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  • 19th Century Serial Killers

    Let's organize a list of as many Victorian-era serial killers as possible.

    Jack the Ripper
    H. H. Holmes
    Amelia Dyer
    Mary Ann Cotton
    Jane Toppan
    George Chapman
    Belle Gunness
    Joseph Vacher
    Servant Girl Annihilator
    William Palmer
    Johann Otto Hoch
    The Bloody Benders
    Thomas Neill Cream
    Thug Behram
    Delphin LaLaurie

    I'm missing quite a few individuals. Wish I had my Encyclopedia of Serial Killers with me right now so I could reference it, but it's being borrowed by my friend.
    "You want to take revenge for my murdered sister? Sister would definitely have not ... we would not have wanted you to be like this."

    ~ Angelina Durless

  • #2
    Burke and Hare.

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    • #3
      Excellent, I'll add them then.

      Jack the Ripper
      H. H. Holmes

      Amelia Dyer
      Mary Ann Cotton
      Jane Toppan
      George Chapman
      Belle Gunness
      Joseph Vacher
      Servant Girl Annihilator
      William Palmer
      Johann Otto Hoch
      The Bloody Benders
      Thomas Neill Cream
      Thug Behram
      Delphin LaLaurie
      Burke and Hare
      "You want to take revenge for my murdered sister? Sister would definitely have not ... we would not have wanted you to be like this."

      ~ Angelina Durless

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      • #4
        "Nurse" Catherine Wilson - Believed to have murdered seven people, although in the way of the UK justice system she was only indicted with one, she was arrested for the murder of her landlady straight after her aquittal for the attempted murder of her employer, she was executed in 1862, the last woman publicly hanged in London.

        KR Angie

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        • #5
          Gotcha.
          Thanks!

          Jack the Ripper
          H. H. Holmes
          Amelia Dyer
          Mary Ann Cotton
          Jane Toppan
          George Chapman
          Belle Gunness
          Joseph Vacher
          Servant Girl Annihilator
          William Palmer
          Johann Otto Hoch
          The Bloody Benders
          Thomas Neill Cream
          Thug Behram
          Delphin LaLaurie
          Burke and Hare
          Catherine Wilson
          "You want to take revenge for my murdered sister? Sister would definitely have not ... we would not have wanted you to be like this."

          ~ Angelina Durless

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          • #6
            Interesting thread Madam Red

            Exactly what time frame are we talking about? The 19th Century would be 1800-1899 on the Astronomical Calendar, 1801-1900 on the Gregorian Calendar and then Victoria was Queen from 1837-1901. Also, what is the definition of serial killer?

            Anyway, Joseph Philipe would fit into any of those.
            This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

            Stan Reid

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            • #7
              O-er! I just jumped in assuming Madam Red meant the 19th century, whereas as rightly said the Victorian age started in 1837, if her reign is the criteria, Burke and Hare must be discounted as they carried out their crimes 1826/27.
              Sorry!

              KR Angie

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              • #8
                19th Century

                LOL, my bad.

                I'll take 19th century.

                Jack the Ripper
                H. H. Holmes

                Amelia Dyer
                Mary Ann Cotton
                Jane Toppan
                George Chapman
                Belle Gunness
                Joseph Vacher
                Servant Girl Annihilator
                William Palmer
                Johann Otto Hoch
                The Bloody Benders
                Thomas Neill Cream
                Thug Behram
                Delphin LaLaurie
                Burke and Hare
                Catherine Wilson
                Joseph Philipe
                "You want to take revenge for my murdered sister? Sister would definitely have not ... we would not have wanted you to be like this."

                ~ Angelina Durless

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                • #9
                  Plus, we could trim it down to just Victorian serial killers once we get a decent-sized list.
                  "You want to take revenge for my murdered sister? Sister would definitely have not ... we would not have wanted you to be like this."

                  ~ Angelina Durless

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                  • #10
                    The FBI recently redefined serial murder as requiring two victims instead of three, which was the previous definition.

                    So "serial killer" would be 2 or more murders by one or more offenders, with a cooling-off-period between the crimes.

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                    • #11
                      W. H. Theodore Durrant

                      The NIJ did always just say two and they didn't even specify a cooling off period - just saying that the murders had to be perpetrated as separate events.
                      This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

                      Stan Reid

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                      • #12
                        I didn't know there were so many serial killers around in the 19th Century :0

                        Do Burke And Hare really count as they were in it for the money? I saw a great Black And White film about them. I think Boris Karloff was in it

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                        • #13
                          Thames Torso Murderer

                          Amelia Sach and Annie Walters
                          This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

                          Stan Reid

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                          • #14
                            Sorry, I've been away for awhile....

                            Jack the Ripper
                            H. H. Holmes
                            Amelia Dyer
                            Mary Ann Cotton
                            Jane Toppan
                            George Chapman
                            Belle Gunness
                            Joseph Vacher
                            Servant Girl Annihilator
                            William Palmer
                            Johann Otto Hoch
                            The Bloody Benders
                            Thomas Neill Cream
                            Thug Behram
                            Delphin LaLaurie
                            Burke and Hare
                            Catherine Wilson
                            Joseph Philipe
                            W. H. Theodore Durrant
                            Thames Torso Murderer
                            Amelia Sach
                            Annie Walters

                            Interesting, very interesting. I would like to learn more about all these serial killers.

                            I think I've heard of Walters before, though. Let me go check for a mo'-

                            Nope, I was confusing the name with Waters.... Would known baby farmers, besides Amelia Dyer, count as serial killers?

                            Do Burke And Hare really count as they were in it for the money? I saw a great Black And White film about them. I think Boris Karloff was in it
                            I think they would. No matter what the reason, they're still killing.
                            Last edited by Madam Red; 05-19-2010, 06:16 PM.
                            "You want to take revenge for my murdered sister? Sister would definitely have not ... we would not have wanted you to be like this."

                            ~ Angelina Durless

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                            • #15
                              Jesse Pomeroy


                              http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/s...pomeroy/1.html

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