Serial Killers

Throw Out What You Think You Know About Serial Killers

jack-the-ripper-s-playground-it-s-not-finish-1148163Hollywood and fiction in general have done a disservice to our understanding of serial killers. While these misconceptions and misinformation are fine for entertainment purposes, they couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, in many cases, they portrayals are nothing more than dramatizations of stereotypes and hyperboles that prevent us from having a true understanding of these individuals.

First, it’s important to take a realistic look at serial killers and their victims. On average, only about 1% of homicides are actually the result of a serial killer. Money, revenge, hate, sex, and love are the most common reasons why… Continue reading

A Look at Serial Killers

Serial killings have been a fascination with many fiction writers, especially those who write in the horror genre. Part of the reason is that such killers seem so mysterious. There is about as much myth as fact about them. So the question needs to be asked “just what is a serial killer?”

The best place to start in answering this question is with the FBI’s definition of a serial killer. Also given here will be some myth busters from FBI annuls.

At least three victims have been identified as being killed by the same person with… Continue reading

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Idea of a KC serial killer is 'not even on the radar yet,' police say

Kansas City Star - 6 hours ago
As Kansas City police investigate four unsolved homicides that they described as having “obvious similarities,” police officials are not close to calling the deaths the work of a serial killer....

Serial killer (briefly) in our midst: History

Staunton News Leader - 6 hours ago
In 1983 Henry Lee Lucas confessed to committing hundreds of murders. While every biography states his life of crime began with a series of burglaries in Richmond, it was actually his May 13, 1954...

Hearing expected in case of suspected serial killer Todd Kohlhepp

WYFF Greenville - 2 hours ago
A hearing in the case of Todd Kohlhepp, who is accused of killing seven people, is scheduled Friday, and the families of some of the victims are expected to be in court. Advertisement. The families...

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