The Deadly Dozen: America's 12 Worst Serial Killers (American Serial Killers) (Volume 1)

The Deadly Dozen: America's 12 Worst Serial Killers (American Serial Killers) (Volume 1)

Language: English

Pages: 178

ISBN: 1535211210

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Shocking True Crime Stories of the 12 Worst Serial Killers in American History

David Berkowitz: Known as the “Son of Sam,” Berkowitz was a deeply disturbed young man who prowled the streets of New York dispensing death with his .44 caliber revolver.

William Bonin: One of a trio of deadly psychopaths who trawled the freeways of Southern California during the late 70’s and early 80’s. Bonin was a depraved child killer who abducted, raped and tortured more than 20 teenaged boys.

The Boston Strangler: Albert De Salvo took the fall but most experts agree that he was not the Strangler. So who was the real killer? And how did he get away with the series of brutal murders that so terrified the citizens of Boston?

Ted Bundy: Charming, intelligent and lethal, Bundy is America’s most notorious serial killer, a deadly fiend who cut a swathe of destruction across the country, raping, killing and committing necrophilia on his young victims.

Dean Corll: Along with two willing teenaged accomplices, Corll orchestrated what was at the time the biggest murder spree in American history, raping torturing and killing at least 25 young boys.

Jeffrey Dahmer: Hideously depraved killer who preyed on young homosexual men in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, cannibalizing them and conducting bizarre experiments on their bodies.

Albert Fish: He looked like a frail old man, but Albert Fish was actually a psychotic child killer and torturer, with a taste for human flesh.

John Wayne Gacy: Cold-hearted killer who raped, tortured and strangled at least 33 young men, burying their bodies in the crawlspace of his Chicago house.

Randy Kraft: The least well known of California’s three “Freeway Killers.” And yet Kraft was both the most prolific and the most depraved, responsible for the torture killings of as many as 67 young men.

Dennis Rader: Known as the “BTK Killer” (after his M.O.: Bind, Torture, Kill) Radar held the citizens of Wichita, Kansas in a state of fear for over 30 years, during which time he claimed 10 known victims.

Richard Ramirez: A satanic burglar who went by the terrifying sobriquet, “The Night Stalker,” Ramirez raped, battered, shot and stabbed his victims during a bloody reign of terror in 1980’s Los Angeles.

Gary Ridgeway: As the horrific “Green River Killer,” Ridgeway engaged the Washington police in a deadly game of cat and mouse, claiming more that 60 victims over two decades.

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inevitably, word got out and he found himself banned from the bathhouses. Rather than stop his activities, Dahmer merely transferred them to a different location. He started taking his partners to hotel rooms, drugging them and then performing sexual acts on their inanimate forms. It was a short step from this “pseudo-necrophilia” to the real thing. In November 1987, nine years after the murder of Stephen Hicks, Dahmer met 25-year-old Steven Tuomi in a bar and persuaded him to go back to his

to kill me.” Gacy then visited his friend Ronald Rhode, who he told, “I killed thirty people, give or take a few.” He then drove to the home of his former employees Michael Rossi and David Cram and asked them to drive him to his father’s grave at Maryhill Cemetery. As Gacy drove to various locations that morning, police became concerned that he might be intending to cheat justice by committing suicide. They therefore pulled him over and arrested him for possession and distribution of marijuana.

famous. At the age of 13, Ramirez fell under the influence of his cousin, Mike, a veteran who had served with the Green Berets in Vietnam. Mike become somewhat of a father substitute to Ramirez and impressed the young boy with tales of torturing and mutilating Vietcong prisoners. Mike boasted about raping and murdering women in Vietnam. He even had Polaroids to prove it and proudly showed these to Richard while they were hanging out and getting high. It was on one of these occasions that Mike’s

count now stood at 31, although only 28 of those made it onto the official Green River list. Fourteen women were still missing. On March 10, 1985, another partially buried body was found near Star Lake Road. The victim was Carrie Rois, 15, missing since the summer of 1983. In mid-June, the skeletal remains of two more women were discovered near Tigard, Oregon. Despite this being far from the Green River Killer’s territory, police recovered enough evidence from the scene to attribute the murders

been seen in Santa Monica the previous day. Hyden had been raped and strangled and his throat had been cut. An attempt had also been made to castrate him. On September 9, 1979, Bonin and Butts encountered 17-year-old David Murillo cycling to a movie theater. They lured Murillo into Bonin's van where he was bound, raped, bludgeoned and strangled before his body was discarded alongside Highway 101. Eight days later, they abducted 18-year-old Robert Wirostek as he cycled to work. His ravaged body

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