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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  • Frederick Walter Stephen West aka Fred West

    Frederick Walter Stephen West aka Fred West - Serial Killer

  • Charles Panzram aka Carl Panzram

    Alias: Carl Baldwin, Jeff Davis, Jefferson Davis, Jefferson Rhodes, Jeff Rhodes, Jack Allen, Jefferson Baldwin, John King, John O'Leary, Cooper John

    Charles Panzram aka Carl Panzram - Serial Killer

    Charles Panzram was an American serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar that was also known as Carl Panzram. He was born on June 28, 1891 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota to Prussian immigrants parents Johann and Matilda Panzram. Charles' family was poor and he was raised on a farm with…

  • Friedrich "Fritz" Haarmann aka Fritz Haarmann

    AKA(s): The Butcher of Hanover, The Wolf Man The Vampire of Hanover


  • Michael Bruce Ross

    AKA(s): The Roadside Strangler

    Michael Bruce Ross - Serial Killer

    American serial killer Michael Bruce Ross was born on July 26, 1959, in Putnam, Connecticut to mother Patricia Hilda Laine and his father, Dan Graeme Ross. He was the oldest of four children including younger sisters and a brother. Michael grew up in Brooklyn, Connecticut on a chicken farm with…

  • Pedro Alonso Lopez - The Monster of the Andes

    AKA(s): The Monster of the Andes

    Pedro Alonso Lopez - The Monster of the Andes - Serial Killer

    Pedro Alonzo Lopez was set free from in jail in 1998 although he killed over 350 children and he also vowed to kill again before he was release from prison. He is one of histories abominable killer.  Pedro was the seventh of thirteen children born to a Colombian prostitute in…

  • Alvin & Judith Ann Neelley

    Alvin & Judith Ann Neelley - Serial Killer

  • Lawrence Bittaker

    AKA(s): The Toolbox Killer

    Lawrence Bittaker - Serial Killer

    Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker is also known as The Toolbox Killer. Lawrence Bittaker was born on September 27, 1940 and sent to death for his crimes. Lawrence Bittaker was convicted for the crimes of first-degree murder, kidnapping, rape, conspiracy, oral copulation, sodomy, firearm possession, burglary, attempted burglary, , auto theft, hit &…

  • Randy Steven Kraft

    AKA(s): The Freeway Killer, The Scorecard Killer

    Randy Steven Kraft - Serial Killer

    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 murders. As victims…

  • Vasili Komaroff

    AKA(s): The Wolf of Moscow, The Shabolovka Street Killer

    Vasili Komaroff - Serial Killer

    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…

  • Gerald Eugene Stano

    Gerald Eugene Stano - Serial Killer

    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…

  • Robert William "Willie" Pickton

    AKA(s): The Pig Farmer Killer

    Alias: Willie Pickton

    Robert William "Willie" Pickton - Serial Killer

  • John Paul Knowles

    AKA(s): The Casanova Killer

    Alias: Lester Daryl Gates, Daryl Golden

    John Paul Knowles - Serial Killer

    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.…

  • Harvey Carignan

    AKA(s): The Want-Ad Killer, Harv the Hammer

    Harvey Carignan - Serial Killer

    Harvey Louis Carignan is an American serial killer who is also known as The Want-Ad Killer and Harv the Hammer was on born May 18, 1927, in Fargo, North Dakota. He was convicted of attempted murder, attempted rape, assault, burglary, murder, and sodomy. He has killed over five people from…

  • Anatoly Onoprienko

    AKA(s): The Beast Of Ukraine, The Terminator, Citizen O

    Anatoly Onoprienko - Serial Killer

    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.…

  • Fernando Hernandez Leyva

    Fernando Hernandez Leyva - Serial Killer

    Fernando Hernandez Leyva is a mysterious person with not much detail about his killings and life as a child and as a killer. He was born in 1964, and his childhood is a mystery, so we don't know what made him into a serial killer of over 1oo people. He…

  • Dayton LeRoy Rogers aka The Molalla Forest Murderer

    AKA(s): The Molalla Forest Killer

    Dayton LeRoy Rogers aka The Molalla Forest Murderer - Serial Killer

    Submitted by Fiona I would like you to add another famous murderer. A extreamly under-rated one... The Molalla Forest Murderer (aka. Dayton LeeRoy Rogers) He has 7 proven kills and 2 unproven. Please look into putting him on the site.

