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The Otero home where Joseph and Julie Otero and their children Joseph and Josephine were killed by the BTK Killer, Dennis Rader

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Albert Fish, 1935 - Photos - Inside the 1928 murder of Grace Budd by Albert Fish

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Rader is an American serial killer who murdered at least 10 people in Sedgwick County (in and around Wichita), Kansas, between 1974 and 1991. He was known as the BTK killer (or the BTK strangler), which stands for Bind, Torture and Kill, an apt description of his modus operandi. Letters were written soon after the killings to police and to local news outlets, boasting of the crimes and knowledge of details.

A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago. Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services. I'm wondering what ended up happening to these children?

Wisconsin home of Ed Gein - American murderer and whose crimes inspired the character Norman Bates.

"Irma Grese, “the Beast of Belsen” (1923-1945) - a former nursing assistant and teenage Nazi SS auxiliary female guard in Auschwitz and Belsen concentration camps. Under the Nazi system, Irma was trained to function as a state serial killer, but in the end began to kill for her own hedonistic needs. She had a dark compulsion to torture and kill inmates in her charge and became so excessively homicidal that even male SS guards began to complain. She was hung by the British on December 13th…

Belle Sorenson Gunness (1859-1908?) was a serial killer who had moved from Norway to Chicago in 1881. She killed most of her suitors and boyfriends, and her two daughters, Myrtle and Lucy. She may also have killed both of her husbands and all of her children, on different occasions. Her apparent motives involved collecting life insurance, cash and other valuables. Reports estimate that she killed between 25 and 40 people over several decades. She became known as "Hell's Belle".

Illinois home of John Wayne Gacy, serial killer. He buried 26 of his 33-34 victims under this house. It is no longer standing.

Russian children caught in the Blitz. Thousands of women and children suffered and died in this massive effort to stop war.


John List's legend: a horror story that won't end

Breeze Knoll in Westfield, NJ where John List killed his wife, Helen; daughter, Patricia; sons John, Jr. and Frederick; and his mother, Alma in November1971

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Leonard Lake and Charles Ng

Leonard Lake and Charles Ng were a pair of serial killers responsible for as many as 25 murders. They not hesitant to abduct entire families. After killing the men and children to get them out of the way, they would hold the women captive in a custom-built room in a bunker at Lake's ranch, tie them up and torture and rape them, videotaping each other while doing so. After killing the victims by either strangling or shooting them, they would often bury them in shallow graves on the property.