Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to have a serial killer on the loose? The Zodiac is a serial killer that terrorized all of California, and he claimed to have taken the lives of many innocent civilians through the letters he sent. While his identity remains unsolved to this day, investigators have many theories as to who it might have been. Although plenty of people believe the identity of the Zodiac Killer is Arthur Leigh Allen, others are convinced it is a few lesser-known suspects. Even though the Zodiac’s identity is still uncertain to this day there are some truths that investigators have confirmed.
Ed actually picked up many hitchhikers and released them ("Edmund Kemper Biography" 1). He did this mostly to see if he was able to keep his sanity and resist his urge to kill. He picked up two females and drove them to where they wanted to go (“Murder, No Apparent Motive). He even went passed where he killed his first two victims (“Murder, No Apparent Motive). He was able to resist the urge to kill and dropped them off safely, being sane he whole time (“Murder, No Apparent Motive).
“The police shall never catch me, because I have been too clever for them.”(Rockefeller, 2016) Little did investigators know that this would be true. The Zodiac Killings are one of the most famous and mysterious cold cases that people now are still trying to solve. Throughout the timeline there was always a couple of months in between each killing along with a month in between when each letter or cipher was sent. Everyone was scared to leave their house because they might be the next victim. The Zodiac tormented the newspapers and police departments in the Bay Area and terrorized the citizens as well.
Have you ever looked at society and wondered if anyone is truly safe? The answer is no; no one is ever truly safe because of the pure evil that rests in society. One of the forms of true evil is John Wayne Gacy. Gacy is highly ranked for his number of kills. John Wayne Gacy is a cruel serial killer.
Serial Killers in America What defines a serial killer? A serial killer is a person who murders two or more people alone, over a period of one month. They usually have a cooling period between each murder, in order to perfect the next one. Serial Killers are people who “are… driven by instinct and a desire to kill” (Nature Vs. Nurture- The un-answered question), which usually lead serial killers to murder strangers. Grover Goodwin conducted a study that shows 90 % of the victims of serial killers are complete strangers to the killer and the majority of the serial killers are male.
John Wayne Gacy is a serial killer who killed 33 people in total. He was born on May 17th 1942 in Chicago where he was physically and verbally abused by his father. Since this age he showed unusual behaviours and avoiding society, but then was determined that he has a psychological disorder. He moved to Los Angeles and was living a normal life however he started showing his real face in 1968 where he raped a young, male employee. After he got out of the jail he started collecting pornographies featuring men.
Gary believe he would be able to kill as many prostitute without getting caught. Based on information Charles Whitman and Gary Ridgway victims were typical victims of Mass murders and serial killers. Mass murderer usually kill people they are familiar with as in the case of Whitman, who killed his mother and sister then schoolmate. Serial killers in the case of Ridgway victims were a specific group he chose prostitutes. No obvious similarities in both killers’ victims were
From 1888 to 1891, a killer stalked the streets of London, praying on prostitutes and young women. The killer’s real name is unknown, but the press dubbed him, “Jack-the-Ripper”. Eleven people turned up dead near the Whitechapel district, giving the killings their name. Though, many believe that Jack had only killed five of those victims, which are now called, “The Canonical Five.” Despite that, I will explain all of the events. The first death was Emma Elizabeth Smith.
George “Baby Face” Nelson was a notorious gangster raining from Chicago. Baby Face Nelson was born under the government name “Lester Joseph Gillis” but took up the nickname “Baby Face” Nelson due to his looks and small stature. Nelson is a person that would most likely be put under the title “infamous” istead of “famous” due to his gruesome crimes and many bank robbings. Nelson’s long rap sheet consisted of accidental shooting; theft; robbery; murder; kidnapping; and assault with intent to kill. By the time he met Helen(Nelson’s wife), Nelson was working at a Standard oil station in his neighborhood which doubled as the headquarters for a group of young tire thieves, known normally as "strippers".
A serial killer by definition, is a person who murders more than two people over a certain span of time, usually following a foreseeable pattern (Brogaard). For example, Jeffrey Dahmer, Myra Hidley, and H. H. Holmes are all considered serial killers for their gruesome murders. Although every murderer has different motives behind their crimes, most serial killers tend to kill because they had a rough childhood past and or have psychological issues. There are signs people may show which involve the commencing of their psychopathic emotions that may lead to becoming unmerciful killers. Future mass murders may be prevented by taking individuals with early signs of becoming a serial killer to a psychiatrist, and getting them help.