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  K. Jolanta ... ... POLAND ... ... ... 4+
aka ... ... Warsaw
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  KA-CHUN Chang     CHINA ... ... ...
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  KACZYNSKI Theodore John 1942   USA ... ... ... 3
aka Unabomber 1978 1993 nationwide
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Serial Killer KACZYNSKI Theodore John

Unabomb has been at it since 1978 mailing letter bombs to scientists, computer industry people and politicians. Although Unabom has only killed three, many have been severely injured by his lethal postal work. His last victim, a California Forestry Association executive, was killed in 1995, four days after the Oklahoma bombing. [ReadOn]


  KALLINGER Joseph     USA ... ... ... 3
  KALLINGER Michael      
Philadelphia Shoemaker    
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Joseph Kallinger, a cobbler by trade, led a life steeped in madness and crime. As an adopted child he grew up under the constant abuse from his parents. It is no surprise that when he became a father he was abusive too. [ReadOn]


  KANSAS CITY Killings     USA ... ... ... 10
1991 1994 MO
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  KANSAS CITY PROSITUTE Killer 2004     USA ... ... ... ...
2004 2004 MO
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  KANSAS CITY PROSITUTE Slayer     USA ... ... ... 6
1989 1990 MO
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  KAPRAT Edwin Bernard III. 1964 1995/04/20 USA ... ... ... 5
Granny Killer 1991 1993 FL
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KARDOS Marie => NAGYREV Angelmakers of

KASABIAN Linda => MANSON Charles Milles

  KATSUTA Kiyotaka     JAPAN ... ... ... 8
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  KAUFFMAN Christopher 1979/1975   USA ... ... ... 2
  McMAHAN Jamie 1979/1975   IA
1997    
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  KEARNEY Patrick Wayne     USA ... ... ... 28+
  HILL David Douglas     CA
aka    
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Serial Killer KEARNEY Patrick Wayne

On July 5, 1977, authorities in Riverside, California, announced the confessions of two male suspects in a series of grisly "trash bag" murders, thought to include fifteen victims in five different counties since 1973. [ReadOn]


  KEE Arhon     USA ... ... ... 3
aka    
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On February 19, 1999, Miami Police arrested 25-year-old who is wanted in New York for at least one murder and two rapes. Surveillance teams tailing him decided to move in when he was located at the Sun Hotel in downtown Miami. Two SWAT teams cleared out the rest of the hotel and found him in a room on the top floor. [ReadOn]


  KEELING Melvin M. ... ... US ... ... ... ...
aka ... ... IL
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  KEENE Marvallaus *1933   USA ... ... ... 5
  SMITH Demarcus *1975   OH
  MATTHEWS Heather      
  TAYLOR Laura      
1992 1992  
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KEESEE, Charity L. => VAMPIRE Clan

  KELBACH Walter 1938/1941   USA ... ... ... 5
  LANCE Myron 1938/1941   UT
1966    
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Serial Killer KELBACH Walter 

Ex-convicts Walter Kelbach (aged twenty-eight) and Myron Lance (aged twenty-five) were cousins and gay lovers. On the night of December 17th, 1966, the two homosexuals got high on drugs and drove to a gas station in Salt Lake City. [ReadOn]


  KELLEY Doyle     USA ... ... ... 3
1981 1993 MO
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  KELLIHER Mary     USA ... ... ... 6
1905 1908 MA
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  KELLY Horace Edward 1959   USA ... ... ... 3
1984   CA
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On November 16, 1984, police officers in San Bernadino, California, were alerted to the discovery of a woman's body at a local cemetery. Nude from the waist down, with her bra unfastened, the victim had been raped before she was shot in the chest and neck with a .357 magnum revolver. [ReadOn]


  KELLY James Pinkerton     USA ... ... ... 2
aka    
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James Pinkerton Kelly, 17, killed a neighbor.  First he sliced open her stomach and ejaculated into the wound.  Then he slit her throat and cut off her breasts.  Before he was arrested, he managed to do the same thing to another woman.

  KELLY Kieron     UK ... ... ... 5
aka    
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An Irish native, born in 1928, Kelly migrated to London at age 25, working odd jobs and spending most of his money on liquor while launching a one-man war against "poofters." He slaughtered an uncertain number of gays over the next three decades, clearly recalling five victims at his arrest in 1983. [ReadOn]


  KEMBO Charles     CANADA ... ... ... ...
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  KEMPER Edmund Emil III.     USA ... ... ... 10
aka    
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Serial Killer KEMPER Edmund Emil III.

