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Friday, August 10, 2012

List of serial killers by country


  • Cayetano Santos Godino: also known as "Petiso Orejudo" ("Big Eared Midget"); at 16, killed four children in 1912; died in prison in 1944
  • Robledo Puch: also known as "The Death Angel" and "The Black Angel" killed 11 people before his arrest in 1972; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1980





  • András Pándy: also known as "Vader Blauwbaard" (Father Bluebeard); convicted of the murder and rape of his two wives and four children


  • Abraão José Bueno: nurse who killed four child patients
  • Pedro Rodrigues Filho: also known as "Pedrinho Matador"; convicted and sentenced to 128 years imprisonment for 70 murders; however, the maximum one can serve in Brazil is 30 years; claimed to have killed more than 100 victims, including 40 prison inmates
  • Edson Isidoro Guimarães: nurse who killed four patients but suspected of 131 deaths in total
  • Anísio Ferreira de Sousa: gynaecologist who was convicted of the murder of three children but linked to the disappearance of a total of 19


People's Republic of China

  • Gong Runbo: found guilty of the murders of six children and teenagers aged between nine and 16 from 2005 to 2006; executed 2007
  • Huang Yong: between September 2001 and 2003 killed at least 17 teenage boys; executed in 2003
  • Shen Changyin and Shen Changping: found guilty of the murders of 11 prostitutes
  • Yang Xinhai: confessed to killing 65 people between 2000 and 2003; executed in 2004


  • Daniel Camargo Barbosa: also known as "The Sadist of El Charquito", who is believed to have raped and killed over 150 young girls in Colombia and Ecuador during the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Luis Garavito: also known as "The Beast" admitted to murder and rape of 140 young boys.
  • Pedro López: also known as "The Monster of the Andes"; accused of raping and killing more than 300 girls across South America.


  • Vinko Pintarić: murdered five people, including his wife, between 1973 and 1990. Escaped from custody three times, killed in a 1991 shootout with the police.

Czech Republic


  • Peter Lundin: killed his mother in 1991, then killed his mistress and her two children 9 years later; Sentenced to prison
  • Dagmar Overbye: childcare provider who killed between nine and 25 children; sentenced to death in 1921 then reprieved


  • Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour: also known as "Al-Tourbini"; gang leader who raped and murdered homeless children by throwing them off trains in the 2000s, sometimes burying them alive
  • Raya and Sakina: Egypt's most famous serial killers and the first Egyptian women to be executed by the modern state of Egypt



  • Matti Haapoja: convicted murderer of three people, admitted to the murders of 18; possibly killed 22–25; sentenced to life imprisonment, hanged himself in a prison cell
  • Aino Nykopp-Koski: first Finnish female serial killer, convicted of 5 murders and 5 attempted murders; sentenced to life in prison





  • Antonis Daglis: also known as the "Athens Ripper"; convicted in 1997 of the strangulation murders and dismemberment of three women and the attempted murder of six others


  • José Miculax: he was the first serial killer clocked in Guatemala; he was a pedophile, with his cousin- named Mariano Macú- kidnaped, violated and killed to between 14 and 15 children.[1] He executed in 1964.[2]

Hong Kong

  • Lam Kor-wan: sexual sadist who murdered and dismembered four women in the 1980s; sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Lam Kwok-wai: murdered three women




  • Verry Idham Henyansyah: convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of 11 people
  • Ahmad Suradji: admitted to killing 42 women; sentenced to death and executed by firing squad on July 10, 2008


  • Mohammed Bijeh: also known as the "Tehran Desert Vampire"; killed at least 16 young boys near Tehran; executed in 2005
  • Saeed Hanaei: also known as "The Spider Killer"; killed at least 16 women around Mashhad; executed in 2002


  • Nicolai Bonner: killed four people in 2005 in Haifa, three of them homeless; sentenced to life imprisonment



  • Lewis Hutchinson: Scottish immigrant convicted of shooting dozens of people in the 18th century; executed in 1773


