Robert Koehler Wiki – Robert Koehler Biography

Evidence from one of the alleged victims began on the first day of the trial of an alleged serial rapist accused of attacking multiple victims in South Florida. Cameras filmed Robert Koehler, dubbed the “pillowcase rapist,” sitting quietly in a wheelchair in a Miami courthouse on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

A Miami-Dade jury was told Friday, January 20, how Robert Koehler’s DNA was linked to the crimes. They also heard from detectives who tracked down Koehler in an effort to collect some of his DNA for analysis.

The now 63-year-old is a defendant in cases in Broward and Miami-Dade counties and was arrested in 2020 in connection with cold cases from the 1980s. According to authorities, Koehler covered his victims’ faces with blankets or pillows. The Pillowcase Rapist harassed and assaulted more than 40 women from South Miami to Deerfield Beach in the 1980s.


DNA testing linked him to a case dated December 28, 1983. Additionally, evidence of DNA linking Koehler to at least six rapes, according to investigators. “Koehler is the source of that male DNA that was found in many of those ‘pillowcase rapist’ cases,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle testified in 2020, as reported by Local 10. com.

Jamie Bethel, a forensic investigator with the Miami-Dade Police Department, was questioned by Laura Adams, an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Miami-Dade County State’s Attorney’s Office, about the DNA results. “Let’s assume, for the sake of a hypothesis, that this is also the man you analyzed. . . Given those hypotheses, would you have an opinion (that this is) the DNA that was found in the vaginal and cervical swabs,” Adams asked. “I would say it was his DNA found on the body,” Bethel responded.

Robert Koehler Age

The age of Robert Koehler is 63 years.


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Who were Robert Koehler’s  victims?

On Thursday, January 19, he declared his alleged victim in this case. He claimed he was 25 years old at the time of the attack and rape at his West Miami-Dade apartment. “They assaulted me from behind, from the right side. He spoke to me in a low voice, ‘Shut up, shut up,’” he said. “He covered my mouth and put a sharp object, which I ended up not seeing, a sharp object against my stomach on the right side.”

The alleged victim, who requested anonymity, claimed that Koehler led her into her bedroom. “He threw me on the bed and he pulled the blanket over my head,” she said. “I remember he asked me: ‘Do you have jewelry, money?’ And I said: ‘I have nothing, but my wallet, my credit cards are in the living room.” The alleged victim claimed that she at one point tried to lift the cover. “So maybe I could see him or see something. Once I did that, she hit me in the face. He broke my lip,” she said.

On Thursday, January 19, the doctor who evaluated the victim after the attack, the lead investigator on the case, and Koehler’s childhood companion also testified. “He told me that they were framing him, that he was innocent of what he is accused of,” said the suspect’s childhood friend, 7 News Miami reported.


Edward Fernando Leyva, a witness who had known Koehler since he was a young child, claimed that Koehler called him from behind bars and asked him to notify the governor that he is innocent and that he is being set up. In her testimony, Terry Fonda, the defendant’s former love partner, claimed that she had heard Koehler curse with rage at the prospect of her daughter undergoing a DNA test.Read More….

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