List of Famous Serial Killers List : 65 Results

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Famous killers of all time recorded as researched. Serial killers assorted by your votes as most interesting. We have searched the internet but have not been satistfied with the other lists of famous serial killers out there so we decided to improve on what was found. We are not trying to idolize these famous murderers but shed some light on the history of these killers and their bio's. The FBI create serial killer profiles and in respect we are trying to do the same.

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Ed Gein - Serial Killer
+70% of 37 Votes Interested
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AKA(s): The Plainfield Ghoul, The Mad Butcher

Alias: Ed Gein

Birth Name: Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein

Edward Theodore Gein, Edward Gein, Eddie Gein better known as Ed Gein (The Plainfield Ghoul & The Mad Butcher) was and is one of America’s most famous serial killers. Gein was born August 8, 1906 (Christening was done on August 27, 1906) in La Crosse County, Wisconsin and died July 26, 1984 at age 77 in Madison, Wisconsin. Ed Gein’s territory was around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin. Gein kidnapped his victims but also exhumed corpses from the local graveyard so that he could keep trophies from the bones and skin of these victims. Gein was apprehended on November 16, 1957. Ed Gein only confessed to killing two women; Mary Hogan (died December 8, 1954) and Bernice Worden (died November…


Dr. Jack Kevorkian aka Dr. Death - Serial Killer
+34% of 77 Votes Interested
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AKA(s): Dr. Death

Alias: Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Birth Name: Jacob Kevorkian

Dr. Jack Kevorkian was an American author, pathologist, instrumentalist, painter, composer, and euthanasia activist that was also known as Dr. Death. He was born on May 26, 1928 in Pontiac, Michigan to Armenian immigrants parents. His father Levon worked at an automobile foundry and his mother's name was Satenig. Dr. Jack had two sisters, Margaret, who was born in 1926 and Flora. He graduated 1945 with honors from Pontiac Central High School, and he graduated in 1952 from the University of Michigan Medical School. He had completed his residency training in anatomical and clinical pathology before he did research on blood transfusions. He did not function well as a pathologist in the hospital and left the practice of medicine. He…


Anna Maria Zwanziger - Serial Killer
+61% of 41 Votes Interested
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Birth Name: Anna Maria Zwanziger

Anna Maria Zwanziger was a serial killer in the German state of Bavaria who murdered four people while serving as their housekeeper. Her preferred method of killing her victims was arsenic poisoning, which she secretly placed in the food and drink of her victims over an extended period of time. Her crimes were uncovered in 1809 and she was beheaded in July 1811.MurdersAnna Maria Zwanziger was described as being "ugly, stunted, without attraction of face, figure, [or] speech.” Her early life was marked by an ill-fated marriage to an alcoholic husband who drank his inheritance before dying by the time Anna Maria was 40 years old. She soon began to search for a new husband.Zwanziger became the housekeeper of a…


Roy Norris - Serial Killer
+71% of 35 Votes Interested
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AKA(s): The Toolbox Killer

Birth Name: Roy Lewis Norris

Roy Lewis Norris is also known as The Toolbox Killer. Roy Norris was born on February 2, 1948. Norris was sentenced to life imprisonment for the crimes of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, rape, robbery, assault with attempt to commit rape and assault with a deadly weapon. Roy Norris was apprehended on November 20, 1979 and imprisoned in Pelican Bay State Prison. Roy Norris has 5 proven victims with as many as 30 unproven victims. His serial killings spanned from June 24, 1979 - October 31, 1979. Roy Norris and Lawrence Bittaker were both known as the Tool Box Killers. Together they kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered five teenage girls during there 5 month killing spree in southern California. Roy Norris Victims…


Henry Lee Lucas - Serial Killer
+61% of 41 Votes Interested
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AKA(s): The Confession Killer

Birth Name: Henry Lee Lucas

Born 1936 Died 2001 Henry Lee Lucas began his life in the same way as most serial killers begin. He was horribly abused as a child along with his fetish for bestiality and torturing animals in his teens. He even engaged in incest with his half brother. All these terrible acts committed only in his early teenage years to say the least. Henry claims that his first murder was at the age of fourteen where he kidnapped a seventeen year old girl from a bus stop. He says that he beat her heavily in the head then dragged her into a secluded area where he continued with his urges to rape her. The girl began to scream and fight him…