# 10 Gary Ridgway

Truck painter who confessed to killing 71 women. The United States' most prolific serial killer; also known as The Green River Killer. He almost exclusively targeted sex workers from Seattle. Suspected of killing over 90 victims, confessed to 71, convicted of 49.

  • Years Active: 1982 to 2000
  • Proven Victims: 49
  • Possible Victims: 71-90+
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    # 9 Anatoly Onoprienko

    Known as "The Beast of Ukraine", "The Terminator" and "Citizen O". Convicted of the murders of 9 people in 1989 and 43 people in 1995–1996. Sentenced to death, later commuted to life. Traveled through Europe illegally from 1990 to 1995; whether he killed during this time is unknown.

  • Years Active: 1989 to 1996
  • Proven Victims: 52
  • Possible Victims: 52+
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    # 8 Andrei Chikatilo

    Known as Butcher of Rostov, The Red Ripper or The Rostov Ripper. Convicted of the murder of 53 women and children between 1978 and 1990. Executed in 1994. Another man was previously convicted and executed for his crimes.

  • Years Active: 1978 to 1990
  • Proven Victims: 53
  • Possible Victims: 56
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    # 7 Abul Djabar

    Killed 65 men and boys by strangling them with turbans while raping them. Suspected of over 300 murders. Sentenced to death and hanged on October 21, 1970.

  • Years Active: 1970 and earlier
  • Proven Victims: 65
  • Possible Victims: 300+
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    # 6 Yang Xinhai

    Would enter victims' homes at night and kill everyone with axes, meat cleavers, hammers, and shovels. Executed in February 2004. Known as the "Monster Killer".

  • Years Active: 2000 to 2003
  • Proven Victims: 67
  • Possible Victims: 67
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    # 5 Kampatimar Shankariya

    Sentenced to death for the hammer murders of at least 70 people. Hanged on May 16, 1979.

  • Years Active: 1977 to 1978
  • Proven Victims: 70
  • Possible Victims: 70+
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    # 4 Pedro Rodrigues Filho

    Convicted and sentenced to 128 years, but the maximum one can serve in Brazil is 30 years. He has claimed to have killed over 100 victims, 47 of them inmates. He also killed his father and ate a piece of his heart. He killed his first two victims at the age of 14; he was first arrested in 1973.

  • Years Active: 1967 to 2003
  • Proven Victims: 71
  • Possible Victims: 100+
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    # 3 Daniel Camargo

    Child-murderer, believed to have possibly raped and killed over 150 victims, primarily young virgin girls. Confessed to killing 72 victims, and incarcerated with Pedro Alonso Lopez. Considered to be intelligent, and believed to have been motivated to kill from his stepmother abusing him as a child. He strangled young girls in Colombia and was arrested, but he escaped from prison and he started killing in Ecuador; rearrested in 1989, he was killed in jail.

  • Years Active: 1974 to 1986
  • Proven Victims: 72
  • Possible Victims: 150
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    # 2 Pedro López

    Child-murderer and rapist, known as "The Monster of the Andes". Targeted young girls, between the ages of 8 and 12. Arrested in 1980 and convicted in 1983 of killing 110 young girls but confessed to killing 300, exact total unknown. Though he may be the most prolific serial killer of the 20th century, he was released in 1998. Current whereabouts unknown.

  • Years Active: 1969 to 1980
  • Proven Victims: 110
  • Possible Victims: 310-350+
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    # 1 Luis Garavito

    Child-murderer, torture-killer, and rapist known as "La Bestia" ("The Beast"). Confessed to killing 140 children over a 5-year period in Colombia. He is suspected of murdering over 400 victims, mostly street children. Garavito served one of his sentences, but there are another 20 prosecutions against him preventing his release. Additionally, the Ley de Infancia y Adolescencia eliminates the possibility of his release.

  • Years Active: 1990s
  • Proven Victims: 138
  • Possible Victims: 172-400+
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