These 40 Serial Killers Who Have Never Been Caught Are What Nightmares Are Made Of

These 40 Serial Killers Who Have Never Been Caught Are What Nightmares Are Made Of
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What was that noise outside? Is that the silhouette of someone behind you that you’re seeing in your computer screen? Look, it’s probably a good idea to avoid reading about serial killers that are still at large when it's dark out; especially if you live alone. In the last house on the left. In Amityville, New York. You get the idea. But, if you just can’t help it, if you’re ravenous for info about serial killers that are still at large, then keep on reading. Just, uh, maybe put a knife under your bed? 

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B1 Butcher of Namibia

The US isn't the only place serial killers strike. Africa has its fair share as well. One of the most famous, active from 2005 to 2007, is the B1 Butcher, who got his name from his killing spree along the National Road B1.

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La Degolladora

Unlike many serial killers, "The Decapitator" is assumed to be a woman. She got away with seemingly random public murders throughout September 2015 in the Mexican town of Chimalhuacan.

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Edgecombe County Serial Killer

North Carolina was plagued by a killer whose 10 female African American victims were discovered from 2005 to 2010. Although some theories about the identity of the killer have been put forward, no definitive identity has been revealed. 

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West Mesa Murderer

After being exposed when a creek dried up in 2009, 11 sets of remains of women ranging from 15 to 32 were discovered in New Mexico. The police ave released photos of other possible victims, without ever revealing WHY they think these women are connected to the previously deceased. 

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The Butcher of Mons

The small Belgian city of Mons spent 1996 and 1997 in terror as a killer left dismembered victims in easily discoverable areas all over town. 

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Craigslist Ripper

A killer in Long Island using Craigslist to uncover prostitutes and murder has evaded police capture for over 20 years. HIs latest victims were discovered din December 2010.

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February 9 Killer

Even though this killer has only claimed 2 victims, he falls into the category of serial murderer. He got his name from the dates in 2006 and 2008 he murdered 2 women and an unborn baby. 

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Feminicidio Deaths

This one is highly speculative. There have been over 370 deaths of women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. While about half of the deaths have been attributed to motives like robberies, the rest are up for debate. 

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Lisbon Ripper

A mystery assailant killed three prostitutes in Lisbon in 1992 and 1993. One man even claimed his father did the deed in order to qualify for a reality show in 2011— but there was a severe lack of evidence that didn't lead anywhere. 

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I-70 Killer

In 1992, this killer got his nickname for shooting young, mostly female store clerks along Interstate 70 in the Midwest. He has also been linked to shootings in Texas.

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