Top 10 American Serial Killers

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The Top Ten

Jeffrey Dahmer
He was the most gruesome murderer in recent history. He was much more dangerous than Charles Manson. IN my opinion Jeffery Dahmer is the most notorious serial killer in all of the 20th century.
He claimed at one point that he felt sorry for what he did to his victims as well as their loved ones and if he could give his life to bring them back, he would; however, I've never really heard of serial killers feeling remorse for their misdeeds. Point in fact, the killing is what makes them feel powerful.
Ik he is a sick twisted guy ever

2Ted Bundy
Probably the last person you would've thought was a serial killer.
My teacher was actually kidnapped by ted bundy. He pulled up in a nice car and asked her if she needed a ride some where.
The term "serial killer" was first used to describe HIM! And because of him, there are more serial killers.


3Charles Manson
It's hard to say what makes a person a top serial killer, but if you have to pick one, I'd say the most famous of the bunch is a safe bet.
This man makes me flat out sick! He denies ordering his followers to murder but he did tell them to do it. He ordered Sharon Tate's death and he led them to the LaBianca house the night they were murdered. He is evil and disgusting and should go to Hell!
He didn't really kill anybody. He wasn't really a killer actually. He was more of a manipulative kind of guy.

4Albert Fish
He was a pedophile who killed and ate innocent children. How disgusting. He is, in my opinion, the worst serial killer that ever lived. Or at least one of them. Burn in the flames of hell, Vampire of Brooklyn!
Look this guy up and tell me you're not sick to your stomach
The worst of all time

5H.H. Holmes
You can learn all about him by reading Erik Larson's "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America".


Are all of you guys cracked? This guy killed over 200 people, maybe 250. How is he not number 1?


I agree Blue... I think they are basing their answers on popularity. I can't believe The Green River Killer isn't in the top 5.
[Newest]He owned the first hotel, killed everyone in it, and sold the dead bodies organs.

6The Zodiac Killer
He was unknown. Even decades after killing they are still trying to figure out who he is. (Killed mostly in San Francisco
He was one serial killer that was never caught nor identified. Jack the Ripper was the other, although he was actually in England.
He had to have been the worst. being that he was never caught and taunted the police while doing it!

7Ed Gein
He just killed 2 people, and still, remains as the legendary killer who inspired Norman Bates, Hannibal Lecter and Leatherface.
He made human skin as his furniture. He should be #1 on this list.
Smart enough to have different people build different parts of the house at different times for his hidden corridors. #1!
[Newest]The Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, and American Psycho were based on him. Creep!

8Richard Ramirez
He thought the Devil was his protector but little does he know the Devil is no one's protector, no one's friend. He tortures the wicked for their entire afterlife.
The Night Stalker was one of the most demonic serial killers in America.

Worships the Devil
See you in Disneyland.

9John Wayne Gacy
JWG was beyond sick and barbaric, and the sheer numbers is mind boggling!
Look at the crime scene photos then vote he's gotta be in the top 3 at least
Kept the bodies of his victims under his house.

10Gary Ridgeway
Killed for a long period and the exact number of victims is still unknown. They are still finding bodies in the Seattle area plus he was a necro - GROSS!
He killed more people than most other serial killers combined. Surely the mere scale of death and suffering he caused would rank him higher than Ted Bundy and Jeffery Damer

The Contenders

11David Berkowitz
His adoptive mother told him that his real mother died during child birth. When he met his real mother and found out the truth, he started having a deep hatred for women.
Called himself the "Son of Sam"

Terrorized all of New York in the summer of 77.

12Dennis Rader
knew exactly what he was doing, hid in plain sight. hunted victims constantly while getting paid at work. caught himself. extremely sadistic. rader is the man
This guy had a never ending story


13The Boston Strangler
He was murdered in prison by a fellow inmate.
Killed 13 woman in Boston...

14Wayne Williams

15Charles "Tex" Watson
One of Charles Manson's male followers and a complete and total Sicko!

16Charles Starkweather

17Kendall Francois

18Aileen Wuornos
She was a homosexual prostitute who killed her johns, or men, if you prefer to say.

19Richard Speck
Creepy and killed 8 student nurses!

20Carl Panzram
This guy, just read his damn quotes.
I wish I could meet him, but if I could, I'd want to seal my rectum first.

21Danny Rolling
The Scream franchise is based on him.

22Carl Eugene Watts

23Gary Ray Bowles

24Velma Barfield

25Herb Baumeister

26John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo
Called themselves God but are anything but God. God doesn't murder innocent people, he's love. They're just two pathetic people who needed murder to feel powerful.

27The Briley Brothers

28Jane Toppan
Known as the Angel of Death, she murdered at least 31 victims that were placed in her care. Like H.H. holmes, she murdered without a conscience. However, unlike most Serial Killers, she inherited her murderous nature. She was a bad seed.

29Robert Lee Yates

30Anthony Sowell

31Donald Henry Gaskins

32Kenneth McDuff

33Faryion Wardrip

34Paul Dennis Reid

35Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr,

36Doug Clark and Carol Bundy
They turned on each other like the sick animals they were. Serves them right.

37Morris Soloman Jr.

38Dorothea Puente

39Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog

40Leonard Lake and Charles Ng

41Jerry Brudos

42Tommy Lynn Sells

43Bobby Joe Long

44The Chicago Rippers
I was walking down a street in Chicago I saw the Chicago Rippers trying to kill me, but I beat all of them and escaped. I could have died.

45Judy Buenoano

46David Carpenter

47Larry Eyler

48Joe Ball

49Angel Maturino Resendiz

50Richard Kuklinski

51Ray and Faye Copeland

52Robert Berdella

53William Heirens
This guy used the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde defense; of course the jury bought none of it.

54Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run

55Richard Trenton Chase

56Cleophus Prince Jr.

57Kate Bender

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Updated Friday, March 27, 2015

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