The Colonial Parkway killer.
A serial killer suspected of murdering 8 victims between 1986-1989. All the victims were murdered in couples with cause of death ranging from strangulation, gunshots and stabbing. The third couple’s bodies have never been found. Some suspected these crimes were the work of different killers, not one serial killer.
The Freeway Phantom.
An unidentified serial killer who abducted, raped and strangled six young African-American females between April 1971 through to September 1972. The youngest victim was just 10-years-old. Among the suspects were some members of a gang called the Green Vega Rapists. One gang member pointed the finger at another and provided information only the killer would know. He also gave a solid alibi for the time the murder occurred, proving that he could not have committed the crime. He was promised anonymity for the information, but when the press learnt of an inmate’s co-operation, the gang member refused to co-operate further for fear of retaliation.
The case remains open as a cold case.
A serial killer active in Manhattan between 1972-1974. He killed five African-American boys before mutilating their genitals, hence his nickname. A 6th victim survived. There is one suspect in this case and many feel he’s the killer, though he’s never been charged.
The I-70 killer.
A serial killer who murdered six store clerks in the spring of 1992. All the stores were located off Interstate 70. He’s also suspected of shooting three store clerks in Texas between 1993 and 1994, one of whom survived.
Police have no suspects.
If the I-70 killer is still alive, he’d be in his late forties or early fifties today.
The Atlanta Ripper.
An unknown suspected of at least 15 murders in 1911. All the victims were women in their early 20’s with dark complexions.
Believed to have murdered 13 homeless people in 1989. The killer dropped a large stone or block of concrete on the head of the victim as they slept. No suspects were arrested and the case remains unsolved.
The Babysitter/The Oakland County Child Killer.
Believed to have murdered at least four children in 1976 and 1977. Named the babysitter because he would abduct and keep his victim alive for days, feeding them and caring for them, before murdering and dumping their bodies.
There were many suspects in this case, including John Wayne Gacy, but no-one has ever been charged.
Jack the Stripper.
So named because of the similarities to Jack the Ripper’s crimes, Jack the Stripper killed at least 8 prostitutes in London between 1964 and 1965. Despite one of Scotland Yard’s biggest manhunts, the killer remains unknown.
Original Night Stalker.
A serial rapist and killer active from the mid 1970’s through to 1986. In 2016, a $50,000 reward was offered in exchange for his capture.
The Moonlight Murderer.
A serial killer active in 1946, he is suspected of attacking 8 people within 10 weeks. Three survived. The film ‘The town that dreaded sundown’ was based on these murders. Despite over 400 suspects and lots of circumstantial evidence, no-one has been charged.
The Highway of Tears.
Attributed to one or more serial killers, police list the victim count at 19, but it could be over 40. Serial rapist Bobby Jack Fowler, who died in prison for unrelated crimes, remains a strong suspect. There are other persons of interest, but no evidence to convict.
The Bone Collector.
A seral killer active between 2001 and 2005. All the victims were female and involved with drugs and the sex trade. No arrests have been made in this case.
A notorious serial killer, the zodiac has never been apprehended. Suspects have been named and circumstantial evidence gathered, but no arrests made. The California department of Justice has maintained an open case on the Zodiac murders since 1969.
The Axeman of New Orleans.
Active from May 1918 to October 1919, he murdered 7 people with an axe. In a letter supposedly written by the axeman, he stated he’d spare anyone who was playing jazz music in their home. The axeman was never caught.
The Connecticut River Valley killer.
A serial killer active in the 1980s and believed to be responsible for at least 7 murders. Despite the formation of a task force, the aid of a criminal profiler, two composite sketches and a handful of suspects, no-one was arrested.
The Monster of Florence.
A serial killer who murdered 8 couples between 1968 and 1985. All the victims were parked on a lover’s lane or camping when they were ambushed. Some of them were making love when they were executed, leading authorities to believe the killer hated couples in love. The murderer used two weapons; a calibre.22 gun and a knife, and nearly always mutilated the woman’s genitals after her death.
