Serial killers similar to or like John Wayne Gacy

American serial killer who raped, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois (a part of metropolitan Chicago). Wikipedia

  • Dean Corll

    American serial killer who abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered at least 28 teenage boys and young men between 1970 and 1973 in Houston, Texas. Aided by two teenaged accomplices, David Owen Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley. Wikipedia

  • William Bonin

    American serial killer and twice-paroled sex offender who committed the rape, torture, and murder of a minimum of 21 boys and young men in a series of killings in 1979 and 1980 in southern California. Also suspected of committing a further 15 murders. Wikipedia

  • Larry Eyler

    American serial killer who is believed to have murdered a minimum of twenty-one teenage boys and young men in a series of killings committed between 1982 and 1984 in the Midwestern States. Convicted and sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 1984 kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Daniel Bridges, Eyler later voluntarily confessed to the 1982 murder of 23-year-old Steven Ray Agan, offering to also confess to his culpability in twenty further unsolved homicides if the state of Illinois would commute his sentence to one of life imprisonment without parole. Wikipedia

  • Paul Runge (serial killer)

    American serial killer who sexually assaulted and murdered at least six women and one girl between 1995 and 1997, in Illinois' Cook and DuPage counties. Commuted by Governor Pat Quinn in 2011, when the death penalty was abolished in the state. Wikipedia

  • Randy Kraft

    American serial killer known as the Scorecard Killer, the Southern California Strangler and the Freeway Killer who murdered a minimum of 16 young men between 1972 and 1983, the majority of which had been committed in California. Also believed to have committed the rape and murder of up to 51 other boys and young men. Wikipedia

  • Dennis Nilsen

    Scottish serial killer and necrophile who murdered at least twelve young men between 1978 and 1983 in London, England. Sentenced to life imprisonment on 4 November 1983, with a recommendation that he serve a minimum of 25 years. Wikipedia

  • American convicted murderer, and accomplice of serial killer Dean Corll who, along with Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr., abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered at least 28 boys and young men, in a series of killings spanning from 1970 to 1973 in Houston, Texas. The crimes, which became known as the Houston Mass Murders, came to light after Henley fatally shot Corll. Wikipedia

  • Robert Berdella

    American serial killer, known as The Kansas City Butcher and The Collector, who kidnapped, raped, tortured, and murdered at least six men between 1984 and 1987 in Kansas City, Missouri after having forced his victims to endure periods of up to six weeks of captivity. Sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the first degree murder of one of his victims, Larry Pearson, in August 1988, and would later plead guilty to one further charge of first degree murder, and four charges of second degree murder in December 1988. Wikipedia

  • Carlton Gary

    American serial killer convicted of the murders of three elderly women in Columbus, Georgia, between 1977 and 1978, though he is suspected of at least four more. Arrested in December 1978 for an armed robbery and sentenced to 21 years in prison. Wikipedia

  • Carroll Cole

    American serial killer who was executed in 1985 for killing at least fifteen women and one boy by strangulation between 1948 and 1980. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, the second son of LaVerne and Vesta Cole. Wikipedia

  • Gerald Parker

    Serial killer who raped and murdered five Orange County, California women. Pregnant at the time of the attack survived, but her child was delivered stillborn. Wikipedia

  • Paul Durousseau

    American serial killer who murdered seven young women (including two who were pregnant) in the southeastern United States between 1997 and 2003. Stationed there with the U.S. Army during the early 1990s. Wikipedia

  • Andrés Ulises Castillo Villarreal

    Mexican serial killer active in his hometown of Chihuahua City, raping and murdering at least three men and raping a teenager between 2009 and 2015. He confessed to around 12 murders, earning the nicknames "The Chihuahua Ripper" and "The Urban Development Ripper". Wikipedia

  • Gary Ray Bowles

    American serial killer who was executed in 2019 for the murders of six men in 1994. Sometimes referred to as the I-95 Killer since most of his victims lived close to the Interstate 95 highway. Wikipedia

  • Fritz Haarmann

    German serial killer, known as the Butcher of Hanover, the Vampire of Hanover and the Wolf-Man, who committed the sexual assault, murder, mutilation and dismemberment of a minimum of 24 boys and young men between 1918 and 1924 in Hanover, Germany. Found guilty of 24 of the 27 murders for which he was tried and sentenced to death by beheading in December 1924. Wikipedia

  • Benjamin Atkins

    American serial killer and rapist who murdered, tortured, and raped 11 women in Highland Park and Detroit, Michigan, during a period of nine months between December 1991 and August 1992. All the victims were found in vacant buildings, all had been raped and strangled. Wikipedia

