Jane Toppan





Birth Information:

date: 1954

location: Massachusetts

birth name:  Nora Kelly

Active Period:  1880-1901  (ages 26-47)

Victim Information:   Confessed to 31 murders.  It is believed that she murdered between 70 and 100 individuals

Method:  Lethal Injections of morphine

Motive:  A classic Angel of Death who was insane.  Toppan explained her motive this way: "That is my ambition, to have killed more people- more helpless people- than any man or woman who has ever lived"

Disposition:  Toppan confessed to 31 murders in 1901.  She was declared insane and institutionalized until her death in 1938