Top 10 Serial Killers Who Get No Respect
The Long Island Serial Killer may one day take his place alongside the Gacys and the Bundys. Or he may be all but forgotten like these poor lunatics.
By Kevin S. Koenig
Police have now found 10 sets of human remains — and counting — on the South Shore of Long Island. Profilers believe the serial killer is a white male in his mid-20s to mid-40s who’s married or in a relationship, and well educated. In other words, he’s one of about a half million dudes on Long Island.
So whoever this psycho is, he’s still anonymous. That’ll of course change once he gets caught … but it’s still no guarantee he’ll go down as one of history’s most famous serial killers — fellas like John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy. Yep, those guys had real star power.
Thing is, just because they were famous doesn’t mean they were the best. There are a whole host of serial-killing maniacs who don’t get the recognition they deserve. They’re the real unsung heroes … and by “heroes” we of course mean “twisted lunatics.”
Andrei “The Red Ripper” Chikatilo (1978-1990)
Number of victims: 53 to 56
Unfortunately, this handsome Ukrainian had a problem getting it up …until he realized that stabbing women to death totally did it for him.
He discovered this when he murdered a nine-year-old girl in 1978, marking the start of a 12-year killing spree. That spree, however, could have been cut in half had Commie cops been more on the ball. In 1984, police arrested Chikatilo after he was observed trying to lure young girls away from a bus stop in an area where mutilated bodies had recently been found. Police found a butcher knife and rope in his bag, but let Chikatilo go. Chikatilo was finally arrested in 1990, and subsequently executed in 1994.