Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mrs. Bernard of Detroit, Female-on-Female Violence - 1881


The subject of female-on-female violence has been almost completely ignored by criminologists, even more so than the more general phenomenon of VbW (Violence by Women), which, in itself has gotten scant attention from objective scholars of crime.

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FULL TEXT: Detroit  (Mich.), January 17. – A shocking tragedy was enacted, at Lapeer Village 70 miles north of Detroit, last evening. While the people were at church Mrs Bernard went to the house of Rev. E. Curtis, the Baptist pastor, attacked his wife, an old lady about 65, threw her down, poured gasoline over her clothing, and set it on fire. The poor woman was shockingly burned, and, she lived but a few hours. Curtis until last year was pastor at Greenville in this State for several years. Mrs Bernard came to Lapeer a few weeks ago from Greenville, where she lives, being the wife of quite a prominent lumber man, and a woman about 40 years old. She has been busy meantime attending meetings, mingling in general society, but giving no intimation of any ill will towards her victim. It is believed by many she is insane from religious excitement, but others think the case is one of down right wickedness. She is under arrest.

[“Shocking Tragedy—A Fiendish Woman.” The Geelong Advertiser (Australia), Feb. 21, 1881, p. 4]

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Mrs. Swarthout, Michigan Child Torturer - 1888


FULL TEXT: Detroit, Dec. 27. – A revolting case of brutality is reported at Reed City, Mich. Mrs. Swarthout, a photographer, has been arrested for maltreating her niece. She is charged with having tied the girl’s legs a stout cord, and then putting in a stick and turning the chord, and then putting in a stick and turning the chord until the child would became almost unconscious with pain. She would also cord her tongue in the same manner until the skin burst. Mrs. Swarthout has been bound over to the next term of court, and in default of $1,000 bail languishes in jail.

[“A Woman’s Brutality.” The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.), Dec. 28, 1888, p. 1]

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For more cases, see: Women Who Like to Torture

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Female Serial Killers of the 21st Century: A Photo Gallery


This is collection includes only those perpetrators for which a photo is available. Several dozen cases from this time period are therefore not included here. This selection nevertheless offers a quick way to get an idea of what a female serial killer "looks like" these days.

