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Murders of Florida Bus Riders Have Police Hunting a Killer

3 unconnected victims fatally shot over 11 days in Tampa neighborhood

(Newser) - When asked Friday if Tampa has a serial killer on the loose, police chief Brian Dugan didn't deny the possibility. "We can call it what we want," the Tampa Bay Times quotes Dugan as saying. "If that brings attention to it, that's fine." Three... More »

It Seems Infamous Serial Killer Couldn't Cheat Death After All

Body buried in Philadelphia confirmed to be that of Dr. HH Holmes

(Newser) - Dr. HH Holmes—known as "America's first serial killer"—murdered an unknown number of people at his "hotel of horrors" during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the AP reports. Holmes' hotel "featured a bizarre labyrinth of windowless rooms, secret passageways, false floors, trapdoors,"... More »

'We're Getting Bolt Cutters, Honey': Rescue Video Is Out

Authorities release footage of Todd Kohlhepp prisoner Kala Brown

(Newser) - It can be tough to watch, even with the happy ending. Authorities in South Carolina have released video of the rescue of Kala Brown, who had been chained inside a metal container by serial killer Todd Kohlhepp on his property near Woodruff for about two months, reports the Independent-Mail . Officers... More »

Nurse Had 'Laughing Feeling' After Killing Elderly Patients

Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleaded guilty Thursday to killing 8 seniors

(Newser) - Elizabeth Wettlaufer says she would get a "red surge" right before killing a nursing home resident with a lethal dose of insulin; afterward she would have a "laughing feeling." The 49-year-old former nurse pleaded guilty Thursday to 14 charges, including first-degree murder, in what the New York ... More »

Notorious 'Schoolgirl Killer' Was Volunteering at School

Karla Homolka has been seen at her children's school

(Newser) - Notorious "schoolgirl killer" Karla Homolka appears to have been doing volunteer work at a private Montreal elementary school. Homolka's children attend Greaves Adventist Academy, which is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Notre-Dame-de-Grace neighborhood, and local media including CTV recently reported that Homolka had done... More »

Cops Eye 'Yorkshire Ripper' in 2 Cold Cases

A hair found on one victim could hold the key

(Newser) - British cops are investigating whether a serial killer locked up for nearly four decades could be behind two cold cases in Sweden. Police in the southern Swedish city of Malmö say a passenger ferry list shows that "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe was apparently in the area in September 1980... More »

Serial Killer's Push for Freedom: I'm a 'Better Person'

75-year-old Richard Steeves says he's overcome his 'violent, unpredictable past'

(Newser) - Richard Steeves is 75 years old, plays the piano, and has just one wish in life. But as Bob Hohler details for the Boston Globe , that wish—freedom—is complicated by the fact that Steeves is a convicted serial killer who's been in prison for three decades. Hohler has... More »

Police Link Possible Serial Killer With Bodies in NH, Calif.

Bob Evans, a 'hard-drinking drifter,' died in prison after dismembering his wife

(Newser) - Police believe they've found the killer responsible for a woman's mysterious disappearance and four dead bodies discovered in oil drums in New Hampshire, NBC News reports. According to the AP , Bob Evans, under a different name, died in a California prison in 2010 after killing and dismembering his... More »

Ex-Cop Serving Life for 22 Murders Charged With 47 More

Mikhail Popkov killed women across Siberia

(Newser) - An ex-cop already serving life for 22 murders has been charged with 47 more killings and another 12 are under investigation, which would make Mikhail Popkov the worst serial killer in Russian history and the third-worst in world history. Law enforcement sources tell the Siberian Times that Popkov, who targeted... More »

Suspected Serial Killer Faces 7 New Charges

Cops say Kohlhepp held woman captive for a week after killing husband

(Newser) - Suspected serial killer Todd Kohlhepp was hit with seven new criminal charges Monday—including the murders of three people who were found buried on his property in South Carolina. NBC News reports that the 45-year-old was charged with the murder of Charlie Carver, whose girlfriend was rescued from a container... More »

Police Sued Over Investigation Into Serial Killer of Gay Men

Stephen Port killed and raped at least 4 young gay men in London

(Newser) - A serial killer who raped and murdered at least four young gay men in London was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. Now it's the police who find themselves in the crosshairs, the New York Times reports. In 2014 and 2015, Stephen Port used dating apps to lure... More »

Kohlhepp's Mom: 'This Is Why People Tell Kids Not to Bully'

Judge in 1987 rape case, meanwhile, said a teen Kohlhepp was 'dangerous'

(Newser) - As bodies connected with Todd Kohlhepp continue to emerge , the suspected South Carolina serial killer's mom is linking four of the killings he's admitted to to one thing. "This is all why people tell kids not to bully. This is what can happen," Regina Kohlhepp said... More »

3rd Body Found on Kohlhepp Property

He asked to send photo to mom in return for confession

(Newser) - Police in South Carolina say they've found a third body on the property of suspected serial killer Todd Kohlhepp—and they think this one could be the last, at least on that property. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger says that like another body found on Sunday , it hasn't... More »

Photo Links Dating Game Killer to 1977 Wyoming Murder

Alcala accused of killing pregnant woman

(Newser) - Serial killer Rodney Alcala has been charged with another murder almost 40 years after his 1970s killing spree. Investigators say Alcala, 73—who has been behind bars since 1979 and was sentenced to death in 2010—murdered 28-year-old Texas woman Christine Ruth Thornton in Wyoming during a road trip in... More »

Cops: 'Polite' Serial Killer Murdered 5, Maybe More

He killed first victim in 2005, police say

(Newser) - A suspected serial killer is now linked to five deaths, police say, and authorities think the number may grow. In the newest revelation, Shawn Grate, 40— arrested in Ohio last week—has admitted to killing his first victim in 2005 in Marion County, police say. Grate reportedly told police he... More »

At-Large Serial Killer Turns Neighborhood Into 'Ghost Town'

Trace explores the situation in Maryvale, Arizona

(Newser) - A serial killer who has shot at least nine people since March remains at large in the Phoenix area, and authorities don't have a ton to go on. He's white or Hispanic, drives a black car, and seemingly chooses his victims at random on the streets at night.... More »

Another Victim Is Shot Dead in Phoenix

Police aren't sure if serial shooter is responsible

(Newser) - Phoenix's Maryvale neighborhood, where a serial killer is on the loose , has suffered another shooting death. Police say a man found dead outside a home Thursday night was likely shot a short distance away then made it to the house and collapsed around 10pm, reports KPHO . Police aren't... More »

Phoenix's Serial Shooter Strikes Again

No one was injured in latest incident on July 11

(Newser) - Phoenix police have added another shooting to the lengthy list attributed to an alleged serial killer apparently targeting people at random . Authorities now believe a man who opened fire on a vehicle last month is the same one responsible for at least eight other shootings since March, resulting in seven... More »

A Serial Killer May Be Striking at Random in Phoenix

Police say five shooting deaths since April are linked

(Newser) - Six people have been shot—five fatally—within a four-mile radius in west Phoenix's Maryvale neighborhood since April. Now police say a serial killer (or killers) may be on the loose. Authorities have made little progress in the investigation but say all six victims—aged 12 to 32—were... More »

FBI on Hunt for Serial Killer Who Last Struck in 1986

'Original Night Stalker' was tied to at least 52 sex assaults in Sacramento County, Bay Area

(Newser) - It's been 40 years since a violent serial burglar, rapist, and killer started to terrorize Northern California, but the FBI this week announced there is a new, concerted push to find the so-called "East Area Rapist." Described as a white male about 5-foot-10 with blond or light... More »

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