20 Of The Most Notorious Serial Killers The US Has Ever Seen!

The world has seen countless crimes of evil but did you know that many of the worlds most notorious serial killers were committed right here in the United States. Reading about these famous murderers have made me very cautious about the unspeakable lows that humanity is capable of sinking too. These are just some of the evil real-life monsters you need to beware of encountering. Here are 20 most evil and notorious serial killers the U.S. has ever seen sorted by there victims count.


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Most Notorious Famous Serial Killers Ever From the United States

1) Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Dr. Jack Kevorkian - Serial KillerActive: NAGender: Male Victims: 127Suspected: 3

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…


2) Randy Steven Kraft

Randy Steven Kraft - Serial KillerActive: (1971-1983) - 13 yearsGender: Male Victims: 67Suspected: 100

Randy Steven Craft is a serial killer who was once thought to be three individual killers. He is known as "The Score Card Killer" and "The Freeway Killer." He was born on March 19, 1945, in Long Beach, California. Kraft murders may be as high as 100 deaths. Kraft kept a scorecard to tally the total victims he killed. Early Life Randy Steven Kraft had an impressive early career where he excelled in many different areas. Randy spent most of his life in Orange County, California although he was born in Long Beach, California in 1945. He moved to Orange…


3) Anatoly Onoprienko

Anatoly Onoprienko - Serial KillerActive: (1989-1996) - 8 yearsGender: Male Victims: 52Suspected: NA

Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko is a Ukrainian serial killer that is also known as "The Beast of Ukraine", "The Terminator" and "Citizen O". He was born on July 25, 1959 in Zhytomyr, Ukrainian SSR and was sentenced to life in prison.Early Life Anatoly spent most of his life in an orphanage. He has one brother, Valentin who is thirteen years older than him. His father, Yuri Onoprienko fought in the Great Patriotic War and was greatly recognized for that. Anatoly's mother died when he was four years old, and he was then cared for by his grandparents and aunt. He was…


4) Alexander Pichushkin

Alexander Pichushkin - Serial KillerActive: (1992-2006) - 15 yearsGender: Male Victims: 49Suspected: 60

Alexander Yuryevich "Sasha" Pichushkin (Russian, born 9 April 1974 in Mytishchi, Moscow Oblast), also known as The Chessboard Killer and The Bitsa Park Maniac, is a Russian serial killer known to have murdered at least 48 people. He is believed to have killed up to 61-63 people in southwest Moscow's Bitsa Park, where several of the victims' bodies were found. Killers Life In 1992, Alexander Pichushkin committed his first murder as a student and escalated his crimes in 2001. Russian media believe that Pichushkin may have been motivated by a twisted competition with Russia's most notorious serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo,…


5) Gerald Eugene Stano

Gerald Eugene Stano - Serial KillerActive: NAGender: Male Victims: 41Suspected: NA

Gerald Eugene Stano was born on September 12, 1952 in Schenectady, New York and died at age 46 on March 23, 1998 in Starke, Florida by the Electric Chair. Gerald was a serial killer that was convicted forgery and killing 22 women, but he confessed to killing 41 women. Early Life His birth mother named him Paul Zeininger when he was born but gave him up for adoption at the age of six months. She gave him up for adoption because she was unable to take care of him to the point where he was eating his own feces to…


6) Belle Gunness

Belle Gunness - Serial KillerActive: (1900-1908) - 9 yearsGender: Female Victims: 40Suspected: NA

Belle Gunness (Brynhild Paulsdatter St?rseth) was born near the lake of Selbu, S?r-Tr?ndelag, Norway on November 11, 1859. Gunness was not your traditional female serial killer, she stood 6 feet tall and weighed over 200 pounds allowing her to dominate most of her victims. Between July 30, 1900-1908, Gunness is speculated to have killed between 25-40 people. Victims included her husband(s), children, suitors and other witnesses. Her motives for killing were to collect life insurance, cash, and other valuables with some murders occurring to cover up another. Gunness was under suspicion due to missing and mysterious deaths including her husband(s),…


7) John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy - Serial KillerActive: (1972-1978) - 7 yearsGender: Male Victims: 33Suspected: 34

John Wayne Gacy liked to dress in a homemade Pogo the Clown outfit to entertain kids. Gacy was thought of as a generous, hard-working, charismatic man who was devoted to both his family and community. As is true with many serial killers, other than his victims, few witnessed the evil within. In the end, he became known as a 'killer clown' due to the time he donated to charitable services at fundraising events, children's parties and parades where he would dress in the character costume he devised himself. A true serial killer, Gacy was a lonely and sad**tic contractor who…


8) Vasili Komaroff

Vasili Komaroff - Serial KillerActive: (1921-1923) - 3 yearsGender: Male Victims: 33Suspected: NA