  • Patrick Kearney

    AKA(s): The Freeway Killer, The Trash Bag Killer

    Patrick Kearney - Serial Killer

  • Christopher Bernard Wilder

    AKA(s): The Beauty Queen Killer

    Christopher Bernard Wilder - Serial Killer

    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.…

  • Juan Vallejo Corona aka Juan Corona

    AKA(s): The Machete Murderer

    Juan Vallejo Corona aka Juan Corona - Serial Killer

  • Charles Ray Hatcher

    Alias: Albert Ralph Price, Richard Lee Grady, Richard Clark

    Charles Ray Hatcher - Serial Killer

    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.…

  • Dennis Rader

    AKA(s): The BTK Killer, The BTK Strangler

    Alias: Bill Thomas Killman

    Dennis Rader - Serial Killer

    Dennis Lynn Rader is also known as the BTK Killer or BTK Strangler and was born March 9, 1945. BTK stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill" in which he detailed in his letters to the police and local news describing in full details his infamous signature (BTK). Dennis Radar killed during…

  • Mary Bell

    AKA(s): The Tyneside Strangler

    Mary Bell - Serial Killer

    Mary Bell started her killings at the young age of 11, in 1968, for the manslaughter of two boys, Martin Brown (aged 4) and Brian Howe (aged 3). Mary was the product of a very abusive childhood which resulted in her mental instability. Mary Bell took on the alias of The…

  • Marcel Andre Henri Felix Petiot

    AKA(s): Docteur Satan

    Alias: Yonne Auxerre

    Marcel Andre Henri Felix Petiot - Serial Killer

  • Thomas Quick

    AKA(s): Satermannen ("the Sater Man")

    Alias: Thomas Quick

    Thomas Quick - Serial Killer

  • Kendall Francois

    AKA(s): The Poughkeepsie Killer, Fat Ken, Stinky

    Kendall Francois - Serial Killer

    American serial killer Kendall Francois was born on July 26, 1971, in Poughkeepsie, New York and was convicted of murdering eight females/prostitutes between 1996 to 1998 after he was arrested on September 2, 1998. He was known as The Poughkeepsie Killer, Fat Ken, and also Stinky. Kendall was sentenced to…

  • Leonarda Cianciulli

    AKA(s): Soap-Maker of Correggio

    Leonarda Cianciulli - Serial Killer

    Leonarda Cianciulli is an Italian female serial killer, also known as "Soap-Maker of Correggio" who murdered three people. Correggio's murder spree lasted between 1939 - 1940. Cianciulli turned their corpses into soap and teacakes. Cianciulli was known in her town as a gentle woman who as a little girl attempted suicide twice. Cianciulli…

  • Belle Gunness

    Belle Gunness - Serial Killer

    Belle Gunness (Brynhild Paulsdatter Størseth) was born near the lake of Selbu, Sør-Trøndelag, 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…

  • Dagmar Overbye

    Dagmar Overbye - Serial Killer

    Danish serial killer Dagmar Overbye was also known as Dagmar Johanne Amalie Overbye murdered between 9 to 25 children including one of her own children. She committed her murder spree for seven years between 1913 to 1920 and killed her victims who were children by strangling them, drowning them or…

  • Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova

    AKA(s): The Saltychikha

    Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova - Serial Killer

    Russian noblewoman, sad**t, and serial killer Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova was commonly known as The Saltychikha. She was born on November 3, 1730, and died on December 27, 1801, at the age of 71 from an unknown cause. She was notorious for torturing/killing over 100 of her servants who were mostly…

