serial killer bios


serial killer bios

we start with albert fish.

Albert Fish was born in Washington DC in 1870. At the age of 5 he was put into an orphanage. At the orphanage he took sexual excitement in being abused which fuelled his mind for his fascination with sado-masochism.

At 7-years-of-age his mother took him out of the orphanage because she had obtained a job. Shortly after he had a severe fall off a cherry tree which caused a head injury from which he would have permanent problems with such as headaches and dizzy spells ( head injuries happen to many serial killers early in their childhoods).

At the age of twenty he moved to New York, by then he had been involved in masochistic-homosexual relationships. In New York he began raping children and paticapated in bizarre sexual acts.

He committed his first murder in 1910 from which he mutilated and tortured his victim. From then on he indulged in torturing and killing children. In the 1920's Fish travelled accross 23 US states painting house's, he seized this as a perfect opportunity to commit his perverted acts on children.

Fish also frequently read the bible and said that god-like voices had told him to kill. He also liked inserting needles into his body near the genitals, acts of pain sexually excited him.

On 28 May 1928 a man calling himself Frank Howard made acquantices with the Budd family. One day Mr Howard asked if he could take Grace, their 10-year-old daughter, to a party. The Budds allowed him and they never saw their daughter or the old man ever again. The Mr Howard was in fact the 58-year-old Albert Fish, who thought up the idea of killing Grace Budd so he could use her body for acts of cannibalism.

Six years later the Budd's received an anonymous letter from the murderer who admitted to killing Grace and afterwards cooked and ate her body. The police tracked the letter back to some apartments where they matched the writing of the letter to Albert Fish who was a tenant.

Albert Fish was also the 'Brooklyn Vampire' who claimed the lives of four children in 1932-34. Fish was sent to trial for the murder of Grace Budd, his defence was insanity. The jury did not agree and Fish was sentenced to death.

At Sing Sing Prison on 16 January 1936 Albert Fish who described the death sentence as 'the supreme thrill of my life', was electrocuted. The first electrical charge failed as it was short circuited by all the needles Fish had inserted in his body over the years. Albert Fish had committed hundreds of sexual assaults and 16 or more murders.


zodiac killer

An mysterious murderer known only as the 'Zodiac'( signed from his taunting letters sent to newspapers), killed five people in San Francisco between December 1968 and October 1969. The Zodiac killer selected his victims at random and killed them usually by a blitz shooting attack.

The first known murder by the Zodiac killer happened on 20 December 1968, a man approached a couple sitting in their car in Vallejo, California, and shot them dead.

On the 5 July 1969 the Zodiac struck again, shooting a couple in their car near the Vallejo area, leaving a woman dead and a man wounded.

Letters were sent to newspapers in San Francisco supposedly claiming to be from the killer, and were signed 'Zodiac' which was adopted by the media to name the mysterious killer. In some of the letters there was lines in code which was decoded by an cipher expert, this read some things such as - 'hunting humans was the most exciting of all sports'.

The Zodiac killer struck again on the 27 September 1969 at Lake Berryesa. A hooded plump man wearing glasses held a couple at gunpoint at a picnic area and then stabbed them both, killing the woman. The killer then notified the police with a telephone call.

The last known murder happened on the 11 October when a San Francisco taxi driver was shot dead. A letter was sent to a San Francisco newspaper accompanied by a bloodied piece of the taxi driver's shirt. That was the last known murder although the Zodiac sent more letters threatening more murders.

The Zodiac Killer case remains unsolved. It is still believed that the Zodiac Killer is continuing his tally.


ted bundy

On 31 January 1974, a student at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Lynda Ann Healy, vanished from her room; the bedsheets were bloodstained, suggesting that she had been badly struck on the head. During the following March, April and May, three more girl students vanished with two more in June. In July, two girls vanished on the same day. It happened at Lake Sammanish. A number of people saw a good-looking young man, with his arm in a sling, accost a girl named Janice Ott and ask her to help him lift a boat on to the roof of his car, she walked away with him and did not return. Later, a girl named Denise Naslund was accosted by the same young man, she also vanished. He had been heard to introduce himself as 'Ted'.

