Juan Ignacio Blanco  


  MALE murderers

index by country

index by name   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

  FEMALE murderers

index by country

index by name   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z




Murderpedia has thousands of hours of work behind it. To keep creating new content, we kindly appreciate any donation you can give to help the Murderpedia project stay alive. We have many
plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really
need your help for this. Thank you very much in advance.




James Gene GILBERT





Classification: Mass murderer
Characteristics: Parricide
Number of victims: 6
Date of murders: January 3, 1981
Date of birth: 1972
Victims profile: His wife, Bonnie Gilbert, 34, their two children and three stepchildren
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Delmar, Clinton County, Iowa, USA
Status: Committed suicide by shooting himself the next day

Delmar, Jan. 3, 1981

Bonnie Gilbert, 34, and her five children were shot to death in their home. Her husband, Gene Gilbert, 28, who was implicated in the slayings, committed suicide at his father's home in South Dakota.


Mother and 5 Children Slain; Father Said to Kill Himself

The New York Times

January 5, 1981

Delmar, Iowa - A mother and her five young children were found shot to death today in their home in this small eastern Iowa community, and the authorities said that the woman's husband apparently committed suicide nearly 450 miles away.

The police discovered the bodies of Bonnie Gilbert, three girls and two boys in their white, two-story house yesterday.

Investigators said that the police had gone to the home to tell Mrs. Gilbert about the apparent suicide of her husband.

The body of James Gene Gilbert was found early today in Yale, S.D. The police said he apparently died from a self-inflicted bullet wound.

The site of Mr. Gilbert's death is about 450 miles northwest of where his family was killed. Gerald Shanahan, the chief of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Chief, called it ''one of the bloodiest murders in years.''

Mr. Shanahan said that the six victims had apparently been shot with a pistol. A gun found near Mr. Gilbert'S body is being tested to see if it was used in all seven deaths, the authorities said.



home last updates contact