Photo By AlexCorv From Shutterstock

Our nation has had a less than illustrious history when it comes to the phenomenon of serial killers. Although these individuals are not exclusively American, as countries all over the world have had to deal with the havoc they wreak, we have unfortunately had a long and morbid fascination with people who take a cold and calculating amount of time to take the life of several people, stealing them from their families.

From the falsely charming enigma that was Ted Bundy to the equally baffling crimes of the Milwaukee Cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer, these men tried to satiate their twisted desires in service of some abnormal psychological gratification.

The FBI estimates that there are between twenty-five and fifty serial killers operating throughout the U.S. at any given time. If there are fifty, then each one is responsible for an average of three murders per year.

Between 1976 and 1979, Robert Ressler helped to establish the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, drawing up psychological profiles of violent offenders and organizing interviews with thirty-six incarcerated serial killers to better understand their murderous pathology and motives in the hopes of catching future predators.

However, despite the FBI’s best efforts, many of these killers still stalk our streets today and have evaded capture, in some cases, for decades. We can only hope and pray that advances in DNA profiling, like the techniques that on April 24th, 2018, unmasked 74 year old Joseph DeAngelo, the Golden State Killer, who committed at least 13 murders, more than 50 rapes, and over 100 burglaries in California between 1974 to 1986.

Here we look at those individuals who have managed to keep their distance from the long arm of the law.

1 23 ... 9NEXT »

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More from


More from


More from


More from


More from


Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Notwithstanding any other provision, we partner with third parties that collect information across various channels, including offline and online, for purposes of delivering more relevant advertising to you or your business.  Our partners may place or recognize a cookie on your computer, device, or directly in our emails/communications, and we may share personal information with them if you have submitted such information to us, such as your name, postal address, email address, or device ID.

Our partners may link the hashed or obfuscated personal information we share with them to the cookie stored on your browser or device, and they may collect information such as your IP address, browser or operating system type and version, and demographic or inferred-interest information.  Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms, including but not limited to, computers, mobile devices, over time for advertising (including addressable TV), analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes.

For example, our partners may deliver an ad to you in your web browser based on a purchase you made in a physical retail store, or they may send a personalized marketing email to you based on the fact that you visited a particular website. Your data may be transferred outside of the country from which it was originally collected.

To learn more about interest-based advertising in general and to opt out, please visit To opt-out of the use of your mobile device ID for targeted advertising, please see