serial killers’

The Zodiac Killer (serial killer) terrorizes northern California

// December 27th, 2013 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

The murder spree initiated by a man known only as The Zodiac, has to be one of the most intriguing criminal mysteries the United State has ever experienced. No one is sure exactly when it began nor do we know when it will end. All we do know is that for over 22 years, someone […]

The Axeman serial killer of New Orleans (1918-1919)

// November 18th, 2013 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

During a period of several years in the early 1900’s, New Orleans teetered on the brink of panic after a string of murders that were as gruesome as they were terrifying. Reminiscent of an American version of Jack the Ripper, the ax-wielding serial killer known as “Axeman”, broke into homes across New Orleans in the […]

Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie – New Orleans socialite caged, tortured, and maimed her slaves for fun

// October 21st, 2013 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

Those who watched season 3 of American Horror Story may be surprised to learn that Kathy Bate’s character, Madame Delphine LaLaurie, is based on a real-life New Orleans tale of horror. In true-life, Mad Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie, a prominent New Orleans socialite, was discovered to have caged and savagely tortured her slaves in a […]

Israel Keyes – meticulous serial killer’s body count may never be known

// August 14th, 2013 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

Serial killer Israel Keyes is the type of serial killer the public – and police fear: one that is so wily and meticulous, a complete story of his murders may never be known. Keyes is believed to have embarked on a decades-long murder spree which may have included more than a dozen murder victims. The […]

The Boston Strangler – serial killer terrorizes Boston killing 13 woman in unsolved crime wave (1962)

// July 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

Between June 14, 1962 and January 4, 1964, 13 single women in the Boston area were victims of either a single serial killer or possibly several killers. While the police did not see all of these murders as the work of a single individual, the public did. All of these women were murdered in their […]

New DNA tests identify Albert DeSalvo as the infamous Boston Strangler

// July 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

A major development in the infamous Boston Strangler case happened today. The most well-known suspect in the killings, Albert DeSalvo, confessed to 13 murders in the 1960′s. Despite DeSalvo’s confession, he was never charged because the confession was ruled inadmissible in court. However, DeSalvo was sentenced to life in prison on unrelated charges involving armed […]

Terror attack at Boston Marathon – the Boston Marathon bombing

// April 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

At the 2013 Boston Marathon, two explosions happened at about 2:50 p.m., more than two hours after the first of the race’s nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line. Two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more, as runners […]

30 years later, police still searching for bodies of serial killer John Wayne Gacy victims

// April 13th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Tom Dart, the Cook County Sheriff, explained to ABC News yesterday that serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s contractor job brought him to as many as 20 states and that he intends to look at in each location for unsolved murders to possibly tie to Gacy. The detectives have just finished digging through the property of […]

Son of Sam – David Berkowitz

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

The Son of Sam saga began on July 29, 1976. Donna Lauria (18) and Jody Valenti (19) were sitting innocently in their car outside Lauria’s Bronx apartment when Donna noticed a man peering into the window. David Berkowitz pulled his .44 caliber Charter Arms Bulldog pistol out of a paper bag and fired five times […]

The Alphabet Murders (Rochester, New York)

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Unsolved

The “Alphabet murders” (also known as the “double initial murders”) took place from 1971 to 1973 in the Rochester, New York area. Three young girls were raped and strangled. The case got its name from the fact that each of the three girls’ first and last names started with the same letters and that the […]

The Grim Sleeper serial killer – illusive for three decades, at least a dozen women meet untimely deaths by his hand

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

They had his DNA. They had his fingerprints. They had a description from a survivor. Ballistics tests match the .25 caliber gun used in the crimes. But the elusive Grim Sleeper serial killer continued to claim victims on the streets of Los Angeles for over a quarter of a century before an arrest was made. […]

Jack the Ripper Timeline (Complete)

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Unsolved

Below is an extensive timeline of Ripper-related events covering over 100 years. It is a supplement to the Jack the Ripper article.