May 24, 2024, 08:38 PM IST

8 most notorious serial killers in history

Shweta Singh

Notorious for his charm, Bundy confessed to killing 30 young women in the 1970s across multiple states in the US.

Ted Bundy

Dubbed the "Milwaukee Cannibal," Dahmer murdered and dismembered 17 young men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

Jeffrey Dahmer

Known as the "Killer Clown," Gacy sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men in Chicago during the 1970s.

John Wayne Gacy

Infamous for terrorizing London's Whitechapel district in 1888, Jack the Ripper brutally killed at least five women in a series of unsolved murders.

Jack the Ripper

The "Butcher of Rostov" confessed to the rape and murder of over 52 women and children in the Soviet Union between 1978 and 1990.

Andre Chikatilo

Dubbed the "Monster of the Andes," López confessed to the rape and murder of more than 300 young girls across South America during the 1970s.

Pedro Alonso López

Known as the "Green River Killer," Ridgway was convicted of murdering 49 women in Washington state during the 1980s and 1990s.

Gary Ridgway

Convicted of killing seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990, Wuornos was one of the rare female serial killers, with a troubled background and history of prostitution.

Aileen Wuornos