Serial Killers

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Charles Albright: AKA "The Eyeball Killer"

Rodney Alcala: AKA "The Dating Game Killer"

Amy Archer-Gilligan

Benjamin Atkins

Joe Ball: AKA "The Alligator Man"

Velma Barfield

Herb Baumeister

Bloody Benders

Robert Berdella

David Berkowitz: AKA "Son of Sam" and "The .44 Caliber Killer"

Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr: AKA "The Hillside Strangler"

Richard Biegenwald

Arthur Gary Bishop

Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris

Terry Blair: Kansas City serial killer and rapist

William Bonin: AKA "The Freeway Killer"

Dallen Bounds

Gary Ray Bowles

Briley Brothers

Jerry Brudos: AKA "The Lust Killer" and "Shoe Fetish Slayer"

Judy Buenoano

Ted Bundy

Ricardo Caputo: AKA "The Lady Killer"

Harvey Carignan: AKA "The Want-Ad Killer"

David Carpenter: AKA "The Trailside Killer"

Michael Bear Carson and Suzan Carson

Dean Carter

Richard Chase: AKA "The Vampire of Sacramento"

Thor Nis Christiansen

Joseph Christopher: AKA "The Midtown Slasher"

Doug Clark and Carol M. Bundy: AKA "The Sunset Strip Killers"

Cynthia Coffman

Carroll Cole

Alton Coleman

John Norman Collins: AKA "The Co-Ed Killer"

Ray and Faye Copeland

Dean Corll and Elmer Wayne Henley

Juan Corona

Tony Costa

Richard Cottingham: AKA "The Torso Killer"

Juan Covington: shot dead three people including his cousin and a co-worker in Philadelphia in 1998 and 2005

Andre Crawford: a convicted serial killer, who killed 11 women between 1993 to 1997

Charles Cullen: nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who killed as many as 40 patients through lethal injection

Andrew Cunanan: shot dead two friends and two strangers in two weeks in Spring 1997; killed Gianni Versace two months later before committing suicide

Jeffrey Dahmer: Milwaukee, Wisconsin cannibal who kept heads, skulls and body parts in his apartment for sexual gratification; convicted of 15 murders, but was responsible for two others

Thomas Dillon: serial sniper who killed five men in southeastern Ohio between 1989 and 1992

Westley Allan Dodd: raped and murdered three boys in 1989; executed on January 5, 1993

Ronald Dominique: confessed to raping and murdering at least 23 men in Louisiana; sentenced to eight life sentences in 2008

Nannie Doss: AKA "The Giggling Granny" and "The Jolly Black Widow"; serial poisoner who killed 11 family members

Brian Dugan: convicted of murdering two girls and a woman between 1983 and 1985

Joseph E. Duncan III: abducted and murdered a boy in 1997; bludgeoned three people to death in 2005 home invasion to abduct two more children, one of whom he shot weeks later

Paul Durousseau: murdered seven in southeast United States between 1997 and 2003; may have killed while stationed in Germany with the Army

Edward Edwards: shot a young couple in 1977 and stabbed and strangled another in 1980; died months prior to execution for shooting his foster son in 1996 insurance murder

Mack Ray Edwards: convicted of murdering three children after confessing to the murders of six in Los Angeles County between 1953 and 1969; claimed at one point to have killed as many as 18

Walter Ellis: AKA "The Milwaukee North Side Strangler"; convicted of killing seven prostitutes in Wisconsin between 1986 and 2007

Scott Erskine: convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1989 and the torture-murders of two boys in 1993

Donald Leroy Evans: convicted of two stranglings and police closed the file on another; suspected of another dozen murders but recanted confessions to over 50 more

Gary Evans: antique thief who shot to death two shop owners and three accomplices who he suspected of stealing from him between 1985 and 1997

Richard Evonitz: abducted and killed three girls in Spotsylvania County, Virginia in 1996 and 1997

Larry Eyler: AKA "The Interstate Killer"; convicted of murdering two young men and confessed to stabbing and mutilating 20 more in 1982 and 1983

Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck: AKA "The Lonely Hearts Killers"; killed at least three women and one child in the 1940s but suspected in up to 20 murders in New York and Michigan

