Serial Killer Photo Gallery

Rodney Alcala

Rodney Alcala
The Dating Game Killer Rodney Alcala. Mug Shot

The Evil Faces of Serial Killers

The following gallery has pictures of the worst serial killers in U.S. history, the crimes that they committed, and where they are today.

Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.

Dubbed the "Dating Game Killer" Alcala was once a contestant on the show, "The Dating Game," where he won a date with another contestant, however the date never happened because the woman found him to be too creepy.

See also: Profile of Serial Killer Rodney Alcala

Richard Angelo

Richard Angelo
The Angel of Death Richard Angelo - The Angel of Death. Police File Photo

Richard Angelo was 26 years old when he went to work at Good Samaritan Hospital on Long Island in New York as a nurse in his life-long quest to help others, but instead killed 25 of his patients.

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John Eric Armstrong

John Armstrong
John Armstrong. Mug Shot

John Eric Armstrong, ex-sailor was convicted of murdering four women in the Detroit area and later confessed to killing over 30 others all over the world.

More: Profile of John Eric Armstrong

Joe Ball

Joe Ball - The Alligator Man
The Alligator Man The Alligator Man. Mug Shot

Joe Ball allegedly fed his pet alligators the body parts of local women he murdered.

More: Profile of Joe Ball - The Alligator Man

Cesar Barone

Cesar Barone
Cesar Barone. Mug Shot

Cesar Barone is currently on death row in Oregon after being convicted of the rape and murder of three women in the Portland area.

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Herb Baumeister

Herb Baumeister
Alleged Sav-a-Lot Killer Alleged Sav-a-Lot Killer. Mug Shot

Herbert Richard "Herb" Baumeister (April 7, 1947 - July 3, 1996) was the founder of the thrift store chain Sav-a-Lot and an alleged serial killer from suburban Westfield, Indiana.

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Robert Berdella

Robert Berdella
Robert Berdella. Mug Shot

Around the neighborhood he was considered odd but was liked and participated in organizing a local community crime watch programs, but he was one of the most barbarous serial killers in U.S. history, who participated in vile acts of sexual torture and murder.

More: Profile of Robert Berdella

David Berkowitz - Son of Sam

David Berkowitz
David Berkowitz. Yearbook / Mug Shot

David Berkowitz, better known as Son of Sam, is an infamous 1970s New York City serial killer who killed six people and wounded several others because a demon dog told him to do it.

More: Profile of David Berkowitz

Arthur Gary Bishop

Gary Bishop
Gary Bishop. Mug Shot

Arthur Gary Bishop went from being an honor student, Eagle Scout and teenage missionary to an obsessed pedophile and child killer, which he later attributed to the pornography that he was to exposed to while growing up.

More: Profile of Gary Bishop

William Bonin

William Bonin
The Freeway Killer The Freeway Killer. Mug Shot

William Bonin was a habitual sex offender turned serial killer, suspected of sexually assaulting, torturing and killing at least 21 boys and young men in California. He was convicted and executed for 14 of the 21 murders.

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Robert Charles Browne

Robert Charles Browne
Robert Charles Browne. Mug Shot

"Seven sacred virgins, entombed side by side, those less worthy, are scattered wide..." Robert Charles Browne

Robert Charles Browne, a convicted killer serving a life sentence for the murder of a 13-year-old Colorado girl admitted to a series of 48 other murders from 1970 until his arrest in 1995.

More: Convicted Killer Admits 49 Murders

Debra Brown

Debra Brown
"I killed the bitch and I don't give a damn. I had fun out of it." Debra Brown. Mug Shot

In 1984, at age 21, Debra Brown became involved in a master/slave relationship with habitual killer and rapist Alton Coleman and the two went on a massive killing, raping and torture spree across the midwest.

More: Profile of Debra Brown

Jerry Brudos

Jerry Brudos
The Lust Killer, Shoe Fetish Slayer Serial Killer Jerry Brudos. Mug Shot

Jerry Brudos was a shoe fetishist, serial killer, rapist, torturer and necrophiliac who stalked women around Portland, Oregon in 1968 and 1969.

