How 16 Of The Most Notorious Serial Killers In History Actually Got Caught

Movies, television series, and true-crime podcasts reflect a fascination with serial killers - ones who are known as well as those who may never be known. The identities of some of the most notorious serial killers like Jack the Ripper remain shrouded in mystery, but many have been caught.

Whether it was the investigative work of police, an error made by the criminal themselves, or the need to boast about their crimes, the undoing of serial killers is just one part of their grisly mark on history. Here's how some of the most notorious culprits of the 20th century actually got caught.