. She returned to Hamburg and gave birth in a cellar. Immediately after the birth Wiese drowned Paula's baby and burnt the body in the stove. [Wikipedia]

1906 Emma LeDoux (McVicar) – Jamestown, California, USA

1906 – Wilhelmenia Eckhardt – New York, New York, USA

“When [Marie Schoch] came to this country she found her mother [Wilhelmenia Eckhardt] conducting a disorderly house [house of prostitution] and she declared that her mother sought to have her become an inmate of the place. She refused.”

1909 – Olga Ivanova Tamarin – Kurdino village, Novaya Ladoga, Russia 

A mother, her 17-year-old daughter and accomplices robbed, murdered, mutilated and cannibalized 27 persons. According to one report, the daughter was, or posed as, a prostitute to lure the victims.

1910 – Maria Piaszta – Mitrovitz, Serbia

1912 – Louise Lindloff – Chicago, Illinois, USA

“Evidence that Mrs. Lindloff also conducted a house of ill fame in Milwaukee was obtained Saturday night, the officials asserted.” [The Milwaukee Journal (Wi.), Oct. 27, 1912, p. 1]

1912 – Enriqueta Marti – Barcelona, Spain

“The Vampiress of Barcelona, Enriqueta Marti was An occult cannibal pedophile child-trafficker who once forced a girl to eat the flesh of one of the children she had murdered.

1924 – Marie Krueger (Krüger) – Hammer (near Berlin), Germany

1927 – Alma Theede – Memphis, Tennessee, USA

1938 – Moulay Hassen – Fez, Morocco

Hassen, once a famous dancer became a “madame” for prostitutes. This woman kidnapped, tortured and serially murdered many young women (as well as boys). She was discovered to be a serial killer following the discovery of dismembered body parts of one of her victims. She fed human flesh to her cats. She was convicted and sentenced to death, but due to her powerful political connections she was freed to continue her criminal career. Convicted of new crimes she was sentenced to only 15 years in prison.

1944 – Louise Peete – Pacific Palisades, California, USA

Louise Peete was recidivist murderess with a long career as a predator who was eventually executed. 

1960 – Magdalena Solis – Yerba Buena, Chiapas, Mexico – “The High Priestess of Blood”

“Magdalena Solis also known as the High Priestess of Blood, was a serial killer, a member of a cult in Mexico that was responsible for orchestrating several murders, and participated in drinking the blood of the victims. She was convicted of 8 murders and sentenced to 320 years in prison. Magdalena played a role similar, in some respects, to a pimp or procuress. Santos and Cayetano Hernandez recruited Magdalena Solis and her brother Eleazor to pose as mystical gods so their gang could exhort money and sex from their followers. Early in 1963, the Hernandez brothers convinced the remote village of Yerba Buena that the Inca gods of the mountain were willing to give them fabulous wealth in exchange for their undivided loyalty and sexual favors. The men and women of the village became sexual toys for the brothers in the hopes of bringing good fortune to the village.” [Wikipedia, excerpt]

1964 – Carmen, Delfina, & Maria Luisa de Jesús González San Francisco del Rincón, Mexico

“The Bordello from Hell”

1968 – Mary Bell – Scotswood, Newcastle, England – daughter of a prostitute.“Bell’s mother, Betty, was a prostitute who was often absent from the family home, travelling to Glasgow to work. Mary was her first child, born when she was sixteen years old.”

“Independent accounts from family members suggest strongly that Betty had attempted to kill Mary and make her death look accidental more than once during the first few years of her life.” []

1985 – Griselda Blanco – USA & Colombia

Blanco, a major international organized crime figure, resorted to prostitution for a few years in Medellín, until age 20.

1988 – Dorothea Puente – Sacramento, California, USA

In the 1960s Dorothea Gray [Puente's maiden name] was arrested for owning and managing a brothel and was sentenced to 90 days in the Sacramento County Jail.

1991 – Aileen Wuornos – Port Orange, Florida, USA

1994 – Rosemary West – Gloucestershire, England

With her husband Frederick as her crime partner, she murdered and sexually abused 11 women, including her own daughter and step-daughter.