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Ted Bundy Mug Shot

Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy. Mug Shot

He was attractive, smart, and had a future in politics. He was also one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history. Ted Bundy screamed his innocence until his death in the electric chair became imminent, then he tried to use his victims one last time.

More: Profile of Ted Bundy

Angelo Buono, Jr.

Angelo Buono, Jr.
One of the Hillside Stranglers The Hillside Strangler. Mug Shot

Angelo Buono, Jr. was, along with his cousin Kenneth Bianchi, one of the Hillside Stranglers who went on a two month rape, torture and murder spree in 1977, in California.

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Richard Chase

Richard Chase - The Vampire of Sacramento
The Vampire of Sacramento Richard Chase - The Vampire of Sacramento. Mug Shot

Richard Chase (May 23, 1950 – December 26, 1980) earned the nickname "The Vampire of Sacramento" after brutally killing six people, including a child and an infant, then drank their blood and ate some of their organs.

Chase, described as a chronic paranoid schizophrenic suffered from Renfield syndrome (those obsessed with drinking blood) from pre-adolescents through his adult life. Left virtually untreated, his mental disorders turned him into a real-living Dracula.

More: Profile of Serial Killer Richard Chase

Alton Coleman

Alton Coleman
Alton Coleman. Mug Shot

When executed, Coleman was the only death row inmate sentenced to death in three different states.

Accompanied by his girlfriend Debra Brown, Alton Coleman went on a six-state raping and killing spree in 1984.

At the time of Coleman's execution, there were approximately 3,700 convicted murderers on death row in the United States. Coleman was the only one with death sentences from three different states: Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois.

More: Profile of Serial Killer Alton Coleman

Dean Corll

Dean Corll - The Candy Man
The Candy Man Dean Corll - The Candy Man. Military Photo

Dean Corll was a 33-year-old electrician living in Houston, Texas, who, with two teen accomplices, was responsible for kidnapping, torturing, raping and murdering at least 27 young boys in Houston in the early 1970s. The Houston Mass Murders, as it was later referred to, became one of the worst serial killing in US history.

Read More: Profile of Dean Corll and the Houston Mass Murders

Juan Corona

Juan Corona - The Machete Murderer
The Machete Murderer Juan Corona - The Machete Murderer. Police Photo

The Machete Murderer: Juan Corona was a labor contractor who hired migrant workers for produce fields in California. In a murder spree lasting six weeks, he raped and murdered 25 men and buried their machete-hacked bodies in the orchards owned by local farmers.

Profile of Juan Corona - The Machete Murderer

Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer
Jeffrey Dahmer. Mug Shot

Jeffrey Dahmer was responsible for a series of gruesome murders of seventeen young men from 1968 until he was caught on July 22, 1991 in Milwaukee. He was convicted and given 15 life terms. On November 28, 1993, he was killed by fellow inmates.

Crimes and Profile of Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer

Albert DeSalvo

Albert DeSalvo
Albert DeSalvo. Mug Shot

In the early 1960s, several women in Boston were raped and murdered in what became known as the Boston Strangler and Silk Stocking murders. Albert De Salvo confessed to 13 of the murders, but due to a plea bargain, was only convicted of sexual assaults and robberies. He was given a life sentence, but was killed in his cell in 1973. In 2002, DNA tests of one of his victims, Mary Sullivan, did not match De Salvo, giving support to his family's claim that he was not the Boston Strangler.

More: Profile of Albert DeSalvo

Westley Allan Dodd

Westley Allan Dodd
Westley Allan Dodd. Mug Shot

Westley Allan Dodd was a serial killer and child molester from Richland, Washington. Dodd was sentenced to death for molesting and then stabbing to death three children. He also confessed to sexually abusing at least 50 other children from the age of 13 until he was caught in 1989. His execution on January 5, 1993, was the first legal hanging in the United States since 1965.

