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Serial Killer Name
Son of Sam
Also implicated in a bunch of NYC arsons.
The Eyeball Killer
Removed victims' eyes. Makes sense.
The Dating Game Killer
Appeared on The Dating Game in the midst of his killing spree.
The Woodward Corridor Killer
Hated prostitutes. Like, really hated them.
The Alligator Man
Built a pond that contained five alligators.
The Hillside Strangler
Bianchi and Buono were cousins and worked as partners
The Freeway Killer
Three separate and independent but similar killers operating in the same area at the same time.
The Lust Killer/The Shoe Fetish Slayer
Dressed in heels and pleasured himself after his murders.
The Lady Killer
Made it to #1! On the FBI's Most Wanted List, that is.
The Want-Ad Killer
Also known as Harv the Hammer. Should've been a wrestler.
The Trailside Killer
Stuttered, wet the bed, tortured animals, and molested cousins as a child.
The Vampire of Sacramento
Drank the blood of and cannibalized his victims.
The Midtown Slasher
Died of breast cancer. It's notable.
The Sunset Strip Killers
A couple that killed together. How cute!
The Co-Ed Killer
You'd think we could come up with more original nicknames.
The Torso Killer
Left behind nothing but a torso.
The Boston Strangler
Went to jail for rapes, but not for his murders.
The Giggling Granny/The Jolly Black Widow
Poisoned most of her family. Fun holiday meals, I bet.
The Milwaukee North Side Strangler
Arrested 12 times before it stuck.
The Interstate Killer
Died of AIDS awaiting execution.
The Lonely Hearts Killers
The things we do for love!
The Lonely Hearts Killer (not the same!)
Lured women in to pose for bondage photos, then killed them.
The Werewolf of Wisteria
He ate little kids. Like a real-life bogeyman.
The Killer Clown
Dressed as Pogo the Clown for charitable events.
The Angel of Death
Two separate medical professionals with the same nickname
The Baseline Killer
Someone else falsely claimed responsibility for one of his murders.
Skid Row Slasher
Left cups of blood and rings of salt around his victims.
The Lipstick Killer
At the time his death was the world's longest serving prisoner at 65 years.
The Stockyard Bluebeard
Married at least 55 women, and killed at least 15 of them.
The Happy Face Killer
Drew a smiley face on his letters to prosecutors and media.
The Brooklyn Strangler
Spit on the street and led to his conviction through DNA evidence.
The Nebraska Boy Snatcher
Snatched boys in Nebraska.
The Granny Killer
Raped, murdered, and burned the homes of elderly women.
The Baton Rouge Serial Killer
Has an IQ of 65.
The BTK Killer
BTK stands for Bind, Torture, Kill, his infamous signature on letters sent to police and media.
This dude was crazy. Look it up.
The Green River Killer
Was convicted of 48 murders and confessed to 71.
The Weepy-Voiced Killer
Made anonymous emotional telephone calls to police in a falsetto voice.
The I-5 Killer/Bandit
17th Round Pick on the Green Bay Packers in 1974.
The Pied Piper of Tucson
Charismatic and popular. Quite un-serial kiiler-like.
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