On May 15, 1983, Indiana law enforcement agencies gathered to discuss the recent highway murders. Larry Eyler, 31 years-old at the time, was named the highway murderer in the coming days.
On May 14, 1983, two police officers pulled over Randy Kraft for drunk driving. Once they looked in his car, they found an unconscious body with blood on the seat. Unfortunately, this was only the start of what would become the story of one of the most notorious freeway killers.
All the information you need to know about serial killer Aileen Wuornos in one place. Learn about her life and the actions that made her one of the most famous female killers in American history.
From the evil genius to the depraved halfwit, we’ve put together a graphic displaying the I.Q.’s of ten well-known serial killers.
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.
On May 10, 1991, serial killer Rodger Reece Kibbe, aka the I-5 Strangler, was sentenced to 25 years to life after pleading guilty to killing six women. On the way to his cell, he admitted to an officer that he had killed a few women, adding, "What’s the big deal? "
A solar eclipse darkened the sky in the middle of the day on May 10, 1994, the day that serial killer John Wayne Gacy was executed by lethal injection. Before being strapped to the gurney, Gacy had a picnic with family and then met with a Catholic priest to pray.
On May 8, 1998, a Florida prison inmate gave investigators the lead they needed to identify a suspect in the Hog Trail Murders. He told police of a bizarre encounter he had with a man named Conahan, a serial killer, who preyed on gay men around Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Renowned FBI agent and author Robert Ressler died Monday at age 76. During his career, Ressler made significant strides in understanding the mind of the serial killer, a term he coined. Ressler worked on the investigations of several notorious predators like Jeffrey Dahmer and Richard Chase. After retirement from the FBI, Ressler continued to write and give lectures on psychological profiling.
The complaints against Sowell, the reports of missing women and the stench around his house went ignored by Cleveland police for years — until a naked woman threw herself through his front window. At that point police did take action, but it was too late for the 11 victims they found moldering in his home.