In October 1974 the killings shifted to Salt Lake City; three girls disappeared in one month. In November, the police had their first break in the case: a girl named Carol DaRonch was accosted by a young man who said he was a detective, he lead her back to his car and he snapped a handcuff on her wrist and pointed a gun at her head; she fought and screamed, and managed to jump from his car. That evening, a girl student vanished on her way to meet her brother. A handcuff key was found near the place from which she had been taken.

Meanwhile, the Seattle police had fixed on a young man named Ted Bundy as a main suspect. For the past six years, he had been involved in a close relationship with a divorcee named Meg Anders, but she had called the relationship off. After the Lake Sammanish disappearances, she had seen a photofit drawing of the wanted 'Ted' in the Seattle Times and thought it looked like Bundy. She telephoned the police. They told her that they had already checked on Bundy; but at the suggestion of the Seattle Police, Carol DaRonch was shown Bundy’s photograph. She tentatively identified it as resembling the man who had tried to abduct her, but was obviously far from sure, as Bundy had been in disguise at the attempted kidnapping.

In January, March, April, July and August 1975, more girls vanished in Colorado. (Their bodies-or skeletons-were found later in remote spots.) On 16 August 1975, Bundy was arrested for the first time. As a police car was driving along a dark street in Salt Lake City, a parked Volkswagen launched into motion; the policeman followed, and it accelerated. He caught up with the car at a service station, and found in the car a pantyhose mask, a crow-bar, an icepick and various other tools; there was also a pair of handcuffs.

Bundy, 29 years old, seemed an unlikely burglar. He was a graduate of the University of Washington, and was in Utah to study law; he had worked as a political campaigner, and for the Crime Commission in Seattle. In his room there was nothing suspicious - except maps of Colorado, from which five girls had vanished that year. Also strands of hair were found in his car that came from some of the missing girls. Carol DaRonch had meanwhile identified Bundy from a police line-up, and bloodspots on her clothes - where she had scratched her assailant - were of Bundy’s group. Credit card receipts showed that Bundy had been close to various places from which girls had vanished in Colorado.

The evidence was, admittedly, circumstantial, but taken all together, it formed a powerful case. The central objection to it became apparent as soon as Bundy walked into court. He looked so decent and clean-cut that most people felt there must be some mistake.

The case seemed to be balanced on a knife-edge - until the judge pronounced a sentence of guilty of kidnapping. Bundy sobbed and pleaded not to be sent to prison; but the judge sentenced him to a period between one and fifteen years.

The Colorado authorities now charged him with the murder of a girl called Caryn Campbell, who had been abducted from a ski resort where Bundy had been seen by a witness. After a morning courtroom session in Aspen, Bundy succeeded in wandering into the library during the lunch recess, and jumping out of the window. He was recaptured eight days later, tired and hungry, and driving a stolen car.

Legal arguments dragged on for another six months - what evidence was admissable and what was not. And on 30 December 1977, Bundy escaped again, using a hacksaw blade to cut through an imperfectly welded steel plate above the light fixture in his cell. He made his way to Chicago, then south to Florida; there, near the Florida State University in Tallahassee, he took a room. A few days later, a man broke into a nearby sorority house and attacked four girls with a club, knocking them unconscious; one was strangled with her pantyhose and raped; another died on her way to the hospital. One of the strangled girl’s nipples had almost been bitten off, and she had a bite mark on her left buttock. Bundy then fled after a neighbour got suspicious.

Three weeks later, on 6 February 1978, Bundy - who was calling himself Chris Hagen - stole a white Dodge van and left Tallahassee; he stayed in the Holiday Inn, using a stolen credit card. The following day a 12-year-old girl named Kimberly Leach walked out of her classroom in Lake City, Florida, and vanished.