Ed Kemper's mom thought her son was "a real weirdo." He had a near-genius IQ hidden within his lanky body and twisted mind. As a child he liked playing execution and once told his sister that if he were to love someone they would first have to be dead. As a teenager mom forced Ed to live in the basement so he wouldn't scare his sisters. [ReadOn]


  KENNEDY Julian 1942/09/15   USA ... ... ... 9+
1958 1973 FL AR GA NM TX
Verdict/Urteil: Life (R.M.C. Main Unit FL)

A drifter and escaped convict, linked with Southern "outlaw" motorcycle gangs, 30-year-old Julian Kennedy was confined in Lake City, Florida, awaiting trial on armed robbery charges, when he began confessing to multiple murders in March 1973. [ReadOn]


  KENOSHA MURDERS     USA ... ... ... 7+
1967 1981 WI
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Kenosha's "murder alley" is an unpaved strip of land running south from 64th Street, between 20th and 21st Avenues. Two blocks away, the downtown business district bustles with activity, but residents along the alley live with daily apprehension that is more akin to an excursion through the Twilight Zone. "There's something strange out by that alley," Coroner Thomas Dorff told the press in February 1981. [ReadOn]

  KENT COUNTY PROSTITUTE Killer     USA ... ... ... 11
1994 1997 MI
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  KENYA GRANNY Killer ... ... KENYA ... ... ... ...
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KESABIAN Linda => MANSON Charles Milles

  KEVORKIAN Dr. Jack     USA ... ... ... 130+
aka    
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Serial Killer KEVORKIAN Dr. Jack
On March 26, 1999, Suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder for giving an ailing man a lethal injection and putting it all on a videotape that aired on "60 Minutes." It was the first time in five trials that he was found guilty. The jury took a day and a half to clear him of first-degree murder, which would have meant a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. [ReadOn]

  KEYS Mutilator     USA ... ... ... 2
1989   FL
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  KEYS Russell 1957 +1998/07/21 UK ... ... ... 5
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On July 23, 1998, Dominique Keys, a Phoenix woman was accused of killing her British husband, Russell Keys, after he allegedly claimed to have killed five women in England. Russell Keys and his wife, Dominique, were staying at a friend's Phoenix home while he applied for U.S. citizenship. Keys allegedly detailed to his wife and friend, Paul Gilligan, how he killed five lovers and buried their bodies along British beaches. Keys claimed his victims included women from Portugal, France and Morocco. [ReadOn]

  KHAN Dr. Sohrab Aslam 1944   PAKISTAN ... ... ... 13
1986  
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A Pakistani-born physician, Sohrab Khan obtained his medical training in the United States, specializing in cardiology. In the 1970's, he served as a fellow at Baylor University Medical Center Hospital in Dallas, Texas, returning to his native city of Lahore in 1981. Whatever homicidal fantasies were cultivated in his mind, Khan managed to conceal them through the fall of 1986, until, at forty-two, he lapsed into a month-long homicidal binge and slaughtered thirteen victims. [ReadOn]

  KHOZA Samson ...   SOUTH AFRICA ... ... ... ...
aka ... ... Mpumalanga
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  KIBBE Roger Reece 1941   USA ... ... ... 7+
I-5 Killer 1986 1988 CA
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Known as the I-I5 Killer in California in the mid 1980's, Roger Kibbe was tried and convicted on 2 counts of murder rape in Eldorado County. The industrious type, he is also suspected of five more murder-rapes in Sacramento. District attorney Robert Drossel believes Kibbe could have been responsible for up to 38 murders.

  KIBBLE Claudette     USA ... ... ... 3
aka    
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Claudette Kibble tötete 3 ihrer 5 Kinder über einen Zeitraum von 4 Jahren.
Sie behauptete in jedem der Fälle, ihre Kind wäre eines "natürlichen Todes" gestorben. 1995 gestand sie allerdings, 2 der Kinder ertränkt und eines erstickt zu haben.

Claudette Kibble wurde im Alter von 23 Jahren zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt.


  KIMES Sante     USA ... ... ... 2+
  KIMES Kenneth      
The Grifters    
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  KINDERMÖRDER von PIRMASENS der     GERMANY ... ... ...
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  KING Amos   Feb. 26th, 2 USA ... ... ...
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KING Carolyn A. => MARTIN Bradlyn A.

