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

Lee Boyd Malvo Lee Boyd Malvo
Jamaican, American
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Belle Gunness Belle Gunness
Norwegian, American

Nannie Doss Nannie Doss
American

Ahmad Suradji Ahmad Suradji
Indonesian
Martha Beck Martha Beck
American

H. H. HolmesH. H. Holmes
American
Israel KeyesIsrael Keyes
American

Long Island serial killerLong Island serial killer
American
Henry Lee LucasHenry Lee Lucas
American

Paul BernardoPaul Bernardo
Canadian

Dennis NilsenDennis Nilsen
British
Marc DutrouxMarc Dutroux
Belgian

Luis GaravitoLuis Garavito
Colombian
Rosemary WestRosemary West
British

Robert Ben RhoadesRobert Ben Rhoades
American

Danny RollingDanny Rolling
American
Bobby Joe LongBobby Joe Long
American

Herbert MullinHerbert Mullin
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Charles NgCharles Ng
Hong Konger, American

Joel RifkinJoel Rifkin
American

Levi BellfieldLevi Bellfield
British

Boston StranglerBoston Strangler
American
Anthony SowellAnthony Sowell
American

Robert Lee YatesRobert Lee Yates
American

Peter KürtenPeter Kürten
German

Herb BaumeisterHerb Baumeister
American

Axeman of New OrleansAxeman of New Orleans
American
Kenneth BianchiKenneth Bianchi
American

Peter TobinPeter Tobin
British
Oakland County Child KillerOakland County Child Killer
American

John Edward RobinsonJohn Edward Robinson
American

Cleveland Torso MurdererCleveland Torso Murderer
American
Donald HarveyDonald Harvey
American

Stephen FlemmiStephen Flemmi
American
Fritz HaarmannFritz Haarmann
German

Alferd PackerAlferd Packer
American
Adolfo ConstanzoAdolfo Constanzo
American

Jack UnterwegerJack Unterweger
Austrian

Peter ManuelPeter Manuel
American, Scottish
Nathaniel Bar-JonahNathaniel Bar-Jonah
American

Bible JohnBible John
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John Bodkin AdamsJohn Bodkin Adams
British