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Ronald J. Dominique

Ronald J. Dominique
Ronald J. Dominique. Mug Shot

Ronald J. Dominique of Houma, LA confessed to murdering 23 men over the past nine years and dumping their bodies in sugarcane fields, ditches and small bayous in six southeast Louisiana parishes. His reason for killing? He did not want to return to jail after raping the men.

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Mack Ray Edwards

Mack Ray Edwards
Mack Ray Edwards. Mug Shot

Mack Ray Edwards confessed to molesting and murdering six children in Los Angeles County between 1953 and 1970. He was convicted and sentenced to death, but committed suicide in his San Quentin prison cell on October 30, 1971.

Scott Erskine

Scott Erskine
Scott Erskine. Mug Shot

Scott Erskine was convicted and received the death penalty for the murders of two California boys in 1993. He was later convicted of a 1989 rape and murder of a 26-year-old Florida woman. Erskine is currently on death row in San Quentin State Prison.

Christine Falling

Christine Falling
Christine Falling. Mug Shot

Christine Laverne Falling pleaded guilty in 1982 for the murders of six children she was babysitting between 1980 and 1982. She was convicted of three of the murders and given three concurrent life sentences. Read the complete profile on Christine Falling and her murderous rampage.

Charlene Gallego

Charlene Gallego
Charlene Gallego. Mug Shot

Charlene Gallego did whatever it took to keep her husband happy, including luring young teens into the couple's van where they were raped then taken to a remote place and murdered. Between 1978 and 1980, the killer couple murdered nine young girls and one teenaged boy.

Gerald Gallego

Gerald Gallego
Gerald Gallego. Mug Shot

Gerald Gallego, with the help of his wife Charlene Gallego, kidnapped, raped and murdered nine young girls and one teenaged boy between 1978 and 1980.

Raymond Fernandez

Raymond Fernandez
Raymond Fernandez. Police Photo

From 1947 to 1949, Raymond Fernandez and his lover Martha Beck conned lonely women out of their valuables then murdered them because of Beck's raging jealousy of other women. The couple was named the "Lonely Hearts Killers" because they met each other and their victims through "lonely hearts" ads in newspapers.

John Wayne Gacy Mug Shot

John Wayne Gacy
The Killer Clown John Wayne Gacy. Mug Shot

John Wayne Gacy was convicted of the torture, rape and murder of 33 men between 1972 until his arrest in 1978. He was dubbed the "Killer Clown" because he entertained kids at parties as "Pogo The Clown."

More: John Wayne Gacy the "Killer Clown"

Robert Garrow

Robert Garrow
Robert Garrow. Mug Shot

In 1974, Garrow was convicted of the brutal murder of a teenager at a campsite in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. He later confessed to sexual assaulting and killing three other teens.

Donald "Pee Wee" Gaskins

Donald Gaskins
Donald Gaskins. Mug Shot

During the early 1970s, Donald "Pee Wee" Gaskins was the most prolific serial killer in South Carolina history. Once his brutality was unleashed, he knew no boundaries, torturing, killing, cannibalizing victims, both male and female.

More: Profile of Donald "Pee Wee" Gaskins

Ed Gein

Ed Gein
Ed Gein. Police Records

The Plainfield, Wisconsin police department had no idea of the grotesque world they were about to enter when they went to Ed Gein's farm home to investigate the disappearance of a local woman. Gein's crimes went down in history as some of the most disgusting ever uncovered, encompassing murder, grave robbing and cannibalism.

More: Ed Gein, American Psycho

Harvey Murray Glatman

Harvey Murray Glatman
Harvey Murray Glatman. Mug Shot

In the late 1950s, Harvey Murray Glatman received the death penalty for kidnapping, raping and murdering three women. Glatman was one of the first "signature killers" in the U.S. whose crimes were studied by criminal psychologist. His signature was to bind, torture and photograph the murders.