At 4 a.m. on 15 February, a police patrolman noticed an orange Volkswagen driving suspiciously slowly, and radioed for a check on its number; it proved to be stolen from Tallahassee. After a struggle and a chase, during which he tried to kill the policeman, Bundy was captured yet again. When the police learned his real name, and that he had just left a town in which five girls had been attacked, they suddenly understood the importance of his capture.

On 7 April, a party of searchers along the Suwanee river found the body of Kimberly Leach in an abandoned hut; she had been strangled and sexually violated. Three weeks later, surrounded by hefty guards, Bundy allowed impressions of his teeth to be taken, for comparison with the marks on the buttocks of the dead student, Lisa Levy.

Bundy’s trial began on 25 June 1979, and the evidence against him was damning; a witness who had seen him leaving the sorority house after the attacks; a pantyhose mask found in a room of the sorority house, which resembled the one found in Bundy’s car; but above all, the fact that Bundy’s teeth matched the marks on Lisa Levy’s buttocks. The jury took only six hours to find him guilty on all counts. Judge Ed Cowart pronounced sentence of death by electrocution.

Bundy was taken to Raiford prison, Florida, where he was placed on Death Row. On 2 July 1986, when he was due to die a few hours before serial killer Gerald Stano, both were granted a stay of execution.

Time finally ran out for Bundy in January 1989. Long before this, he had recognised that his fatal mistake was to decline to enter into plea bargaining at his trial; the result was a death sentence instead of life imprisonment. Bundy then made a last-minute attempt to save his life by offering to bargain murder confessions for a reprieve but failed.

On 24 January, 7 a.m., Bundy was executed at the electric chair at Starke State prison, Florida.

It is quite unclear how many people Ted Bundy killed, figures showed he killed at least 23 women although some say it was between twenty and forty. Bundy himself told the police that in ran into double figures.


richard ramirez

In 1985 the city of Los Angeles was terrorised by a mysterious killer known as the Night Stalker.

The Stalker would break into his victims house, get into the bedroom then shoot the male in the head with a 22., then he would rape and beat the female partner. He would control the woman by threatening violence to her children, although sometimes he would shoot the woman anyway and male children were sometimes sodomized. At times he would ransack the house looking for valuables or sometimes he would not bother at all. And most unusually he would force victims to declare their love for Satan.

All through the spring and summer of 1985 there were more than twenty attacks, most of which involved rape and murder. Survivors described their attacker as a tall and slim hispanic man with black greasy hair and severely decayed teeth.

As a tension of fear grew in the city which employed more security and a description was being circulated, Ramirez went to San Francisco. There he committed another murder. The police checked the hotels for the Night Stalkers description, and one matched but with a false name, and the man had left the day before.

The next murder was back in LA. The Night Stalker killed a man of the house and raped the woman. As he left, the woman caught a glimpse of his cars number plates. The plates were from a stolen car, and when the car was found it had been because it was dumped. The police successfully lifted fingerprints from the car and these matched to a Richard Ramirez, who had a past history of petty theft and burglary.

Ramirez's picture and name was being shown everywhere. As he was about to purchase some groceries he noticed his picture on the front page of newspapers, he immediately ran out af there as other peopel shouted to call the cops.

Ramirez ran into the hispanic area of Los Angeles. He unsuccessfully tried to steal two cars but both times the victim fought him off. One of the victims husbands and a growing crowd chased him down until a police man called to the scene arrested him.

Ramirez confessed to the crimes and the police evidence against him was damning. At trial Ramirez pleaded not guilty and his lawyers used many delaying tactics. It was not until 20 September 1989 that Richard Ramirez was found guilty on all thirteen counts of murder plus thirty other felonies. The jury voted for the death penalty.


andrei chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo, one of the world's worst serial killers, murdered up to 53 young girls and boys in Russia starting in 1982 and ending in 1990, when he was captured.