  • Anthony Allen Shore

    American serial killer and child molester who was responsible for the murder of one woman and three girls. Active from 1986 to 2000, and became known as the "Tourniquet Killer" because of his use of a ligature with either a toothbrush or bamboo stick to tighten or loosen the ligature. Wikipedia

  • Patrick Kearney

    American serial killer who preyed on young men in California from 1965 to 1977. Sometimes referred to as "The Freeway Killer", a nickname he shares with two other separate serial killers, William Bonin and Randy Kraft. Wikipedia

  • Chinese serial killer accused of murdering 17 teenage boys (although he is suspected of 25 murders) between September 2001-03. In September 2001 Huang started to lure young boys from video halls, Internet cafes and video arcades to his house by offering to recommend them for well-paying jobs or to fund their schooling or sightseeing tours. Wikipedia

  • William Heirens

    American convicted serial killer who confessed to three murders in 1946. Called the Lipstick Killer after a notorious message scrawled in lipstick at a crime scene. Wikipedia

  • Terry Blair (serial killer)

    American serial killer who raped and killed at least seven women in Kansas City, Missouri. Born into a family which would have many encounters with the criminal justice system. Wikipedia

  • American serial killer who murdered three people, including his teenage son, and tortured four families. He committed these crimes with his 12-year-old son Michael. Wikipedia

  • Kenneth McDuff

    American serial killer. Convicted in 1966 of murdering 16-year-old Edna Sullivan; her boyfriend, 17-year-old Robert Brand; and Brand's cousin, 15-year-old Mark Dunnam, who was visiting from California. Wikipedia

  • Bobby Joe Long

    American serial killer and rapist who was executed for the murder of Michelle Denise Simms. Eight-month period in 1984. Wikipedia

  • Phillip Carl Jablonski

    American serial killer convicted of killing five women in California and Utah between 1978 and 1991. Jablonski met his first wife, Alice McGowan, in high school. Wikipedia

  • British serial killer known as the Sunderland Strangler, who murdered four teenage boys in a series of killings committed between 1990 and 1994 in Sunderland, England. Sentenced to life imprisonment on 28 February 1996, with a recommendation that he serve a minimum of 35 years before the Home Secretary considers his eligibility for release. Wikipedia

  • John Joubert (serial killer)

    American serial killer convicted of the murders of three boys in Maine and Nebraska. Executed in Nebraska by electric chair. Wikipedia

  • Bible John

    Unidentified serial killer who is believed to have murdered three young women between 1968 and 1969 in Glasgow, Scotland. Each of the victims of Bible John were young brunette women between the ages of 25 and 32, and all had met their murderer at the Barrowland Ballroom: a dance hall and music venue in the city. Wikipedia

  • Chinese serial killer who, between March 2005 and February 2006, murdered at least six children between the ages of 9 and 16. Forensic evidence led police to believe he may have killed over twenty. Wikipedia

  • Fred West

    English serial killer who committed at least 12 murders between 1967 and 1987 in Gloucestershire, the majority with his second wife, Rosemary West. All the victims were young women. Wikipedia


Sentences forJohn Wayne Gacy

  • Lincoln's cell was alleged to be the same one in which serial killer John Wayne Gacy was incarcerated, which at least one member of the production crew refused to enter, because it was alleged to be haunted.Prison Break-Wikipedia
  • The album's original cover art featured no text, simply a painting of a clown by John Wayne Gacy (the Gacy painting was later used as album art by the band Acid Bath for the album When the Kite String Pops in 1994).Nothing Records-Wikipedia
  • He was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for his performance as John Wayne Gacy in To Catch a Killer, and he was nominated that same year in a different category, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie, for The Burden of Proof (1992).Brian Dennehy-Wikipedia
  • In 1978, in the months before his arrest, serial killer John Wayne Gacy discarded the remains of at least four of his thirty-three victims into the river, after finding no other suitable locations to dispose of them, due to the further twenty-eight buried in the crawlspace of his home.Des Plaines River-Wikipedia
  • Others idolise figures for their deeds or perceived vigilante justice, such as Peter Kürten, who idolized Jack the Ripper, or John Wayne Gacy and Ed Kemper, who both idolized the actor John Wayne.Serial killer-Wikipedia
  • Also in 1975, she was photographed shaking hands with serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was active in his local Democratic Party.Rosalynn Carter-Wikipedia

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