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This public profile only contains a small amount of the serial killer´s profile. The main database, which contains 3304 profiles, has over 180 variables for each subject (SPSS Coded).

Cottingham, Richard Francis

6 victims in database

Subject Had Partner: FALSE
Cottingham, Richard Francis

Basic Bio Information

AttributeAttribute NameKiller DataSource Text
2Name[Cottingham, Richard Francis] Cottingham, Richard Francis
3Alias[] 
169Nickname[Time Square Torso Ripper] Vronsky, P. (2004). Serial Killers: The method and madness of monsters. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
4Prison Number[] 
5State & Prison Name[] 
7Sex [Male X] [Female ] [Unknown ]  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
8Race [White X][Black ][Hispanic ][Asian ][Native American ][Other ]  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
 DOB Year [1946]Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
18DOB[Month 11] [Day 25] [Year 1946] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
19Birth Place[US-NY-Bronx] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
16US Citizen [Yes X] [No ] [Unknown ]  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
29Height (inches)[70] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
78Sexual Preference Heterosexual (1)  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
 White Male [TRUE] Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
 White Male in 20´s [FALSE] Automatically Calculated based on Database Values

Basic Killing Career Information and Timeline

AttributeAttribute NameKiller DataSource Text
6Subject Type Serial  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
179Subject Sub-Type []  
27Aamodt Prime Motives 3.01 [No text available] Aamodt Prime Motive Code
28Aamodt Motive Type (Aamodt Code) [Enjoyment - Rape] Aamodt Motive Type
11# Killed Victims[6] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
180# Attempted Victims[] 
148Suspected Victims[6] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
149Confessed Victims[1] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
150Convicted Victims[6] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
12Kill Country[USA-United States] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
13Kill State[NY / NJ] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
15Kill City[Little Ferry, Hasbrouch Heights, NYC - Manhattan,] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
14Kill County[Bergan, New York] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
 Age at 1st Kill Approximate Age: 30 or 31 : 1st-1977 : dob-1946  
83Age of Series    Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
 Age at Last Kill Approximate Age: 33 or 34 : Last-1980 : dob-1946  
84Killed Prior [Yes ] [No X] [Unknown ]  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
22Age Group at 1st Kill 30s  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
 Mid to Late 20´s[0] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
24First Kill Date[Month 12] [Day 15] [Year 1977] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
152Year First Series 1977 Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
25Final Kill Date[Month 5] [Day 15] [Year 1980] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
153Year Final Series 1980 Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
151Years Between First-Last 3 Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
154-165Decades Active [2020 ] [2010 ] [2000 ] [1990 ] [1980 X] [1970 X] [1960 ]
[1950 ] [1940 ] [1930 ] [1920 ] [1910 ] [1900 ]
 Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
166Century[1900]  Automatically Calculated based on Database Values

Death Information

FieldField NameKiller DataSource Text
144Executed [Yes ] [No X] [Unknown ]  Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
145Date of Death[Month 0] [Day 0] [Year 0000] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
146Suicide [Yes ] [No ] [Unknown X]  
147Method of Death []  

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