Count: Total 134 (106 with photo + 28 without) from Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Poland, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, USA, Vietnam, Zimbabwe. (30 countries) [updated: Mar. 28, 2016]
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2001 – Spain
 Oiane Errazqun Galdos (“Zapa”) (4 victims)
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2001 - England
Kathleen McCluskey (4 victims suspected)
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2001 - USA
Brookey Lee West (3 or more suspected)
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2002 - Hungary
 Timea Faludi (40 victims; nurse)
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2002 - USA
Josephine Gray (3 victims, husbands; occult)
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 2002 - USA
Gloria Jean Greenfield (3 victims, babies)
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2002 - USA
Vickie Dawn Jackson (10 victims)
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2002 - Japan
Junko Ogata (7+ victims)
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2002 - Russia
Maria Petrova (2 plus attempts)
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2002 - England
Barbara Salisbury (multiple victims)
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2002 - USA
Julia Lynn Turner (3 victims)
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2003 - Spain
Francisca Ballesteros (5 victims)
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2003 - USA
Janet Smith (3)
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2003 - USA
Peggy Couse (3 murders suspected & conv. 1 attempted murder)
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2003 - Brazil
Valentine de Andrade (cult)
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2003 – USA
Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong (2 boyfriends & 1 other)
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2003 – Czech Republic
Jaroslava Fabiánová (4 victims?)
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2003 - Australia
Kathleen Folbigg (4 victims, babies)
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2003 – England
Anne Grigg-Booth (23 victims suspected)
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2003 – USA
Raynelle Dossett Leath (2 deaths; 1 attempted murder)
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2003 - USA
Diane Odell (4 victims, own children)
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2003 – Poland
Jolanta K. (5 newborns)
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2003 - USA
Michele Knotek (7 victims suspected; nurse)
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2003 -France
Monique Olivier (7 victims; couple)
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2003 – Czech Republic
Dana Stodolová (8 victims; husband as accomplice)
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2003 - USA
Coleen Thompson (211 suspected; nurse)
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2003 - Vietnam
Van Le Thanh (13 victims)
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2004 - Italy
Sonya Caleffi (up to 18 victims; nurse)
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2004 – USA
Angela Ford-Wright (4 victims)
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2004 – USA
Caroline Peoples (4 victims)
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2004 – England
Maxine Robinson (3 of her own babies)
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2005 - Germany
Michaela G. (9 victims)
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2005 – Afghanistan
Shirin Gul (27 men)
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2005 - Germany
Sabine Hilschenz (9 newborns)
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2005 – China
Wang Fang (8 victims)
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2006 - Austria
Gertrude Arzberger (4 children)
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2006 - Mexico
Juana Barraza (29-49 victims; all female)
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2006 - Germany
Irene Becker (6 victims; nurse)
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2006 - USA
Barbara Ann Evans (4)
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 2006 - USA
Sheila LaBarre (3 victims)
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2006 - Japan
Chizuko Okamoto (5)
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2006 – France
Marinette Pezin (4 babies)
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2006 – Spain
Remedios Sanchez Sanchez (3 dead; 6 survived: all elderly)
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2007 - Germany
Susan F. (3 victims, babies)
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 2007 – Germany
Monika Halbe (3 victims, babies)
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2007 – USA
Shauntay Henderson (6 murders suspected)
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2007 - India
H. D. Kempamma (AKA Malllika; Yashodama) (6 female victims)
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2007 – Germany
Lydia L. (4 men: either husband or boyfriend)
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2007 – France
Virginie Labrosse (3 victims, babies)
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2007 – France
Celine Lesage (6 newborns of 2 fathers)
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2007 - Czech Republic
Antonie Stašková (Staskova) (3 of own children)
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2007 – USA
Shirley Winters (7 child victims suspected)
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2008 – England
Rachel Baker (convicted for 1 homicide; multiple suspected)
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2008 - France
Manuela Gonsalez Cano (3 & 2 attempts)
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2008 – USA
Ulisa Chavers (3 victims suspected)
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2008 - USA
Helen Golay (3 victims, 1 survived)
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2008 – Belgium
Françoise Navez (2 murders & 1 attempt; nurse)
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2008 - USA
Olga Rutterschmidt (3 victims, 1 survived)
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 2008 - Japan
Kanae Kijima (7 victims, all male)
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2008 - USA
Betty Neumar (5 victims, husbands)
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2008 - USA
Kimberly Clark Saenz (10 victims, 5 survived but injured; nurse)
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2008 - Taiwan
Lian Shangying (multiple victims)
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2008 - Taiwan
Dong Xiaorong (multiple victims)
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 2009 - USA
Stacey Castor (3 victims, 1 survived)
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2009 - France
Veronique Courjault (3 victims, babies)
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2009 – Canada
Harsimrat Kahlon (3 newborns)
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2009 - Iran
Mahin Qadiri (5 victims, all female)
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2009 - Finland
Aino Nykopp-Koski (5 victims + 5 attempts ; nurse)
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2009 - Russia
Karina Rybalkina (3 husbands)
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2009 – Japan
Miyuki Ueti (6 suspected)
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2009 - Taiwan
Lin Yuru (3 victims)
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2010 – Netherlands
Anita C. (3 newborns)
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 2010 - France
