Daniel Altstadt

 

 

 

Age: 43

 

Summary: former Eagle Scout-turned-murderer who was serving a life sentence for the infamous 1975 hatchet murders of his parents William and Maxine Altstadt and 19-year-old sister Nancy (his brother Gary survived and was permanently paralyzed) when he used his scout ax to kill most of his family for unknown reasons, then tried to set the family's San Diego, California home on fire after the carnage.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging

 

Born: December 10, 1956

 

Died: May 26, 2000

 

Location: Coalinga, California