Most interesting unsolved serial killer murders?

Posted by: PetersSmith

Most of these guys are still alive. Let that sink in.

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Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is the best known name given to an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name originated in a letter written by someone claiming to be the mu... rderer that was widely disseminated in the media. The letter is widely believed to have been a hoax, and may have been written by journalists in a deliberate attempt to heighten interest in the story and increase their newspapers circulation. Within the crime case files as well as contemporaneous journalistic accounts the killer was called "the Whitechapel Murderer" as well as "Leather Apron".Attacks ascribed to Jack the Ripper typically involved female prostitutes who lived and worked in the slums of London and whose throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilations. The removal of internal organs from at least three of the victims led to proposals that their killer possessed anatomical or surgical knowledge. Rumours that the murders were connected intensified in September and October 1888, and letters from a writer or writers purporting to be the murderer were received by media outlets and Scotland Yard   more
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Zodiac Killer

The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated in northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The killer's identity remains unknown. The Zodiac murdered victims in Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco between December 1... 968 and October 1969. Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted. The killer originated the name "Zodiac" in a series of taunting letters sent to the local Bay Area press. These letters included four cryptograms. Of the four cryptograms sent, only one has been definitively solved.Suspects have been named by law enforcement and amateur investigators, but no conclusive evidence has surfaced. In April 2004, the San Francisco Police Department marked the case "inactive", yet re-opened the case at some point prior to March 2007. The case also remains open in the city of Vallejo, as well as in Napa County and Solano County. The California Department of Justice has maintained an open case file on the Zodiac murders since 1969   more
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Alphabet murderer

The "Alphabet murders" took place in the early 1970s 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 girls' first and last names started with the same letter and that...  each body was found in a town that had a name starting with the same letter as each girl's name.Investigators have theorized that a series of murders with similar circumstances in California in the late 1970s is connected to the earlier New York murders   more
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Atlanta Child murderer

The Atlanta Child Murders, known locally as the "missing and murdered children case", were a series of murders committed in Atlanta, Georgia, United States from the summer of 1979 until the spring of 1981. Over the two-year period, at least of 28 Af... rican-American children, adolescents and adults were killed. An Atlanta native, Wayne Williams, 23 years old at the time of the last murder, was arrested for and convicted of two of the adult murders   more
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Smiley face murderer(s)

The Smiley face murder theory is a theory advanced by two retired New York City detectives, Kevin Gannon and Anthony Duarte, that a number of young men found dead in bodies of water across several Midwestern American states over the last decade did ... not accidentally drown, as concluded by law enforcement agencies, but were victims of a serial killer or killers. The term smiley face became connected to the alleged murders when it was made public that the police had discovered graffiti depicting a smiley face near locations where they think the killer dumped the bodies in at least a dozen of the cases. The response of law enforcement investigators and other experts to Gannon and Duarte's theory has been largely skeptical   more
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Monster of Udine

The Monster of Udine was an unidentified serial killer who killed at least 4 victims in the Province of Udine, Italy.
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Connecticut River Valley Killer

The "Connecticut River Valley Killer" refers to an unidentified serial killer believed responsible for a series of similar knife murders mostly in and around Claremont, New Hampshire, and the Connecticut River Valley, primarily in the 1980s.
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Servant Girl Annihilator

A serial killer, popularly known as the Servant Girl Annihilator, preyed upon the city of Austin during the years 1884 and 1885. The series of murders was referred to by contemporary sources as "The Servant Girl Murders." The December 26, 1885 issue...  of The New York Times reported that the "murders were committed by some cunning madman, who is insane on the subject of killing women.   more
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Colonial Parkway Killer

The Colonial Parkway Killer was an apparent serial killer believed to have murdered at least eight people along the Colonial Parkway of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia between 1986 and 1989. During that time, three couples were murdered and one co... uple is missing and presumed to be dead   more
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Flat-Tire murderer

The Flat-Tire murders refer to five connected, unsolved murders that happened in Florida, United States in 1975. The investigators theorized that the killer deflates the tires of the victims' vehicles and offers them assistance before killing them. ... The suspect has been given the name "South Dade Killer" because the killings have only been in the vicinity of Cutler Bay and the Palmetto area of the South Miami-Dade County Florida   more
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Bowraville murderer

The Bowraville murders were a series of serial killings that took place over a period of five months from September 1990 to February 1991 in Bowraville, New South Wales, Australia.
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The Doodler

