Names identify us as the people who were are... and although some of the world's most infamous serial killers are known by their nicknames (Yorkshire Ripper, BTK Killer, Dr Death or the Milwaukee Cannibal); some use an alias to escape capture, kept their names as on their birth certificate, or they changed their name for reasons which gives us an interesting insight into their private life and personal demons.
What follows is a small sample list of 54 of the UK & USA's most infamous serial killers, complete with their full birth name, a biography (click the link in red) and the reason for their name change.
If you "enjoyed" this blog post, why not take a peek at my other articles: such as serial killers and their diets, favourite drinks, height, IQ, star signs, lunar cycles, dates of birth, reasons for killing, music, nicknames, last meals and whether they're alive or dead... to name but a few.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a writer, crime historian and tour-guide who runs Murder Mile Walks, a guided tour of Soho’s most notorious murder cases, hailed as “one of the top ten curious, quirky, unusual and different things to do in London” and featuring 12 murderers, including 3 serial killers, across 15 locations, totalling 75 deaths, over just a one mile walk.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a crime writer, podcaster & tour guide of Murder Mile Walks, hailed as one of the best "quirky curious & unusual things to do in London".
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