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
5,813 2,626

2
5,763 2,607

3
1,874 908

4
2,103 1,028

5
2,314 1,140

6
1,933 943

7
3,570 1,804
Highway of Tears Killer

8
1,780 882

9
1,226 689

10
1,003 576

11
891 509

12
1,192 719
The Monster of Florence

13
1,148 717
Redhead Murderer

14
873 560

15
857 569