Gwendolyn Graham

Gwendolyn Graham
Gwendolyn Graham. Mug Shot

In the 1987, nurses Gwendolyn Graham and Catherine Wood were lesbian lovers who became sexually stimulated by murdering six elderly women under their care at the Alpine Manor nursing home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Kristen Gilbert

Kristen Gilbert - Angel of Death
Angel of Death Kristen Gilbert - Angel of Death. Getty Images

Kristen Gilbert was a bright, attractive, well-trained nurse who, in 2001 was found guilty of killing her patients at a Veterans Administration medical center.

Anna Marie Hahn

Anna Marie Hahn
Anna Marie Hahn. Family Photo

Anna Marie Hahn (July 7, 1906 - December 7, 1938) was an immigrant from Bavaria who was the first female serial killer to die in the electric chair in the U.S. Hahn was executed for the murder of 73-year-old Jacob Wagner, but was suspected in poisoning several other elderly men from 1933 until her death.

Robert Hansen Mug Shot

Robert Hansen
Robert Hansen. Mug Shot

During the 1980s, Robert C. Hansen kidnapped prostitutes from Anchorage, Alaska, flew them in his private plane to his cabin in Knik River Valley, where he raped then hunted and killed them. After his arrest he entered into a plea bargain in exchange for a life sentence and admitted to four murders, then provided authorities with the whereabouts of 17 gravesites which contained the remains of 21 victims.

Donald Havery

Donald Havery
Self-Professed Angel of Death Donald Havery. Mug Shot

Donald Havery went on a 17 year killing spree in Ohio and Kentucky, claiming to have killed 87 people, many of who were patients at a hospital where he worked as an attendant.

Gary Heidnik

Gary Heidnik
Gary Heidnik. Mug Shot

In November 1986, Gary Heidnik kidnapped six women and kept them captive in his basement. There he raped, tortured, starved and electrocuted his victims, killing two, then fed their bodies to his remaining captives.

William Heirens

William Heirens
William Heirens. Mug Shot

In 1946, William Heirens, also known as the Lipstick Killer, confessed to murdering three women in Chicago which years later he recanted.

Audrey Marie Hilley

Audrey Marie Frazier
Born Audrey Marie Frazier Audrey Marie Frazier. Mug Shot

In the 1970s, Audrey Marie Frazier from Alabama, was convicted of poisoning her husband to death and attempting to poison her daughter for insurance money. She was also suspected of poisoning her mother and mother-in-law.

Herman Webster Mudgett

Herman Webster Mudgett
Alias Dr. Harry Howard Holmes Herman Webster Mudgett. Police Photo

Herman Webster Mudgett, alias "Dr. Harry Howard Holmes," confessed to murdering 27 men, women and children during the late 1800s. Many of his victims were staying in a hotel Mudgett constructed to accommodate visitors to the 1893 World's Fair.

Waneta Hoyt Mug Shot

Waneta Hoyt
Serial Killer Waneta Hoyt. Family Photo

From 1965 through 1971, Waneta Hoyt of Oswego, New York killed five of her six children by suffocation. Prior to her confession to the murders in 1995, the children's deaths were mistakenly believed to have been caused by sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). One of her children was the first in the U.S. to be placed on a breathing monitor, but the child died anyway. After her confession which she later recanted, she was convicted in all five deaths and given a life sentence.

Philip Jablonski

Philip Jablonski
California Serial Killer California Serial Killer. Mug Shot

In 1991, Philip Jablonski mutilated and killed four California women including his wife and 72-year-old mother-in-law. His wife was his pen pal while he was in prison for killing his third wife. Now on death row, Jablonski continues to solicit pen pal relationships from both men and women.

Vincent Johnson

Vincent Johnson
Vincent Johnson. Mug Shot

Dubbed the Brooklyn Strangler, Vincent Johnson, a homeless crack addict, confessed to strangling to death five Brooklyn women in 1999 and 2000.

