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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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Ed Gein is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Ed Gein 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 novel/movie The Silence of the Lambs

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Janie Lou Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Janie Lou Gibbs Died at 78 (1932-2010) - Georgia poisoner who killed five family members

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Kristen Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Kristen Gilbert age 49 - aka the "Angel of Death"; nurse convicted of killing four by epinephrine injection

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Lorenzo Gilyard is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Lorenzo Gilyard age 65 - killed up to 13 prostitutes in the Kansas City area 1977 to 1993

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Harvey Glatman is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Harvey Glatman 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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Jeffrey Gorton is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Jeffrey Gorton age 53 - convicted of two rape-murders in Michigan, suspected of more

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Dana Sue Gray is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Dana Sue Gray age 59 - convicted of murder of three elderly women and attempted murder of a fourth in California

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Vaughn Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list Famous American Serial Killers

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Belle Gunness is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Belle Gunness Died at 49 (1859-1908) - murder-for-profit killer who killed her suitors and children in Indiana

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Anna Marie Hahn is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Anna Marie Hahn Died at 32 (1906-1938) - German-born murder-for-profit killer who poisoned five elderly men; executed in 1938

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Robert Hansen is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Robert Hansen 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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Donald Harvey is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Donald Harvey age 64 - aka "Angel of Death"; hospital orderly; confessed to more than 80 "mercy killings" with 37 confirmed killings

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William Heirens is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
William Heirens Died at 84 (1928-2012) - aka "The Lipstick Killer"; confessed to three murders spanning from June 1945 to January 1946

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H. H. Holmes is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
H. H. Holmes 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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Waneta Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Waneta Hoyt Died at 52 (1946-1998) - New York woman who murdered her five children

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D Michael Hughes is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
D Michael Hughes 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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Michael Hughes is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list Famous American Serial Killers

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Leslie Irvin is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Leslie Irvin 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 is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list Famous American Serial Killers

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Keith Hunter Jesperson is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Keith Hunter Jesperson age 62 - Canadian serial killer convicted in the United States

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Vincent Johnson is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Vincent Johnson age 48 - aka the "Brooklyn Strangler"; a homeless crack addict who killed at least five prostitutes

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Genene Jones is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Genene Jones age 66 - 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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Patrick Kearney is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Patrick Kearney age 77 - necrophiliac convicted of 21 murders in California and admitted to seven other murders

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Edmund Kemper is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Edmund Kemper age 68 - 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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Tillie Klimek is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Tillie Klimek Died at 60 (1876-1936) - Chicago woman who poisoned five husbands; sentenced to life imprisonment

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Randy Steven Kraft is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Randy Steven Kraft age 72 - convicted of the murders of 16 young men and boys; suspected of 51 others in California

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Paul John Knowles is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Paul John Knowles Died at 28 (1946-1974) - raped and murdered 18 people

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Timothy Krajcir is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Timothy Krajcir age 72 - confessed to killing more than nine women—five in Missouri and four others in Illinois and Pennsylvania

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Leonard Lake is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Leonard Lake 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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Peter Kudzinowski is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Peter Kudzinowski Died at 26 (1903-1929) - killed children in New Jersey in the 1920s

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Charles Ng is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Charles Ng age 56 - ex-Marines and survivalists; killed at least 11 people and suspected of 25; collected and murdered female sex slaves

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Derrick Todd Lee is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Derrick Todd Lee age 48 - aka the "Baton Rouge Serial Killer"; convicted of two murders; linked by DNA evidence to five others

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Henry Lee Lucas is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Henry Lee Lucas 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 number of his murders may be as high ...

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Michigan murders is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Michigan murders committed separately in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor between 1967 and 1969

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Rhonda Belle Martin is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Rhonda Belle Martin 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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Lee Boyd Malvo is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Lee Boyd Malvo age 32 - 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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Frederick Mors is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list Famous American Serial Killers

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John Allen Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
John Allen Muhammad 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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Herbert Mullin is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Herbert Mullin age 69 - schizophrenic in Santa Cruz, California who killed people to prevent earthquakes; convicted of 10 murders and confessed to three others

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Earle Nelson is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Earle Nelson Died at 31 (1897-1928) - aka "Gorilla Man"; necrophiliac convicted and hanged for one murder; implicated in about 20 others

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Marie Noe is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Marie Noe age 89 - murdered eight of her children between 1949 and 1968

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Gordon Stewart Northcott is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list Famous American Serial Killers

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Carl Panzram is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Carl Panzram 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 is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Gerald Parker age 62

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Christopher Peterson is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Christopher Peterson 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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Dorothea Puente is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Dorothea Puente Died at 82 (1929-2011) - convicted of three killings in Sacramento, California during the 1980s; suspected of six others

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Dennis Rader is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Dennis Rader age 72 - aka the "BTK Killer"; killed ten people between 1974 and 1991 in Sedgwick County, Kansas

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Richard Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Richard Ramirez Died at 53 (1960-2013) - aka the "Night Stalker"; terrorized Los Angeles in 1984 and 1985; convicted of 14 murders

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David Parker Ray is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
David Parker Ray 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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Ángel Maturino Reséndiz is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Ángel Maturino Reséndiz Died at 47 (1959-2006) - killed nine people in Texas, Kentucky, and Illinois