Is your state known for any serial killers?
Ted Bundy, Gary Ridgeway...
Some happened in the city like Son of Sam. Berkowitz. I don't know if that guy killed Versace in N.Y. Andrew something? Arthur Shawcross
Paul Ezra Rhodes and Ted Bundy. I am sure there are more.
Bundy for one, the current villain in Tampa - maybe more I don’t know about.
A dozen or so, but most notably we get to claim the first serial killers in America, The Harpe Brothers! Go Tennessee...
Gary Ridgeway, also known as "The Green River Killer"
OMG....just read this question and my brother was off and running (Wth?!)
HH Holmes and the murder castle.
John Wayne Gacy is the most famous.
William Heirens was the lipstick killer.
Ben Rhodes was from Il but was a truck driver.
Richard Speck killed nurses so is more of a mass killer but there is speculation he might have killed more.
Drew Petersen killed his wives
Harry Aleman killed uncountable people for the Chicago mafia
Jesse Sumner killed co-eds from ISU
Brian Dugan was a serial killer in Chicago
Johann Hoch is thought to have killed as many as 50 women in Chicago.
Mark Winger from Springfield, though all of his victims were connected.
Alton Coleman was a nasty serial killer in Chicago (honestly....they all “nasty ugh)
Larry Eyler was a Chicago serial killer
Nick Sheley was a Rock Falls and Granite City serial killer.
He says Illinois is more famous for single victim cases or one off cases like Leopold and Leob, Sarah Kolb and Cory Gregory etc.
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The Black Widow. I️ monitored her daily for months.
I forgot his name but the Sandy Hook shooter.
Adam Lanza. Although he's technically a mass murderer, not a serial killer.
That’s one of the worst ones. My granddaughter was in kindergarten at the time. And sing the ABC song. It made me cry. I did a lot of crying that week. Those children would be in the sixth grade now.
It was an act of unspeakable evil, no doubt. The Devil came to Connecticut that day. It's monsters like Lanza that have made me such a staunch supporter of capital punishment.
We've had a few (The Maryvale serial shooter, the Baseline killer, and a few others) but none that were nationally known. The few cases from Arizona that gained national and sometimes international attention usually involved mass murder or a single murder victim. Some notable examples include:
1. Jodi Arias
2. The Rose-Mar College Of Beauty Murders
3. Winnie Ruth Judd (A.K.A "The Trunk Murderess")
4. The LaGrande brothers (This case gained international attention. They were German nationals who were convicted of gunning down one of their hostages during a botched bank robbery in Marana. Both were sentenced to death. Despite pleas from the German ambassador to the U.S., a German Member of Parliament, and Arizona's clemency board, then-governor Jane Dee Hull insisted that Karl and Walter LaGrande be put to death for their crimes. Karl was executed by lethal injection on February 24, 1999. Walter was executed in Arizona's gas chamber 2 weeks later.)
Peewee Gaskins, Susan Smith and Todd Kohlhepp
Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein
Not only my state but I live 5 miles away from the Gilgo Beach murder site.
Killer has never been caught.
All the Texas ones.
I sure there are in NJ. Would the mafia count?
I would say yes.
Jeffery Dalhmer is the most notorious one, but Ohio had had its fair share, Anthony Dowell is a more recent one. I drive by the house where Dalhmer killed his first victim quite often. It's in Bath Township in Summit County Ohio if anyone is local and wants to look it up.
Stupid autocorrect, Anthony Sowell is the second ones name...
The most notable and famous one would most likely be Ted Bundy.
The three most well known are Ted Bundy, Danny Rolling, and Aileen Wuornos.
I found a list of the top ten here: m.ranker.com/list/worst-serial-killers-from-florida/cat-mcauliffe
I remember when Ted Bundy was on the way to the electric chair people were lining up carrying signs with messages like “Burn Baby, Burn”. No one was protesting against his death penalty.
The things he did were horrible and all of his victims were innocent women some even still children, no one can relate to him because of that. This was pure justice being caaried out.
He followed me on the campus at Central Washington state. It was the same day he got Susan Rancort. I spent the morning praying for for everyone involved. Including him.
Hah! @catpillow .. I totally forgot about Wournos and I drive by that bar at least a couple times a week!
OMG Tops, he followed you! You saw him? Thank heaven he didn’t get you. You're so helpful to people and he took advantage of that.
Shygal, I had to look up the bar. I didn’t know about it. Do you feel creeped out when you’re around it?
No - there are a ton of biker bars in this area. Twice a year they roll into town, party, race, do biker stuff, and then leave lots of $ in Daytona. Just hope they have a good time while they are here.
I told a friend of mine that if he ever planned to go there, I want to go too! Being curious have gotten me in trouble my whole life.🤷♀️
I meant creepy because of the serial killer who was there, not because of it being a biker bar. Sometimes I can sense the presence of evil. I wonder if the feeling might linger.
I’d probably go, too. Just to see if I could feel anything.
In that case, then that place must be loaded with it. It looks exactly like it did in the movie!
Dayton Leroy Rogers. Killed at least six girls.
I had to look it up.