VOTE The Most Terrifying Serial Killers Who Were Never Caught  

Christopher Shultz
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List Rules Vote up the scariest murderers who evaded police capture

We know the true names of several vicious and frightening serial killers, names which have entered into our collective cultural consciousness—infamous names like John Wayne Gacy, Ed Gein, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Henry Lee Lucas, Ottis Toole, Dennis Rader (AKA BTK), and Gary Ridgeway (AKA The Green River Killer).

But what of those killers out there who, like Rader and Ridgeway, have fairly infamous killer nicknames, but whose true identity remains a mystery? Arguably, these killers are far more terrifying than the names listed above because we still know very little about them, least of all their real names. From world-renowned figures like Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer, to lesser-known, but no less horrific murderers like Servant Girl Annihilator and the Monster of Florence, these unknown serial killers captivate our imaginations, and thus gain access to our worst nightmares.

list ordered by

1
3,893 1,355

2
3,766 1,313

3
2,350 1,256
Highway of Tears Killer

4
1,017 508

5
1,442 748

6
1,001 500

7
1,209 624

8
943 564

9
722 486

10
751 512
The Monster of Florence

11
538 393

12
470 347

13
648 497
Redhead Murderer

14
491 385

15
472 371