  KING John William     ... ... ...
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  KING Tony     UKSPAIN ... ... ... 2+
Born Tony BROMWICH, aka Holloway Strangler, Costa Killer    
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KINGSBURY RUN MURDERS => CLEVELAND TORSO MURDERS

  KINNE Sharon 1940   USA ... ... ... 3
1960 1962 MO +MX
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When James and Sharon Kinne were married in October 1956, it was a matter of necessity. At sixteen, she was pregnant, and while neither loved the other, marriage was "the thing to do" for teenage parents-to-be in Independence, Missouri. A miscarriage later removed the necessity of their union, but by then it was too late. [ReadOn]

  KINNEY James Allen     USA ... ... ... 3
aka     FL
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Police in Delray Beach, Florida, are searching for suspected serial killer James Allen Kinney who is believed to have been living in Delray Beach since May. Kinney, 51, is suspected of killing women in Washington, Michigan and Iowa, has been in . "He lives somewhere between Boynton Beach and north Broward county," said Detective Robert Stevens at a news conference. [ReadOn]

  KIPP Martin James     USA ... ... ... 2
Dr. Crazy 1983 1984 CA
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A full-blooded Blackfoot Indian, Kipp was the son of a prostitute who abandoned him at the age of twenty-two months. Adopted by relatives , he was raised by an alcoholic "father" who frequently beat Martin in public. Liberated by his guardian's death, Kipp left the reservation for a stint in the Marine Corps and was briefly stationed in Japan, where he won divisional honors in boxing. [ReadOn]

KISER Blanche => MOORE Blanche Taylor

  KISS Bela     HUNGARY ... ... ... 23+
Monster of Czinkota    
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Serial Killer KISS Bela

Bela Kiss was a pillar of his community until the strange disappearance of his beautiful, blonde wife. The prosperous tinsmith from the village of Czinkota became bitterly reclusive. It shocked his neighbors when shortly after the outbreak of WWI, Kiss enlisted in the Hungarian Army. In the days before the war, more strange disappearances occurred. The neice of the Minister of Commerce, Isabelle Koblitz, vanished from her home. [ReadOn]


  KIYOTAKA Kasuta 1949   JAPAN ... ... ... 8
    Nagoya
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  KLENNER Frederick Robert jr. 1956 1985/06/03 USA ... ... ... 8
  LYNCH Susan ... ... KY NC
     
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Police knew Fred Klenner was dangerous when they spotted his van on the outskirts of Greensboro, North Carolina, on June 3, 1985. A month earlier, he had slaughtered a family of three at Winston-Salem, and he was also sought in connection with the 1984 murders of a mother and daughter in Prospect, Kentucky. [ReadOn]

  KLIMEK Ottilie "Tillie" 1865   USA ... ... ... 6
1914 1920 IL
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  KLOSOWSKI Severin Antoniovitch 1865 1903/04/07 UK ... ... ... 3
George CHAPMAN 1897 1902 JdR suspect
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Born in Poland on December 14, 1865, Klosovski was apprenticed to a surgeon at age fifteen. He studied for six years without obtaining a degree, later traveling the country as a barber-surgeon. Married in Prague, he was briefly employed at a hospital there, before spending a year and a half in the Russian army. [ReadOn]

  KNIGHT Julian     ... ... ...
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  KNIGHTON Robert Wesley *1942   USA ... ... ... 4
  BRITTAIN Lawrence Lingle *1973   MO OK
  WILLIAMS Ruth Renee      
1990 1990  
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  KNOPPA Anthony Michael *1948   USA ... ... ... 4
  LANHAM Harry     TX
1971 1971  
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On November 3, 1971, the body of 16-year-old Adele Crabtree was found outside Conroe, Texas. Last seen alive at a "hippy" commune in Houston, she was fully clothed when found, her death attributed to close-range shotgun blasts. The same day, Linda Sutherlin was reported missing in Houston, when she failed to come home after work. [ReadOn]

  KNORR Frances   +1894/01/15 AUSTRALIA ... ... ... 3+
aka THWAITES Minnie     Melbourne
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Hanging
Serial Killer KNORR Frances
The practice of baby farming was also exported to Australia. Frances Knorr had been born Minnie Thwaites in London in 1868 and emigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1887. Initially she worked as a domestic servant and met Randolph Knoor who was German. She soon became bored with him and had an affair with one Edward Thompson and soon afterwards moved to Melbourne. [ReadOn]

