Michael Steven 'Zombie Mike' Hawkins, Traveling Carnival Worker, Wanted For Horrific Rapes

Michael Steven Hawkins is reportedly known by the nickname “Zombie Mike” due to his poor hygiene.

January 15, 2019
By: Michelle Sigona
Michael Steven Hawkins [U.S. Marshals]

Michael Steven Hawkins [U.S. Marshals]

Michael Steven Hawkins [U.S. Marshals]

The U.S. Marshals are on the hunt for Michael Steven Hawkins — commonly known by his nickname, “Zombie Mike." Reports say he's called this due to his poor hygiene.

Hawkins is charged with rape, aggravated sex abuse, and a criminal sex act with a person incapable of consent — specifically a Schenectady, New York, woman who is wheelchair-bound and mentally challenged.

Marshals believe that first incident occurred in June 2012, when the victim in the wheelchair was allegedly attacked and raped by Hawkins.

The second incident was 17 months later, in November 2013. Authorities say Hawkins assaulted a friend’s wife after a family gathering.

In 2017, the Daily Gazette released videos of Hawkins playing the bass guitar. Deputy U.S. Marshal Anthony Loguidice said, "Now you can see how he acts, how he talks. It's a huge tool for us."

Hawkins was previously employed with traveling carnival companies from New Jersey and North Carolina, leading investigators to believe he could be doing similar work with companies in Ohio, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and other states along the East Coast,” Delaware Online adds.

Hawkins is also known to have ties to New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, Florida, and Oregon.

CNY Central reports that Hawkins is known to abuse alcohol and has a temper.

If you know anything about this case, please contact our hotline: 833-3-PURSUE


  • Weight: 160 pounds
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Tattoo of Grim Reaper on his chest, on the right side near bottom of rib cage
  • ½ inch scar on his face
  • Burn mark on his right arm
  • Described as someone who can survive in any situation, including wooded areas
  • Known to possibly live off scraps of food

For more on this case, watch the “Tragic Entanglement” episode of In Pursuit With John Walsh on Wednesday, January 16 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery! Or catch up on ID GO.

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