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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
Charles Albright age 83 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 ...more

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Joe Ball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Joe Ball Died at 42 (1896-1938) 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 ...more

Herb Baumeister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Herb Baumeister 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
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 ...more

David Berkowitz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
David Berkowitz age 63 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 ...more

Bloody Benders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Bloody Benders family who killed guests at their inn in Labette County, Kansas in 1872

Robert Berdella is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Robert Berdella Died at 43 (1949-1992) convicted of killing six men in 1988 in Kansas City, Missouri; sexually tortured and dismembered his victims
Robert Andrew "Bob" Berdella was an American serial killer in Kansas City, Missouri who raped, tortured and killed at least six men between 1984 and 1987.

Kenneth Bianchi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Kenneth Bianchi age 65 aka the "Hillside Strangler"; killers of 13 women and possibly involved in three other killings Kenneth Alessio Bianchi is an American serial killer, kidnapper and rapist. Bianchi and his cousin Angelo Buono, Jr., together are known as the Hillside Stranglers. He is serving life ...more

Angelo Buono, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Angelo Buono, Jr. Died at 68 (1934-2002) aka the "Hillside Strangler"; killers of 13 women and possibly involved in three other killings Angelo Anthony Buono, Jr. was an American serial killer, kidnapper and rapist. Buono and his cousin Kenneth Bianchi together are known as the Hillside Stranglers.

Richard Biegenwald is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Richard Biegenwald 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
Richard Fran Biegenwald was an American serial killer, who committed his crimes in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Between 1958 and 1983, Biegenwald killed at least nine people, and he is suspected ...more

Arthur Gary Bishop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Arthur Gary Bishop Died at 36 (1952-1988) Utah man who murdered five young boys; executed in 1988
Arthur Gary Bishop was a convicted American child molester and serial killer. He confessed to the murders of five young boys in 1983, as a result of a routine police investigation.

Roy Norris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American Serial Killers

Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norr... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris age 76 kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered five girls in 1979
Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker and Roy Lewis Norris are two American serial killers and rapists known as the Tool Box Killers, who together committed the kidnap, rape, torture and murder of five ...more

Terry Blair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Terry Blair age 54 Terry Blair is an American serial killer, who raped and killed at least seven women in Kansas City, Missouri.

William Bonin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
William Bonin Died at 49 (1947-1996) aka "The Freeway Killer"; with several accomplices, claimed the lives of 20 boys in California
William George Bonin was an American serial killer and twice-paroled sex offender, who committed the rape, torture and murder of a minimum of 21 boys and young men in a series of killings ...more

Robert Charles Browne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Robert Charles Browne Died at 39 (1952-1991) convicted of two murders in Colorado; confessed to 48 murders
Robert Charles Browne is an American murderer serving a double-life sentence in Colorado State Penitentiary. Browne was born in Coushatta, Louisiana. According to a Red River Parrish Sheriff, ...more

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Jerry Brudos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Jerry Brudos Died at 67 (1939-2006) aka "The Lust Killer" and "Shoe Fetish Slayer"; killed at least five women in Oregon
Jerome Henry "Jerry" Brudos was an American serial killer and necrophiliac, also known as "The Lust Killer" and "The Shoe Fetish Slayer".

Ted Bundy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Ted Bundy 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
Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly ...more

David Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
David Carpenter age 85 aka the "Trailside Killer"; murdered five women on San Francisco-area hiking trails between 1979 and 1981
David Joseph Carpenter, aka the Trailside Killer, is an American serial killer known for stalking and murdering women on hiking trails near San Francisco, California.

Michael Bear Carson and Suzan ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
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

Dean Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Dean Carter age 61 murdered at least four women
Dean Phillip Carter is a convicted spree killer currently housed on San Quentin, California's Death row. He has been convicted of the murder of four women: Susan Knoll, Jillette Mills, Bonnie ...more

Richard Chase is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Richard Chase Died at 30 (1950-1980) aka "The Vampire of Sacramento"; murdered six people in California the 1970s
Richard Trenton Chase was an American serial killer who killed six people in a span of a month in Sacramento, California. He was nicknamed "The Vampire of Sacramento" because he drank ...more

Doug Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Doug Clark age 69 Douglas Daniel Clark is an American serial killer. Clark and his accomplice Carol M. Bundy were known as the "Sunset Strip Killers." They were accused and subsequently convicted of a ...more

Carol M. Bundy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Carol M. Bundy Died at 61 (1942-2003) aka "Sunset Strip Killers"; killed at least seven people during 1980 Carol M. Bundy was an American serial killer. Bundy and Doug Clark became known as "The Sunset Strip Killers" after being convicted of a series of murders in Los Angeles during the ...more

Carroll Cole is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Carroll Cole Died at 47 (1938-1985) killed 16 people between 1948 and 1980; executed in 1985
Carroll Edward Cole, was an American serial killer who was executed in 1985.

Alton Coleman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Alton Coleman 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
Alton Coleman was an American spree killer. He was executed by the state of Ohio for the murder of 43-year-old Marlene Walters of Norwood, Ohio during a six-state killing spree in 1984.

