Serial Killer Blueberry Tommy

With the nickname “Blueberry Tommy,” Thomas Johnson sounds like a harmless and even friendly historical figure, but nothing could be further from the truth. Historians don’t know much about Johnson except that he was a serial killer.


Hunt, William R. 1987. Distant Justice. University of Oklahoma Press. Norman, OK.

Heaton, John W. 2010. Outlaw Tales of Alaska. Morris Book Publishing, LLC. Guilford, CT.

The Blueberry Kid. Alaska Genealogy Trails.

6-22-1914. Many “Blueberry Kids” confuse officers. Man wanted is “Blueberry Tom” Johnson. Fairbanks Alaska Citizen.

6-29-1914. Clew found to Alaska crime. Fairbanks Alaska Citizen.

7-20-1914. Launch Seal Pup found. Fairbanks Alaska Citizen.

8-8-1914. Mute reminders of the Koyukuk tragedy. Iditarod Pioneer.

10-12-1914. Will recover body. Fairbanks Alaska Citizen.


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