Four different men have been charged at different times, but many believe the real monster has never been apprehended.
A serial killer who murdered three young women after meeting them at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow between 1968 and 1969. He was heard quoting the bible to one of his victims before he left the ballroom with her, hence his nickname. He’s never been identified but given his MO, many strongly believe that serial killer Peter Tobin is responsible, though it’s never been proven.
The Rainbow Maniac.
A serial killer active from February 2007 to August 2008. He’s responsible for the murders of 13 gay men in Brazil. Police arrested and charged a retired state police sergeant for the murders. On 23rd August 2011, he walked free from court having been found not guilty. No-one else has been arrested.
The Long Island Serial Killer.
A serial killer who’s been active for almost two decades. He targeted sex workers, many of whom advertised their services on Craigslist. Some believe the serial killer may even be a member of law enforcement, or at least involved with law enforcement in some way and this is how he’s evaded capture for so long. Former police chief James Burke has been offered as a possible suspect, as has convicted serial killer Joel Rifkin.
The suspect remains at large.
The Alphabet Killer.
A serial killer who murdered 3 young girls in the 1970’s. Each of the victim’s first and last names had the same initials, and each body was found in a town that had a name starting with the same letter as the victim’s name.
Convicted serial killer Joseph Naso, whose victims also had matching initials, was a suspect, but his DNA did not match DNA left on the victims. Another suspect is Kenneth Bianchi, one of the infamous Hillside Strangers. Circumstantial evidence implicates him but there’s never been enough evidence for a conviction.
The Smiley Face Killer.
In 2008, evidence suggested to some investigators that the deaths of 45 college-aged males that go back to the late 1990’s may not have been accidental as once thought. All the men were found dead in bodies of water over 11 states. The name ‘Smiley face’ refers to graffiti depicting a smiley face found near at least a dozen of the crime scenes.
Some believe all the men were murdered by one individual or an organized group of killers. Only a handful of law enforcement believe these deaths are caused by person/s unknown and not accidental. Many think the graffiti is just a coincidence.
Jack the Ripper.
Perhaps the most infamous of all unidentified serial killers, the Jack the Ripper case is still hotly debated today and there are over 100 theories about the Ripper’s identity.
He’s credited with five victims and most were brutally mutilated. The name Jack the Ripper comes from a letter sent to the newspaper, the author of which claimed responsibility for the murders and signed it, Jack the Ripper. He was not the world’s first serial killer, but he was the first to create a worldwide media frenzy.
Active between January 1974 and September 1975, this serial killer is believed to have killed 14 gay men in California. His name comes from his habit of sketching his victims prior to their murder. Three men survived his attack. A suspect was arrested but the three survivors didn’t want to ‘out’ themselves by going to court. Despite the police believing he was the killer, no charges were filed.
The Honolulu Strangler.
Hawaii’s first serial killer and serial rapist, he’s responsible for the death of five women in 1985 and 186. A suspect was arrested and circumstantial evidence was gathered, but it was not enough and he was released. No other arrests were ever made.
Active from 1985 to 1990, the Frankford slasher is believed to have claimed 8 victims. A 9th murder credited to the slasher led to the conviction of a man named Leonard Christopher. Christopher was not charged with any of the other murders, one of which occurred while Christopher was in jail. No other suspects have been identified.
Servant Girl Annihilator.
A serial killer active in Texas during the years 1884 and 1885. Most of the victims were women and all were killed by an axe. 8 more people were attacked but survived. Some believe today that the servant girl and Jack the Ripper were one and the same.
The Cleveland Torso Killer.
A serial killer believed to have murdered at least 12 people in the 1930’s. He targeted males and females from the poorer side of society and beheaded all his victims. In many cases, decapitation was the cause of death. Some of the victim’s heads were never recovered. On man was arrested but no-one was ever charge for the murders.