The stories of people who propose a relation to infamous criminals can read like true crime fan fiction. Some people want to be connected to history and will insert themselves into the narratives of publicized murderers like the Zodiac Killer, Jack the Ripper, and even the unsolved slaying of the Black Dahlia.
Most of the time, individuals who are actually related to serial killers want nothing to do with their infamous family members. The children of BTK and the Hillside Stranglers have relocated to escape the unwanted fandom that surrounds their kin. Similarly, Jeffrey Dahmer’s brother dropped off the grid after his brother was convicted. This list highlights a few individuals who declare a biological connection to some of the world’s well-known - and in some instances, unidentified - killers.
Steve Hodel Thinks His Dad Killed 'The Black Dahlia'
Steve Hodel Thinks His Dad Was The Zodiac Killer, Too
Gary Stewart Also Thinks His Father Was The Zodiac Killer
Clay Rogers Thinks His Brother Killed O.J. Simpson's Ex-Wife
Dennis Kaufman Says He's The Stepson Of The Zodiac Killer
Deborah Perez Insists She's The Daughter Of The Zodiac Killer