Albert Fish: AKA "The Werewolf of Wisteria"; sadist and pedophile who cannibalized several children; convicted of one murder, confessed to 2 others, claimed to have molested 100 children

Wayne Adam Ford: AKA "Wayward Wayne"; confessed to murdering four women; believed to have killed others

Kendall Francois: serial killer from Poughkeepsie, New York who targeted prostitutes; after strangling the women, he would store them in various crawl spaces in and around his home

Joseph Paul Franklin: racist serial killer who targeted interracial couples and attempted to assassinate Larry Flynt and Vernon Jordan; convicted of 11 murders and confessed to nine others

John Wayne Gacy: AKA "The Killer Clown"; killer of at least 33 men and boys; kept bodies buried under his Chicago home

Gerald and Charlene Gallego: AKA "The Gallego Sex Slaves Killers"; kidnapped, raped and killed victims in the late 1970s; most of them were teenagers

Carlton Gary: convicted of the murders of seven elderly women in Georgia

Donald Henry "Peewee" Gaskins: AKA "The Meanest Man in America"; convicted of nine murders; confessed to more than 200; executed on September 6, 1991

Ed Gein: two known victims, one suspected victim, four missing persons; elements of Gein's life and crimes have inspired, at least in part, the films Psycho and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and the novel/movie The Silence of the Lambs

Janie Lou Gibbs: Georgia poisoner who killed five family members

Bertha Gifford: found not guilty of three arsenic poisonings by reason of insanity and suspected of 14 other killings, mostly of children, in Missouri

Kristen Gilbert: AKA "The Angel of Death"; nurse convicted of killing four by epinephrine injection

Sean Vincent Gillis: convicted of killing and mutilating seven women in Baton Rouge in competition with Derrick Todd Lee between 1994 and 2004

Lorenzo Gilyard: killed up to 13 prostitutes in the Kansas City area 1977 to 1993

Harvey Glatman: AKA "The Lonely Hearts Killer"; Californian rapist and killer of three women; lured women to pose for "bondage photographs"; executed September 18, 1959

Billy Glaze: mission-oriented killer convicted of raping and murdering three Native American prostitutes in Minneapolis in 1986 and 1987

Billy Gohl: union official linked with the disappearances of over 40 sailors in Aberdeen, Washington in the early 20th century

Mark Goudeau: AKA "The Baseline Killer"; convicted of nine murders in Phoenix, Arizona

Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood: Michigan duo who murdered five elderly nursing home residents in their care and claimed to have killed another

Dana Sue Gray: convicted of murder of three elderly women and attempted murder of a fourth in California

Ricky Gray: killed his wife days after his nephew came home from jail; eight weeks later they killed seven people in home invasions in Richmond, Virginia in the first week of 2006

Vaughn Greenwood: convicted of nine counts of murder, including eight of the "Skid Row Slasher" killings in southern California

Belle Gunness: Norwegian-born murder-for-profit killer who killed her suitors and children in Indiana

Anna Marie Hahn: German-born murder-for-profit killer who poisoned five elderly men; executed in 1938

William Hance: AKA "The Forces Of Evil"; soldier who used the murders of Carlton Gary as an excuse for killing four women around military bases in 1977 and 1978

Robert Hansen: Alaskan baker who killed prostitutes at his cabin; convicted of four murders but admitted to 11 others

Harpe Brothers: AKA "Bloody Harpes"; Micajah "Big" Harpe (1768? – August 1799) and Wiley "Little" Harpe (1770? – January 1804), America's first known serial killers were credited with the murders of 40 men, women, and children.

Donald Harvey: AKA "The Angel of Death"; hospital orderly; confessed to more than 80 "mercy killings" with 37 confirmed killings

Charles Ray Hatcher: convicted of two child murders in 1978 and 1982 having killed another in 1969; also stabbed to death a fellow inmate and another man 20 years apart

Dale Hausner: Convicted of killing 6 people in random drive-by shootings in 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona

William Heirens: AKA "The Lipstick Killer"; confessed to three murders spanning from June 1945 to January 1946

Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine AKA "Speed Freak Killers"; California duo initially convicted of 7 murders, and suspected in the deaths of as many as 15 people from 1984 to 1999