Genene Jones

Genene Jones
Baby Killer Genene Jones. Mug Shot

Genene Jones worked at several medical clinics around San Antonio, Texas as a pediatric nurse. It is believed that during this time she injected numerous infants and babies with life-threatening drugs. The exact number of children who died as a result of Jones is unknown, however in 1985 she was convicted of killing a four-week-old child.

Patrick Wayne Kearney

Patrick Wayne Kearney
The Freeway Killer Patrick Kearney. Mug Shot

Patrick Kearney confessed to killing a total of 32 young men from 1975 to 1977 and dumping their bodies on highways and desserts between Los Angeles and Mexico. He was convicted of 21 of the murders and received 21 life sentences in exchange for a full confession.

Edmund Emil Kemper III

Edmund Emil Kemper III
Edmund Kemper. Mug Shot

In the early 1970s, Edmund Emil Kemper III was a necrophilia cannibal serial killer who earned the name The Co-ed Killer, after killing his mother and six women in and around Santa Cruz, California.

Randy Kraft

Randy Kraft
Randy Kraft. Mug Shot

Randy Steven Kraft sadistically killed several young men and teenaged boys from California and Oregon, then dumped their bodies along freeways. Although convicted for 16 murders, many believe he was responsible for at least 51 others.

Note: Kraft is often confused with two other Freeway Murderers who killed young men along California freeways during the 1970s.- William Bonin and Patrick Kearney.

Leonard Lake

Leonard Lake
Leonard Lake. Mug Shot

Leonard Lake (October 29, 1945 - June 6, 1985) was suspected of joining forces with Charles Ng in a kidnapping, torture, rape and killing spree during the 1980s. When apprehended on a firearms charge, Lake took a cyanide pill and died at the police station. A search of his property uncovered 12 bodies and videos of the pair sadistically attacking different missing women. Also uncovered was a cell buried in a hillside where it was believed their victims were held captive and then murdered.

Derrick Todd Lee

Derrick Todd Lee
Derrick Todd Lee. Mug Shot

Derrick Todd Lee, dubbed the Baton Rouge Serial Killer, was linked by DNA to seven women murdered in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was convicted of the May 31, 2002 rape and murder of one of the women, LSU graduate Charlotte Murray Pace and sentenced to death by lethal injection.

Edward Joseph Leonski

Edward Joseph Leonski
Edward Joseph Leonski. Military Photo

In 1942, Edward Joseph Leonski was a soldier in U.S. Army and based in Melbourne when he murdered three women. He confessed to the murders and was convicted and sentenced to death by a military court. Five days after he was sentenced he was hung.

Lee Boyd Malvo

Lee Boyd Malvo
Lee Boyd Malvo. Mug Shot

Lee Boyd Malvo and partner John Allen Muhammad went on a three-week shooting spree in 2002 in the Washington D.C. area in which 13 people were randomly shot and 10 of them killed.

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John Allen Muhammad

John Allen Muhammad
Beltway Sniper John Allen Muhammad. Mug Shots

John Allen Muhammad and partner Lee Boyd went on a three-week shooting spree in 2002 in the Washington D.C. area in which 13 people were randomly shot and 10 of them killed. Muhammad, a father figure to Mavo, was allegedly the mastermind behind the murder spree.

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Herbert Mullin

Herbert Mullin
Herbert Mullin. Mug Shot

In 1972, Herbert Mullin confessed to killing 13 people in California because of voices he heard. The voices told him that to prevent a massive earthquake he would have to murder people.

Joel Rifkin

Joel Rifkin
Joel Rifkin.

Joel Rifkin is doing 203 years to life in prison for murdering nine women in New York City from 1989 until he was caught in 1993. He confessed to killing 18 women, mostly prostitutes, but was convicted of nine murders.

