Richard Kuklinski, AKA the “Iceman,” was a Mafia hit man who may have killed hundreds of people without blinking or breaking a sweat. No one is born a serial klller, so what made him that way?
Rodney Alcala appeared on hit TV show The Dating Game in 1978 and used his charm to win the girl. No one knew he’d already murdered at least four women and served prison time for raping an eight-year-old girl.
David Parker Ray, AKA the “Toy-Box Killer,” may have murdered up to 60 women in a trailer he’d rigged as a sadomasochistic torture chamber. But he died before ever facing murder charges.
Serial killer Dennis Rader chose his own nickname—”BTK” for “Bind, Torture, Kill.” He murdered ten people in Kansas while evading justice for over 30 years.
Edmund Kemper killed ten people—his grandparents, his mother, his mother’s friend, and six young women he picked up hitchhiking in Northern California from 1972-1973, which earned him the moniker “The Co-Ed Killer.”
On the morning of June 20, 2001, mother-of-five Andrea Yates of Houston, TX, drowned all of her children one by one in her bathtub.
How does a seemingly 100% normal man wind up with the bodies of 29 murdered young men under his house?
To hear Jeffrey Dahmer speak is to hear a polite, intelligent, well-mannered blond man with a wholesome-sounding Midwestern accent. But beneath this flat and harmless-seeming demeanor lurked one of the grisliest monsters in world history.
Over the course of four hours one night in July 1966, pockmarked drifter Richard Speck—high on heroin, armed with a knife, and dressed all in black—tied up and murdered eight Chicago nursing students one by one in their South Side townhouse.
By his own admission, Carl Panzram killed over 20 people and sodomized at least 1,000 males. He never apologized said he would kill more if he had the chance. Was he born a monster, or did his environment play a role in what he became?