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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.
Charles Albright is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
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convicted of murdering three prostitutes in Dallas, Texas; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1991

Charles Frederick Albright is an American serial killer and diagnosed psychopath from Dallas, Texas, convicted of killing one woman and suspected of killing two other women in 1991. He is incarcerated in Montford Unit in Lubbock, Texas. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 84

Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, United States of America

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Joe Ball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
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aka "The Alligator Man"; killed at least 20 women in the early 20th century in Texas

Joseph D. Ball was an American serial killer, sometimes referred to as "The Alligator Man", the "Butcher of Elmendorf" and the "Bluebeard of South Texas". He is known to have killed two and is said to have killed as many as 20 women in the 1930s. His existence was long believed to be apocryphal, but he is a familiar figure in Texas folklore. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 42 (1896-1938)

Birthplace: Elmendorf, Texas, United States of America

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Herb Baumeister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
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suspected of killing 20+ men along I-70; fled and committed suicide after remains of 11 were found on his Westfield, Indiana property

Herbert Richard "Herb" Baumeister was an American alleged serial killer from Westfield near Indianapolis, Indiana. Baumeister committed suicide before he could be brought to trial, and never confessed to the crimes he was alleged to have committed. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 49 (1947-1996)

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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David Berkowitz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
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aka "Son of Sam" and "The .44 Caliber Killer"; convicted of six murders in New York

David Richard Berkowitz, also known as the Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer convicted of a series of shooting attacks that began in New York City in the summer of 1976. Perpetrated with a .44 caliber Bulldog revolver, he killed six victims and wounded seven others by July 1977. As the toll mounted, Berkowitz eluded a massive police manhunt while leaving brazen letters which mocked the police and promised further crimes. Highly publicized in the press, he terrorized New York and achieved worldwide notoriety. After his arrest by New York City police in August 1977, Berkowitz was indicted for eight shooting incidents. He confessed to all of them, and claimed ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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