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# Serial Killer
No human remains found in search for suspected Fred West murder victim
Police received information that Mary Bastholm, 15, could have been buried in the cellar of the cafe.
# mary bastholm
Police searching cafe in England for body of suspected teen victim of serial killer Fred West
Mary Bastholm disappeared in 1968 and she has long been suspected to be a victim of West.
# Serial Killer
Police search cafe for body linked to missing teen feared killed by Fred West
Serial killer Fred West, who died in prison in 1995 aged 53, was previously suspected over the disappearance of Mary Bastholm.
# Sydney
Australia's most notorious serial killer Ivan Milat dies
Milat was serving life sentences for seven murders and was a major suspect in the killings of three other women.
Man who confessed to murder of 93 women is 'most prolific serial killer' in US history
The 79-year-old is serving multiple life sentences in California.
# Jailed
Cyprus court hands 7 life terms to 'first serial killer'
He said he was “tortured by memories” and could not explain why he had carried out the killings.
# Investigation
Cyprus serial killer case: Suitcase containing woman's remains pulled from toxic lake
The suspect confessed last Thursday to killing a total of five women and two of their daughters.
FBI releases drawings by serial killer in bid to identify victims
Samuel Little has confessed to 90 murders committed over the space of 35 years.
# Toronto
Canadian man jailed for life for murder and sexual mutilation of 8 men
Bruce McArthur will be in his 90s before he is eligible for parole from eight concurrent 25-year sentences.
# bruce mcarthur
Canadian landscaper pleads guilty to murders of eight men linked to Toronto's gay community
Bruce McArthur was expected to go to trial next year, and was considered a surprise by prosecutors.
# Serial Killer
Former Russian policeman found guilty of carrying out 56 murders, bringing total spree to 78 killings
The conviction makes Mikhail Popkov Russia’s worst-known serial killer of recent times.
Convicted murderer admits killing 90 people, may be 'most prolific serial killer in US history'
Samuel Little preyed mainly on drug addicts and prostitutes during a decades-long murder spree.
# Houston
Police in Texas say they've caught a serial killer who killed three people in seven days
Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was arrested after a car chase.
# Timothy J. Dowd
Son of Sam: The Irish-American cop who led the hunt for the New York serial killer
The ‘Son of Sam’ murdered his first victim in the summer of 1976. The manhunt that followed gripped the world.
# mark nash
Grangegorman murders: Serial killer's appeal against his conviction is rejected
Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women, whose mutilated bodies were found in sheltered accommodation in Grangegorman 21 years ago.
# Serial Killer
Former US Marine admits to killing seven women
Victims’ relatives watched quietly during the hearing as Vann uttered the word “guilty” seven times.
# Toronto
Canadian accused serial killer faces seventh murder charge after human remains in planter identified
To date, police have found some 20 planters with dismembered body parts of several men.
# Toronto
More human remains found hidden in large planters in Canada serial killer case
Bruce McArthur, 66, is charged with murdering gay men.
# bruce mcarthur
Toronto serial killer suspect is landscape gardener who may have 'buried bodies across the city'
Bruce McArthur, 66, is charged with five murders but police fear there may be more.
# Serial Killer
Toronto police search gardens for more victims after landscaper charged with deaths of two men
Bruce McArthur, aged 66, was arrested earlier this month.
# Court of Appeal
State scientists were 'trying to do down' serial killer Nash, appeals court told
Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women.
# grangegorman murders
Serial killer Mark Nash launches appeal against double murder conviction
The Court of Appeal heard today that Nash case is “in some senses extraordinary”.
# Serial Killer
Ashes of Moors murderer Ian Brady dumped at sea after secret cremation
There was no music or ceremony during his cremation.
# other victims
Texas serial killer gets stay from execution after last-minute revelations
Authorities believe Anthony Shore would have left a note to try to exonerate another death row inmate of murder.
# DNA evidence
Police have identified another victim of American serial killer John Wayne Gacy
Gacy was an amateur clown who is remembered as one of history’s most bizarre killers.
# Australia
Man charged over killing of Irish woman in Australian serial killer case
He is charged with the murders of two women – a third woman was also killed but the investigation is still open.
# Lucan
Three potential shooters being investigated over murder of 'serial killer' Mark Desmond
The career criminal was executed on Friday.
# California
US serial killer "The Grim Sleeper" faces death penalty
“He is a psychopathic, sadistic serial killer who takes joy in inflicting pain on women and killing them.”
# aboriginal women
Canada has begun an investigation into missing and dead native women
Concern over violence against aboriginal women became an issue after dozens of prostitutes went missing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and were later determined to have been victims of a serial killer.
# Robert Pickton
Book by infamous Canadian serial killer removed from Amazon
Robert Pickton was convicted of murdering six women in 2007.
# Russia
Woman (68) suspected of murdering friend, lodger, and 10 others
Tamara Samsonova was arrested on suspicion of poisoning a friend – and her diary details 10 other killings.
# Dennis Nilsen
It's not easy to sell a flat once owned by a well-known serial killer
It’s very spacious, at least.
# Murder
Serial killer 'no longer a threat' after remains of seven women found behind US shopping centre
The suspect’s name has not been released by police, but they say there is no threat to the public.
# Serial Killer
Jack the Ripper has been identified through DNA - claims new book
Professor Alec Jeffreys, who invented the DNA fingerprinting technique 30 years ago this week, called for further verification.
# Serial Killer
'Southside Slayer' who killed 14 women tells judge "I'll be back" as he's sentenced to death
Chester D. Turner is Los Angeles’ most prolific killer.
# Death Penalty
Man who shot porn mogul Larry Flynt given last-minute stay of execution
A judge in the US has questioned the use of the drug that was to be used to put the white supremacist serial killer to death.
# Child Killer
Belgian court rejects child rapist Dutroux's request for early release
Belgium’s “most hated man” had applied to be released under house arrest with an electronic tag to watch his movements.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Belgium
Belgium vows to toughen parole after Dutroux ex-wife outcry
Belgium’s Prime Minister has vowed to toughen parole rules following the release of the accomplice and ex-wife of paedophile serial killer Marc Dutroux.
# Belgium
Belgium's 'most-hated woman' Michelle Martin released from prison
Accomplice of paedophile serial killer Marc Dutroux was released on condition she keeps her distance from the relatives of the victims.