The 5 Serial Killers with the highest known victim count in the history of the Unites States.
“Extremely wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” where Zac Efron takes on the creepy role of Serial Killer Ted Bundy is finally out. This movie doesn’t actually focus on Bundy’s crimes, but it can remind us of the atrocity of people like him. A serial killer can be defined as someone who kills three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant period of time between them. The murders may be attempted or completed in a similar fashion and the victims may have something in common.
Here is a list of the five serial killers with the highest known victim count in the history of the United States known for the brutality of their crimes.
1 – Gary Ridgway, 1982-2000.
Also known as the green river killer. The press gave him this nickname after the first victims were found at the green river. He was convicted of 49 separate murders, he then confessed to murdering at least 71 victims, making him the most prolific serial killer in the history of the United States. He killed myriad teenage girls and women in the state of Washington. Later in a statement, Ridgway said that murdering young women was his “career”.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole, which he is still serving in Washington state penitentiary, Washington.
2 – Ted Bundy, 1974-1978.
Serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar, necrophile, and sociopath who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier. Ted Bundy once described himself as “the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you will ever meet”. He took advantage of his charisma to win his victims trust. He would typically approach them in public places, feigning injury or disability, or impersonating an authority figure, before overpowering them and assaulting them in secluded locations. After more than 10 years of denials, he confessed to 30 homicides that he committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978. The true number of his victims is still unknown and possibly higher. Infamous for escaping from prison twice and murdering multiple victims in one day.
He was executed by electric chair in 1989.