Donald Allen North


Donald Allen Fallbrooks (birth name)
The Coeur d'Alene Killer
The CDA Killer
The Metro Atlanta Strangler
Alexander Bishops
Jeffrey Bundy



Birth Date

May 27, 1973


Travis Fallbrooks (father; deceased)
Martha Fallbrooks (mother; deceased)
Russell Fallbrooks (brother; deceased)
Cassie Fallbrooks (sister; deceased)
Blake North (adoptive father; deceased)
Hannah North (adoptive mother; deceased)
Otto North (adoptive uncle)
Melinda North (adoptive aunt)
Mason North (adoptive grandfather; deceased)
Helen North (adoptive grandmother; deceased)
George North (adoptive great-uncle; deceased)
Irina North (adoptive great-aunt; deceased)
Frederick North (adoptive great-grandfather; deceased)
Johanna North (adoptive great-grandmother; deceased)


Park ranger (at the time of 1998 arrest)
Plumber (at the time of 2017 arrest)


Serial Killer
Serial Rapist
Family Annihilator
Spree Killer (twice)

Modus Operandi




Portrayed By

Rory Cochrane

"What can I say? I love a good chase."

Donald Allen North was a serial killer and rapist known for escaping from prison multiple times and going on killing sprees.


North was born as Donald Allen Fallbrooks in Chesapeake, Virginia. His alcoholic father Travis was physically and emotionally abusive towards all three of his children, especially North, while their mother Martha ignored the abuse. According to North, he would often try to hide from Travis during one of his drunken rages, but Travis would always somehow find him. Eventually, on his thirteenth birthday, North killed his entire family by burning the house down. The fire was written up as the result of faulty wiring, and North was put into foster care. He was adopted by Blake and Hannah North, members of the wealthy North family, who lived in Coeur d'Alene. North grew up exhibiting a number of psychopathic traits, such as setting fires and killing small animals, but the Norths ignored it, believing it was his way of letting out his grief for his family.

As an adult, his adoptive parents died, leaving a sizable portion of their wealth to him. North became a ranger with the Heyburn State Park, near Lake Coeur d'Alene. In 1995, he took advantage of his job to start killing women and teenage girls. He would do so by raping and stabbing them to death, then dumping their bodies in Lake Coeur d'Alene. The murders garnered widespread fear and panic in the city, leading him to be known as the "Coeur d'Alene Killer", or simply the "CDA Killer". After killing sixteen victims, North was finally apprehended on the night November 12, 1998, by the BAU, which was led by Jason Gideon at the time. At the time, he was about to kill a seventeenth victim, but she was rescued. However, while at the local jail, he took advantage of a restroom visit to slip out of his handcuffs using lip balm. After killing a police officer and stealing his gun, North escaped the jail and went on a killing spree, murdering three more people before being recaptured after a standoff.

After being tried and found guilty on all counts, North was imprisoned at Idaho Maximum Security Institution. In 2005, he and two other inmates managed to escape from the prison through a ventilation duct. Luke Alvez and the rest of the FBI's Fugitive Task Force were assigned to recapture the escaped convicts; it was Alvez's first case on the Fugitive Task Force. Though North's accomplices were recaptured within days, North himself remained at large for a month, during which he managed to kill seven women before his recapture.

Known VictimsEdit

  • May 27, 1986, Chesapeake, Virginia: The Fallbrooks family (his family; all killed in a house fire; their deaths were written up as an accident until 2018)
    • Travis Fallbrooks (father)
    • Martha Fallbrooks (mother)
    • Russell Fallbrooks (brother)
    • Cassie Fallbrooks (sister)
  • Unspecified dates from 1995 to 1998, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (all were raped, fatally stabbed repeatedly, and their bodies dumped in Lake Coeur d'Alene):
    • Lynette Reyes
    • Renee Webb
    • Mary Daniels
    • Claire Nash
    • Amanda Parsons
    • Danielle Holloway
    • Brandy Bates
    • Crystal Lloyd
    • Carrie Blake
    • Lindsey Allen
    • Tanya Dawson
    • Grace Sims
    • Annie Fowler
    • Robyn Mills
    • Ora Davis
    • Terry Flores
  • November 12-13, 1998, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho:
    • Unnamed woman (abducted and attempted to kill; was rescued)
    • Officer Jorge Alvarez (bludgeoned and stole his gun)
    • Ian Jenkins (shot; stole his car)
    • The apartment standoff:
      • Linda Ball (raped and stabbed repeatedly)
      • Priscilla Collins (raped and stabbed repeatedly like the previous victim)
      • Four unnamed women (attempted to rape and kill)
  • July-August 2005:
    • Boise, Idaho: Kathy Reeves (raped, then strangled in Salt Lake City, Utah, and her body dumped in Great Salt Lake)
    • Salt Lake City, Utah: Lana Burns (raped, then beaten to death in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and her body dismembered post-mortem)
    • Colorado Springs, Colorado: Daisy Kim (raped, then burned alive in Albuquerque, New Mexico)
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico: Edith Estrada (raped, then asphyxiated with a plastic bag in Dallas, Texas, and buried her body)
    • Dallas, Texas: Martha Murphy (raped, then slashed her throat in Little Rock, Arkansas, and buried her body)
    • Little Rock, Arkansas: Lillie Flowers (raped, then snapped her neck in Nashville, Tennessee, and buried her body)
    • Nashville, Tennessee: Jeannie Gardner (raped, then run over with a car in Raleigh, North Carolina)