Serial Killers: List of Famous Serial Killers

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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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  • Albert Henry DeSalvo Aka. The Boston Strangler

    Albert Henry DeSalvo Aka. The Boston Strangler - Serial Killer

    Albert Henry DeSalvo is also known as The Boston Strangler and was born on September 3, 1931 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. His father Frank was an alcoholic who was very violent towards his wife, Charlotte. Frank once knocked all of his wife's teeth out and broke her fingers by bending them…

    • Proven: 13
      Unproven: NA

      AKA(s): The Boston Strangler, Mad Strangler of Boston, The Measuring Man, The Green Man

      Birth Name: Albert Henry DeSalvo

  • Charles Starkweather

    Charles Starkweather - Serial Killer
    • Proven: 11
      Unproven: NA

      Alias: Charlie Starkweather

      Birth Name: Charles Raymond Starkweather

  • Bruno Ludke

    Bruno Ludke - Serial Killer

    Bruno Ludke, was a German laundry delivery man who killed at least 80 women between 1928 - 1943. When Nazi officials finally caught up with Bruno, he was sent to a research hospital in Vienna where he was used as a human guinea pig by Nazi doctors. When the experiments…

    • Proven: 80
      Unproven: NA

      Birth Name: Bruno Ludke

  • Ahmad Suradji

    Ahmad Suradji - Serial Killer

    On May 2, 1997, self-described Indonesian witch doctor Ahmad Suradji was arrested by authorities after three bodies were found buried in a sugarcane plantation near his home on the outskirts of Medan, the capital of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Ahmad, also known as Nasib Kelewang or Datuk Maringgi, initially confessed to…

    • Proven: 42
      Unproven: 80

      Alias: Dukun AS, Nasib Kelewang, Datuk Maringgi

      Birth Name: Ahmad Suradji

  • Yang Xinhai

    Yang Xinhai - Serial Killer

    Yang Xinhai who is also known as the "Monster Killer" was killed on February 14, 2004 by  a single bullet to the back of his head. He raped 23 women and murdered a total of 67 men, women and children from 1999 - 2003.  Yang killed his victims between four…

    • Proven: 67
      Unproven: 67

      AKA(s): The Monster Killer

      Alias: Yang Zhiya, Yang Liu

      Birth Name: Yang Xinha

  • Dennis Nilsen

    Dennis Nilsen - Serial Killer
    • Proven: 15
      Unproven: NA

      AKA(s): The Muswell Hill Murderer, The Kindly Killer

      Birth Name: Dennis Andrew Nilsen

  • Jack Unterweger

    Jack Unterweger - Serial Killer
    • Proven: 10
      Unproven: 15

      AKA(s): Jack the Writer, Hafenpoet (prison poet), The Vienna Strangler

      Birth Name: Johann "Jack" Unterweger

  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian aka Dr. Death

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian aka Dr. Death - Serial Killer

    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.…

    • Proven: 127
      Unproven: 3

      AKA(s): Dr. Death

      Alias: Dr. Jack Kevorkian

      Birth Name: Jacob Kevorkian

  • Javed Iqbal

    Javed Iqbal - Serial Killer

    Javed Iqbal Mughal (1956 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan - October 8, 2001 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan) was a Pakistani serial killer who was found guilty of the sexual abuse and murder of 100 children. This is disputed now because 26 of the children he claimed to have killed were found…

    • Proven: 74
      Unproven: 100

      Alias: Mukri

      Birth Name: Javed Iqbal Mughal

  • Harold Frederick "Fred" Shipman aka Dr. Harold Shipman

    Harold Frederick

    His patients, especially older women - who lived alone and vulnerable. Worshiped their doctor, Harold "Fred" Shipman.Even when his contemporaries began dying in unusually high numbers, patients remained loyal to the murderous MDDuring spare time, he loved his victims to his doctor - to death. No filmmaker can plan a…

    • Proven: 218
      Unproven: 250

      AKA(s): Dr. Death, The Angel Of Death

      Birth Name: Harold Frederick Shipman

  • Carl Eugene "Coral" Watts, The Sunday Morning Slasher

    Carl Eugene

    Carl Eugene Watts is also known as The Sunday Morning Slasher, and his nickname was Coral. Carl Eugene Watts was an American serial killer who was born on November 7, 1953 in Killeen, Texas. His father, Richard Eugene Watts was a private first class in the Army and his mother Dorothy…

    • Proven: 22
      Unproven: 100

      AKA(s): The Sunday Morning Slasher

      Alias: Coral

      Birth Name: Carl Eugene Watts

  • Pedro Rodrigues Filho aka "Pedrinho Matador"

    Pedro Rodrigues Filho aka

    Born in 1954 and nicknamed "Pedrinho Matador" meaning "Little Peter the Killer", Filho is a Brazilian Serial Killer who claims to have killed over 100 people, many of whom were prisoners serving time in prison was the same. In 2003 he was convicted of killing 71, his own father among…

    • Proven: 71
      Unproven: 100

      AKA(s): Pedrinho Matador (Killer Petey)

      Birth Name: Pedro Rodrigues Filho

  • Ed Gein

    Ed Gein - Serial Killer

    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…

    • Proven: 1
      Unproven: 2

      AKA(s): The Plainfield Ghoul, The Mad Butcher

      Alias: Ed Gein

      Birth Name: Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein

  • Charles Manson

    Charles Manson - Serial Killer

    Charles Manson is an American serial killer and musician born on November 12, 1934 to 16 year old mother Kathleen Maddox and Colonel Walker Scott. He was born in the General Hospital, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Charles was a singer and songwriter in the Los Angeles music industry. His songs were released…

    • Proven: 0
      Unproven: NA

      Alias: Charles Milles Manson

      Birth Name: Charles Milles Maddox

  • Henry Lee Lucas

    Henry Lee Lucas - Serial Killer

    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…

    • Proven: 11
      Unproven: 3000

      AKA(s): The Confession Killer

      Birth Name: Henry Lee Lucas

  • Peter William Sutcliffe aka Yorkshire Ripper aka Peter William Coonan

    Peter William Sutcliffe aka Yorkshire Ripper aka Peter William Coonan - Serial Killer
    • Proven: 13
      Unproven: NA

      AKA(s): The Yorkshire Ripper

      Alias: Peter William Coonan

      Birth Name: Peter William Sutcliffe

  • Luis Garavito

    Luis Garavito - Serial Killer

    Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos, aka "The Beast" ("The Beast") or "Tribilin" (Latin American Spanish translation of the Disney "Goofy") (born January 25, 1957 in Genova, Quindio, Colombia) is Colombia's rapist and serial murderer. In 1999, "I rape and murder" admitted Luis Garavito to the deaths of young people totaling 140.…

    • Proven: 140
      Unproven: 172

      Birth Name: Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos

  • Anna Maria Zwanziger

    Anna Maria Zwanziger - Serial Killer

    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.…

    • Proven: 0
      Unproven: NA

      Birth Name: Anna Maria Zwanziger

  • Roy Norris

    Roy Norris - Serial Killer

    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…

    • Proven: 5
      Unproven: 30

      AKA(s): The Toolbox Killer

      Birth Name: Roy Lewis Norris

  • Frederick Walter Stephen West aka Fred West

    Frederick Walter Stephen West aka Fred West - Serial Killer
    • Proven: 15
      Unproven: NA

      Birth Name: Frederick Walter Stephen West

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