  • Janie Lou Gibbs

    Janie Lou Gibbs - Serial Killer

    American serial killer Janie Lou Gibbs was born on December 25, 1932, in Georgia and died at the age of 77 on February 7, 2010, in Douglasville, GA. She was arrested in 1967 and was sentenced to 5 life sentences term for murdering her three sons, one grandson, and her…

  • Vera Renczi

    AKA(s): Black Widow, Chatelaine of Berkerekul

    Vera Renczi - Serial Killer

    Romanian/Hungarian killer Vera Renczi was also known as the Black Widow and Chatelaine of Berkerekul. She was a housewife who was sentenced to life in prison for poisoning her victims who were mostly her lovers or husbands in the 1920s. It is said that Vera has confessed murdering her two…

  • Marie Fikackova

    Marie Fikackova - Serial Killer

    Czechoslovak serial killer Marie Fikackova was a neonatal nurse who was convicted of killing two newborn babies in 1960 in Susice, Czechoslovakia. Marie went on to claiming to murder ten infants from 1957 to 1960 and was sentenced to execution by hanging in 1961 which is the capital punishment. She…

  • Francisca Ballesteros

    Francisca Ballesteros - Serial Killer

    Spanish murderer Francisca Ballesteros was born in 1969 in Valencia, Spain and was arrested on June 7, 2004. She confessed to the murders and was sentenced to 84 years in prison on September 26, 2005, for murder and attempted murder committed between 1990 to 2004. Francisca married Antonio Gonzalez Barribino,…

  • Daisy de Melker

    Alias: Daisy Louisa C. De Melker

    Daisy de Melker - Serial Killer

    Daisy de Melker was born on June 1, 1886, in Seven Fountains, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa and was given the birth name, Daisy Hancorn-Smith. She was arrested in April 1932 for murdering three people between 1923 - 1932 and was sentenced to the Capital punishment which is execution by…

  • Genene Jones

    AKA(s): Angel of Death

    Genene Jones - Serial Killer

    Genene Jones was born on July 13, 1950, and was adopted by a couple who was the owners of a nightclub. She held a job as a beautician and later attended nursing school in the late 1970s. She was a former pediatric nurse who killed between 6 - 60 infants…

  • Lavinia Fisher

    Lavinia Fisher - Serial Killer

    Lavinia Fisher was born in 1793 in Charleston, South Carolina and died on February 18, 1820, at the age of 26 or 27 at the Old City Jail, Charleston, South Carolina by hanging. Lavinia resided in the United States for most of her life and might have been the first…

  • Dorothea Puente

    AKA(s): Death House Landlady

    Dorothea Puente - Serial Killer

    American serial killer Dorothea Puente was also known as "Death House Landlady" and was born on January 9, 1929, and died at age 82 on March 27, 2011, in Chowchilla, California, United States. Dorothea had a boarding house in Sacramento, California in the 1980s where she would cash her elderly…

  • Elfriede Blauensteiner

    AKA(s): Black Widow

    Elfriede Blauensteiner - Serial Killer

    Austrian serial killer Elfriede Blauensteiner who is also known as Black Widow murdered her victims so that she can inherit their possessions. She was born on January 22, 1931, in Vienna, Austria and died at the age of 72 from a brain tumor on November 18, 2003. She was an…

  • Kathleen Folbigg

    Alias: Kathleen Megan Folbigg

    Kathleen Folbigg - Serial Killer

    Australian child serial killer Kathleen Megan Folbigg was born June 14, 1967, and was convicted of killing her four infant children. She killed her son, Patrick Allen when he was eight months, her daughter Sarah Kathleen when she was 10-months old, her daughter Laura Elizabeth when she was 19 months…

  • Suzan Carson

    AKA(s): The San Francisco Witch Killers

    Alias: Suzan Bear Carson, Suzan Barnes Carson

    Suzan Carson - Serial Killer

    American serial killer Suzan Barnes Carson was born in 1941 and was also known as Suzan Bear Carson. Suzan and her husband, James Clifford Carson who was also known as Michael Bear Carson was arrested in 1983 and was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for murdering three…

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