Lesser-known serial killers from around the world

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:57:16 AM HST   Updated On: Sep 24 2013 05:07:26 AM HST


Amelia Elizabeth Dyer achieved notoriety as probably the most prolific baby-farm murderer of Victorian England.  She is responsible for 100 deaths, but is also suspected in a total of 247 cases.

Dyer was apparently keen to make money from baby-farming, but rather than take in expectant women, she would advertise to adopt or nurse a baby, in return for a substantial one-time payment and adequate clothing for the child.  Soon after taking in a child, she murdered them or allowed them to starve.

When you think of the atrocities of serial killers, several high profile names may come to mind.  But there have been other killers throughout history who may have even been much worse.

Check out the list.


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