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.
Ik he is a sick twisted guy ever
Very sick...

He even ate some of his victims...

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.
Killed a lot of innocent woman, nobody knows the exact number...

Known as the Lady Killer

3Charles Manson
He didn't really kill anybody. He wasn't really a killer actually. He was more of a manipulative kind of guy.
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.
It doesn't make him a serial killer # 1! He didn't do it he might have planned it but didn't do it like you plan to fix a car but you pay the mechanic to do it he doesn't pay U. So the shooter should be #1!
Are you mad?
Are you blame?


4Albert Fish
He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Moon Maniac and The Boogey Man. A child rapist and cannibal, he boasted that he "had children in every state, " and at one time stated the number was about 100.
This guy killed over 250 to 3 or 4 hundred children and was a pervert, canibal, and a was into some woerd stuff. Not to mention the letter he sent to the mother of a little girl he killed and cooked.
Look this guy up and tell me you're not sick to your stomach

5Ed Gein
He made human skin as his furniture. He should be #1 on this list.
He just killed 2 people, and still, remains as the legendary killer who inspired Norman Bates, Hannibal Lecter and Leatherface.
Smart enough to have different people build different parts of the house at different times for his hidden corridors. #1!
[Newest]Yes this nut should be #1 most horrific killer ever

6H.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.

7The Zodiac Killer
He was unknown. Even decades after killing they are still trying to figure out who he is. (Killed mostly in San Francisco
I love him (Do not get me wrong he should of never done what he did) and the way he mock the police my lord he is the best.
He had to have been the worst. being that he was never caught and taunted the police while doing it!

8Richard Ramirez
See you in Disneyland.
The Night Stalker was one of the most demonic serial killers in America.

Worships the Devil
He literally lashed an old woman's head off

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.

10David Berkowitz
Called himself the "Son of Sam"

Terrorized all of New York in the summer of 77.

The Contenders

11Gary 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

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
Killed 13 woman in Boston...

14Wayne Williams

15Charles "Tex" Watson

16Charles Starkweather

17Richard Speck

18Carl 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.

19Kendall Francois

20Robert Lee Yates
Serial killer of prostitutes...arrested in Spokane, WA.

21Anthony Sowell

22Aileen Wuornos

23Donald Henry Gaskins

24Danny Rolling

25Kenneth McDuff

26Faryion Wardrip

27Paul Dennis Reid

28Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr,

29Doug Clark and Carol Bundy

30Morris Soloman Jr.

31Dorothea Puente

32Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog

33Leonard Lake and Charles Ng

34Jerry Brudos

35Carl Eugene Watts

36Tommy Lynn Sells

37Bobby Joe Long

38Gary Ray Bowles

39Velma Barfield

40The Chicago Rippers

41Judy Buenoano

42David Carpenter

43Larry Eyler

44Herb Baumeister

45Joe Ball

46Angel Maturino Resendiz

47Richard Kuklinski

48Ray and Faye Copeland

49John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo

50The Briley Brothers

51Robert Berdella

52William Heirens

53Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run

54Richard Trenton Chase

55Cleophus Prince Jr.

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Updated Friday, October 17, 2014

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