Patrick Kearney is an American necrophile serial killer who has at least 43 people on his conscience. Kearney's profile-less murder scheme, which is found in most serial killers, made it difficult for the police to catch him.
Alexander Pichushkin is a Russian serial killer from Moscow. In 1992 the then 18-year-old student began planning the so-called checkerboard murders together with his friend and classmate Mikhail Odiichuk.
Serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson was born on May 12, 1897 and was hanged in Winnipeg on January 13, 1928. He escaped from Napa State Hospital several times. After his last escape, he began his series of murders in 1926.
Luis Garavito is a rapist and serial killer from Colombia. He was born on January 25, 1957. At the age of 35, he started talking to small children, luring them away, and then raping and killing them. He remained undetected for seven years.
Yang Xinhai was born on July 29, 1968. As the son of a poor farming family, he was introverted and tenderly strung as the youngest child. At school he had to provide himself with food, which was always a challenge without money. When he was 17, he dropped out of school to join migrant workers.
Peter Kürten, also called Vampire from Düsseldorf, was a multiple serial killer at the beginning of the last century. He committed a series of sexual crimes, robberies and murders of children and adults.
Mexican-born Juan Corona employed seasonal workers on a California farm in the 1970s. He also gave them a place to sleep on the site where 25 bodies were later discovered. He was sentenced to 25 life sentences with no prospect of pardon.
Moses Sithole is a South African serial killer. He committed the ABC murder series, named after his crime scenes Atteridgeville, then Boksburg and finally Cleveland, a suburb of Johannesburg. In some cases, he called the victims' relatives to mock them.
The French serial killer Joseph Vacher lived from 1868 to 1898. The police assume that he had at least 11 people on his conscience. Vacher's victims were mostly young agricultural workers. It didn't matter whether they were female or male.
Henry Howard Holmes's real name Herman Webster Mudgett was born on May 16, 1860 and was executed on May 7, 1896 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The exact number of its victims is not known, it is assumed that up to 200 victims.
"Kiss my ass.": Those were the last words of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. He was sentenced to death twelve times for 33 murders of young men and children - world record. The actual number of murder victims was taken to his grave by one of the most notorious serial killers of all time. He died from a lethal injection on May 10, 1994 at the Stateville Correction Center.