Top 10 Most Infamous Serial Killers

The Top Ten

Ted Bundy Theodore Robert Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, and necrophiliac who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier.

Ted Bundy should be #1. I feel bad for the people who lived when he roamed the streets.

People say he looked handsome and normal but underneath that smile was a monster.

A very perverted, sick, disturbed individual who acted like a barbaric animal.

John Wayne Gacy John Wayne Gacy, Jr., also known as the Killer Clown, was an American serial killer and rapist who sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois.

He's one of the most evil people of all time. I hate him with a burning passion.

This guy killed more people than Ted and should be number 1

The worst killed lots

The most disgusting serial killer

The Zodiac Killer The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated in northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Like Jack the Ripper we'll probably never know his true identity.

Come on people, the mastermind of psychopaths and killers

I heard they never found such a legend

Killed so many more people than Aron Konminski

Jack the Ripper "Jack the Ripper" was the alias of an unknown serial killer in Whitechapel, London who brutally murdered 5 women (mainly prostitutes) between August and November of 1888. To this day, he has remained a mysterious and popular phenomena among serial killers and popular media.

Most famous in history and possibly a person of importance in English government.

Come on, its Jack the Ripper, Jacky's number 1. Well, I don't plan on ever changing my career choice to serial killer or law officer, so I don't research serial killers (I'm pretty ignorant to the subject). But he's definitely the most famous, and often times a serial killers main goal is fame, so I guess Jack wins.

As someone who isn't ignorant to the subject and studies them, I can say that the ones who have been caught are much more interesting. But if you want a good killer who was never caught, look at Charlie Chop-Off. Or Jack the Stripper. - DogmeatAndRex

I heard that he has possession of medical knowledge.

The monster

Jeffrey Dahmer Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with many of his later murders also involving necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation ...read more.

How isn't he #1? The crap he did was BRUTAL.

Hottest killer ever

He’s scary to serial killers

Ed Gein Edward Theodore Gein, also known as The Butcher of Plainfield, was an American murderer and body snatcher.

He technically isn't a true serial killer. Serial killing is the span of 3 or more murders over a length on time. He has only been convicted of killing two people, though this is debatable, since he could've started the fire that killed his brother, but nobody know for sure if he did. But he is pretty far out there when it comes to terms of what he did with the corpses, turning parts of the bodies of dead women into furniture and trying to create a suit so he could be his mother, who he adored dearly. Ed Gein was also one of the first serial killers I studied, so I've always seen him as one of the most gruesome (yet interesting.)

Only killed 2 people but is still one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century.

Fred and Rosemary West

Both were very, very sick, but I reckon Rose was the real mastermind.

Fred West was one of the most evil and twisted serial killers of all time. Rose West was evil too but Fred was the real monster

You have to feel sorry for poor Charmaine...

As a child I feel this story has made me be aware of the dangours on the streets today, both husband and wife had no reason too kill the inocent children. Also when mr west was a child it got said that he was sexular abused by his mother and that his family agreed in insest this is just one of the reason for his killing those children. When mr west was younger he had a fall trying to esscape a fir and did some damage to his brain and he was in a coma for 8day, he then aged 19 ran over a a 4year old child with his ice cream van this all relates to why he killed them children, these couple were born evil.

Aileen Wuornos Aileen Carol Wuornos was an American serial killer who killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a prostitute, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense.

She's scary as hell

Luis Garavito Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos, also known as La Bestia or Tribilín is a Colombian rapist and serial killer. In 1999, he admitted to the rape, torture and murder of 138 children and teenagers.

He is the serial killer with the most kills. He has confessed killing 138 children and is believed to have killed 172-300+ children in total

Never heard of him

Richard Ramirez Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez, known as Richard Ramirez, widely known as the Night Stalker, was an American serial killer, rapist, and burglar. ...read more.

Like the zodiac killer

The Contenders

H. H. Holmes

Should be #1. Like, really! HE BUILT A GIANT HOTEL AND WASN'T ARRESTED FOR ANY OF THE SHADY STUFF HE BOUGHT, OR HOW HE FIRED ANY WORKERS WHO QUESTIONED HIM! (But if y'all want to find out more, read Devil In The White City. It's an amazing book about Holmes and the Chicago Fair. Oh, and his real name id Herman.)

Might have killed over 200 people. Should be in top 5

Series was brilliant I reckon best killer in usa

Pedro Alonso Lopez
Edmund Kemper Edmund Emil Kemper III, also known as The Co-ed Killer or The Co-ed Butcher, is an American serial killer, rapist, necrophile and cannibal who is known for having abducted and murdered several women in the early 1970s in Santa Cruz, as well as having murdered both of his paternal grandparents and his ...read more.
David Berkowitz David Richard Berkowitz, also known as the Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer convicted of a series of shooting attacks that began in New York City in the summer of 1976, perpetrated with a .44 caliber Bulldog revolver.
Harold Shipman

This famous sociopath and possibly the most prolific and intelligent (not because he was a doctor) serial killer in history who gained pleasure from killing his so called patients by the method of poisoning which lead to a total count of 250-457 murders.

Most victims in history.

Mary Ann Cotton Mary Ann Cotton was an English murderer, convicted and hanged for killing three of her four husbands, apparently in order to collect on their insurance policies.
Nannie Doss
Paul Bernardo Paul Kenneth Bernardo, also known as Paul Jason Teale, is a Canadian serial killer and serial rapist.
Thug Behram Thug Behra or Buhram, also known as Buhram Jemedar and the 'King of the Thugs', was a leader of the Thuggee cult active in Oudh in northern central India during the late 18th and early 19th century, and is often cited as one of the world's most prolific serial killers.
Carl Panzram Carl Panzram was an American serial killer, rapist, arsonist, robber and burglar. In prison confessions and his autobiography, he claimed to have committed 21 murders, most of which could not be corroborated, and over 1,000 sodomies of boys and men.
Lenny Murphy
Juan Corona
Andrei Chikatilo Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo was a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper, who committed the sexual assault, murder, and mutilation of at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR and the Uzbek SSR.
Henry Lee Lucas

He has one of the highest body counts in serial killer history.

Ivan Milat The backpacker murders were a spate of serial killings that took place in New South Wales, Australia, between 1989 and 1993, committed by Ivan Milat.
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