Who was Harvey Carignan? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Cause of Death, Facts

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Harvey Carignan was an American serial killer who was sentenced to a life sentence at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Faribault for the murders of two women. He had been previously convicted for a 1949 rape and murder he committed while stationed in the U.S. Army, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Carignan was born to an unmarried, 20-year-old mother in North Dakota on May 18, 1927. At the age of 10, Carignan returned to live with his mother after spending time with his aunt and uncle in North Dakota, and Minnesota. He had a bedwetting issue as a child and was diagnosed as having childhood chorea and enuresis in a Mandan, North Dakota reform school. Because female faculty had sexually abused him while he was a student, Carignan encountered a great deal of academic difficulty. At the age of 18, he graduated from the reform school and enlisted in the American Army.

Harvey Carignan Age

Harvey Carignan was 95 years old.

Harvey Carignan Cause of Death

The serial killer Harvey Carignan, known as “the Want-Ad Killer” and “Harvey The Hammer” has died of natural causes at the age of 95 at a prison in Minnesota, according to a report.

Carignan used wanted ads to lure women away – he would then rape and murder them using a hammer. He died earlier this month, according to TMZ.

He was initially sentenced to hang in Alaska for the attempted rape and murder of a woman in 1949 when he was stationed in Anchorage with the US Army, but the conviction was overturned in 1951, according to KFGO.

He served another nine years for the assault of another woman before being paroled. Between 1952 and 1960, he served his time at the Alcatraz prison island outside San Francisco, according to The Times-Tribune.

In 1975, he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of two women – Eileen Hunley and Katherine Schultz. He claimed at trial that god had ordered him “to kill whores and harlots”. He pled insanity, but he was found guilty.

Ms Hunley vanished in August 1974 and her remains were found five weeks later. She had been raped using a tree branch and her skull had been crushed by several strikes.

He admitted to the murder of Ms Schultz, having committed the murder after picking her up in south Minneapolis in September of that year and driving to a desolate area. She was severely beaten and her body was found in a cornfield.

Similarly to Ms Hunley, her skull had been beaten in with a hammer, leading to the nickname “Harvey The Hammer”. He’s alleged to have killed at least five women before spending the rest of his life behind bars. He previously spent several years in prison for burglaries and a parole violation.

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