The Doodler, also known as the Black Doodler, is an unidentified serial killer believed responsible for 14 slayings and three assaults of men in the gay community of San Francisco, California between January 1974 and September 1975. The nickname was...  given due to the perpetrator's habit of sketching his victims prior to having sex with them and then stabbing them to death. The perpetrator met his victims at gay nightclubs, bars and restaurants   more
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Edgecombe County serial killer

The Edgecombe County Serial Killer also known as "The Seven Bridges Killer" is an as yet unnamed serial killer, in the surroundings of Edgecombe County and partly in Halifax County, in North Carolina, USA. Ten black women are missing, the remains of...  eight have been found, all of them fitting a similar profile of several women from Rocky Mount whose bodies were discovered within the past years, dating back to 2005. Each victim was black, and all had a history of drugs or prostitution before they disappeared. Rocky Mount police Chief John Manley acknowledged to media that authorities are dealing with a serial killer.One of the victims, Roberta Williams, could be traced back to the year 2008, as it has been the last time Williams was seen alive. Her remains were discovered in 2010, off Seven Bridges Road, between Battleboro and Whitakers.In June 2008, the sheriff's office requested assistance from the State Bureau of Investigation, and formed a task force of local, state and federal officials to try to find out if the killings are connected.In January 2011, more human remains were found by a hunter in Edgecombe County, whereby this victim could be number nine   more
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Paturis Park murderer

The Paturis Park murders are a series of 13 murders of gay men between February 2007 and August 2008. The murders took place in Paturis Park in Carapicuíba, Brazil and perpetrated by an unknown killer dubbed the "Rainbow Maniac".
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I find these to not be interesting and instead see them as great tragedies that should be dead and buried.

Here's a question, why'd you click on this poll if you knew what it was about yet didn't want to vote on anything?
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Long Island serial killer

The Long Island serial killer is an unidentified suspected serial killer who is believed to have murdered 10 to 17 people associated with the sex trade over a period of nearly 20 years and dumped their bodies along the Ocean Parkway, near the remote...  Long Island beach towns of Gilgo Beach and Oak Beach in Suffolk County and the area of Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County.The remains of four victims were found in December 2010, while six more sets of remains were found in March and April 2011. Police believe that the latest sets of remains predate the four bodies found in December 2010.On May 9, 2011, authorities surmised that two of the newest sets of remains might be the work of a second killer. On November 29, 2011, however, the police announced that they believe that one person is responsible for all 10 deaths and that they do not believe that the case of Shannan Gilbert is related. According to Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, "It is clear that the area in and around Gilgo Beach has been used to discard human remains for some period of time.   more
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Ann Arbor Hospital Murderer

The Ann Arbor Hospital Murders were the murders of 10 patients in an Ann Arbor, Michigan, VA Hospital during the 1970s. Filipino nurses Filipina Narciso and Leonora Perez were tried for the crimes. In 1975, 35 patients at the VA Hospital in Ann Arb... or, Michigan, suffered respiratory failure, 10 of whom died. The FBI launched an investigation into the matter due to its suspicious jump from monthly averages at the hospital, and eventually accused two Filipina nurses recently immigrated to the U.S., Filipina Narciso and Leonora Perez, of responsibility for the murders in June 1976. The case against Narciso and Perez was, by admission of the assistant U.S. Attorney General, Richard Delonis, “highly circumstantial,” yet resulted in a guilty conviction. The FBI’s devotion to cracking the case was considerable, in total using an estimated 200 agents and devoting over $1 million in resources to the case   more
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Beer Man

Beer Man is the name given to a suspected serial killer who murdered six people in south Mumbai, India, between October 2006 and January 2007. The nickname was gained due to beer bottles left beside each body, which was the only link between the dea... ths.In January 2008 Ravindra Kantrole was convicted of a seventh murder, that of a homeless man. He was charged with two other Beer Man murders but cleared of any involvement, thus leaving the remaining six murders unsolved.In September 2009 The Bombay High Court acquitted Kantrole of any involvement in the murders due to lack of evidence. The forensic tests conducted on him were judged inadmissible, so was the eyewitness testimony of a person who said he/she had seen Kantrole for a few seconds and remembered his face 2 months later   more
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Daytona Beach killer

The Daytona Beach killer is a serial killer responsible for the murders of four women in the Daytona Beach area from December 2005–December 2007. The killer has never been apprehended. The involvement of a serial killer was feared after the discover... y of the first three victims   more
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Eastbound Strangler

The Eastbound Strangler is an unidentified serial killer believed to be responsible for the murders of four women in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 2006.
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John Bodkin Adams

