Luis Garavito is the most famous name in Serial Killing history and secures top position in this list with 139 confirmed/proven murders. Most of his victims were poor children, peasant children, or street children, between the ages of 6 and 16. His method was to lure young boys with gifts, won them over, and took them for a long walk. When the children got exhausted, he would molest and rape them. He even cut their bodies into pieces. He was apprehended on 22 April 1999. He confessted to murdering 140 children and was imprisoned for 60 years. Later, the imprisonment was reduced to 22 years.
Andrei Chikatilo, Russia
Nicknamed the “butcher of Rostov”, Andrei Chikatilo ranks second among top ten notorious serial killers in the world. Chikatilo committed the sexual assault, murder and mutilation of a minimum of 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990. This soviet teacher is said to have been an impotent man and the homicides were committed out of frustration. Andrei Chikatilo was executed in 2004 with a single gunshot behind his right ear.