Although there are so many serial killers who are notorious for their brutality but in this list we have chosen 30 most evil serial killers of this planet earth. Most of them abducted their victims, raped them and stabbed them to death by dissecting their bodies.
For reader’s convenience we have categorized these killers by their country and then the list of serial killers is sorted by the number of killings.
Here Is The List Of 30 Most Notorious Serial Killers Throughout The History.
Gray Leon Ridgway
- A.K.A.: “The Green River Killer”
- Number of killings: 49+
- Murder Method: Strangulation
- Country: King County, Washington, USA
Gray Leon Ridgway is one of the infamous serial killers in America who received more notoriety. He admitted the killing of 49 women and girls in Washington State during the 1980s and 1990s. His major victims were prostitutes and underage runways.
He strangled his victims with the help of ligatures or sometimes with his arm and then dumped some of the dead bodies in Green River and some disposed of in planned forest areas to have s****l i*********e with them. In 2001, he was arrested for the murders of four women that were related to him through DNA verification. Gray Ridgway was found accountable and received a sentence of life imprisonment without parole.
- Number of killings: 14+
- Murder Method: Strangulation/Beating with metal bar
- Country: Washington/Utah/Florida/Vermont
Theodore Robert Bundy was one of the famous American serial killers, who stabbed and killed a range of young girls and women in just four years between 1974 and 1978. His young female victims portrayed Ted Bundy to be a very compelling and sociable personality, qualities that are enough to take advantage of their trust.
He often used to approach his female victims in public places acting as a power figure or disabled person and took them to the planned areas where he would rape them; dismember their bodies by killing them and keeping their heads as mementos.
He was also indulged in necrophilia. On a few occasions, he would just break into homes and bludgeoned his victims while they were sleeping. Frequently captured, he tried to escape two times from police before going to attempt three more murders.
The grabbing fact about this case is that Ted was a genius man. In spite of having five fixed lawyers, he acted as his own legal representative and crossed examined witnesses. He was finally arrested in 1979 and was executed by electrocution in 1989.
John Wayne Gacy
- A.K.A.: “The Killer Clown”
- Number of killings: 33
- Murder Method: Strangulation
- Country: Chicago, Illinois, USA
“The killer Clown”, John Wayne Gacy was one among the worst USA serial killers ever who sexually assaulted a count of 33 young men and boys in Chicago, Illinois between 1972 and 1978. He was known because of his benevolent services at fundraising events, where he would dress up as “Pogo the Clown”, the entertaining character that he selected for himself.
He enticed his victims to his address by force or with the promise of work or money. Gacy strangled his victims with a tourniquet and then buried most of the bodies in the crawl space of his home or in the surroundings. All of Gacy known murders were executed inside his Norwood Park Township Home. In 1980, Gacy was sentenced to death for convicting 33 murders and after spending 14 years on death row, and executed by lethal injection in 1994.
- A.K.A.: “The Milwaukee Cannibal”
- Number of killings: 17
- Murder Method: Strangulation/ Cutting throat of his victims
- Country: Ohio/Wisconsin, USA
According to history, Jeffery Dahmer is one of the most notorious serial killers who just not killed his victims, he rape them, murder and dissect seventeen boys and men for about thirteen years between 1978 and 1991. Jeffery Dahmer was an American serial killer also known as “Milwaukee Cannibal”. He was one of the s*x offenders who also commit necrophilia, cannibalism and later on ate body parts by cooking them within his home.
At the time of arrest, police found human body parts in the refrigerator and in acid-filled vats and human skulls in his closet, when his eighteen intended victim, Edwards, escaped and told a police patrol car passing by him. In 1922, the court found Dahmer guilty on his fifteen killings and sentenced him fifteen terms of life custody. After two years in 1924, Dahmer died inside the jail by another prisoner, Christopher Scarver, at the Columbia Correctional Institution.
- A.K.A.: “The Nigh Stalker”
- Number of killings: 13-16+
- Murder Method: Stabbing/ Beating/ Shooting
- Country: Los Angeles/ California, USA
Richard Ramirez is one of top 10 serial killers in California, was also a rapist, Satan worshiper and housebreaker sent shock waves and terrorized Los Angeles and San Francisco from June 1984 until August 1985. He killed 13 people and wounded many others who ranged between a 9-year-old girl and elderly married couple by shooting, stabbing, raping and mutilating his victims. He committed crimes mostly in evening timings, so he was dubbed as “Night Stalker” by the news media.
He used extensive of weapons for his killings, including knives, handguns, hammer, and tire iron and machete. The murderer was lastly caught in East LA after his mug shot was on air across Southern California and was approached by an angry mob. Ramirez was sentenced to death in 1985, and for 23 years, he stayed on California death row and died at the age of 53 due to cancer.
- A.K.A.: “The BTK Killer”
- Number of killings: 10
- Murder Method: Ligature strangulation /Stabbing with knife
- Country: Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Dennis Lynn Rader known as BTK Killer which stands for blind, torture and kill, is one of among most famous serial killers in the US, who murdered not less than 10 people for about seventeen years between 1974-9, in Sedgwick County, Kansas.
In 2004, he began to send taunting letters to police claiming the death of his sufferers with evidence and for not being able to catch him. Unluckily for him, his own provided evidence to police became the reason of his ultimate custody. He is now currently serving ten successive life sentences devoid of parole.