During the early days of Stalin, Vasili Komaroff was a horse-trader known as "The Wolf of Moscow". Vasili mainly killed for money. His first victim was uncovered in 1921. Twenty-one victims in all were found either strangled, bound, doubled-over and dumped in vacant lots around the Shabolovki District. Authorities linked the killings to the horse-trading market in Moscow that happened every Wednesday and Friday. Authorities soon discovered, anyone whom left with Vasili to see his horses were never to be seen or heard from again. Police found his latest victim stuffed in a sack in the stable upon questioning him.…


9) Jane Toppan

Jane Toppan - Serial KillerActive: (1895-1901) - 7 yearsGender: Male Victims: 31Suspected: 2

Jane Toppan was an American serial killer who was also known as Jolly Jane. She was born in 1857 with birth name Honora Kelley in Boston and died on August 17, 1938. Jane was apprehended on October 29, 1901, in Massachusetts for murders committed by her from 1895-1901. She confessed to 33 murders in 1901 but was found not guilty because of insanity. Jane is quoted saying she wanted "to have killed more people, helpless people, than any other man or woman who ever lived...". Jane's parents were Irish immigrants, and she was very young when her mother, Bridget Kelley,…


10) Theodore Robert Bundy / Ted Bundy

Theodore Robert Bundy / Ted Bundy - Serial KillerActive: (1974-1978) - 5 yearsGender: Male Victims: 30Suspected: 100

Ted Bundy (Theodore Robert Bundy) was born on November 24, 1946, in Burlington, Vermont and died at the age of 42 on January 24, 1989, in Bradford, Florida by electrocution. Bundy was a serial killer who was convicted of murder and aggravated kidnapping about 30-36 victims or more. He is also known as Chris Hagen, Kenneth Misner, Richard Burtin, Officer Roseland and Rolf Miller. He committed his crimes in Washington, Utah, Florida, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, and California. He was apprehended twice and escaped once from prison after serving two years. Early Life Ted Bundy's birth name is Theodore Robert Cowell.…


11) H. H. Holmes

H. H. Holmes - Serial KillerActive: NAGender: Male Victims: 27Suspected: 200

Born Herman Webster Mudgett, Dr. H. H. Holmes/Dr. Henry Howard Holmes started his criminal career as a medical student by stealing corpses from the University of Michigan. Dr. Holmes used these corpses to collect insurance money from policies taken out under fake names. Holmes Hotel / Murder Castle After moving to Chicago, Holmes started a drugstore empire from which he made a fortune. He built a hundred-room mansion on an entire city block complete with gas chambers, trap doors, acid vats, lime pits, fake walls and secret entrances. During the World's Fair in 1893, he rented rooms to visitors, mostly…


12) Carl "Coral" Watts

Carl "Coral" Watts - Serial KillerActive: (1974-1982) - 9 yearsGender: Male Victims: 22Suspected: 100

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 Mae Young was a kindergarten art teacher. Dorothy raised Carl from the age of two after she and Richard separated. They moved to Inkster, Michigan where Dorothy married mechanic Norman Caesar in 1962. Norman and Dorothy have two daughters together. Carl said that he started fantasizing about torturing and…


13) William Bonin

William Bonin - Serial KillerActive: (1979-1980) - 2 yearsGender: Male Victims: 21Suspected: 36

William Bonin / William George Bonin was an American serial killer and was a sex offender that was paroles twice. He is also known as "The Freeway Killer" and he shares that name with two other serial killers, Patrick Kearney and Randy Steven Kraft, who was not affiliated with him. He was known as "The Freeway Killer" because the majority of his victims were found alongside the freeways in Southern California. He raped, tortured and murdered at least 21 boys and young men between 1979 and 1980 in southern California. He was suspected of murdering 15 people and was convicted…


14) Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer - Serial KillerActive: (1978-1991) - 14 yearsGender: Male Victims: 17Suspected: NA

Jeffrey Dahmer (Milwaukee Cannibal) killed seventeen men between 1978 and 1991. Most of his victims were young men, gay, or bisexual black men, whom Dahmer subjected to sexual assault before murdering them. Dahmer was convicted of the 15 of the 16 murders he committed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dahmer was sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment on February 15, 1992. Jeffrey Dahmer was after sentenced to 16 terms of life imprisonment after an additional homicide committed in Ohio in 1978. These 16 life terms were not served. Jeffrey Dahmer was found murdered by a fellow inmate on the morning of…


15) Charles Ray Hatcher

Charles Ray Hatcher - Serial KillerActive: (1969-1982) - 14 yearsGender: Male Victims: 16Suspected: 15