Dominique Cottrez (8 victims, babies)
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 2010 - Russia
Irina Gaidamachuk (61-86 victims, all female)
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 2010 - USA
Michele Kalina (5 victims, newborns)
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2010 - Netherlands
Sietske Hoekstra (4 victims, babies)
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2010 – Panama
Laura Michelle Reese (6; with male accomplice)
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2010 – Kenya
Elizabeth Wambui (Proxy murders through male cultist: 19 women)
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2011 - USA
Holly Grigsby (4 victims)
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 2011 - Colombia
“La Perris” (5 suspected victims, others injured)
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2011 - Mexico
Verónica Mireya Moreno Carreon (Multiple serial murders)
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2011 – Colombia
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2011 – Colombia
Emilsen Yulima Nataly Rojas (multiple husbands)
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2011 - Brazil
“Sao Paulo Girl” (30 victims, all male)
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2011 – Germany
Beate Zschäpe (10 murders)
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2012 – USA
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2012 – Germany
Annika H. (5 newborns)
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 2012 - Mexico
Maria Guadalupe Jimenez Lopez (20 murders; cartel)
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2012 - Mexico
Silvia Meraz (3 victims; occult)
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2012 – USA
Erika Murray (3 newborns)
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 2012 - Brazil
Bruna Oliveira da Silveira (multiple female victims; cannibalism, cult)
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2012 - Brazil
Isabel Cristina Pires da Silveira (multiple female victims; cannibalism, cult)
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2012 – Mexico
Cristina Soledad Sánchez (5 male taxi drivers)
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2012 - USA
Dr Hsiu-Ying Tseng (9 victims)
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2012 - Canada
Melissa Friedrich (Weeks) (2 victims suspected + 2 attempts)
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2012 - Japan
Miyoko Sumida (8 victims)
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2012 - Poland
Beata Z. (5 victims, babies)
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2013 - France
Audrey C. (3 newborns)
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2013 – France
Ludivine Chambet (10 elderly patients; & 3 survivoes)
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2013 – England
Joanna Dennehy (5 victims, 32 survived)
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2013 – Colombia
Esneda Ruiz Cataño (3 husbands)
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 2013 – Poland
Lucyna D. (3 newborns)
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2013 – France
Patricia Dagorn (2 dead; 4 others attempted)
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2013 - England
Samantha Lewthwaite (7 murders; plus large-scale mass murders)
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2013 -USA
Emma Raine (3 husbands)
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2013 – Russia
Anastasia Sinelnik (30+ victims – with accomplices)
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2013 – Brazil
Dr. Virginia Helena Soares de Souza (7 charged; 320 suspected)
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2013 – Russia
Inessa Tarverdiyeva (30+ victims – with accomplices)
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2013 – Russia
Viktoria Tarverdiyeva (30+ victims – with accomplices)
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2013 – USA
Diane Staudte (3 victims; 1 survived)
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2013 - USA
Rachel Staudte (3 victims; 1 survived)
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2013 – Japan
Chiemi Tonuma (3 babies; husband accomplice)
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2013 – Mexico
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2013 – Mexico
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2014 – USA
Megan Huntsman (6 newborns)
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2014 – Zimbabwe
Angeline Mabhiza (3 own children; 1 child cousin; suicide)
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2014 – Canada
Andrea Giesbrecht (6 babies)
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2014 – Japan
Chisako Kakehi (7 husbands & paramours; suspected)
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2014 – Mexico
Claudia Ochoa Felix (leader of cartel death squad)
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2014 – Finland
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2014 – Italy
 Daniela Poggiali (96 suspected victims)
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2014 - Brazil
Marli Teles de Souza (3 deaths & 1 targeted)
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2015 – Czech Republic
Anna Duskiova (3 newborns)
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2015 – Germany
Andrea Göppner (8 newborns)
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2015 - Denmark
Christina Hansen (multiple victims suspected)
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2015 – France
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2015 – Russia
Elena Lobacheva (12 victims, all males; SK couple)
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2015 - Mexico
Itzel Nayeli Garcia Montano (2 plus attempts)
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2015 – Mexico
Joselyn Alejandra Nino (Niño) (multiple victims)
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2015 – Russia
Tamara Samsonova (5 – 8 victims; dismembered)
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2015 – USA
Brittany Pilkington (3 children)
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2015 – Mexico
Melissa Margarita Calderón Ojeda (numerous gang-related murders)
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2016 – Mexico
Juana “La Peque Sicaria” (multiple victims)
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2016 – USA
Kelly Marie Cochran (charged with 2; others possible)
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2016 – USA
Pamela Hupp (3 victims)
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2016 – Philippines
“Maria,” Filipino Hitwoman (multiple victims)
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2016 – Colombia
Yuri Patricia Sánchez (14 victims, including 7 police officers)
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2016 – Canada
Elizabeth Wettlaufer (8 elderly patients; nurse)
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2017 - Canada
Shannon Dawn Rayner (2 infants)
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2017 - USA
Mary Rice (3 dead & 1 injured)
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2018 – USA
Lucy Letby (17 babies)
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2019 - India
Jolly Annan Joseph (6 victims)
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2019 - India
Kannammal (3 victims)
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2019 - Russia
Sofya Mikhailovna Vhukova
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2020 - USA
Lori Vallon Daybell (multiple deaths)
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Female Serial Killers of the 21st Century – no photo available

