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If you've read my blogs before, you know that I love to delve deep into the minutiae of the every day lives of serial killers and mass-murderers, to work out what makes them so different from the average person, but also how similar we all are, such as their weight, height, birth order, diets, favourite drinks, height, IQ, star signs, lunar cycles, dates of birth, reasons for killing, music and nicknames, to name but a few.
This week I shall be delving into lives of 85 infamous serial killers and mass-murderers from the UK and USA and drawing up a list of which had biological children prior to or during their murders, and which were entirely childless, many of whom were married or in relationships. As always, these blogs are updated with new information as and when it comes to light, therefore these lists are not fully comprehensive, but if you have any new details, please tweet me at @mmiletours
Serial-killer & Murderers with Children:
Entirely Childless Serial Killers & Murderers: David Berkowitz, Edmund Kemper, Jeffrey Dahmer, Joel Rifkin, Richard Ramirez, Ed Gein, John Reginald Christie, Ian Brady, Myra Hindley, Dennis Nilsen, Joanna Dennehy, Robert Black, Graham Young, Michael Lupo, Stephen Port, Rodney Alcala, Ted Kaczynski, Robert “Willie” Pickton, Ronald Dominique, Larry Eyler, Randall Woodfield, Donald Henry Gaskins, Dean Arnold Corll, Lee Boyd Malvo, Orville Lynn Majors, Herbert Mullin, Arthur Shawcross, Paul Bernardo, Ray Fernandez & Martha Beck, Doug Clark, Kenneth Bianchi, Richard Chase, Henry Lee Lucas, Patrick MacKay, Robert Maudsley, Colin Ireland, Kenneth Erskine, Steven Grieveson, Stephen Griffiths, Trevor Hardy, Robert Napper, George Joseph Smith, Peter Manuel, Beverley Allitt, Steve Wright, John Straffen, Peter Bryan, David Copeland, Michael Ryan, Stephen Akinmurele and John Bodkin Adams. Please note: some of these serial-killers / murderers may have had step-children or their partners may have had children, but I am only counting biological children.
That's a pretty substantial list of adults, who were of biological age to have children, but never did, whether this is because they found it hard to remain in a "loving" relationship (owing to their mental, physical or emotional peculiarities), it is hard to tell.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a writer, crime historian, podcaster 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.
I love true crime stories. Do you have aby updated info on Dr Debora Green of Kansas who killed 2 of her kids in a fire she started in her home on 10-24-95?
I believe Joanna Dennehy had 2 biological children with her husband. There is a documentary about her which features her ex husband.
Are there records of living decedent's of these killers? Does Albert Fish have great (x3 or so) grandchildren out there? I assume most would change their name to disassociate themselves, but there would be record-keeping of that. Mary Bell, not mentioned here, is well known to have changed her name and started a family. I wonder if theses serial killer should have family who don't even know who they are related to!
Albert Fish's grandchildren are documented. I can't find info on John's life but the rest of the children are listed and their children without much searching. They seemed to have normal lives except maybe John as there is no info on him like he separated from the rest of the family. I don't blame him. I didn't see people change their names in his family.
Please correct the spelling of my name my father is Glen Rogers and my name has an H in it lol thanks.
I'm upset that I just now stumbled across this website. The podcasts are excellent, but there are a ton of great true crime podcasts out there. This is the first time I've seen a transcript of an entire podcast, this is incredibly helpful for those of us that are hearing impaired. I would also like to mention the writing that accompanies each podcast, everything is very well written. For instance, the use of minutiae in this blog is a word you hardly ever see used. The majority of the time you seen minutia used for both the singular and plural, when minutia is singular and minutiae is plural.
I'm upset that I just now stumbled across this website. The podcasts are excellent, but there are a ton of great true crime podcasts out there. This is the first time I've seen a transcript of an entire podcast, this is incredibly helpful for those of us that are hearing impaired. I would also like to mention the writing that accompanies each podcast, everything is very well written. For instance, the use of minutiae in this blog is a word you hardly ever see used. The majority of the time you see minutia used for both the singular and plural, when minutia is singular and minutiae is plural.
Dennehey has two daughters.
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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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