John Bodkin Adams was an Irish general practitioner, convicted fraudster and suspected serial killer. Between 1946 and 1956, more than 160 of his patients died in suspicious circumstances. Of these, 132 left him money or items in their wills. He was...  tried and acquitted for the murder of one patient in 1957. Another count of murder was withdrawn by the prosecution in what was later described as "an abuse of process" by the presiding judge Patrick Devlin, causing questions to be asked in parliament about the prosecution's handling of events. The trial was featured in headlines around the world and was described at the time as "one of the greatest murder trials of all time" and "murder trial of the century". It was also described at the time as "unique" because, in the words of the judge, "the act of murder" had "to be proved by expert evidence."The trial had several important legal ramifications. It established the doctrine of double effect, whereby a doctor giving treatment with the aim of relieving pain may, as an unintentional result, shorten life   more
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Feb 9 Killer

Feb 9 Killer is the alias of a suspected serial killer believed to be responsible for the 2006 murder of Sonia Mejia and her unborn baby and 2008 murder of Damiana Castillo in Salt Lake County, Utah. The murders were committed on the same day, Febru... ary 9, hence the alias   more
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Honolulu Strangler

The Honolulu Strangler also known as the Serial Killer was Hawaii’s first known serial killer and responsible for the death of five women in Honolulu in 1985 and 1986. The killer has not been caught.
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Paraquat murderer

The paraquat murders were a series of indiscriminate poisonings carried out in Japan in 1985. Police were unable to gather any evidence about the murders other than they were caused by a poisoned beverage that was left inside or around vending machi... nes. All the beverages were poisoned with the herbicide paraquat except for one which was poisoned with diquat.The first poisoning and death occurred on April 30, 1985 in Fukuyama, Hiroshima. This drink was found on top of the vending machine. After this, eleven more murders occurred between September 11 and November 17. Most of these drinks were retrieved from outside the vending machine. Vending machine operators posted warnings on machines telling people not to consume drinks found in or around the machines, after which the poisonings stopped.No culprit was ever found.It was established that at least one other unknown person attempted to imitate the paraquat murders by putting lime sulfur into drinks in Tokyo. There were also a small number of people who attempted to poison themselves in a method imitating the murders   more
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Hwaseong serial murderer

The Hwaseong serial murders were a series of unsolved serial murders that occurred in the South Korean city of Hwaseong between September 15, 1986 and April 3, 1991. Ten women were found bound, raped, and murdered. The murders are considered to be t... he most infamous in the modern history of South Korea. The Korean film Memories of Murder and television series Gap-dong are based on these murders   more
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Gypsy Hill killer

The Gypsy Hill killings or Gypsy Hill murders are a group of five unsolved homicides of young women in San Mateo County, California during early 1976. The culprit was dubbed the San Mateo slasher.
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B1 Butcher

The B1 Butcher is an unknown serial killer in Namibia. The B1 Butcher has murdered at least five women between 2005 and 2007, with all murders related to the National Road B1.In 2007, a German-born Namibian was accused of rape, arrested, and later l... inked to these unsolved murders. However, he was after a long detention acquitted for lack of evidence. In 2008 a man who committed suicide was implicated as the series of murders ended in 2007, but the connection could not be conclusively proven   more
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Claremont serial murderer

The Claremont serial murders is the case of the unsolved murders of two young Australian women and the unresolved disappearance of a third in 1996 and 1997 in Claremont, a wealthy western suburb of Perth, Western Australia. All three women disappear... ed in similar circumstances after attending night spots in Claremont, leading police to suspect that an unidentified serial killer was the offender. Mark Dixie was a suspect in the killings; however, WA Police Deputy Commissioner Murray Lampard has been quoted in saying "Dixie was closely investigated at the time and eventually ruled out as a suspect.   more
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West Mesa murderer

The West Mesa Murders refer to the remains of 11 women found buried in 2009 in the desert on the West Mesa of Albuquerque, New Mexico. No suspects have been identified in the case and a serial killer is believed to be responsible.
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South County car bomber

The South County car bomber was a person who terrorized south St. Louis County, Missouri with a series of fatal car bombings in 1977.Two people – Shirley Marie Flynn and Robert Curtis Jackson – were killed in bombings on October 18, 1977 and Novembe... r 3, 1977, respectively. A third victim, Ronald Sterghos, escaped injury in an earlier attack on October 7, 1977.The bombings ceased after that and were never solved, despite an extensive effort. The bombings appear to have been random and some authorities believed they were the work of a deranged individual, although authorities also noted similarities between the three bombings and a car bombing on March 7 1978 in Paducah, Kentucky in which William Ohlhausen, who had been Shirley Flynn's boyfriend, was seriously injured   more
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Lisbon Ripper

The Lisbon Ripper was a serial killer who, between 1992 and 1993 murdered three prostitutes in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Charlie Chop-off