Carl Panzram

Carl Panzram
Carl Panzram. Mug SHot

Carl Panzram (June 28, 1891 - September 5, 1930) was a prolific child thief who quickly advanced to rape and murder. He confessed to killing 21 people, including children, in the U.S. and Africa although only four were ever proven. Condemned to death by hanging, Panzram told his executioner, "Hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could kill 10 men while you're fooling around!"

Christopher Peterson

Christopher Peterson
Christopher Peterson. Mug Shot

Christopher Peterson, dubbed the "Shotgun Killer" confessed to shooting seven people with a shotgun, from October 30, 1990 to December 18, 1990. Those who witnessed some of the murders described the killer as Caucasian, yet Peterson was convicted to two death sentences because of his confession. Today he recants the confession, saying authorities forced him to say he was the killer.

Jesse Pomeroy

Jesse Pomeroy
Jesse Pomeroy. Police Drawing

Jesse Harding Pomeroy began attacking young boys at the age of 12. Three years later he was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of two children. His sentence was later commuted to life and at age 71 he died at the Bridgewater Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Pomeroy was the youngest person convicted of first degree murder in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Angel Resendez - The Railway Killer

Angel Resendez - The Railway Killer
The Railway Killer. Mug Shot

Angel Maturino Resendez, aka The Railway Killer/The Railroad Killer, was an illegal Mexican immigrant, who from 1977 until his capture in July 1999, allegedly killed up to 24 people throughout the U.S.

Resendez used the railways as his mode of transportation to and away from his murdered victims, all who were unknown to him, but who had one common factor, they lived near the railway. He was found guilty of the 1998 murder of one victim, Dr. Claudia Benton, 39, of Houston and was sentenced to death.

Resendez was executed in Huntsville, Texas, on June 27, 2006, by lethal injection.

Gary Leon Ridgway - Green River Killer

Gary Leon Ridgway the Green River Killer
Green River Killer. Mug Shot

Gary Leon Ridgway, aka the Green River Killer, confessed to 48 murders he committed in the early 1980s in and around Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. His victims were mostly female prostitutes and teenaged runaways. He is currently serving 48 life-sentences for his crimes.

Harvey Miguel Robinson Mug Shot

Harvey Miguel Robinson
Serial Killer Harvey Miguel Robinson. Mug Shot

Harvey Miguel Robinson was sentenced to death for raping and killing 29-year-old Joan Burghardt in 1992 and raping and killing 15-year-old Charlotte Schmoyer in 1993 and raping and killing Jessica Fortney, 47, in 1993. Robinson, who was 18 when he was arrested for the murders, is said to be one of the youngest serial killers in U.S. history.

See also: Profile of the Life and Crimes of Harvey Robinson

Danny Harold Rolling

Danny Harold Rolling
Danny Harold Rolling. Mug Shot

Danny Harold Rolling, five Gainesville area college students over a three-day period in 1990, was executed by the state of Florida on October 25, 2006. Shortly before his executions, Rolling claimed to have killed three other people in 1989 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Efren Saldivar

Efren Saldivar
Killer Nurse. Mug Shot

Efren Saldivar (born 30 September 1969) confessed to murdering 50 patients while working as a respiratory therapist from 1988 through 1998 in a hospital in Los Angeles. Later recanting his confession, he plead guilty to six counts of murder of which he received six consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Heriberto "Eddie" Seda

New York Zodiac Killer. Mug Shot

Born July 31, 1967, Heriberto "Eddie" Seda, aka the New York Zodiac Killer, confessed to killing three people and wounding four others from 1990 to 1994 in New York City. His Zodiac copycat crimes resulted in two sentences of over 200 years in prison.

Dean Corll

Dean Corll
The Houston Mass Murders Dean Corll. Military Picture

Dean Corll was a 33-year-old electrician living in Houston, Texas, who with two teen accomplices was responsible for kidnapping, torturing, raping and murdering at least 27 young boys in Houston in the early 1970s. The Houston Mass Murders, as the case was later called, became one of the worst series of murders in U.S. history.

More: Profile of Dean Corll and the Houston Mass Murders