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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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    Died at 78 (1906-1984) two known victims, one suspected victim, four missing persons; elements of Gein's life and crimes have inspired, at least in part, the films Psycho and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and the

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    Died at 78 (1932-2010) Georgia poisoner who killed five family members

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    age 48 aka the "Angel of Death"; nurse convicted of killing four by epinephrine injection

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    age 65 killed up to 13 prostitutes in the Kansas City area 1977 to 1993

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    Died at 32 (1927-1959) Californian rapist and killer of three women; lured women to pose for "bondage photographs"; executed September 18, 1959

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    age 53 convicted of two rape-murders in Michigan, suspected of more

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    age 58 convicted of murder of three elderly women and attempted murder of a fourth in California

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    Vaughn Greenwood age 71

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    Died at 49 (1859-1908) murder-for-profit killer who killed her suitors and children in Indiana

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    Died at 32 (1906-1938) German-born murder-for-profit killer who poisoned five elderly men; executed in 1938

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    Died at 75 (1939-2014) Alaskan baker who killed prostitutes at his cabin; convicted of four murders but admitted to 11 others

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    age 63 aka "Angel of Death"; hospital orderly; confessed to more than 80 "mercy killings" with 37 confirmed killings

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    Died at 84 (1928-2012) aka "The Lipstick Killer"; confessed to three murders spanning from June 1945 to January 1946

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    Died at 35 (1861-1896) Active from 1890 to 1894 during Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition; convicted of only one murder but definitively tied to at least 8 more and confessed to a total of 27

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    Died at 52 (1946-1998) New York woman who murdered her five children

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    killed four women in the Los Angeles area between 1992 and 1993; charged in 2008 with raping and murdering four additional women between 1986 and 1993

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    Died at 59 (1924-1983) aka "Mad Dog"; convicted of killing six people in Indiana in the mid-1950s; his Supreme Court case set a precedent for fair trials of highly publicized defendants

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    Phillip Carl Jablonski

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    age 60 Canadian serial killer convicted in the United States

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    age 46 aka the "Brooklyn Strangler"; a homeless crack addict who killed at least five prostitutes

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    age 65 Texas pediatric nurse who poisoned infants in her care. Convicted of only one murder but suspected of 10 or more others

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    age 76 necrophiliac convicted of 21 murders in California and admitted to seven other murders

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    age 67 started killing when he was 15 years old in Santa Cruz, California; convicted of six murders and implicated in four others

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    Died at 60 (1876-1936) Chicago woman who poisoned five husbands; sentenced to life imprisonment

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    age 70 convicted of the murders of 16 young men and boys; suspected of 51 others in California

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    Died at 28 (1946-1974) raped and murdered 18 people

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    age 71 confessed to killing more than nine women—five in Missouri and four others in Illinois and Pennsylvania

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    Died at 40 (1945-1985) ex-Marines and survivalists; killed at least 11 people and suspected of 25; collected and murdered female sex slaves

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    Died at 26 (1903-1929) killed children in New Jersey in the 1920s

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    age 55 ex-Marines and survivalists; killed at least 11 people and suspected of 25; collected and murdered female sex slaves

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    age 47 aka the "Baton Rouge Serial Killer"; convicted of two murders; linked by DNA evidence to five others

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    Died at 65 (1936-2001) convicted of 11 murders and confessed to approximately 3000 others, although most of his confessions are considered outlandish; a task force set up to investigate his claims suggested that the true

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    committed separately in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor between 1967 and 1969

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    Died at 50 (1907-1957) Alabama poisoner who murdered six family members; suspected of poisoning at least nine; executed in 1957

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    age 30 aka "Beltway Snipers"; Muhammad is convicted of seven murders so far and awaiting prosecution for nine others; Malvo was convicted of, plead guilty to, or confessed to at least nine murders

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    Died at 49 (1960-2009) aka "Beltway Snipers"; Muhammad is convicted of seven murders so far and awaiting prosecution for nine others; Malvo was convicted of, plead guilty to, or confessed to at least nine murders

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    age 68 schizophrenic in Santa Cruz, California who killed people to prevent earthquakes; convicted of 10 murders and confessed to three others

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    Died at 31 (1897-1928) aka "Gorilla Man"; necrophiliac convicted and hanged for one murder; implicated in about 20 others

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    age 87 murdered eight of her children between 1949 and 1968

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    Died at 39 (1891-1930) murderer, rapist and arsonist; convicted of two murders; confessed to 19 others; executed in 1930

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    Gerald Parker age 60

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    Died at 62 (1950-2012) aka the "Shotgun Killer", confessed to shooting seven people with a shotgun in a killing spree spanning from October 30, 1990 to December 18, 1990 in Indiana.

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    Died at 82 (1929-2011) convicted of three killings in Sacramento, California during the 1980s; suspected of six others

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    age 70 aka the "BTK Killer"; killed ten people between 1974 and 1991 in Sedgwick County, Kansas

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    aka the "Night Stalker"; terrorized Los Angeles in 1984 and 1985; convicted of 14 murders

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    Died at 63 (1939-2002) convicted of rape and torture and sentenced to 224 years in prison; FBI believes he was responsible for the deaths of 60 women in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

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    Died at 47 (1959-2006) killed nine people in Texas, Kentucky, and Illinois

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