Ray -Copeland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
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

Ray and Faye Copeland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Ray and Faye Copeland 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
Ray Copeland and Faye Della Wilson Copeland became, at the ages of 76 and 69 respectively, the oldest couple ever sentenced to death in the United States. They were convicted of killing five ...more

Dean Corll is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Dean Corll Died at 34 (1939-1973) committed the Houston Mass Murders in the 1970s Dean Arnold Corll was an American serial killer who abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered a minimum of 28 boys in a series of killings spanning from 1970 to 1973 in Houston, Texas. The crimes, ...more

David Brooks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
David Brooks age 60 committed the Houston Mass Murders in the 1970s

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Elmer Wayne Henley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Elmer Wayne Henley age 60 Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr. is a convicted American serial killer, incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system. Henley was convicted in 1974 for his role in a series of murders ...more

Juan Corona is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous American Serial Killers

Charles Cullen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Charles Cullen age 57 nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who killed as many as 40 patients through lethal injection
Charles Edmund Cullen is a former nurse who is the most prolific serial killer in New Jersey history and is suspected to be the most prolific serial killer in American history. He confessed to ...more

Andrew Cunanan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Andrew Cunanan 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
Andrew Phillip Cunanan was an American serial killer who murdered at least five people, including fashion designer Gianni Versace, during a three-month period in 1997. On June 12, 1997, Cunanan ...more

Jeffrey Dahmer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Jeffrey Dahmer 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
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape, murder and dismemberment of seventeen men and boys between ...more

Albert DeSalvo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Albert DeSalvo 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
Albert Henry DeSalvo was a criminal in Boston, Massachusetts, who confessed to being the "Boston Strangler", the murderer of thirteen women in the Boston area. DeSalvo was not ...more

Westley Allan Dodd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Westley Allan Dodd Died at 32 (1961-1993) raped and murdered three boys in 1989; executed on January 5, 1993
Westley Allan Dodd was an American psychopathic serial killer and child molester. He has been called "one of the most evil killers in history". His execution on January 5, 1993, was ...more

Ronald Dominique is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Ronald Dominique age 53 confessed to raping and murdering at least 23 men in Louisiana; sentenced to eight life sentences in 2008
Ronald Joseph Dominique is an American serial killer from the Bayou Blue area of Houma, Louisiana. Dominique was investigated in late 2006 following a police report by a man who refused to let ...more

Nannie Doss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Nannie Doss Died at 60 (1905-1965) aka "The Giggling Granny" and "The Jolly Black Widow"; serial poisoner who killed 11 family members
Nannie Doss was an American serial killer responsible for the deaths of 11 people between the 1920s and 1954. She finally confessed to the murders in October 1954, after her fifth husband had ...more

Paul Durousseau is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Paul Durousseau age 46 murdered 7 in southeast United States between 1997 and 2003; may have killed while stationed in Germany with the Army
Paul Durousseau is a serial killer from the United States who murdered seven young women in the southeast United States between 1997 and 2003. German authorities suspect he may have killed ...more

Mack Ray Edwards is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Mack Ray Edwards 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
Mack Ray Edwards was an American serial killer. He murdered at least six children in Los Angeles County, California between 1953 and 1970.

Raymond Fernandez and Martha B... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck 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
Raymond Martinez Fernandez and Martha Jule Beck were an American serial killer couple. They are believed to have killed as many as 20 women during their murderous spree between 1947 and 1949. ...more

Martha Jule Beck is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous American Serial Killers

Albert Fish is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Albert Fish 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
Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish was an American serial killer. He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Moon Maniac, and The Boogey Man. A ...more

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Wayne Adam Ford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Wayne Adam Ford age 55 aka "Wayward Wayne"; confessed to murdering four women; believed to have killed others
Wayne Adam Ford is an American serial killer.

Kendall Francois is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Kendall Francois 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
Kendall Francois was an American serial killer from Poughkeepsie, New York, convicted of killing eight women, from 1996 to 1998. He was serving life in prison for his crimes at Wende ...more

Joseph Paul Franklin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Joseph Paul Franklin 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
Joseph Paul Franklin was an American serial killer. He was convicted of several murders, and given six life sentences, as well as a death sentence. He confessed to the attempted murders of two ...more

John Wayne Gacy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
John Wayne Gacy Died at 52 (1942-1994) aka "Killer Clown"; killer of at least 33 men and boys; kept bodies buried under his Chicago home
John Wayne Gacy, Jr., also known as the Killer Clown, was an American serial killer and rapist who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men in ...more

Gerald and Charlene Gallego is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Gerald and Charlene Gallego aka the "Gallego Sex Slaves Killers"; kidnapped, raped and killed victims in the late 1970s; most of them were teenagers

Carlton Gary is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Carlton Gary age 64 convicted of the murders of seven elderly women in Georgia
Carlton Michael Gary is an American serial killer convicted of the murders of elderly women in Columbus, Georgia from 1977-1978. He is believed to be responsible for several more in Albany and ...more

Donald Henry Gaskins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous American Serial Killers
Donald Henry Gaskins Died at 58 (1933-1991) aka "Meanest Man in America"; convicted of nine murders; confessed to more than 200; executed on September 6, 1991
Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, Jr. was an American serial killer.