Johann Otto Hoch: AKA "The Stockyard Bluebeard"; German who married dozens of US women around the turn of the 20th century, before poisoning them with arsenic

Dr. H. H. Holmes: active from 1890 to 1894 during Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition; convicted of only one murder but definitively tied to at least eight more and confessed to a total of 27

Waneta Hoyt: New York woman who murdered her five children

Michael Hughes: killed six women and a schoolgirl in the South Los Angeles area between 1986 and 1993, including a Southside Slayer victim

Leslie Irvin: AKA "Mad Dog"; convicted of killing six people in Indiana in the mid-1950s; his Supreme Court case set a precedent for fair trials of highly publicized defendants

Phillip Carl Jablonski: killed at least four women in California and Utah

Keith Hunter Jesperson: AKA "The Happy Face Killer"; killed 8 women between 1990 and 1995

Martha Ann Johnson: convicted of smothering three of her children in Atlanta between 1977 and 1982

Vincent Johnson: AKA "The Brooklyn Strangler"; a homeless crack addict who killed at least five prostitutes

Genene Jones: Texas pediatric nurse who poisoned infants in her care; convicted of only one murder but suspected of 10 or more others

John Joubert: AKA "The Nebraska Boy Snatcher"; stabbed three children to death in 1982 and 1983

Joseph Kallinger: with his son as an accomplice killed two children including another son in 1974; also killed a woman during a robbery in 1975

Patrick Kearney: necrophiliac convicted of 21 murders in California and admitted to seven other murders

Edmund Kemper: AKA "The Co-Ed Killer"; started killing when he was 15 years old in Santa Cruz, California; convicted of six murders and implicated in four others

Scott Lee Kimball: AKA "Joe Snitch"; FBI informant who pleaded guilty to two of at least four murders in Colorado including those of his uncle and three female acquaintances

Tillie Klimek: Chicago woman who poisoned five husbands; sentenced to life imprisonment

Paul John Knowles: raped and murdered 18 people

Randy Steven Kraft: convicted of the murders of 16 young men and boys; suspected of 51 others in California

Timothy Krajcir: confessed to killing more than nine women—five in Missouri and four others in Illinois and Pennsylvania

Peter Kudzinowski: killed children in New Jersey in the 1920s

Leonard Lake and Charles Ng: ex-Marines and survivalists; killed at least 11 people and suspected of 25 in Wilseyville, California; collected and murdered female sex slaves

Derrick Todd Lee: AKA "The Baton Rouge Serial Killer"; convicted of two murders; linked by DNA evidence to five others

Bobbie Joe Long: AKA "The Classified Ad Rapist"; killed 10 women in Tampa Bay, Florida in 1984

Henry Lee Lucas: convicted of 11 murders and confessed to approximately 3,000 others, although most of his confessions are considered outlandish; a task force set up to investigate his claims suggested that the true number of his murders may be as high as 213

Kenneth McDuff: AKA "The Broomstick Killer"; death sentence for 1966 triple-murder commuted; killed three days after 1989 parole and ten further times in Waco, Texas until 1992

Orville Lynn Majors: nurse convicted of murdering six patients in Clinton, Indiana; suspected of 130 killings between 1993 and 1995

Richard Laurence Marquette: first 11th name on FBI 10 Most Wanted for killing, mutilating and dismembering woman in 1961; killed two more with same MO upon 1973 release

Lee Roy Martin: AKA "The Gaffney Strangler"; killed two women and two girls in South Carolina in 1967 and 1968

Rhonda Belle Martin: Alabama poisoner who murdered six family members; suspected of poisoning at least nine; executed in 1957

David Mason: strangled four elderly neighbours in 1980 and his cellmate in 1982 having been imprisoned on lesser charges; suspected of shooting dead his boyfriend

David Edward Maust: convicted of killing five teenage boys; one in Germany in 1974, another in 1981, and three he buried in his basement in Hammond, Indiana in 2003

David Meirhofer: killed three children and an ex-girlfriend between 1966 and 1974; first serial killer apprehended by offender profiling

Frederick Mors: Austrian who killed 17 elderly patients by poisoning in New York

Herbert Mullin: schizophrenic in Santa Cruz, California who killed people to prevent earthquakes; convicted of 10 murders and confessed to three others

