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.

Famous Serial Killers

Jeffrey Dahmer Aka. The Milwaukee Monster - Serial Killer
+75% of 161 Votes Interested
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AKA(s): The Milwaukee Cannibal, The Milwaukee Monster

Birth Name: Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer killed seventeen men between 1978 and 1991. Most of his victims were young, homosexual or bi-sexual black men, whom Dahmer subjected to sexual assault prior to murdering them. He achieved notoriety after his arrest, following the discovery of his victims' decaying bodies in acid vats in his apartment, including severed heads in his refrigerator and other human body parts around his home, an altar of candles, and human skulls. Dahmer took photos of each stage of his victim's death, including the sexually explicit acts he performed on his victims at each stage. The explanation offered by Dahmer himself was that he was attempting to remove free will from his victims to create an "automaton", compliant to his wishes…

Zodiac Killer - Serial Killer
+75% of 109 Votes Interested
7 37

The Zodiac Killer was a serial in the 1960s-1970s in California that was/is unknown and never found. His copycat killer was found in New York (New York Zodiac Killer - see below) and is currently in prison. The Zodiac killer comes in second for unsolved serial killers, first place is Jack the Ripper. He killed and attacked people between December 1968 - October 1969 in Lake Berryessa, San Francisco, Vallejo and Benicia. He sent letters about the killings to local newspaper companies until 1974. He stated "I like killing people because it is so much fun," in one of the letters. He believed that everyone he killed will be his slave in their afterlife. His letters would include symbols to…

Aileen Wuornos - Serial Killer
+63% of 115 Votes Interested
6 1

Alias: Sandra Kretsch, Susan Lynn Blahovec, Lee Blahovec, Cammie Marsh Greene, Lori Kristine Grody

Birth Name: Aileen Carol Wuornos

Aileen Carol Wuornos was an American female serial killer who was born on February 29, 1956 and died on October 9, 2002. She claimed that she killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 in self-defense. She stated that all the men tried to rape her or actually raped her when she was a prostitute and their deaths was a result of her trying to defend herself. The court found her guilty to murdering six of her allegedly seven victims and sentenced her with the death penalty. The State of Florida executed her death sentence on October 9, 2002 with lethal injection. Early life Aileen Wuornos was born in Rochester, Michigan, on February 29, 1956, and her birth name…

Erzsebet Bathory / Elizabeth Bathory aka The Blood Countess - Serial Killer
+69% of 104 Votes Interested
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AKA(s): The Blood Countess, The Bloody Lady of Csejte

Alias: Erzsebet Bathory, Countess Erzsebet Bathory, Countess Elizabeth Bathory de Ecsed, Bathory Erzsebet

Birth Name: Bathory Erzsebet

Born 1560 Died 1614 The Bathory family is a noble family that stems from the much older family clan of Hun Gutkeled which held much power in broad areas of east central Europe. These places were places like Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. They abandoned their tribal roots and assumed the name of Bator which means valiant. Their power rose to reach great mass by the mid 16th century then abruptly declined and faded out b 1658. They assumed many roles as great kings, princes, members of judiciary systems among others were all Bathorys. In order to hold such influence into the Bathory family only, there was much intermarriage and incest. Along with the usual deformities and defects, there was…

Amelia Dyer - Serial Killer
+59% of 117 Votes Interested
400 400

Birth Name: Amelia Elizabeth Dyer

Amelia Dyer was Victorian England's most notorious "baby farm" killer and was responsible for the deaths of perhaps 400 infants in her care. She was tried and convicted by a jury who found her guilty after only four minutes of deliberation. Dyer was executed by hanging in 1896 in London. Baby Farms & Amelia Dyer At the time, newborn babies – especially those born out of wedlock – were commonly "adopted" by others in return for a small fee from the parents, paid in installments or upfront. Amelia Dyer's baby farm was a horrendously squalid environment where babies were starved and neglected to save money and increase the profitably of the venture. As Dyer's ruthlessness increased over time, she began…