2001 Hassan, Jummai – Maiduguri, Nigeria, cult, 48 vics (confess), since age of 7 participated in sacrifice, arrested at age 13
2001 – Li Huijie & Tian Xueqin – Henan Province, China
2001 – Anne Nicolai – Waterford township, Michigan, USA, 2001, 3 vics, nurse (96-97 crimes)
2002 – “Toda Serial Killer Mother” – Toda, Japan, 6 newborns, 80s-90s, no charges
2002 – “Zhytomyr Cannibal Female Serial Killer” – Zhtomyr, Ukraine, 6 vic, hus/wife, cannibal, torture
2003 – Duan Zhiqun – Shenzhen, China, w Ma Yong (male), death sent: Nov. 25, 2003
2004 Brunfaut, Francine – Brussels, Belgium – 7-19 victims suspected, nurse
2004 Kusuma Nain – Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, India
2005 Doris B. – Straubing, Germany – 7 victims suspected, nurse
2006 Zongqin, Zhang – Fuling, Chongking, China
2008 Babita – Tigra Village, Gurgaon, India
2009 “Ota Ward Tokyo Serial Killer Mother” – Ota Ward, Tokyo, Japan, 4 chn, found after suicide
2015 Ramona Hernandez-Canete – Louchats, Gironde, France
2016 Faust Bonino - Piombino, Italy
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The research on this website has turned up historical cases of FSKs that number many times the multiple of the numbers of cases reported in the standard literature. Thus the statistics found in standard literature on FSKs must be treated as obsolete and in need of being re-examined by teams of scholars who can put to use the new research – which includes data on many hundreds of “forgotten” cases – that supersedes what is currently available in order to present a more accurate picture of the subject of FSKs.

Excerpt: Robert St. Estephe, “Breaking the Silence of the Lambs: Female Serial Killers and Collective Amnesia,” Sep. 19, 2015 (also published under the title “Collective amnesia regarding violence by women / call for reform,” A Voice for Men, Nov. 20, 2015)

From: 3. Collective Amnesia

Wuornos was not only not America’s first female serial killer, but was more like the 275th and she was, according to my current count, the 13th to be executed in this country. [15]

The experts have determined that “female serial killers are rare” (in comparison with their male counterparts). The experts, represented, for example, by 135 participants from 10 countries in the FBI’s 2008 international conference on “Serial Murder,” [16] base their claims on incomplete research (without ever stopping to wonder whether historical research is even slightly systematic, let alone as complete as can be reasonably managed). [17]

The “official” number of historical US female serial killer cases (up to the last few years) is often used is 62. The most commonly cited estimate of the ratio of male to female serial killers is 1:6. My own list of US cases from the period 1829-2008 includes 330. [18] We might as just how rare are these criminals when there are 5 times as many as the experts say there are?

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What does a serial killer look like?
Answer: Like this.
(It's time to wake up.)
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