1999 – Lao Rongzi – Jiangxi, China

2000 – Credonia Mwerinde – Kunungu, Uganda

She was both a serial killer on an individual basis and a serial mass murderess on an epic scale. "Credonia Mwerinde (1952-2000), [was] a barmaid with some reputation for sexual promiscuity (who later claimed to be a former prostitute: most probably a false claim, and a conscious attempt to replicate the role of Mary Magdalene.)" [Massimo Introvigne, “Tragedy in Uganda: the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, a Post-Catholic Movement,”, updated Apr. 5, 2000]

2003 – Jaroslava Fabiánová – Decin, Czech Republic

A recidivist who served time for murder and was released to murder vagain, she is an avowed misandrist: “The Czech Aileen Wuornos.”

2004 – Caroline Peoples & Angela Ford-Wright – Chicago, Illinois, USA

2015 – Tamara Samsonova – St. Petersburg, Russia

Samsonova, suspected of 11 murders in which she dismembered the victims’ corpses,  lied to police about her background, claiming she was a retired actress and a graduate of the Vaganov Ballet Academy, when in fact she was a former Soviet “monitor” who surveilled hotel guests at the Grand Hotel Europe, which was once regarded the most luxurious hotels in the world. The description of Samsonova’s job “monitoring” hotel guests describes what in the Soviet era was a KGB-employed prostitute. Prostitution was illegal in the Soviet era, yet prostitutes were used by the KGB as informants, assigned to hotels to collect information on foreign guests.

2016 – Juana “La Peque Sicaria” – Baja California, Mexico

Female Serial Killers of Latin America

1650 – Catalina de Erauso – Spain & New Spain
1852 – Margaret Waldegrave – USA & Havana, Cuba
1884 – Leonarda Martinez – Quetaro, Mexico
1887 – Anastaa Rubio de Pascadera – San Antonio, Zacatecas, Mexico
1892 – “Chihuaha Cannibal Female Serial Killer” – Chihuaha, Mexico
1892 – Guadalupe Martinez de Bejarano – Mexico City, Mexico
1909 – Augustina Mora – Vera Cruz, Mexico
1912 – Maria Reyes – Mexico City, Mexico
1929 – “Brazilian Black Widow” – Fernando Noronha, Brazil
1930s – “Chiapas Black Widow” – Chiapas, Mexico
1932 – “The Paraiba Serial Child-Eater” – Paraiba, Brazil
1938 – Maria Gomes de Oliviera, “Maria Bonita” – Pernambuco State, Brazil
1941 – Felícitas Sánchez Aguillón (or Sánchez Neyra) – Mexico City, Mexico
1944 – Carmen Matamoros de Tejeda – Panzacola, Tehuantepec Dist, Oaxaca, Mexico
1960 – Magdalena Solis – Yerba Buena, Chiapas, Mexico
1964 – Delfina, María, Carmen & Maria Luisa de Jesús GonzálezSan Francisco del Rincón, Mexico
1979 – Yiya Murano (Bolla, Bernardina Maria de las Mercedes Aponte) – Murano, Argentina
1989 – Sara María Aldrete – Matamoros, Mexico
1989 – Maria Teresa Quintana Matamoros, Mexico; cult, (with Aldrete)
1991 – Anna Villeda (w. Rudolfo Infante) – Matamoros, Mexico
1998 – María Concepción Ladino Gutiérrez – Bogota, Colombia
2000 – Priscila Souza Ferreira – Victoria da Conquista, Brazil
2003 – Valentina de Andrade – Altamina, Brazil
2009 – “Sao Paulo Girl” – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2006 – Juana Barraza – Mexico City, Mexico
2010 – Laura Michelle Reese – Bocas del Toro, Panama
2010 – Cristina Soledad Sánchez Esquivel – Nuevo Garcia Leon, Mexico
2011– “La Perris” – Medellin, Colombia
2011 – Sandra Nataly Giraldo – Medillin, Colombia
2011 – Verónica Mireya Moreno Carreon – San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, Mexico
2011 – Nancy Manriquez Quintanar – Ecatepec, Mexico
2011 – Yadira Narváez Marin – Forencia, Colombia
2011 – Emilsen Yulima Nataly Rojas – Medellin, Colombia
2012 – Maria Guadalupe Jimenez Lopez Monterrey, Mexico
2012 – Silvia Meraz – Nacosari, Sonora, Mexico
2012 – Bruna Oliveira da Silva & Isabel Cristina Pires – Garahuns, Brazil
2012 – Cristina Soledad Sánchez Esquivel “La Matataxistas” – García (Nuevo León), Mexico
2013 – Esneda Ruiz Cataño – Ebéjico, Antioquia, Colombia
2013 – Dr. Virginia Helena Soares de Souza – Curitiba, Brazil
2014 – Mónica Belén Martínez Morales & Evelyn López García – Mexico City, Mexico
2014 – Claudia Ochoa Felix – Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
2015 – Joselyn Alejandra Nino (Niño) – Lauro Villar, Matamoros, Mexico
2015 – Melissa Margarita Calderón Ojeda – Bellavista, Baja California Sur, Mexico
2015 – “La Degolladora” – Chimalhuacán, Mexico
2016 – Yuri Patricia Sanchez – Monteria, Cordoba prov., Colombia
2016 – Juana “La Peque Sicaria” – Baja California, Mexico
2018 – Patricia Martinez Bernal Ecatepec, Mexico


