From May of 1972 to February 1973 Kemper killed his next eight victims. Kemper would pick up female hitchhikers and take them to his house. There, he would cut their hands and heads off. After cutting them off he would then engage in sexual activities to their headless bodies. Kemper would put their heads on sticks in the woods.
Dennis Lynn Rader born March 9, 1945 is an American serial killer with 10 confirmed murders murdered of people Sedgwick County in and around Wichita, Kansas, between 1974 and 1991. He was known as the BTK killer, which stands for "bind, torture and kill" that describes his modus operandi. He sent letters describing the details of the killings to police and to local news outlets during the period of time in which the murders took place. After a long hiatus in the 1990s, he resumed sending letters in 2004, leading to his 2005 arrest and subsequent conviction. Dennis showed signs of irregular behavior even as child he would torture animals.
Jeffery Dahmer is one of the most notorious serial killers of all time. He had molested and killed 17 people with ages ranging from 14 to 36. His killings lasted between the years 1978 to 1991. After many close encounters with the law Dahmer was finally caught and arrested. He was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms, and later murdered by another prison inmate in 1994.
In fact not long after he got out of prison for killing his mother he then tried to abduct three girls and did not get away with it. He was caught and sentenced to three and a half years for the crime and had to serve the whole sentence. After he got out of prison he then moved to Pennsylvania where he married his cousins' ex-wife and worked at a mushroom farm. It is said that he started his killings sporadically over there while working at the farm up until he was accused of molesting his wife's daughters from her previous husband. Though he did end up admitting to molesting the girls he then started drifting throughout the southern part of the USA and committed various killings along the way that involved torcher rape and cannibalism.
As previously stated as a kid he showed many traits of becoming a serial killer. As of January 1974 he attempted his first murder. It was of an 18 year old girl in her sleep. His attempt failed she was still alive after being beaten and sexually assaulted/raped.
Mostly prostitutes that were around the area(apart from June Stott, who was a local and was the first one of his victims to be mutilated after her death). He was captured less than two years later. He was convicted of 11 murders. With the charge of a 12th murder not officially charged to him. The victims were.
“I went ahead and tied her up and then put a bag over her head and strangled her” the psychotic serial killer confessed on June 27th, 2005. Dennis Rader had been an unknown American serial killer for a couple decades. Each killer differs and has a unique story, however Dennis’s story is quite is special. He killed his victims in secrecy and while confessing he showed no signs of remorse for the murders of the humans in his community. Although he did not murder as many as other killers, Dennis Rader was the worst serial killer.
These feelings led him to take the lives of ten people between 1974 and 1991. Combined with signs of psychopathy and extreme sexual fantasies the serial killer BTK lived a double life; one consisting of virtue and the other of vice. On the morning of January
Case Study 1: BTK In 2005, serial killer Dennis Rader, also known as BTK (bind, torture, and kill), was arrested and convicted of murdering 10 people in Kansas between the years of 1974 and 1991. Rader sent numerous notes to the police, but they couldn’t prove for sure that he was the one committing the murders. In 2004, he began sending things to the police once again. However, this time Rader sent a document created in Microsoft Word on a floppy disk.
The detectives, interviewed on “THS Investigates: Serial Killers on the loose”, stated the victims were either hitchhiking or in an isolated location late at night, such as a rest stop. The youngest victim was 17 years old and the oldest victim was 37 years old. The cause of death for the victims was stabbing; each one had at least 20 stab wounds. The killer’s signature on each victim included a cut to the throat. The detectives stated the cut to the throat was intended to disable the victim.
Ted Bundy was a notorious serial murderer who’s reign of terror lasted from 1974 to 1978. Bundy was convicted of three homicides and was sentenced to death for all three charges. However, at the time of his execution, Bundy confessed to 30 murders however the exact number of victims is still unknown. Bundy’s crimes evolved over time but he was both a sexual sadist and a necrophiliac serial killer. At the beginning of his rampage, Bundy would sneak into the victims house in the middle of the night, violently attack them while they were sleeping with a blunt object and then Bundy would usually sexually assault them.
Aileen Wuornos Rebecca McRunnel CRJ 308 Psychology of Criminal Behavior Professor David Ojo October 6, 2014 A serial killer is defined as a “person who murders three or more people over a period of more than 30 days, with a “cooling off” period between each murder, which whose motivation for killing is largely based on psychological gratification.” (University, n.d) Many times serial murders go unsolved and other times it takes decades to unravel. According to the FBI there is no set profile of a serial killer, because they can come in all sizes, ages, shapes, colors and groups. (Welch, 2011)