39 Terrifying American Serial Killers, From H.H. Holmes to Ted Bundy

Home of the brave, or home of the depraved?

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Aileen Wuornos

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Albert DeSalvo, The Boston Strangler

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The Axeman of New Orleans

Charles Starkweather

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The Cleveland Torso Murderer

Daniel Conahan

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Danny Rolling, The Gainesville Ripper

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David Berkowitz, The Son of Sam

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Dennis Rader, The BTK Killer

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Donald Henry Gaskins, The "Pee Wee" Killer

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Earle Leonard Nelson, The Gorilla Killer

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Ed Gein, The Butcher of Plainfield

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Edmund Kemper, The Co-Ed Killer

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Gary Hilton, The National Forest Serial Killer

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Gary Ridgway, The Green River Killer

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Henry Lee Lucas, The Confession Killer

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Herb Baumeister

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H.H. Holmes

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Israel Keyes

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Jeffrey Dahmer

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John Norman Collins, The Ypsilanti Ripper

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John Wayne Gacy, The Killer Clown

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Joseph James DeAngelo, The Golden State Killer

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Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr., The Hillside Stranglers

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The Long Island Serial Killer

Lonnie Franklin, The Grim Sleeper

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Nannie Doss, The Giggling Granny

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Paul John Knowles, The Casanova Killer

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Paul Michael Stephani, The Weepy-Voiced Killer

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Randall Woodfield

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Richard Ramirez, The Night Stalker

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Robert Hansen, The Butcher Baker

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Rodney Alcala, The Dating Game Killer

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Ronald Dominique, The Bayou Strangler

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Samuel Little

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Sean Vincent Gillis

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Ted Bundy

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Tony Costa, The Cape Cod Killer

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The Zodiac Killer