Earle Nelson: AKA "Gorilla Man"; necrophiliac convicted and hanged for one murder; implicated in about 20 others

Marie Noe: murdered eight of her children between 1949 and 1968

Gordon Northcott: AKA "The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders"; California man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and murdering young boys with the aid of his mother, Sarah Louise Northcott in the 1920s; convicted of 3 murders, suspected of perhaps 20, executed in 1930

Carl Panzram: murderer, rapist and arsonist; convicted of two murders; confessed to 19 others; executed in 1930

Gerald Parker: AKA "The Bedroom Basher" raped and murdered five women and killed the unborn baby of a sixth woman in Orange County, California

Louise Peete: convicted of murdering a man and woman decades apart, four other acquaintances died suspiciously and four husbands committed suicide

Steven Brian Pennell: AKA "The Corridor Killer"; convicted of torture-murdering two women, pleaded no contest to two more and suspected of a fifth in Delaware in 1987 and 1988

Christopher Peterson: AKA "The Shotgun Killer", confessed to shooting seven people with a shotgun in a killing spree spanning from October 30, 1990 to December 18, 1990 in Indiana

Craig Price: AKA "The Warwick Slasher"; teenager who stabbed two women and two children in Rhode Island in the late 1980s

Cleophus Prince Jr.: AKA "The Clairemont Killer"; raped and killed six women in San Diego in 1990

Dorothea Puente: convicted of three killings in Sacramento, California during the 1980s; suspected of six others

Dennis Rader: AKA "The BTK Killer"; killed ten people between 1974 and 1991 in Sedgwick County, Kansas

Richard Ramirez: AKA "The Night Stalker"; terrorized Los Angeles in 1984 and 1985; convicted of 14 murders

David Parker Ray: convicted of rape and torture and sentenced to 224 years in prison; FBI believes he was responsible for the deaths of 60 women in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Melvin Rees: AKA "The Sex Beast"; shot and defiled a woman in 1957, torture-murdered a family of four in 1959 and suspected in four other killings

Paul Dennis Reid: killed seven people during armed robberies between February and April 1997

Ángel Maturino Reséndiz: killed nine people in Texas, Kentucky, and Illinois

Gary Ridgway: AKA "The Green River Killer"; convicted of murdering 49 women in Washington state

Joel Rifkin: murdered 17 women in the New York City and Long Island areas

Harvey Miguel Robinson: teenager who stalked, raped and killed three women in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1992 and 1993

John Edward Robinson: AKA "The Cyber Sex Killer"; lured victims through the internet; convicted of murdering six women in Missouri and Kansas

Dayton Leroy Rogers: murdered at least six women in Oregon

Danny Rolling: pleaded guilty to murdering five students in Florida; executed in 2006

Michael Bruce Ross: raped and murdered seven women in Connecticut; executed May 13, 2005

Efren Saldivar: respiratory therapist who killed six patients, possibly as many as 120

Altemio Sanchez: AKA "The Bike Path Rapist"; responsible for three murders and numerous rapes spanning a 25-year period in Buffalo, New York; currently serving three consecutive 75 years-to-life sentences for the murders

Gerard John Schaefer: Florida police officer who killed up to 34 women and girls

Charles Schmid: AKA "The Pied Piper of Tucson"; murdered three teenage girls in 1964 and 1965 and buried them in the desert

Heriberto Seda: New York City copycat killer of the "Zodiac Killer" active from 1990 to 1994; convicted of shooting eight individuals, killing three; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1998

Tommy Lynn Sells: convicted of only one murder; admitted to murdering dozens of people across the United States, possibly in excess of 70 although only six are confirmed

Arthur Shawcross: AKA "The Genesee River Killer"; convicted of 12 murders; confessed to one more

Anthony Allen Shore: AKA "The Tourniquet Killer"; convicted of strangling a woman with an unusual ligature in 1992 and confessed to killing three girls including two with same MO

Robert Shulman: convicted of murdering five prostitutes between 1991 and 1996

Daniel Lee Siebert: convicted of 1979 manslaughter; killed nine people across America in three months in mid-1980s including two children and a Southside Slayer victim

