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A look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses.
From John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer to the “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez and the Butcher of Plainfield, Ed Gein–What Makes a Killer explores how they became killers.

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A look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses.
From John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer to the “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez and the Butcher of Plainfield, Ed Gein–What Makes a Killer explores how they became killers.

    12: Volker Eckert

    12: Volker Eckert

    On the Season finale of What Makes a Killer: On November 17th 2006, police in the German city of Cologne searched the vehicle of a 47-year man suspected of murder. What they found inside the truck was a collection of gruesome memorabilia. That day, police apprehended Volker Eckert, bringing an end to a 32 year career of murder that spanned five European countries. To this day, the exact number of his victims is still unknown.
    This episode is sponsored by: 
    Kenko (https://www.kencko.com/)
    Hello Fresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/?locale=en-US)
    Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) .
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

    • 45 min
    11: Jeffrey Dahmer, The Milwaukee Cannibal

    11: Jeffrey Dahmer, The Milwaukee Cannibal

    Shortly before midnight on July 22nd, 1991, two Milwaukee police officers were flagged down in their patrol car by a man with a pair of handcuffs dangling from one wrist. The man had escaped from a small one bedroom apartment. When the officers went to investigate, they found themselves in a living nightmare.
    Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 young men and boys by luring them back to his apartment where he would drug and strangle them. But it wasn’t the act of murder that thrilled Dahmer - it was the dead bodies of his victims that he was interested in . . . 
    This episode is sponsored by: Hello Fresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/?locale=en-US)
    Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) .
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

    • 49 min
    10: Levi Bellfield

    10: Levi Bellfield

    Levi Bellfield  was responsible for the brutal murders of two young women and the attempted murder of another across a 16 month period between 2003 and 2004.
    While serving time in prison, he was again found guilty in 2011 of one of the highest profile cases of the 21st century - a crime that had gone unsolved for almost a decade.
    Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) , Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) .
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

    • 44 min
    9: Peter Tobin

    9: Peter Tobin

    In September 2006, Glasgow police discovered the body of a 23-year-old student, Angelika Kluk, under the floorboards of a local church. The investigation into Angelika's murder would uncover a series of shocking crimes dating back as far as the early 1990s.
    Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) , Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) , and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) .
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

    • 41 min
    8: Stephen Port, The Grindr Killer

    8: Stephen Port, The Grindr Killer

    Serial killer and rapist, Stephen Port used online dating sites to lure young men to their deaths. His victims had been found within yards of one another in East London, and it was initially thought that no foul play was involved. But the discovery of a fourth victim in September 2015, led the police to the killer who had poisoned his trusting victims.
    Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci)  and Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) .
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

    • 44 min
    7: Fred and Rosemary West

    7: Fred and Rosemary West

    For 20 years, Fred and Rosemary West satisfied their appetite for sex and murder inside their home on 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester – which became known as “The House of Horrors.”
    This episode is sponsored by: Embr (https://embrlabs.com/)
     
    Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) , Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) .
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

    • 48 min

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