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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Agnes Parr, Philadelphia Professional Baby-Killer - 1877

Note: As with all other known baby farmer prosecutions in the United States for infanticide it was impossible for the prosecution to meet the evidentuary standard.


FULL TEXT: Agnes Parr, the alleged “baby farmer,” was put upon trial in Judge Thayer’s Court, yesterday, for infanticide, in causing, through neglect, the death of a small babe, which had been intrusted to her keeping by an unknown mother. The Commonwealth alleged that Mrs. Parr, who lived in Rementer court, back of 932 Arch street, had several small children, all in a sickly condition, in her care for rearing. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children attention was brought to her institution and their agenty paid her a visit. Two small children were taken from her and placed in the Almshouse, where they subsequently died – one of them supposedly by reason of her neglect and ill-treatment. At the trial, yesterday, these facts were testified to. The defense, which was represented by Thomas B. Price and Maxwell Stevenson, showed, upon cross-examination of the nurse in the Almshouse who had charge of Mrs. Parr’s babies, that almost invariably all infants brought to that institution would, afer a few days, die. It was also testified by the supposed baby farmer’s neighbors that she was kind to her young charges and respected by all who knew her. Judge Thayer, in charging the jury, said that the prosecution had failed to connect the child’s death with Mrs. Parr’s alleged ill-treatment, and therefore the evidence was not strong enough to warrant a conviction. The Judge then inquired of her counsel whether she was still carrying on the same business, and being told no, he ordered her discharge, with the remark that he otherwise would have held her to bail to keep the peace.

[“Agnes Parr’s Troubles. – She is Tried For ‘Baby Farming’ and Acquitted.” The Philadelphia Times (Pa.), Nov. 22, 1877, p. 1]


For more cases of “Baby Farmers,” professional child care providers who murdered children see The Forgotten Serial Killers.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Astini (aka Bu Lakri), Indonesian Female Serial Killer Executed - 1996

FULL TEXT: Indonesia on Sunday [Mar 20, 2005] executed a 51-year-old housewife found guilty of murdering and mutilating three women within four years. Astini, also known as Bu Lakri, was shot by a 12-member East Java Police firing squad at 1:20 a.m. local time, said A.F. Darmawan, chief of the special crime unit at the area’s High Prosecution Office. Astini’s lawyer, Ida Sampit Karo Karo, and a police doctor were among those present at the execution.

A district court convicted Astini in Surabaya, the capital of East Java province, in 1996 - the same year the murders were discovered after the head of the third victim, Puji Astutik, was found in a river near Astutik’s house in Surabaya about 800 kilometers (500 miles) east of the capital, Jakarta. Astini’s first victim, Rahayu, was killed in 1992 and the second, Sri Astuti Wijaya, in 1993. Astini mutilated their bodies and dumped them in separate places.

Astini, who pleaded guilty to the murders, told the court she had been angry with the victims because they frequently came to her house collecting debts. Like many Indonesians, Astini goes by a single name. Her final attempt to avoid execution failed last year, when then-President Megawati Sukarnoputri turned down her appeal for clemency.

