Unbelievable survival stories of victims who managed to escape death at the hands of a killer.
Convicted small-time criminal Kimball convinced the FBI to release him and use him as a snitch. Little did agents realize, Kimball was a serial killer using them to go on a multi-state spree.
Female serial killer Gunness is believed to have killed between 25 and 40 people, including both her husbands and all her children. In the end it is thought that she faked her own death, becoming a figure of legend, though sightings of her persisting until 1931. To this day, the body buried as Belle Gunness has not yet been conclusively identified.
Carroll Edward Cole had a history of arrests for public drunkenness and other petty crimes. After an arrest on November 8, 1978 — while he was already on probation — Cole was let go yet again, to continue his murder spree for another two years.
You’ve heard of Bundy, Dahmer and Gacy, but are you familiar with these serial killers?
On November 7, 1974, police found the bodies of Carswell Carr and his daughter Mandy. He had been tortured to death, while she had been strangled, then her corpse sexually assaulted. The investigation ultimately led police to Knowles, a handsome and charming drifter, believed to have killed between 18 and 20 people.
Sentenced to death on November 5, 1993, for the murders of six women, this San Diego-area serial killer with a stabbing fetish liked attacking his victims in the shower, just like Norman Bates in the horror film Psycho.
For over a year, serial killer and child molester Joseph Edward Duncan kept a blog. In it, he documented his struggle to remain the man he called “Happy Joe,” a guy who had friends and healthy interests. Eventually, Duncan’s demons put an end to Happy Joe. Two days after his final entry, Duncan killed three people and kidnapped two children in Idaho.
On November 1, 1999, Daniel Conahan was executed for a series of murder-mutilations of gay men on Florida’s Gulf Coast called the Hog Trail Murders.
Compare the police sketches of notorious serial killers with their actual mugshots.