Lyubov Biryuk was his first victim. She was murdered on June 1982 on her way to the market. Her body was found later that year in october, it contained a numerous amount of stab wounds, most to the breasts and she was also stabbed in the eye sockets.

The Russian investigation teams technology was archaic in nature, so it made it more difficult to catch killers. They didn’t publicise the kills, fearing panic and embarrassment. The men in charge of the investigation were Viktor Burakov and Colonel Fetisov.

Three more victims were found stabbed many times and they also had knife wounds in the eye sockets.

Burakov and Fetisov, meanwhile were linking the cases showing that the killer started with girls, but added young boys to his list of victims. Burakov and Fetisov thought that the killer lured his victims at the train station in town. The stations were then monitored by plain-clothes detectives, looking for any suspicious behaviour or anyone talking to young boys or girls.

The killer began mutilating the genitals of his victims. On girls he would gouge the breasts, and destroy the vagina, uterus and bladder or abdomen. On boys, he would mutilate the penis, scrotum and anus.

Chikatilo was discovered in the train station trying to pick up children. Plain-clothes detectives picked him up and took him to the police station. In searching his bag they found vaseline, rope, dirty towels and a kitchen knife. His blood was typed, and it revealed that he had A blood. The killer was determined to have AB blood, from tests done on semen samples found on the victims. Chikatilo was then released.

A profile of the killer was done by Dr. Bukhanovsky, a leading Russian psychologist. He called the killer Citizen X and concluded that X was not a homosexual and possibly had a wife and children. He called the killer a sadist, and by mutilating his victims was some form of dominance.

Years later Burakov remembered Andrei Chikatilo, and how he was their main suspect. Burakov contacted Chikatilos work boss and found out he was off on the days of the murders. Andrei was searched and there was a cut on his finger, and his genitals had abrasions on them. Andrei denied to how it happened, but when his bag was searched his kitchen knife was found.

Bukhanovsky questioned Chikatilo and he confessed to the murders. Chikatilo told how he got sexual gratification from murdering and mutilation, and he also told of cannibalism. Chikatilo admitted to at least 53 murders and also led police to some undiscovered victims.

The reason for the blood type discrepancy still hasn’t been found out. Some say it was a rare blood disorder, where the blood and semen have different types.

Chikatilos reasons for gouging at his victims eyes was that he believed that the victims eyes kept an image of the killer in them after death.

Chikatilo was found legally sane and sentenced to die for the 53 deaths. He was executed by a gunshot to the head in 1994.


carl panzram

Carl Panzram was an alcoholic at the age of nine, from then on he was heavily involved in crime. He spent alot of time in corrective institutions where he was brutalised by punishments. When he finished his term in 1910 at Fort Leavenworth prison, he said ‘All the good that may have been in me had been kicked and beaten out of me long before.’

He continued to rob and steal which he shared with prison sentences. Panzram was also an arsonist and sodomizer, and paticulary enjoyed mugging people, then killing them.

In 1920, Panzram collected $45,000 from a series of robberies, he even stole from the one of the presidents of the US. From one robbery he stole a gun, from which he killed ten men.

Panzram kept on the move, sailing to Europe and working in Africa, where he regulary killed and sodomized.

When Panzram returned back to the USA he continued to commit house robberies, until he was caught.

He received a sentence of 25 years to be served at Fort Leavenworth Prison in 1928, there he wrote his memoirs. On the 20 June 1929 he took his revenge on one prison guard who had beaten him, by killing him in the laundry room.

