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Donald Evans
Birth name: Donald Leroy Evans
Also known as: Don, Donny, Hi Hitler
Born: 5 July 1957 (1957-07-05) (age 52)
Galveston, TX
Died: January, 1999
Cause of death: Stabbed to death in shower by fellow death row inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.
Killings
Number of victims: 15 confirmed - Claims more than 80
Span of killings: 1970–1991
Country: United States
State(s): Texas, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Michigan, Illinois
Date apprehended: 1991

Donald Leroy Evans (born July 5, 1957 - January 1999) was an American serial killer who murdered more than 15 people from 1970 to 1991. He was known for sexually assaulting and killing victims at parks and rest areas across 20 states.

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Arrest and conviction

In 1991, Evans was arrested in Louisiana for the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl. He confessed to the killing and led the authorities to the girl's body. He also confessed to killing more than 60 other people in over 20 different states. Most of the murders and rapes took place at rest stops and public parks. The authorities were originally skeptical of Evans' claims, but many of his descriptions were perfect matches to unsolved cases across Florida and Illinois. He successfully escaped the Harrison County Jail, but was recaptured a short time later. He was tried and convicted for the kidnapping, rape, strangulation, and murder of 10-year-old Beatrice Routh in 1993, and sentenced to death. In 1995, Florida authorities tried and convicted Evans for the strangulation death of Ira Jean Smith.

Evans was stabbed to death in 1999 by a fellow death row inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.

Victims

  • Ira Jean Smith
  • Beatrice Routh

Bibliography

  • Beattie, Robert. Nightmare In Wichita: The Hunt for the BTK Strangler. New American Library, 2005. ISBN 0451217387.
  • Davis, Jeffrey M. The Shadow of Evil: Where Is God in a Violent World?. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1996. ISBN 0787219819. (Davis is the son of BTK victim Dolores Davis.)
  • Douglas, John E. Inside the Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind Thirty Years of Hunting for the Wichita Serial Killer. Jossey Bass Wiley, 2007. ISBN 0787984847.
  • Singular, Stephen. Unholy Messenger: The Life and Crimes of the BTK Serial Killer. Scribner Book Company, 2006. ISBN 1400152520.
  • Smith, Carlton. The BTK Murders: Inside the "Bind Torture Kill" Case that Terrified America's Heartland. St. Martin's True Crime, 2006. ISBN 0312939052.
  • Wenzl, Roy; Potter, Tim; Laviana, Hurst; Kelly, L. Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door. HC an imprint of HarperCollins, 2007. ISBN 0061246500.

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Donald Evans
Background information
Birth name: Donald Leroy Evans
Also known as: Don, Donny, Hi Hitler
Born: 5 July 1957(1957-07-05)
Watervliet, Michigan
Died: 5 January 1999
Cause of death: Stabbed to death_date in shower by fellow death_date row inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.
Killings
Number of victims: 3 confirmed - Claimed more than 70
Span of killings: 1986–1991
Country: United States
State(s): Florida, Louisiana
Date apprehended: 1991

Donald Leroy Evans (born July 5, 1957 - January 5, 1999) was an American serial killer who murdered at least three people from 1986 to 1991. He was known for confessing to killing victims at parks and rest areas across 20 states.

Contents

Arrest and conviction

In 1991, Evans was arrested in Louisiana for the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl. He confessed to the killing and led the authorities to the girl's body. He also confessed to killing more than 70 other people in over 20 different states. Most of the murders and rapes took place at rest stops and public parks. The authorities were originally skeptical of Evans' claims, but two of his descriptions were perfect matches to unsolved cases across Florida. He successfully escaped the Harrison County Jail, but was recaptured a short time later. In 1993 he was tried and convicted for the kidnapping, rape, strangulation, and murder of 10-year-old Beatrice Routh, and sentenced to death. In 1995, Florida authorities tried and convicted Evans for the strangulation death of Ira Jean Smith.

Evans was stabbed to death in 1999 by a fellow death row inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.

Victims

  • Ira Jean Smith
  • Janet Movich
  • Beatrice Routh

Bibliography

  • Beattie, Robert. Nightmare In Wichita: The Hunt for the BTK Strangler. New American Library, 2005. ISBN 0451217387.
  • Davis, Jeffrey M. The Shadow of Evil: Where Is God in a Violent World?. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1996. ISBN 0787219819. (Davis is the son of BTK victim Dolores Davis.)
  • Douglas, John E. Inside the Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind Thirty Years of Hunting for the Wichita Serial Killer. Jossey Bass Wiley, 2007. ISBN 0787984847.
  • Singular, Stephen. Unholy Messenger: The Life and Crimes of the BTK Serial Killer. Scribner Book Company, 2006. ISBN 1400152520.
  • Smith, Carlton. The BTK Murders: Inside the "Bind Torture Kill" Case that Terrified America's Heartland. St. Martin's True Crime, 2006. ISBN 0312939052.
  • Wenzl, Roy; Potter, Tim; Laviana, Hurst; Kelly, L. Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door. HC an imprint of HarperCollins, 2007. ISBN 0061246500.

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