  KNOWLES Paul John *1946 +1974/11/18 USA ... ... ... 18+
Casanova Killer     GA FL OH
Verdict/Urteil: Shot by FBI agent
Serial Killer KNOWLES Paul John

A Florida native, born in 1946, Knowles logged his first arrest at age 19, spending roughly six months of each year thereafter in jail, on various convictions for burglary and auto theft. He was serving time in Raiford when he began corresponding with California divorcee Angela Covic, and she visited the prison long enough to accept his proposal of marriage, shelling out money for lawyers to win his release. [ReadOn]


  KNOWLTON George Frederick     USA ... ... ...
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  KNYSNA Serial Killer     SOUTH AFRICA ... ... ...
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  KOBE SCHOOL KILLER     JAPAN ... ... ... 2
aka    
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On May 27, 1997, a school janitor found the head of Jun Hase, an 11-year-old retarded boy who had been missing since May 24. Hase, a student at Tainohata Elementary School, had been decapitated with a sharp instrument, and in his mouth the killer stuffed a taunting message for the police. Later that day the boy's headless body was found under a house in the woods near the school. [ReadOn]

  KOCK Eugene de 1949   SOUTH AFRICA ... ... ... #
Prime Evil 1970s 1980s
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  KODAIRA Yoshio     JAPAN ... ... ...
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  KOEDATICH James J. 1948   USA ... ... ... 3+
1971 1983 FL NJ
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Born in 1948, Koedatich committed his first known murder in Dade County, Florida, on June 13, 1971. The victim was his roommate, 40-year-old Robert Anderson, and Koedatich served eleven years on conviction of murder and robbery, winning parole from Raiford prison in August 1982. He moved north with the state's permission, settling in Morristown, New Jersey, and he lasted all of two months before his bloodlust surfaced again. [ReadOn]

KOGUT John => HALSTEAD Dennis, KOGUT John & RESTIVO John

KOKORALEIS Andrew => GECHT Robin & KOKORALEIS Andrew & KOKORALEIS Thomas & SPREITZER Edward

KOKORALEIS Thomas => GECHT Robin & KOKORALEIS Andrew & KOKORALEIS Thomas & SPREITZER Edward

  KOLTUN Julian 1950   POLAND ... ... ... 2+
1980 1981
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A Polish bookbinder turned railroad worker, Koltun made his first known foray into violent sex crime at age 30. His victim was a Russian woman, assaulted on August 31, 1980, and savagely mauled in a rural area near Poland's border with the Soviet Union. The woman survived his attack, and Koltun remained unidentified, his crime overshadowed by the rise of Solidarity and an epic strike at the Gdansk shipyard. [ReadOn]

  KOMAR Janusz 1963   GERMANY ... ... ... 2+
1983  
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  KOMAROFF Vasili 1871 1923/06/18 RUSSIA ... ... ... 33+
The Moscow Wolfe 1921 1923 Moscow
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Serial Killer KOMAROFF Vasili

Vasili Komaroff was known among his neighbors as a friendly, smiling family man. He dealt in horses, and maintained a stable at his home, in Moscow's Shabolovki district. None who knew him well suspected that he might have been the "Wolf of Moscow," an elusive killer who had terrorized the neighborhood and foiled police investigators in a two-year manhunt. Times were hard and life was cheap in Russia, in the early 1920s. [ReadOn]


  KOMIN Alexander 1953   USA ... ... ... 3+
1971 1982 FL NJ
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  KONDRO Joe     USA ... ... ... 2+
    WA
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Laborer, mill worker, Longview
Admits to raping and strangling two young girls in Southwest Washington -- killings more than 11 years apart. Convicted of two other rapes, he also admits to abducting a teenage store clerk at knifepoint. Suspect in dozens of disappearances, rapes and murders since 1982. Status: In prison in Washington.