At trial Panzram pleaded guilty to murder and thought it was his own constitutional rights to be hanged. At trial he thanked the judge and jury for the sentence of hanging. He objected when a reform group sought to prevent his hanging; he said ‘I wish you all had one neck, and I had my hands on it,…I believe the only way to reform people is to kill them.’ Carl Panzram, self confessed killer of twenty one persons, was hanged on the 5 September 1930 at Fort Leavenworth Prison. One jailer edited his autobiography to be published but it was rejected because of its content; it was not until 1970, some forty years later that it was published.


h.h. holmes

Holmes, properly known as Herman Webster Mudgett, killed twenty-seven people at his house in Chicago. Like Ted Bundy he was a handsome man and a favourite with the ladies.

Holmes first married in 1878 while still a student, and in 1886 contracted a bigamous marriage with Myrta Belknap. He took to fraud as a means of livelihood, and in 1888 worked in Chicago as a drugstore chemist. The female boss disappeared in 1890, leaving Holmes in command of a business which thrived on sales of patent medicine.

Holmes shared a flat above the store with a Jeweller called Icilius Conner and his his wife Julia who acted as Holmes's secretary. Holmes purchased a large vacant plot accross the road from the drugstore to build a hotel. The Gothic-style hotel resembled a castle and had 100 rooms. The hotel, aptly named 'Holmes's Castle' was designed by Benjamin F. Pitzel, and completed in 1891. Many people stayed at Holmes's castle and many disappeared, including Conners' wife and her daughter.

An insurance fraud by Holmes which resulted in the death of Pitzel took police to Holmes's hotel, but Holmes had fled. He was captured in Philadelphia and charged with embezzlement and later with murder.

The police searched Holmes's castle and discovered a death house. Some of the rooms had chutes which led to the basement below, used as a victim cargo route. The basement contained vats of acid, airtight rooms with gas inlets, windowless torture rooms containing trays of surgical instruments. Also found were several female skeletons.

At Holmes’s trial in 1895, in which Holmes acted as his own defence, a mechanic told of how he had worked for Holmes stripping flesh from bodies which he thought had come from the city mortuary. Holmes was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. While awaiting execution Holmes confessed to twenty-seven killings. He was hanged at Philadelphia’s Moyamensing prison on 7 May 1896.


jeffrey dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer was born in Milwaukee in 1960. When he was a child he took an interest in chemistry and mutilating animals, he was also reportedly molested by a boy at the age of eight.

He joined the US Army in 1979 and got stationed in Germany. In 1981 he was discharged for disorderly behaviour and alcoholism. While Dahmer was serving in Germany there were three unsolved murders near his base.

When Dahmer returned to Milwaukee he was soon arrested for exhibitionism. In 1988 he was sentenced to 10 months jail for fondling a minor.

Upon his release from prison he got a job at a local candy factory and rented a small apartment which later became the famous apartment 213. Dahmer’s neighbours soon complained of an overpowering bad smell and the noise pollution that emitted from his power saw. Dahmer’s excuses was that his refrigerator broke down and the meat spoiled and that he was building book-cases.

In 1991 police responded to a neighbours call who discovered a 14-year-old Asian boy, Konerak Sinthasomphone, bleeding and naked who had escaped from Dahmer. This incident was ignored by police who called it "a homosexual lovers spat". Dahmer killed the boy later that night.

Another one of Dahmers victims, Tracy Edwards, escaped and flagged down a police car. The police went back to Dahmer’s apartment where they discovered photos of dismembered bodies, a head in the refrigerator, a kettle on the stove full of hands and male genitalia, a heart in the fridge with the words 'to eat later' carved in it and the list goes on.

Dahmer admitted killing a number of young Asian and African-American boys. After getting his victims drunk or drugged Dahmer photographed, strangled and dismembered his victims. Dahmer committed acts of necrophilia on his victims and was also a cannibal, this was evident by no other food in Dahmer's apartment except the body parts of his victims. Dahmer had killed a total of 17 males.

In 1992 Dahmer was found guilty of the murders and sentenced to death. While waiting on death row Dahmer was murdered by a fellow inmate and was found with a mop handle stuck in his eye.


john wayne gacy

John Wayne Gacy killed thirty-three boys in Chicago between 1972 and December 1978.

