A deeply troubled but intelligent teenager, Edmund Kemper killed his grandparents, then six female hitchhikers, then his mother and her friend. He eventually turned himself in and is now spending the rest of his days in prison. Find all the information on Kemper that Crime Library has to offer here, all in once place.
One of the most notorious serial killers in American history, Jeffrey Dahmer left behind him a trail of blood, bones and sexual deviance.
On March 27, 1969, Karen Sprinker, 19, disappeared, the third victim of serial killer Jerome ‘Jerry’ Brudos, a married father of two and one of the most shocking serial killers known. Brudos abducted, tortured, mutilated and then killed young women, keeping body parts for his fetishistic, high-heeled rituals.
On March 20, 1958, the dilapidated farmhouse in which Gein had slaughtered his victims and adorned himself with their body parts, burned to the ground destroying most of his belongings. The inspiration for Hollywood’s greatest serial killers, Gein and his crimes are truly the stuff of nightmares.
Born on March 5, 1947, Toole was an arsonist, serial killer and corpse mutilator, among other things, He teamed up with a kindred spirit, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, in 1976. Though he would live the rest of his days in Lucas’ shadow, Toole may in fact have been the more depraved of the pair.
On February 15, 1994, convicted serial killer Chikatilo, aka the Rostov Ripper, his appeal denied, was taken to a special soundproof room and executed with a gunshot to the back of the head.
On Valentine’s Day 2007, Robert McDaniel got the kinky sex he had been promised by his new girlfriend, Tiffany Sutton. She started by tying him up, but to his shock began cutting him repeatedly and drinking his blood. McDaniel survived the encounter, which was most definitely not the Valentine’s Day surprise he had envisioned.
At work on February 9, 1983, Nilsen told a co-worker, "If I’m not in tomorrow, I’ll either be ill, dead, or in jail." They both laughed. Returning home that day Nilsen found police waiting for him at his flat. They had found human remains in the sewer pipes that could only have come from his unit. A search of Nilsen’s closet uncovered several bags of male remains in various stages of decomposition.
On January 24, 1989, notorious and prolific serial killer Ted Bundy met his death in Florida’s electric chair at age 42. Bundy had contemplated suicide, not wanting to give the state the satisfaction of putting him down. Ultimately, the state got its way. Before the fatal current surged through his body, Bundy spoke his final words: “I’d like you to give my love to my family and friends.”
How do you make a hardened serial killer cry? Gary Ridgeway, aka the Green River Killer, was convicted of the murders of 48 prostitutes on December 18, 2003, though it is believed that he killed more than 90 women. Ridgway remained impassive when being addressed by the families of his many victims, until Linda Rule’s father spoke.