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The Clutters, a Kansas family whose murder in 1959 was made famous by Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood"

Adolf Hitler on a walk with Helga Goebbels, 1936. Ain't it sweet? What is really scary is poor little Helga. Through no fault of her own, this adorable child was not only born into the heart of the Nazi environment, but murdered by her own Nazi parents in a murder-suicide spurt, 1945.

Charles Raymond Starkweather (November 24, 1938 – June 25, 1959) was an American teenaged spree killer who murdered eleven people, all but one during a two-month road trip with his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, in Nebraska and Wyoming. The couple was captured on January 29, 1958. Starkweather was executed seventeen months later, while Fugate served 17 years in prison.

Mrs. Laura Bell Devlin, 72 - Murdered her husband. She chopped him up & scattered the parts in her backyard. Professed dislike for jail & protested vehemently when fingerprinted "that ink will make my hands dirty". (1947)

Known as the Wemmer Pan Killer, Cedric Maake is a serial killer from South Africa who committed 27 murders between 1996 and 1997. How He killed his victims with different instruments such as: guns, rocks, a knife and a hammer. In some cases he killed his victims with a rock, in others he shot them, and in others he murdered tailors with a hammer. He was convicted and sentenced to 27 life sentences.

Madame LaLaurie (1775 – 1842?) was a socialite serial killer known for the torture and murder of slaves. LaLaurie maintained a prominent position in the social circles of New Orleans until April 10, 1834, when responders to a fire at her Royal Street mansion discovered bound slaves who showed evidence of torture over a long period. LaLaurie's house was then sacked by an outraged mob of New Orleans citizens. It's thought that she fled to Paris, where she is believed to have died.

John Norman is a serial killer who was found guilty for one of the "Michigan Murders", as they came to be called by various media sources and locals. He is allegedly responsible for all but one of the other murders. The Michigan Murders were a series of highly publicized killings in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area of Michigan between 1967 and 1969 that terrified Washtenaw County for over two years. The murders began with University student Mary Fleszar on July 10.

in denmark, 1950, two brothers were digging peat to be used as fuel when they came across what is now known as the tollund man. he still had hair, skin, and a five o'clock shadow, so they assumed it was a recent murder victim and called the police. upon arrival, they noticed rope around his neck: this wasn't a recent murder victim. in fact, the body was from 300-400 BC, and was shockingly well preserved by the peat.

Gary C. Evans Murdered 8. Met and befreinded the Son of Sam killer while incarcerated. Released in 1984 & burglarized and killed for 13 years. Aided investigators in high profile case. Committed suicide by jump from bridge.

DR - In February 1999, Cary Stayner murdered Carole Sund, 42, her 15-year-old daughter Juli and their longtime Argentine friend Silvina Pelosso, 16. Five months later, he killed and beheaded 26-year-old Joie Armstrong, a Yosemite nature guide. Stayner pleaded guilty in federal court to Armstrong's murder and is serving a life sentence for her murder. In Dec. 2002 he was sentenced to death for the Sund and Pelosso murders.

Edward J. Leonski, 24, was a serial killer who became known as the Brownout Strangler. Leonski was a US soldier serving in Melbourne, Australia when he committed the murders of Miss Ivy Violet McLeod, 32, Mrs. Pauline Buchan Thompson, 41, and Miss Gladys Lillian Hoskings, 41. During the hunt for the murderer, Leonski was picked out of a line-up by witnesses and at a court-martial on July 17, 1942 he confessed to the crimes. He was executed by hanging on November 9, 1942.

Gary Charles Evans-Gary Charles Evans (October 7, 1954 – August 14, 1998) was a confessed serial killer in and around the Capital District of Upstate New York. His penchant for stealing antiques and his multiple escapes from custody — including one that ended in his death — made him headline news in the area on numerous occasions.

In 2006, Shawn Bentler murdered his family at their Bonaparte, Iowa home. His motive was a three-million-dollar inheritance. #truecrime #crime

Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein. Murderer and body snatcher. Only confessed to 2 murders. Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Psycho are movies with serial murderer main characters with similarities in their crimes and behavior to Gein. Gein wore the body parts and skins of his victims.

Elizabeth Stride Victim of the unidentified murderer, Jack the Ripper, London 1888 Born: 27th November 1843 Murdered: 30th September 1888, aged 44 Stride was found with a slash to her throat, however, unlike the other victims, there were no other mutilations to her body. It is believed that the killer was interrupted, thus had no chance to mutilate the body. Later that evening Catherine Eddowes was murdered, making this the first double killing of the Rippe