Charlie Chop-off was an American serial killer active in Manhattan between 1972 and 1974 killing five black children and leaving another for dead. The nickname comes from the genital mutilation inflicted on the male victims. While the case is still ... considered open, Erno Soto was held as a suspect and confessed to one of the murders, but was considered unfit for trial and sent back to a mental institution   more
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Redhead murderer

The redhead murders are a series of unsolved homicides believed to have been committed by an unidentified serial killer in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Pennsylvania. It is presumed that the killings occurred between 1978 and the 19... 80s, but they may have continued until 1992. The victims, many of whom have never been identified, usually had reddish hair and their bodies were abandoned along major highways in the United States; presumably, they were hitchhiking or engaged in prostitution. Authorities are unsure of how many people were responsible for these murders, if they were all performed by the same perpetrator(s), or how many victims there were. It is believed that a total of eight to eleven victims were involved   more
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Frankford Slasher

The Frankford Slasher is the name given by the media to a possible serial killer who operated in and around the neighborhood of Frankford of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1985 to 1990. Leonard Christopher was convicted in the murder of one of the ... nine supposedly linked victims, but the others remain unsolved. All the victims were sexually assaulted and stabbed to death. Several of the victims were seen with a middle-aged white man shortly before their deaths   more
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Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murderer

The Santa Rosa hitchhiker murders were a series of at least seven unsolved homicides involving female hitchhikers that took place in Sonoma County and Santa Rosa of the North Bay area of California in 1972 and 1973. All of the victims were found nud... e in rural areas near steep embankments and/or in creek beds near roads   more
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Oakland County Child Killer

The Oakland County Child Killer is an unidentified serial killer responsible for the murders of four or more children, two girls and two boys, in Oakland County, Michigan, United States in 1976 and 1977.
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Stoneman

The Stoneman was a name given by the popular English language print media of Calcutta to an unidentified serial killer who murdered at least 13 homeless people of that city during their sleep in 1989.The Stoneman was blamed for thirteen murders over...  six months, but it was never established whether the crimes were the handiwork of one person or a group of individuals. The Calcutta Police also failed to resolve whether any of the crimes were committed as a copycat murder. To date, no one has been sentenced for these crimes, making this one of the greatest unsolved mysteries plaguing modern metropolitan Indian police forces   more
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New Bedford Highway Killer

The New Bedford Highway Killer is an unidentified serial killer responsible for the deaths of nine women and the disappearances of two additional women in New Bedford, Massachusetts, between July 1988 and June 1989. All of the killer's victims were ... known prostitutes or substance abusers   more
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Original Night Stalker

The Original Night Stalker is the name given to an unidentified serial killer and rapist who murdered at least ten people in Southern California from 1979 through 1986. The crimes initially centered on East Sacramento where at least fifty women were...  sexually assaulted between June 18, 1976, and July 5, 1979. The perpetrator was dubbed The East Area Rapist. In 2001, the Northern California rapes were linked by DNA to murders in Southern California.The Original Night Stalker/East Area Rapist was never apprehended; several suspects have been cleared through DNA, alibi, or other investigative means and methods   more
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Chicago Tylenol murderer

The Chicago Tylenol murders were a series of poisoning deaths resulting from drug tampering in the Chicago metropolitan area in 1982. The victims had all taken Tylenol branded acetaminophen capsules that had been laced with potassium cyanide. James ... William Lewis was convicted of extortion for sending a letter taking credit for the deaths and demanding $1 million to stop them, and he was also the primary suspect in the killings despite living in New York City at the time. The incidents led to reforms in the packaging of over-the-counter substances and to federal anti-tampering laws   more
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Bible John

Bible John is the nickname of a serial killer who is believed to have murdered three young women after meeting them at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland, between 1968 and 1969. As of 2014, the killer has never been identified although the...  known movements and modus operandi of convicted Glaswegian serial killer Peter Tobin suggests that he may have been behind the killings. However this has never been proven and the case remains unsolved   more
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Monster of Florence

The Monster of Florence, also known as Il Mostro, is an epithet commonly used for the perpetrator, or perpetrators, of 16 murders, nearly all of couples, that took place between 1968 and 1985 in the province of Florence, Italy. The same gun and patt... ern were used in all the murders   more
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Freeway Phantom

"Freeway Phantom" was the name given to an unidentified serial killer known to have abducted, raped and strangled six female youths in Washington, D.C. From April 1971 through September 1972. The victims were all African-American girls between the a... ges of 10 and 18   more
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Atlanta Ripper