“The execution was carried out at 1:20 WIB (1820 GMT Saturday), but I cannot disclose the location of the execution,” Darmawan said on Sunday at a news conference. “The late Astini was shot by 12 members of firing squad of police, with only six of them using live bullets aimed at her heart from a distance of five meters (16 feet),” Darmawan said, adding that she was executed “in sitting position.” At Surabaya’s Dr. Sutomo Hospital where Astini’s body was taken for an autopsy. Relatives of the last victim, Astutik, said they had come to make sure Astini was dead.

“You’re dead, Astini! We are satisfied even though we have been waiting for nine years,” shouted Astutik’s brother, Agus Purwanto.

Indonesia routinely uses execution to punish murder and drug trafficking, and about 65 people are on now death row. Many come from other Asian countries or Africa, and have been sentenced to die for drug offenses. Astini’s execution was Indonesia’s fourth since August, when an Indian citizen, Ayodhay Prasad Chaubey, faced a firing squad for smuggling heroin into the country.

A month later, two Thai citizens - Saelow Praseart, a 58-year-old man, and Namsong Sirilak, a 32-year-old woman - were executed for similar offenses.

[“Indonesia executes 51-year-old woman for murder, mutilation,” The China Post, March 20, 2005]

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Female Serial Killers of Asia

Before 1600 BC – Queen Ji Xia – China
42 BCAnula of AnuradhapuraSri Lanka
705 – Empress Wu Zetian – China
940 – “White-necked Crow” – China
1200 – Ta-Ki – China
1300s – Sultana Khadeejah – Maldives
1520 – "Sámána Threefold Murderess" – Sámána, Punjab, India
1613 – Donna Catherina – Ceylon
1807 – Ching Shih – China
1861 – Rudduah – India
1880s – Sultana Pangyan Inchi Jamela – Philippines
1902 – “Osaka Baby Farmers” – Japan
1906 – “Osaka ‘Devil Woman’” – Japan
1908 – Dowager Empress Cixi (Tsi Si) – China
1908 – “Shui Hing Black Widow Serial Killer” – Shui Hing prefecture, China
1909 – Ischi Minogata & Akino Kawabarg – Osaka, Japan
1921 – Ineigo Kaneiko – Japan
1924 –  "Old Mother" Djao – Ichowfu, Shantung, China
1924 – Mrs. Tanaka – Japan
1948 – Miyuki Ishikawa – Japan
1951 – Lala Wanh – India
1953 – Yoke Ying – Singapore
1976 – Jiang Qing – China
1987 – Chen Kao Lien-yen – Taiwan
1993 Kazuko Hatayama – Japan
1995 – Sachiko Eto – Japan
1996 – Anjanabai Gavit & Shinde, Renuka KiranIndia
1996 – Astini (aka Bu Lakri) – Indonesia
1999 – Dao Ruiying – China
1999 – Lao Rongzi – Jiangxi, China
2000 – Seema PariharUttar Pradesh, India
2001 – Li Huijie & Tian Xueqin – China
2002 – Junko Ogata – Japan
2002 – “Toda Serial Killer Mother” Japan
2004 – Kusuma Nain – Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, India
2004 – Le Thanh Van – Vietnam
2005 – Wang Fang – China
2016 – Ayumi Kuboki – Yokohama, Japan
2006 – Chizuko Okamoto – Japan
2006 – Zhang Zongqin – Fuling District, Chongqing, China
2007 – K. D. Kempamma – India
2008 – Babita – India
2009 – Kanae Kijima – Japan
2009 – “Ota Ward Tokyo Serial Killer Mother” – Ota Ward, Tokyo, Japan
2009 – Miyuki Ueta – Japan
2009 – Lin Yuru – Taiwan
2012 – “Indonesian Cannibal Female Serial Killer” – Indonesia (discred., apparently a hoax)
2012 – Miyoko Sumida – Japan
2012 – Veerama – Rajendfra Nagar, Delhi, India
2013 – Chiemi Tonuma – Ota Ward, Tokyo, Japan
2014 – Chisako Kakehi – Kyoto, Japan
2015 – Noh (husbands: Lee; Kim) – South Korea
2016 – Ayumi Kuboki – Yokohama, Japan
2016 – “Maria” (Filipino Hitwoman) – Manila, Philippines
2019 – Jolly Annan Joseph Koodathayi, Kozhikodfe, Kerala, India

2019 – Kannammal Senthipalayam, Tirupur district, Tamil Nadu state, India


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