  • Sataro Fukiage: raped and killed at least seven girls in the early 20th century
  • Hiroaki Hidaka: killed four prostitutes in 1996; executed on December 25, 2006
  • Miyuki Ishikawa: murdered an estimated 103, but could have been up to 169 infants in the 1940s
  • Kiyotaka Katsutafirefighter who shot and strangled at least eight people, some during robberies, between 1972 and 1982
  • Yoshio Kodaira: rapist thought to have killed 11 people in Japan and Chinese people as a soldier
  • Genzo Kurita: killed six women and two children and engaged in rape and necrophilia
  • Hiroshi Maeue: also known as "Suicide Website Murderer"; lured people from suicide clubs promising to kill himself with his victims
  • Futoshi Matsunaga and Junko Ogata: also known as "House of Horror"; tortured and killed at least seven people between 1996 and 1998, including Ogata's family
  • Tsutomu Miyazaki: also known as "The Otaku Murderer", "The Little Girl Murderer" and "Dracula"; killed four preschool-age girls and ate the hand of a victim; executed in 2008
  • Seisaku Nakamura: also known as "Hamamatsu Deaf Killer", murdered at least nine people
  • Akira Nishiguchi: killed five people and engaged in fraud
  • Kiyoshi Ōkubo: raped and murdered eight young women over a period of 41 days in 1971


  • Nikolai Dzhumagaliev: also known as "Metal Fang"; raped and hacked seven women to death with an axe in Almaty in 1980, then cannibalised them using his unusual false teeth


  • Kaspars Petrovs: convicted of murdering 13 elderly Riga women in 2005; confessed to killing 38


  • Vlado Taneski: crime reporter arrested in June 2008 for the murder of three elderly women on whose deaths he had written articles; committed suicide in police custody; suspected of killing another woman



New Zealand

  • Minnie Dean: Scottish immigrant baby farmer who killed at least three children by laudanum poisoning and suffocation in the 1890s


  • Arnfinn Nesset: manager of a geriatric nursing home who poisoned 22 dwellers at the Orkdal Alders- og Sjukeheim institution over a period of years before being convicted in 1983


  • Javed Iqbal: believed to have killed 100 boys, committed suicide while in prison in 1991


  • Zdzisław Marchwicki: also known as "Zagłębie Vampire"; convicted of murdering 14 women; executed in 1976
  • Władysław Mazurkiewicz: also known as "The Gentleman Killer"; killed up to 30 women
  • Stanisław Modzelewski: murdered seven women in Łódź during the 1960s; executed in 1970
  • Leszek Pękalski: also known as the "Vampire of Bytów"; killed up to 17 women
  • Skin Hunters: Karol Banaś, Andrzej Nowocień, Dr. Janusz Kuliński and Dr Paweł Wasilewski, paramedicas and doctors in Łódź who killed patients for profit; all four were convicted and officials are investigating possible accomplices


  • António Luís Costa: ex-GNR officer who murdered three women between 2005 and 2006. Sentenced to 25 years in prison.


  • Vera Renczi: poisoned two husbands, one son and 32 of her suitors in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Ion Rîmaru: murdered and raped young women in Bucharest from 1970 to 1971; executed in 1971
  • Romulus Vereş: convicted of five murders, sent to a mental institution


  • Valeriy Asratyan: arrested in 1990 and convicted of three murders and dozens of cases of sexual abuse; executed
  • Andrei Chikatilo: also known as "The Rostov Ripper"; killed 52 women and children throughout the Soviet Union; arrested, convicted and executed in 1994
  • Sergey Golovkin: also known as "The Fisher" killed 11 boys between 1986 and 1992, executed 1996.
  • Vasiliy Kulik: killed 13 people aged between seven months and 75 years; executed
  • Maxim Petrov: also known as "Doctor Killer" and "Doctor Death"; doctor who killed 12 patients
  • Alexander Pichushkin: also known as "Bitsa Maniac", "The Chessboard Killer"; convicted of 48 murders; confessed to killing 63
  • Sergei Ryakhovsky: also known as "The Hippopotamus"; convicted of the murders of 19 people aged between 14 and 78
  • Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova: 18th century noblewoman who tortured and killed serfs on her estate
  • Anatoly Slivko: convicted of killing seven young boys; executed
  • Alexander Spesivtsev: cannibal convicted of the murders of 19 women
  • Alexander Tchayka: also known as "The Fur Coats Hunter"; Ukrainian man who killed 4 women dressed in fur coats in Moscow; sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Sergei Martynov: accused of murdering as many as nine women between 1992 and 2010.