  KONG Woo Bum     KOREA ... ... ... 57+
aka    
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  KOPILOV Dmitriy     RUSSIA ... ... ... ...
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  KORDIYEH Ali Reza Khoshruy Kuran     IRAN ... ... ... 9
Teheran Vampire    
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On August 12, 1997, Ali Reza Khoshruy Kuran Kordiyeh -- known as the "Teheran Vampire" -- was hanged from a yellow construction crane near the scene of his crimes before a cheering crowd of 20,000 onlookers who chanting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest). Gholom, 28, was found guilty of kidnapping, raping and murdering at least 9 women who he picked up at night while impersonating a taxi driver. [ReadOn]

  KORN Donald     USA ... ... ... ...
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  KOUDRI Mohammed     ITALY ... ... ... 2
1994   Milan
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  KRAFT Randy Steven     USA ... ... ... 16+
Score Card Killer    
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Another in the tradition of California freeway killer. Randy, a graduate of the prestigious Claremont Men's College, liked to pick up young men, especially marines, drug them and strangle them. On May 14, 1983, a highway patrolman stopped Kraft in Mission Viejo for suspected drunk driving and noticed the dead marine sitting next to him. [ReadOn]

  KREBS Rex Allen     USA ... ... ... 2+
aka    
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KRENWINKEL Patricia => MANSON Charles Milles

KRETSCH Sandra => WUORNOS Aileen Carol

KRING David Allen => FLUETTE Todd Everett & KRING David Allen

  KRIST Gary Steven 1945   USA ... ... ... 4+
1959 1964 AS CA UT
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Gary Krist launched his criminal career at age fourteen, with the theft of a boat. A year later he stole a car, and at sixteen he was committed to the Utah State Industrial School, at Ogden, for a year. Krist entered confinement on June 2, 1961, but soon escaped; he was recaptured in Idaho on July 29, 1961. [ReadOn]

  KROLL Joachim     GERMANY ... ... ... 14+
Ruhr Hunter, Jockel     Duisburg
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A nomadic German sex killer, Kroll lived in the vicinity of Duisburg, filling his bachelor apartment with electronic gadgets and inflatable sex dolls, frequently strangling the latter with one hand while he masturbated with the other. Too nervous and shy for sex with conscious partners, he turned to rape and murder at age 22, killing so often over the next two decades that he lost count of his victims . [Read]


  KRUEGER Antje (KRÜGER)     GERMANY ... ... ... 3
1993 1999 Mühltroff
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  KRUEGER David Michael 1918   CANADA ... ... ... 4+
1956 1991 Ontario
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  KRUETH Joshua A. *   Serial Killer USA ... ... ... ...
... ... Anoka MN
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  KANSAS CITY PROSTITUTE Killer *   Serial Killer USA ... ... ... ...
... ... Kansas City
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  KUERTEN Peter (KÜRTEN) *1883 +1931/07/02 GERMANY ... ... ... 9
Dusseldorf Vampire    
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Guillotine
In the entire history of crime no one killer has caused such widespread fear and indignation as that created by Peter Kürten in Düsseldorf in the inter-war period. The subject of extensive judicial examination, justice has sought not only to punish the killer for his crimes, but also to probe the mind and soul of this outrageously enigmatic man. [ReadOn]

  KUKLINSKI Richard 1935   USA ... ... ... 40+
1949 1986 NJ NY
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Serial Killer Richard KUKLINSKI
Kuklinski was a professional hit man by trade with a serial killer passion on the side. Although suspected of at least 40 murders, while in custody Rich said that he only killed to support his family. A regular Mr. Short Fuse, Rich killed an unsuspecting motorist for cutting him off. He ran him off the road, beat him to death, than ran over his body repeatedly. [ReadOn]

  KULAXIDES Peter     GREECE ... ... ... 7
1920s  
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Arrested on September 22, 1930, moments before his eighth marriage, Greek "Bluebeard" Peter Kulaxides was charged with slaying his first seven wives. In custody, Kulaxides admitted killing wife number seven, after she "told him lies," but he staunchly denied murdering the first six. His incredible run of bad luck had begun, he informed detectives, when his first wife collapsed from excitement and joy on receiving the news of Peter's release from prison, where he was incarcerated on felony charges. From there, it was all downhill, with one wife after another succumbing to "natural causes." The court rejected his sad story, and Kulaxides was convicted of murder charges.

  KUZNETSOF     RUSSIA ... ... ... 200
... ... ...
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Firing Squad
 
Described by Soviet reporters as a leader of the "Volga pirates," cruel Kuznetsof stood accused, in 1929, of some 200 crimes, including six known homicides in which his relatives were normally selected as the victims . Unrepentant to the end, he chilled and titillated Russian audiences with his philosophical approach to murder, offering decisive proof that differences in politics have little bearing on the bestial side of man. [ReadOn]

  KUZIKOV Ilshat     RUSSIA ... ... ... 3
1992 1997 St. Petersburg
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