A serial killer is defined as someone who murders at least two persons in separate events that occur at different times. While there is no legal definition of “serial murder,” the media and public consciousness have repeatedly grabbed on serial killers acts, especially when there are several victims or the killings are carried out in a horrific manner. The following list delves into some of the world’s most notable serial killers.
Ed Gein, the full name Edward Theodore Gein, also known as the Butcher of Plainfield, was an American serial killer who was born on August 27, 1906, in Plainfield, Wisconsin and died on July 26, 1984, in Madison, Wisconsin. His terrible crimes gained worldwide notoriety and inspired numerous books and horror films.
Norman Bates (from Psycho), Leatherface (from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and Buffalo Bill (from Silence of the Lambs) are three of the most renowned fictional horror characters of all time, and they’re all based on the same man: Ed Gein. Gein, also known as the Butcher of Plainfield, collected women’s bodies through grave robbing and murder between 1945 and 1957 when he eventually apprehend. He used the women’s corpses to adorn his remote Wisconsin property and to construct garments. In 1984, Gein died at a mental facility.
Charles Manson (November 12, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. – November 19, 2017, in Kern County, California) was an American criminal and cult leader whose followers perpetrated a number of infamous homicides in the late 1960s. Their actions inspired the best-selling novel Helter Skelter (1974).
Charles Manson, one of history’s most infamous ringleaders, used sociopathic manipulation to acquire cult followers in the 1960s. Not only did he murder individuals on his own. But he also persuaded his most ardent supporters to do the same. Resulting in some of the most memorable murders of celebrities and entertainment industry figures. Including the director Roman Polanski’s wife, Sharon Tate, and coffee heiress Abigail Folger. Manson and his associates condemn to death. But California later abolished the capital penalty, so they spent the rest of their lives in prison.
Ted Bundy, full name Theodore Robert Bundy, was an American serial killer and rapist who was born November 24, 1946, in Burlington, Vermont, and died January 24, 1989, in Starke, Florida.
His name is nearly synonymous with “serial killer” and “psychopath.” He was notorious for his sneaky and charming demeanor, which he exploited to entice his countless victims. He murdered at least 30 people across the United States. But it took authorities years to catch him because no one believed such an “upstanding” young man could do such atrocities. He is best known for his necrophilia, and his own lawyer called him a “heartless evil.”
Ivan Milat was the son of Stjepan Marko “Steven” Milat (1902-1983), a Croatian emigrant and laborer, and Margaret Elizabeth Piddleston (1920-2001). An Australian who married when she was 16 years old. Milat was the sixth of their 14 children, and the growing family first lived in Sydney’s Bossley Park neighborhood before transferring to Liverpool. Many of the ten Milat lads were well-known to local authorities. Milat demonstrated antisocial behavior at an early age, resulting in a 13-year stint in a residential school.
Ivan Milat, known as one of Australia’s most cold-blooded killers, convicted of the ‘backpacker murders’. The serial deaths of seven young people in New South Wales between 1989 and 1993, on July 27, 1996. The bodies of the victims, five of whom were international backpackers and two Australians from Melbourne. Discovered partially buried in the Belanglo State Forest, 15 kilometers southwest of Berrima, New South Wales. Milat may have been involv in more attacks or murders than those for which he convicted, according to police. Milat, who is now terminally ill with pancreatic cancer. He is expect to die shortly in prison, where he is serving seven consecutive life terms.
Richard Ramirez (born February 29, 1960, El Paso, Texas, U.S died June 7, 2013, Greenbrae, California), was an American serial killer, rapist, and burglar who murdered at least 13 people in California in 1984-85. He found guilty and sentenced to death, but he died in prison.
Ramirez’s victims ranged in age from nine to eighty-three years old, and he had no preference for gender. He wreaked havoc on Los Angeles in the 1980s with his heinous, Satanic murders merely because he fascinate by it. That’s not to suggest his upbringing had nothing to do with it. He was only 11 years old. He witnessed his cousin murder his wife and asked to help with the clean-up.
Jeffrey Dahmer (born May 21, 1960, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S died November 28, 1994, in Portage, Wisconsin). An American serial killer whose capture in 1991 drew criticism from local authorities and sparked renewed public interest in serial murder and other crimes.
Jeffrey Dahmer, the psychopath, and serial killer fascinated the world in part because he appeared pleasant and unassuming. According to the New York Times, he evaded the police because they believed every excuse he gave them. Dahmer is well known for being a cannibal as well as a serial killer. When the cops ultimately stormed his house, they discovered human heads in the refrigerator. Dahmer was murder in prison in 1994.
Katherine Mary Knight (born 24 October 1955) is an Australian murderer and the country’s first woman to condemned to live in prison without the possibility of release. In February 2000, she convicted of the murder of her partner, John Charles Thomas Price, and is currently in jail at the Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre in New South Wales. Price was stabbed to death, skin, and his skin was hung on a meat hook by Knight. She then prepare his head and other parts of his body with the intention of feeding them to Price’s children. But she apprehended by police.
History of psychopathic behavior long before she committed her most heinous crime. It included attempting to strangle her first husband and killing her newborn baby. But it was her partner John Price’s tragic murder that shocked the world. On the evening of February 29, 2000, Price’s mother stabbed him 37 times before skinning him and hanging his flesh from butcher hooks. Knight had chopped off his buttocks and fried his flesh with veggies and gravy before laying the supper table with Price’s children’s names on place cards. Price was going to be fed to Knight’s children.
Dennis Rader, full name Dennis Lynn Rader, by name BTK or BTK Killer, (born March 9, 1945, Pittsburg, Kansas, United States), American serial killer who murdered ten people over a three-decade period before his arrest and confession in 2005. He also known as BTK because he bound, tortured, and murdered his victims.
Dennis Rader recognized for his ability to bind, torture, and kill. He, like The Zodiac Killer, played press games. The difference between the two is that Rader apprehended while attempting to be clever. The authorities were able to track down a CD he supplied to the media back to his church in 2005. His murders motivated by the sexual excitement and fantasy of bondage scenarios.
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