Famous Serial Killers - List of Famous Serial Killers - page 3

Serial killers are the individuals who commit a series of murders, killing three or more people with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break between them. The murders are usually committed as separate events. Serial killers derive abnormal psychological gratification from torturing and killing people and most serial killings involve sexual contact with the victim. They may exhibit varying degrees of mental illness and/or psychopathy, which may contribute to their homicidal behavior. American criminal H. H. Holmes was one of the first documented serial killers in the modern sense of the term, and was believed to have killed more than 200 victims in the late 19th century. Coming to the 20th century, Ted Bundy is believed to be one of the most evil and enigmatic serial killers ever convicted. Well educated, intelligent, and good looking, he terrorized people for four years over the course of which he killed 35–36 women. Columbian Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos and Brazilian Pedro Rodrigues Filho are believed to have claimed over a 100 victims each. While a majority of serial killers are male, history has also seen some vicious female serial killers like Elizabeth Báthory and Aileen Wuornos. This section provides you information about the life and crimes of various notorious serial killers from all over the world.

The Most Famous Serial Killers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Edmund KemperDecember 18, 1948AmericanEdmund Kemper is a convicted serial killer from America who murdered ten people
Karla HomolkaMay 4, 1970CanadianKarla Homolka is one of Canada’s most infamous female serial killers
Gary RidgwayFebruary 18, 1949AmericanGary Leon Ridgway is a dreaded American serial killer
Richard RamirezFebruary 29, 1960AmericanRichard Ramirez was an American serial killer and rapist dubbed as the “Night Stalker”
Aileen WuornosFebruary 29, 1956AmericanAileen Wuornos was a serial killer who was sentenced to death for killing seven men in Florida
Dean CorllDecember 24, 1939AmericanDean Corll was an American serial killer and the mastermind behind the Houston Mass Murders
Peter SutcliffeJune 2, 1946BritishPeter Sutcliffe is an infamous English serial killer, who was also known as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper.’ This biography profiles his childhood, family life, crimes, murders, etc.
Charles SobhrajApril 6, 1944FrenchCharles Sobhraj is a French serial killer also known as the “Bikini Killer.”
Anatoly SlivkoDecember 28, 1938RussianAnatoly Slivko was a Soviet serial killer
John Wayne GacyMarch 17, 1942AmericanJohn Wayne Gacy was an American serial killer and rapist who targeted boys and young men
Jerry Brudos

Jerry Brudos

Jerry Brudos was an American serial killer who was convicted of murdering four women in the late 1960s.

AmericanJanuary 31, 1939514 views

Zodiac Killer

The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer active from the late 1960s to the early 70s in Northern California, USA.

American154 views

William Heirens

William Heirens, also known as the Lipstick Killer, was a serial killer from America

AmericanNovember 15, 1928226 views

Christopher Scarver

Christopher Scarver is an African–American serial killer sentenced to three life imprisonments, without provision for parole.

AmericanJuly 6, 1969241 views

Cary Stayner

Cary Stayner is a serial killer who murdered four women in Mariposa County

AmericanAugust 13, 1961604 views

Robert Maudsley

Robert Maudsley is an infamous British killer, who is said to have committed four murders

BritishJune 26, 1953254 views

Fred West

Fred West was an English serial killer who committed more than 12 murders

BritishSeptember 29, 1941454 views

Peter Sutcliffe

Peter Sutcliffe is an infamous English serial killer, who was also known as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper.’ This biography profiles his childhood, family life, crimes, murders, etc.

BritishJune 2, 1946895 views

Amelia Dyer

Amelia Dyer is known as one of the most brutal and infamous serial killers in history

British1837577 views

Carl Panzram

Carl Panzram was an American serial killer, rapist and burglar

AmericanJune 28, 1892288 views