10 Most Famous Serial Killers In History

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A serial killer is a person who kills/murders a lot of people in separate events at different times. They engage in a lot of criminal activities most especially, murder activities.

In most cases, the crimes committed by serial killers are captured by the media and the populace especially when the killing is done gruesomely. Here, we have a list of the top ten most famous and notorious serial killers we have in the world’s history.

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Ted Bundy 

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Ted Bundy made it to the world’s most famous and notorious serial killer the world has ever seen. He was born on 24th November, 1946 in Burlington and died on 24th January, 1989. His zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Tedd Bundy was a popular American serial killer who raped, kidnapped and killed a lot of women and girls in the mid and late 1970s. He openly confessed his crimes and he was sentenced to death by electric chair. His death is believed to have inspired the writing of a couple of books and films.

Richard Ramirez

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Richard Ramirez was born in El Paso, Texas, the United States of America on 29th February, 1960 and died on 7th June, 2013. His zodiac sign was Pisces. Richard was a notorious serial killer who was charged with murder, rape, and burglary.

He is recorded to have terrorised the citizens of California, United States mainly Los Angeles between 1984 and 1985 before he was finally apprehended by the police.

The Night Stalker as some call him was found guilty of 43 charges which includes 12 murders and was sentenced to death. He died on 7th June, 2013 from cancer while on death row.

Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer was an American serial killer born on 21st May, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the United States of America and died on 28th 28th November, 1994. He is one of the most convicted notorious criminals and murderers in the United States who terrorised people in the 1980s. His targets were young boys and men.

He used to lure most of them to his house before torturing and finally killing them. He was finally cuffed by the police and imprisoned in the early 1990s. The famous serial killer was killed by a colleague inmate in the year 1994.

Jack The Ripper

Jack The Ripper was added to the list of the most notorious serial killers. He is one of the unidentified killers who predominantly targeted female sex workers living and working in some parts of the ghettos of the East End of London, England.

Also, most of his victims and murders were never found and because of that, his story became a folklore in England. He was very professional with his work such that the authorities were not even able to ascertain the killer’s gender.

Zodiac Killer

Zodiac Killer is one of the popular notorious killers born in the United States of America. He was one of the famous but unidentified serial killers who spread terror in the northern part of California, United States from the Kate 1960s to the early 1970s.

According to him, he has murdered 37 people out of which only five of them were confirmed. Despite all this information, he was never caught.

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America on 17th March, 1942 and died on 10th May, 1994. He continues to reign as one of America’s most notorious serial killers. He raped, killed and assaulted at least 33 young boys and men in the 1960s and 1970s.

His zodiac sign is Pisces. According to reports, the serial killer killed all his victims inside his ranch house near Norridge, Norwood Park. At his peak of doom, he was sentenced to life in March 1980 and was finally executed in May 1994.

Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos was born on 29th February, 1956 in Rochester, Michigan, United States of America and finally died on 9th October, 2002. She was physically and sexually assaulted by her grandfather when she was a young girl.

She then went into prostitution to support herself. At age 14, Aileen Wuornos became pregnant as a result of her involvement in sexual activities in exchange for drugs. Her early life contributed greatly to gradually turning her into a serial killer.

H.H. Holmes

H.H. Holmes was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, United States of America on 16th May, 1861 and died on 7th May, 1896. His zodiac sign was Taurus. Holmes was one of America’s notorious serial killers who was sentenced to death for the murder of his accomplice, Benjamin Pitezel.

Additionally, he confessed to the killing of almost 200 others. He built a hotel which is no ow called Murder Castle just for his acts. His life story inspired a bestselling book.

Dennis Rader

Dennis Rader was born in Pittsburgh, Kansas, United States of America on 9th March, 1945. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He is better identified as BTK, the short form of Blind Torture, Kill.

He sent letters to the police and the media after he had murdered 10 people explaining his crimes. During a 10-year-long break, he started to send letters to the police and media again which eventually led to his arrest and conviction.

Billy The Kid

Billy The Kid was a famous American serial killer born in Manhattan, United States of America on 17th November, 1859. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. This notorious serial killer was a gunfighter of the American Old West whose notoriety hiked when he escaped from jail after killing two sheriff deputies.

After that, he was remembered as one of the notorious murderers in the United States. According to sources, his life story inspired more than 50 movies which included The Outlaw and Billy The Kid.

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