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Hadden Clark

Hadden Clark is an American murderer and suspect in multiple murders. Hadden Clark is imprisoned at Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, Maryland, where he is serving two 30-year sentences for the murders of Laura Houghteling (age 23), and Michelle Dorr (age 6), in 1986 and 1992, respectively.

Early Life

Hadden Clark was born Hadden Irving Clark on July 31, 1952, in his birthplace, Troy, New York. His age is currently 70 years old. He was born to his father Hadden Clark Sr. but his mother’s name is not available.

Likewise, he has two siblings whose names are Bradfield Clark and Geoffrey Clark. Similarly, he holds American nationality but his ethnicity is not unknown.

Talking about his family, both of Clark’s parents were alcoholics, and they frequently quarreled in front of their kids. When Clark’s mother was intoxicated, she dressed him in girls’ clothing.

His father eventually killed himself. When he was a teenager, Clark abused and killed pets belonging to bullies’ little victims. However, there is no information about his educational background.


Clark’s brother gave him the order to leave the latter’s Silver Spring, Maryland, house on May 31, 1986. His niece’s six-year-old buddy Michelle Dorr came over in search of her. Clark carried Michelle upstairs to a room where he fatally stabbed Michelle. Twelve miles away, in a park, he buried her.

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Caption: Hadden Clark signed hand and footprints Source: Time Crime Auction House

Moreover, eight months after Laura was killed, Clark confessed and helped the police find her body. Police started investigating him after learning that, at the time of Michelle Dorr’s disappearance, he resided two houses down from her father.

Michelle’s blood was later discovered on the wooden floorboards of an upstairs bedroom after police searched his brother’s former home for signs of blood. Later, Clark directed authorities to her body in January 2000.

Alleged Murders

Clark has admitted to killing numerous people, beginning when he was a teenager. He claimed in a letter from 2004 that he had murdered the unnamed woman known as “Lady of the Dunes” in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in 1974.

In his explanation, Clark said that he had hidden the murder scene’s evidence in his grandfather’s garden and that he knew the woman’s identity but was choosing not to notify the police because he felt they had treated him unfairly.

Moreover, the Police doubt the authenticity of the confession because the man has psychiatric problems. On December 15, 2000, he took officers to his grandparent’s old home, where they found a plastic bucket containing more than 200 pieces of jewelry.

The goods included Laura Houghteling’s class ring from high school. They were “trophies,” according to Clark, that he stole from his victims.


Born Evil: A True Story of Cannibalism and Sexual Murder by Adrian Havill, published in 2001, is a true crime account of Hadden Clark’s atrocities. The crux of the book is Clark’s transgender cannibalism and his collection of mementos, which suggests that there may be further victims.

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Caption: Hadden Clark’s storybook Source: LPM WordPress

Hadden Clark – Net Worth

This veteran murderer and serial killer has earned a decent amount of money throughout his career. He has a net worth of $1.5 million as of 2022. But his salary is unknown.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, he is currently single and not dating anyone at the moment. His sexual orientation is straight. Likewise, there is no information about his past affairs and relationships.

Body Measurements

Talking about his physical appearance, there is no information about his body measurements like his height, weight, dress size, shoe size, waist size, and so on. However, looking at his pictures we can assume that he has a pair of brown eyes with hair of black color.

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Caption: Hadden Clark posing for a photo Source: Alchetron

Hadden Clark – Social Media

Moving to his social media presence, he is not active on any social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on.