Charles Ray Hatcher is an American serial killer who was born on July 16, 1929 in Mound City, Missouri. He was born to mother, Lula and an abusive alcoholic ex-convict father, Jesse in a small town. Charles was the youngest of his three siblings and was being bullied at school. Charles and his brothers were using copper wire they found in an old Model T Ford in 1935 to fly a kite. Charles' eldest brother Arthur Allen was hit with a high-voltage power line and was electrocuted as he was about to give Charles the kite. Arthur died, and Charles'…


16) Alvin & Judith Ann Neelley

Alvin & Judith Ann Neelley - Serial KillerActive: NAGender: Male Victims: 15Suspected: NA

American couple murderers Alvin Howard Neelley, Jr. and Judith Ann Adams Neelley were convicted of two torture murders. Both of them was found guilty of kidnapping, raping and murdering 13-year-old Lisa Ann Millican and 22-year-old Janice Kay Chatman on September 28 and October 4, 1982, by shooting them in Alabama, Georgia. Judith was sentenced in 1983 to the death penalty in Alabama, but her sentence was later changed to life imprisonment in 1999, and she is serving her sentence at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. Alvin was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Bostick State Prison in…


17) John Paul Knowles

John Paul Knowles - Serial KillerActive: NAGender: Male Victims: 14Suspected: 35

American serial killer Paul John Knowles was born on April 17, 1946, in Orlando, Florida in the United States and died at the age of 28 from a gunshot wound on December 18, 1974, in Georgia. Paul was also known as The Casanova Killer, Lester Daryl Gates, and Daryl Golden. He has killed about 18 - 35 people from July 26, 1974, to November 21, 1974, in the United States and was arrested on November 21, 1974. Paul's father was convicted of a petty crime resulting in him leaving Paul to live in foster homes. Paul's first imprisonment was at…


18) Richard Ramirez

Richard Ramirez - Serial KillerActive: (1984-1985) - 2 yearsGender: Male Victims: 14Suspected: NA

Richard Ramirez legal name is Ricardo Leyva "Richard" Munoz Ramirez. He was born on February 29, 1960, in El Paso, Texas and died on June 7, 2013, at age 53 in Greenbrae, California. He was 6' 1" (1.85 m) when he died from B-cell lymphoma (liver failure) in prison while waiting on California's death row for his execution. Richard was an American serial killer, burglar, and rapist. He was a car mechanic in Los Angeles and held other minor jobs as well. He was obsessed and fascinated with Satanism. He became a serial killer when he was 24 years old.…


19) Albert Henry DeSalvo

Albert Henry DeSalvo - Serial KillerActive: (1962-1964) - 3 yearsGender: Male Victims: 13Suspected: NA

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 all the way back. Albert did not have a normal childhood; he was cruel to animals and tortured them. He also shoplifted and stole many items that made him encounter the law on numerous occasions. Albert was arrested when he was 12 years old for robbery and battery in November…


20) Christopher Bernard Wilder

Christopher Bernard Wilder - Serial KillerActive: NAGender: Male Victims: 12Suspected: 20

Australian serial killer, Christopher Bernard Wilder was born on March 13, 1945, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He went on a six-week cross-country kidnapping and raping spree in early 1984 where he have raped at least 12 females and killed at least eight of them in the United States. Christopher was known as The Beauty Queen Killer and began his killing spree on February 26, 1984, in Florida and moved on to Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nevada, California, and New York. Police officers killed him on April 13, 1984, during a struggle in New Hampshire. Christopher was suspected of raping…


21) Caril Ann Fugate

Caril Ann Fugate - Serial KillerActive: NAGender: Male Victims: 11Suspected: NA

The youngest female in the United States history to be tried for first-degree murder was Caril Ann Fugate who was born on July 30, 1943. Caril Ann was the young girlfriend of Charles Starkweather and became his accomplice in his killing spree. Caril Ann lived with her mother, Velda, and stepfather Marion Bartlett in Lincoln, Nebraska and began dating at the age of 13. She met Charles Starkweather in 1956. Charles was a high school dropout and five years older than her. He worked at the Western Newspaper Union warehouse as a truck unloader. Caril Ann said that she saw…


22) Charles Starkweather

Charles Starkweather - Serial KillerActive: NAGender: Male Victims: 11Suspected: NA

American teenaged murderer Charles Starkweather was born on November 24, 1938, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He murdered 11 people in Nebraska and Wyoming within two months from December 1957 to January 1958. He killed all of his victims, but one between January 21 to January 29, 1958, which is the date he was captured and arrested. Charles had his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate accompanies him in his spree in 1958. He was executed by electrocution one year and five months after his arrest whereas Caril Ann was sentenced to 17 years in prison. Charles execution was the last one in…


23) Henry Lee Lucas

Henry Lee Lucas - Serial KillerActive: NAGender: Male Victims: 11Suspected: 3,000

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 bes*****ty 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…


This serial killers list was created for the sole reason of making the public aware of what serial killers are capable of and that they may not be that far away from home.