1. Dennis Rader, aka BTK (Bind Torture Kill) during a home invasion, he tied up the hands and feet of the mother, father, and brother who was around 9 yrs old. One by one, he then duct-taped a plastic bag over their heads. The young daughter was forced to sit on his lap and watch as they suffocated.
Finally, he took the daughter to the basement, put a noose around her neck and looped it around a pipe so the other end was free. He could then sit in a chair and periodically choke her until near death, loosening the rope intermittently to keep her alive. And, of course, he ejaculated on her after killing her.
2. When police eventually came to the house of Ed Gein they found an absolute pigsty. Gein had been living alone since the death of his brother in a barn fire (it’s speculated that Gein may have killed him) and had let much of the house go into disrepair. They found countless body parts from his various grave digging excursions, including a bag of wilted vaginas and, of course, the infamous skin lampshade and half-finished woman suit made of human skin. There were maggots living in old dishes in the kitchen. It was the type of disorganized mess that you would expect from a man who spent his nights completely disconnected from reality.
All except one room. His mother’s room upstairs remained pristine, except for dust that had collected, and seemingly untouched from the time of her death years earlier. He had such a fear or respect for his mother that he was afraid to set foot in her room long after she had died. He claimed to hear her voice criticizing him from time to time.
This was the central experience that inspired Norman Bates’ character to maintain his mother’s home/image in Psycho.
3. Albert Fish was a child rapist and cannibal. He is said to have raped a child in every state. He chose mentally handicapped or African-American children, then would rape, torture, murder and sometimes eat them. He encouraged his own children to spank him with a paddle studded with nails.
He would stick needles into his pelvis when he was masturbating. Stick em so deep sometimes they would get stuck. He told this to police, they didn’t believe him until they saw the xray
Being a sadomasochist, he could hardly wait when he found out he was getting the electric chair. He referred to it as the “supreme thrill”, and when they switched it on, some stray needles that were still in his body caused a short.
4. One of the ways John Wayne Gacy would de escalate a police search for his victims was by calling into the police station anonymously and reporting a fake sighting of the victim. This led the police to believe that the victims had not in fact been missing, but instead had runaway, thus deprioritizing their search.
There were also so many bodies crammed underneath his house that the bodies melted together and the bones had to be sorted for more than 2 years to put together the full skeletons.
5. Robert Hansen would kidnap women and turn them loose in the Alaskan wilderness, where he would then hunt them down like animals and kill them.
6. Jeffrey Dahmer before he got caught, had so many bodies (17) in his apartment that he ran out of room and stored one victim in his bathtub. He proceeded to shower over him everyday for a month.
7. Pedro Alonso Lopez plead guilty to the murders of 100+ girls and only received a maximum sentence of 16 years as that was the maximum possible sentence in Equador. He was released despite promising to continue killing but disappeared shortly after.
8. Ted Bundy helped in the investigation of the green river killer and made a psych profile which ended up being closer to the actual green river killer than the FBIs own psych profile. That was also a huge part of the inspiration for silence of the lambs. Bundy also tried to madturbate to photos of his crime scene when Detective Kepple brought them in. Which is why he stopped letting Bundy keep the files.
9. In the 70’s Rodney Alcala, who was known for raping and killing women, went on a dating show and the woman ended up choosing him but luckily she cancelled the date just before.
Here is the video of the episode
10. PeeWee Gaskins, the most prolific serial killer in South Carolina drove around in a hearse with a bumper sticker that read “I haul dead people.” He told people that he needed it to take the bodies of people he killed to his private cemetery. He claimed to have killed between 100 and 110 people.
11. Richard Kuklinski killed a man and left his body in an oil drum outside of a diner just to see how long it would take for someone to investigate. He would order sandwiches from the place and sit on the drum while he ate.
12. Denis Nilsen is a British serial killer and former policeman. He used to lure “lost” young men like drifters to his apartment with the promise of food. He would murder them and keep their bodies around to talk to until they decomposed too badly. then he would dismember and incinerate them. He killed 16 men before being caught.
13. The Tool Box Killers – The audio cassette Bittaker and Norris created of themselves raping and torturing Ledford remains in the possession of the FBI Academy. This recording is now used to train and desensitize FBI agents to the raw reality of torture and murder.
Here is a transcript of the tape