  • Ondrej Rigo: killed, raped and mutilated 9 women in AmsterdamMunich and Bratislava, always wearing socks on his hands; he remains the Slovak murderer with the highest number of victims and he is also the most prolific serial killer in modern Slovak history.
  • Jozef Slovák: after serving just 8 years for his first murder from 1978, Slovák killed at least 4 other women in Slovakia and Czech Republic in the early 1990s; highly intelligent, holder of numerous patents in electronics.


  • Silvo Plut: killed three women; committed suicide in prison in 2007
  • Metod Trobec: raped and killed at least five women; committed suicide in prison in 2006

South Africa

South Korea

  • Yoo Young-chul: cannibal; killed 21 people from September 2003 to July 2004, mainly young women and rich men



  • Thomas Quick: also known as "Sätermannen"; confessed and convicted of eight murders


  • Adnan Çolak: also known as "Artvin Monster"; killed 17 elderly women in Artvin, Turkey from 1992 to 1995. in 2000 he was sentenced to death six times, and 40 years in prison. However, since October 1984, Turkey has not executed any prisoners, and as of 2004, Turkey does not have capital punishment (death penalty).
  • Özgür Dengiz: serial killer from Ankara, who killed four people and cannibalized at least one.


  • Anatoly Onoprienko: also known as "The Terminator"; murdered 52 people from 1989 until his capture in 1996
  • Serhiy Tkach: convicted of raping and murdering 36 women, but claims the total is 100
  • Vladislav Volkovich and Vladimir Kondratenko: also known as the "Nighttime Killers"; charged with shooting, stabbing and bludgeoning 16 victims to death in Kiev between 1991 and 1997; Kondratenko committed suicide in prison during the trial; Volkovich was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment

