List of the most dreaded serial killers ever. The list includes names like Ted Bundy, Andrew Cunanan, Jeffrey Dahmer, Zodiac Killer and John Wayne Gacy.

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Serial killers are the individuals who commit a series of murders, killing three or more people with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break between them. The murders are usually committed as separate events. Serial killers derive abnormal psychological gratification from torturing and killing people and most serial killings involve sexual contact with the victim. They may exhibit varying degrees of mental illness and/or psychopathy, which may contribute to their homicidal behavior. American criminal H. H. Holmes was one of the first documented serial killers in the modern sense of the term, and was believed to have killed more than 200 victims in the late 19th century. Coming to the 20th century, Ted Bundy is believed to be one of the most evil and enigmatic serial killers ever convicted. Well educated, intelligent, and good looking, he terrorized people for four years over the course of which he killed 35–36 women. Columbian Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos and Brazilian Pedro Rodrigues Filho are believed to have claimed over a 100 victims each. While a majority of serial killers are male, history has also seen some vicious female serial killers like Elizabeth Báthory and Aileen Wuornos. This section provides you information about the life and crimes of various notorious serial killers from all over the world.
Ted Bundy Ted Bundy
American

Ed Gein Ed Gein
American

Albert Fish Albert Fish
American

Fred West Fred West
British

Dean Corll Dean Corll
American

Ottis Toole Ottis Toole
American

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Lee Boyd Malvo Lee Boyd Malvo
Jamaican, American

Belle Gunness Belle Gunness
Norwegian, American

Nannie Doss Nannie Doss
American

Ahmad Suradji Ahmad Suradji
Indonesian

H. H. HolmesH. H. Holmes
American
Bobby Joe LongBobby Joe Long
American

Israel KeyesIsrael Keyes
American

Dennis NilsenDennis Nilsen
British

Rosemary WestRosemary West
British
Luis GaravitoLuis Garavito
Colombian

Paul BernardoPaul Bernardo
Canadian
Henry Lee LucasHenry Lee Lucas
American

John Allen MuhammadJohn Allen Muhammad
American

Jack UnterwegerJack Unterweger
Austrian
Marc DutrouxMarc Dutroux
Belgian

Wayne WilliamsWayne Williams
American
Long Island serial killerLong Island serial killer
American

Levi BellfieldLevi Bellfield
British

John Edward RobinsonJohn Edward Robinson
American
Danny RollingDanny Rolling
American

Charles NgCharles Ng
Hong Konger, American
Herb BaumeisterHerb Baumeister
American

Donald HarveyDonald Harvey
American

Peter TobinPeter Tobin
British

Axeman of New OrleansAxeman of New Orleans
American
Joel RifkinJoel Rifkin
American
Cleveland Torso MurdererCleveland Torso Murderer
American

Robert Ben RhoadesRobert Ben Rhoades
American

Boston StranglerBoston Strangler
American

Peter ManuelPeter Manuel
American, Scottish
Herbert MullinHerbert Mullin
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Anthony SowellAnthony Sowell
American

Kenneth BianchiKenneth Bianchi
American

Peter KürtenPeter Kürten
German

Robert Lee YatesRobert Lee Yates
American
Moses SitholeMoses Sithole
South African

Fritz HaarmannFritz Haarmann
German
Stephen FlemmiStephen Flemmi
American

Anthony Allen ShoreAnthony Allen Shore
American
Alferd PackerAlferd Packer
American
Adolfo ConstanzoAdolfo Constanzo
American