Gacy was a successful building contractor and regarded as a family man who loved children, he would even visit hospitals posing as Pogo the clown. His earlier life consisted of theft and sexual assaults on boys.

Gacy would go cruising in his car for victims, usually posing as a police officer with a red light on his car. He would then chloroform the victims, take them back to his house where he would rape them, strangle them and bury them in the crawlspace under his house.

Gacy was finally arrested in 1978 when a boy he had invited to his house, Robert Piest, had disappeared. Robert told his parents that he had been offered a job by Gacy, and when he failed to return, the police were notified. When the police went to Gacy's house they were alerted by a strange odour and searched his house, where they discovered the dead bodies under the crawlspace.

Gacy made three confessions, but declined to testify at his trial for murder. The Jury who tried him were told by a psychiatrist that Gacy was suffering from a personality disorder that did not amount to insanity. Seeing this, on the 13 March 1980, Gacy was sentenced to life imprisonment, but this was changed to a death sentence. Just after midnight on 10 May 1994 Gacy was executed by lethal injection at Stateville prison in Joilet, Illinois.


ivan milat

In 1992 two british women disappeared in Australia, New South Wales, while hitch hiking. Their bodies were found in April, and two more bodies in October the following year.

After public fears of a serial killer, police conducted a search of the forest area. They found three more bodies, all hitch-hikers. The victims were killed by gunshots or stab wounds, and some of the bodies had been decapitated.

The pattern did not fit the normal psychological profile of a serial killer, because he killed victims of different genders and claimed more than one victim at a time.

The police added twenty-nine-year-old Diane Pennachio to the list, her body had been found earlier in 1991, she had been stabbed to death.

In February 1994, a british hitch-hiker came forward to give police crucial information. In 1990 the man had been hitch-hiking in New South Wales. He was offered a ride by a man who stopped the car and then pulled out a gun. The hitch-hiker escaped by fleeing and flagging down another vechile. The hitch-hiker had got a good description of the man and the plates of the attacker's car.

The description of the man was identified by mugshots as forty-nine-year-old Ivan Milat. The police carried out a survelliance operation and on 22 May 1994, Milat was arrested. In Milat's house was belongings of the vitims and weapons used to kill them. Ivan Milat was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.


timothy evans and john christie

55-year-old John Christie lived with his wife at 10 Rillington Place in London. At the top floor lived 24-year-old Timothy Evans with his wife and baby daughter.

On 30 November 1949 Evans went to a police station and told them of how he found his wife dead in their home, worried of being accused he hid her body down a drain. The police however discovered Evans wife and baby daughter's strangled bodies in the backyard.

Evans confessed to the murders but later he accused his neighbour, John Christie of the murders. Evans went to trial in 1950 were Christie took the stand as a witness. Christie denied involvement in any murder and was believed. Evans was found guilty of the murder of his daughter and sentenced to death. He was hanged on 9 March 1950.

In March of 1953 a new tenant of 10 Rillington Place discovered the dead bodies of 3 women when opening a sealed papered-over cupboard. The police were notified and conducted a search of the grounds which revealed another 3 bodies - 6 in total.

The former tenant, John Christie, was arrested and confessed to 7 murders, of those victims one was Christie's wife.

Christie's motives were sexual, his modus operandi was to invite the woman victim to his house where he would then get them drunk and rape and strangle them.

Christie also confessed to the murder of Mrs Evans but denied murdering the Evans baby. An official enquiry into the Evans murders concluded that the murder case against Evans was found proven. It seems unlikely that there could be two murderers as neighbours - especially when the Evans were killed by Christie's method of strangulation.

John Christie was tried for the murder of his wife. He was found guilty and sentenced to death. He was hanged on 15 July 1953. Years later Timothy Evans was granted a posthumus free pardon.


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