United Kingdom


  • Stephen Akinmurele: also known as the "Cul-de-sac killer"; committed suicide in Strangeways while awaiting trial for the murders of five elderly people in Blackpool and the Isle of Man
  • Beverley Allitt: also known as also known as "Angel of Death"; paediatric nurse who killed four babies in her care and injured at least nine others; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1991
  • Levi Bellfield: also known as the "Bus Stop Stalker"; convicted of the 2002 Murder of Amanda Dowler and two fatal hammer attacks on young women in South West London in 2003 and 2004
  • Ian Brady and Myra Hindley: also known as "Moors Murderers"; murdered five children, aged between 10 and 17 and buried them in Saddleworth Moor
  • Mary Ann Britland: poisoned her daughter, husband, and the wife of her lover in 1886
  • Peter Bryaninstitutionalized for fatal hammer attack on woman in 1993; reapprehended for cannibalizing a friend in 2004 but able to batter a fellow patient to death months later
  • George Chapman: poisoned three women; suspected by some authors of being Jack the Ripper
  • John Christie: gassed, raped and strangled at least five women from 1943 to 1953, hiding the bodies at his house in London; also strangled his wife and Timothy Evans' wife and baby daughter
  • Robert George Clements: doctor who committed suicide when due to be arrested for poisoning his fourth wife. His other three wives all died suspiciously during the interwar period
  • Mary Ann Cotton: British Victorian killer; said to have poisoned more than 20 victims; hanged in 1873
  • Thomas Neill Cream: also known as "Lambeth Poisoner"; began his killing spree in the United States then moved to London; hanged in 1892
  • Frederick Bailey Deeming: in 1891 killed his wife and four children in Britain; remarried and moved to Australia, and then murdered his new wife
  • John Duffy and David Mulcahy: also known as the "Railway Killers"; killed three women near railway stations in the 1980s
  • Amelia Dyer: murdered infants in her care; executed in 1896
  • Kenneth Erskine: also known as "Stockwell Strangler"; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1988 for murdering seven pensioners
  • Catherine Flannigan and Margaret Higgins: Two Irish women known as The Black Widows of Liverpool, they killed at least 4 people by poisoning in the 1880s in order to obtain insurance money
  • Steven Grieveson: also known as "The Sunderland Strangler"; murdered three teenage boys in SunderlandTyne and Wear in 1993 and 1994
  • Stephen Griffiths: also known as the "Crossbow Cannibal"; convicted of murdering three prostitutes in BradfordEngland in 2009 and 2010
  • John George Haigh: also known as also known as the "Acid Bath Murderer" and the "Vampire of London"; active in England during the 1940s; convicted of six murders, but claimed to have killed nine; executed in 1949
  • Anthony Hardy: also known as the "Camden Ripper"; convicted of three murders; suspected of at least four
  • Trevor Hardy: also known as The Beast of Manchester killed three teenage girls in Manchester from 1974 to 1976
  • Philip Herbert: also known as the "Infamous Earl of Pembroke"; 17th century nobleman convicted of manslaughter but discharged; later killed the prosecutor and pardoned for a third murder
  • Colin Ireland: also known as "Gay Slayer"; killed five gay men in the early 1990s
  • Robin Ligus: drug addict convicted of robbing and bludgeoning three men to death with an iron bar in Shropshire in 1994
  • Michael Lupo: also known as "Wolf Man"; convicted of four murders and two attempted murders
  • Patrick Mackay: charged with the murders of five individuals, convicted of three; confessed to killing 11 people
  • Robert Maudsley: also known as "Hannibal The Cannibal"; killer of four; killed three in prison
  • Raymond Morris: also known as the "A34 Killer"; convicted of one murder, considered to have committed at least two more
  • Robert Napper: also known as the "Green Chain Rapist"; killed two women and a child in the 1990s
  • Donald Neilson: also known as "Black Panther"; killed four people, including heiress Lesley Whittle
  • Dennis Nilsen: killer of 15 (possibly 16) men between 1978 and 1983
  • Colin Norris: nurse convicted of killing four patients in Leeds hospitals
  • William Palmer: also known as "Palmer the Poisoner"; doctor suspected of numerous murders, convicted of one; hanged on June 14, 1856
  • Amelia Sach and Annie Walters: murdered an unknown number of babies put up for adoption
  • Harold Shipman: also known as "Dr.Death"; doctor convicted of 15 murders; a later inquiry stated he had killed at least 215 and possibly up to 457 people over a 25-year period
  • George Joseph Smith: also known as "The Brides in the Bath"; killer of three women
  • John Straffen: child killer and Britain's longest serving prisoner until his death on November 19, 2007
  • Peter Sutcliffe: also known as the "Yorkshire Ripper"; convicted in 1981 of murdering 13 women and attacking seven more from 1975 to 1980
  • Thomas Griffiths Wainewright: artist considered to have poisoned four people
  • Fred West and Rosemary West: also known as "House of Horrors"; she was convicted of 10 murders; both are believed to have tortured and murdered at least 12 young women between 1967 and 1987, many at the couple's home in Gloucester; he committed suicide in 1995 while awaiting trial
  • Catherine Wilson: nurse considered to have poisoned seven people in the 19th century
  • Mary Elizabeth Wilson: also known as the "Merry widow of Windy Nook"; convicted of murdering two husbands by poisoning and considered to have killed two others
  • Steve Wright: also known as "The Suffolk Strangler" killed five women in six weeks around Ipswich in late 2006
  • Graham Young: also known as "The Teacup Poisoner"; killed three people from 1962 to 1971



  • John Cooper: also known as "The Wildman"; and "The Bullseye Killer" Pembrokeshire burglar responsible for the robbery and shotgun double-murders of a brother and sister in 1985 and a couple in 1989
  • Peter Moore: businessman who killed four men at random in Wales

United States of America


Unidentified serial killers

This is a list of unidentified serial killers. It includes circumstances where a suspect has been arrested, but not convicted.



  • Paturis Park murders: also known as the "Rainbow Maniac"; series of 13 gunshot murders of gay men between July 2007 and August 2008 in Paturis Park (Parque dos Paturis) in Carapicuiba



  • Beer Man: murdered seven people in south Mumbai between October 2006 and January 2007
  • Stoneman: responsible for 13 murders in Kolkata in 1989



  • Lima Ripper: In early 1986, in landfills appeared legs and disfigured heads of women. The newspapers headlined their numbers "Lima Ripper!". He is accused of at least 7 murders. A possible suspect was Ángel Díaz Balbín but it was never proved because he was murdered by Mario Poggi Extremadoyro.


South Korea

United Kingdom

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