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Famous American Serial Killers

Famous American serial killers list - a comprehensive list of known serial killers who were born or have operated in the US. Who are some famous serial murderers? Serial killers in the USA outnumber those in other countries on a per capita basis, but this data may be due to better law enforcement records. These killers have many victims to their name. Who are the most infamous serial killers? This list of notable US serial killers is alphabetical by first name; you can sort by any column. You can copy this list of the worst, most notorious American serial killers and make your very own list of the most famous serial killers in the United States. List can then be re-ordered to fit your needs.
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    age 81 convicted of murdering three prostitutes in Dallas, Texas; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1991

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    Died at 42 (1896-1938) aka "The Alligator Man"; killed at least 20 women in the early 20th century in Texas

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    Died at 49 (1947-1996) suspected of killing 20+ men along I-70; fled and committed suicide after remains of 11 were found on his Westfield, Indiana property

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    age 61 aka "Son of Sam" and "The .44 Caliber Killer"; convicted of six murders in New York

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    Bloody Benders family who killed guests at their inn in Labette County, Kansas in 1872

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    Died at 43 (1949-1992) convicted of killing six men in 1988 in Kansas City, Missouri; sexually tortured and dismembered his victims

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    age 63 aka the "Hillside Strangler"; killers of 13 women and possibly involved in three other killings

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    Died at 68 (1934-2002) aka the "Hillside Strangler"; killers of 13 women and possibly involved in three other killings

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    Died at 68 (1940-2008) convicted of killing five people in the early 1980s in the Asbury Park, New Jersey area; suspected in at least six other murders

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    Died at 36 (1952-1988) Utah man who murdered five young boys; executed in 1988

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    age 74 kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered five girls in 1979

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    Terry Blair age 53

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    Died at 49 (1947-1996) aka "The Freeway Killer"; with several accomplices, claimed the lives of 20 boys in California

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    Died at 39 (1952-1991) convicted of two murders in Colorado; confessed to 48 murders

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    Died at 67 (1939-2006) aka "The Lust Killer" and "Shoe Fetish Slayer"; killed at least five women in Oregon

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    Died at 43 (1946-1989) law student who raped and murdered more than 35 women in six states; executed in Florida State Prison on January 24, 1989

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    age 84 aka the "Trailside Killer"; murdered five women on San Francisco-area hiking trails between 1979 and 1981

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    Michael Bear Carson and Suzan Carson nomadic hippie killers involved in the counter-culture movement; suspects in 12 homicides; sentenced to life imprisonment for three San Francisco Bay Area murders in 1983

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    age 59 murdered at least four women

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    Died at 30 (1950-1980) aka "The Vampire of Sacramento"; murdered six people in California the 1970s

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    age 66

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    Died at 61 (1942-2003) aka "Sunset Strip Killers"; killed at least seven people during 1980

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    Died at 47 (1938-1985) killed 16 people between 1948 and 1980; executed in 1985

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    Died at 47 (1955-2002) multi-state killer whose killings took place during two months in 1984 aided by Debra Denise Brown; was convicted of murder in three states

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    Ray -Copeland oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States at the ages of 75 and 69; convicted of killing five men; modus operandi was to hire unskilled drifters as farm hands and later kill them

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    Died at 82 (1921-2003) oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States at the ages of 75 and 69; convicted of killing five men; modus operandi was to hire unskilled drifters as farm hands and later kill them

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    Died at 34 (1939-1973) committed the Houston Mass Murders in the 1970s

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    age 59 committed the Houston Mass Murders in the 1970s

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    age 54 nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who killed as many as 40 patients through lethal injection

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    Died at 28 (1969-1997) murdered five people, including fashion designer Gianni Versace, in a cross-country journey during a three-month period in 1997, ending with Cunanan's suicide, at the age of 27

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    Died at 34 (1960-1994) Milwaukee, Wisconsin cannibal who kept heads, skulls and body parts in his apartment for sexual gratification; convicted of 15 murders, but believed responsible for at least two others

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    Died at 42 (1931-1973) aka "The Boston Strangler"; convicted of unrelated rapes; DeSalvo was never indicted for the Strangler murders, although he did confess to them

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    Died at 32 (1961-1993) raped and murdered three boys in 1989; executed on January 5, 1993

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    age 50 confessed to raping and murdering at least 23 men in Louisiana; sentenced to eight life sentences in 2008

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    Died at 60 (1905-1965) aka "The Giggling Granny" and "The Jolly Black Widow"; serial poisoner who killed 11 family members

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    age 44 murdered 7 in southeast United States between 1997 and 2003; may have killed while stationed in Germany with the Army

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    Died at 53 (1918-1971) convicted of murdering three children after confessing to the murders of six in Los Angeles County between 1953 and 1969; claimed at one point to have killed as many as 18

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    Died at 37 (1914-1951) aka the "Lonely Hearts Killers"; killed at least three women and one child in the 1940s but suspected in up to 20 murders in New York and Michigan

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    Martha Jule Beck

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    Died at 66 (1870-1936) aka the "Werewolf of Wisteria"; sadist and pedophile who cannibalized several children; convicted of one murder, confessed to two others

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    age 53 aka "Wayward Wayne"; confessed to murdering four women; believed to have killed others

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    Died at 43 (1971-2014) serial killer from Poughkeepsie, New York who targeted prostitutes; after strangling the women, he would store them in various crawl spaces in and around his home

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    Died at 63 (1950-2013) racist serial killer who targeted interracial couples and attempted to assassinate Larry Flynt and Vernon Jordan; convicted of 11 murders and confessed to nine others

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    Died at 52 (1942-1994) aka "Killer Clown"; killer of at least 33 men and boys; kept bodies buried under his Chicago home

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    Gerald and Charlene Gallego aka the "Gallego Sex Slaves Killers"; kidnapped, raped and killed victims in the late 1970s; most of them were teenagers

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    age 62 convicted of the murders of seven elderly women in Georgia

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    Died at 58 (1933-1991) aka "Meanest Man in America"; convicted of nine murders; confessed to more than 200; executed on September 6, 1991

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