Robert Joseph Silveria, Jr.: AKA "Sidetrack"; freight train rider convicted of beating to death four fellow transients in 1995 and confessed to dozens more

Lemuel Smith: confessed to the murders of five people, including an on-duty female prison guard

Morris Solomon Jr.: handyman who killed six young women between 1986 and 1987 in Sacramento, California

Lyda Southard: first and fourth husbands' 'typhoid' deaths due to arsenic; first husband's brother poisoned and daughter died; two other husbands died of 'flu'

Anthony Sowell: AKA "The Cleveland Strangler" and "The Imperial Avenue Murderer"; convicted of raping and murdering 11 women between 2007 and 2009, leaving their bodies in his house in Cleveland

Timothy Wilson Spencer: AKA "The Southside Strangler"; raped and killed five women in Virginia between 1984 and 1987

Jack Owen Spillman: AKA "The Werewolf Butcher"; killed two girls and the mother of one of them in Washington State in 1994 and 1995

Edward Spreitzer: AKA "The Chicago Rippers"; as part of a satanic cult, raped and mutilated at least four women and also killed a man in Chicago

Gerald Stano: convicted murderer of 41 women; executed in 1998

Charles Starkweather: murdered 11 people throughout Nebraska in two months the late 1950s with his girlfriend; executed in 1959

Cary Stayner: killed four women in Yosemite, California

William Suff: AKA "The Riverside Prostitute Killer"; killed 12 women near Riverside, California

Michael Swango: physician and surgeon who poisoned over 30 of his patients and colleagues

James Swann: AKA "The Shotgun Stalker"; schizophrenic who killed four people in drive-by shootings in Washington, D.C. in 1993 because he heard the voice of Malcolm X

John Floyd Thomas, Jr.: AKA "The Southland Strangler" and The "Westside Rapist"; convicted of raping and murdering seven elderly women in Los Angeles between 1972 and 1986 and suspected of 10-15 more

Marybeth Tinning: New York woman who smothered nine of her children to death

Ottis Toole: Henry Lee Lucas' accomplice; convicted of six murders in Florida; confessed to but never tried for Adam Walsh's murder

Jane Toppan: nurse and lust murderer who poisoned at least 31 patients and relatives in Massachusetts up to the turn of the 20th century

Maury Travis: St. Louis area torture killer of 12–17 prostitutes from 2000 to 2002

Chester Turner: convicted of murdering ten women and a viable unborn baby in South Los Angeles between 1987 and 1998

Henry Louis Wallace: Charlotte, North Carolina killer of at least nine young women from 1992 to 1994

Faryion Wardrip: killed five young women around Wichita Falls, Texas between 1984 and 1986

Karl F. Warner: convicted of murdering three teenage girls, in two separate incidents (between 1969–1971), in the San Francisco Bay Area communities of San Jose and Saratoga

Carl Eugene Watts: convicted of two murders; admitted to killing 80 people in Texas and Michigan; possibly guilty of 100 murders

Nathaniel White: convicted of stabbing to death six women in the Hudson Valley, New York area from 1991 to 1992

Christopher Wilder: AKA "The Beauty Queen Killer"; millionaire Australian realtor who killed eight women in seven weeks in 1984

Scott Williams: killed and mutilated three women between 1997 and 2006

Wayne Williams: convicted of two murders; police claim his arrest solved 23 in the string of 28 Atlanta Child Murders

Randall Woodfield: AKA "The I-5 Killer" and "The I-5 Bandit"; convicted of four murders; believed responsible for 14 others

Aileen Wuornos: shot six men dead in Florida; executed in 2002

Robert Lee Yates: murdered at least 16 women in Spokane County, Washington

Roger Reece Kibbe: The I-5 strangler, he murdered at least 7. Kibbe received his nickname for committing some of his crimes along Interstate 5.

Ivan Hill: AKA "The 60 Slayer"; He strangled women in the cities along the 60 Freeway. Convicted of six murders, admitted to two more. He also had a prior conviction of a murder of a liquor store clerk during a robbery.[2]

Marshall Gore: convicted of raping and murdering women over a period of 45 days in 1988 Florida; dumped strangled and stabbed bodies in rural areas. Sentenced to Death Row.