The Atlanta Ripper was an unidentified serial killer of fifteen Atlanta women in 1911.May 28, 1911, The body of Belle Walker, an African-American cook, was found 25 yards from her home on Garibaldi Street in Atlanta. Her throat had been cut by an un... known slayer, and the crime was reported in the Atlanta Constitution under the headline "Negro Woman Killed; No Clue to Slayer" On June 15, another black woman, Addie Watts, was found with her throat slashed, followed on June 27 by Lizzie Watkins. The search for the serial killer, called "the Atlanta Ripper" by the press, found six different suspects, but no convictions were ever made, nor was the crime ever solved. By the end of 1911, fifteen women, all black or dark-skinned, all in their early 20s, had been murdered in the same manner. The "Ripper" may have had as many as 21 victims, but there is no conclusive proof that the murders were carried out by one person   more
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Axeman of New Orleans

The Axeman of New Orleans was a serial killer active in New Orleans, Louisiana, from May 1918 to October 1919. Press reports during the height of public panic about the killings mentioned similar murders as early as 1911, but recent researchers have...  called these reports into question   more
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Cleveland Torso Murderer

The Cleveland Torso Murderer was an unidentified serial killer who killed and dismembered at least 12 victims in the Cleveland area in the 1930s.
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Phantom Killer

The moonlight murders, a term created by the news media, refer to the true unsolved violent crimes committed in and around Texarkana in the spring of 1946 by an unidentified serial killer known as the Phantom Killer or Phantom Slayer. The killer is ... credited with attacking eight people within ten weeks, five of whom were killed, usually three weeks apart. The attacks happened on weekends between February 22, 1946 through May 3, 1946. The first two victims, Jimmy Hollis and Mary Larey, survived. Some officers are not sure if their attack was connected with the murders. The first double murder, which involved Richard Griffin and Polly Ann Moore, happened four weeks later. The second double-homicide, involving Paul Martin and Betty Jo Booker, occurred exactly three weeks from the last attack. Texas Rangers came in to investigate, including a living legend at the time, M. T. "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas. Finally, almost exactly three weeks later, Virgil Starks was killed and his wife, Katie, was wounded severely. Most officials no longer connect that attack to the other murders. Contrary to popular belief, the killer did not attack during a full moon but did strike late at night   more
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Jack the Stripper

Jack the Stripper is the nickname given to an unknown serial killer responsible for what came to be known as the London "nude murders" between 1964 and 1965.His victimology and nickname is similar to Jack the Ripper's. He murdered six — possibly eig... ht — prostitutes, whose nude bodies were discovered around London or dumped in the River Thames. The victim count is ambiguous because two of the murders attributed to him did not fit his modus operandi   more
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birdlandmemories says2015-05-11T12:45:37.7280030-05:00
Colonial Parkway. I live only about 20 minutes from the CNU campus and it's one of the most famous local crimes in history.
PetersSmith says2015-05-11T12:46:47.0952713-05:00
Birdlandmemories: That's there lol
What_Ali_Thinks says2015-05-11T13:11:23.1548671-05:00
Damn that's a lot of cases! I have only heard of a few of them.
BblackkBbirdd says2015-05-11T13:11:47.7811318-05:00
Some people think Jack the Ripper was this Polish guy because of DNA they found on a shawl.
What_Ali_Thinks says2015-05-11T13:12:14.4420401-05:00
I can't choose one! Lol
Tumblrnatic says2015-05-11T13:26:22.2915376-05:00
@peterssmith This is a scary poll. I now have to think further before I vote. Biology exam!
FantumHeist says2015-05-11T13:27:47.6240846-05:00
What about the Boston tickler he tickles you so hard that you die
FantumHeist says2015-05-11T13:34:25.2862337-05:00
He may not kill you but he does Tickle you he is a Serial Tickler in Boston he sneaks into college rooms and tickles your feet... Stop laughing and saying WTF this is a serious matter and the are after him the case/operation is called the Tickler Monster... AND HE MIGHT BE OUT THERE WAITING IN THE BUSHE'S OR UNDER YOU BED TO JUMP OUT AND TICKLE YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Remember to all way's carry a Tickle Whistle but if you are ever been tickled please do not give up on life and do not go out tickling people to hide the fact you have been tickled there are tickle victim support center's and this is not a onion story
FantumHeist says2015-05-11T13:46:31.6424898-05:00
The cops are*
Midnight1131 says2015-05-11T13:50:45.9397199-05:00
Now that I think about it, the more recent ones should be a bit more disturbing, considering the killers are still out there.
FantumHeist says2015-05-11T13:57:55.4472936-05:00
Just like the Boston tickler

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