As rare as serial killers are, the fact that there are billions of people in the world means that, statistically, there are way MORE serial killers than most of us are likely comfortable with. Everyone has heard of the “big names,” of course, but what about the alarming number of these monsters that slip through the cracks and become largely forgotten, even though their crimes are no less horrific than those of their more infamous brethren? On tonight’s installment, Tom and Jenny discuss five serial killers whose names you might not know, but who are every bit as terrible as the more familiar rogues’ gallery. We’ll talk about Randy Kraft, a Californian serial killer convicted of 16 murders and suspected of at least 51 others; the Hungarian Béla Kiss, thought to have murdered at least 24 young women; Robert Christian Hansen, who murdered between 17 and 21 victims near Anchorage, Alaska; “Bayou Strangler” Ronald Dominique, a serial killer and rapist who murdered at least 23 men and boys in Louisiana; and Gerard Schaefer, who was convicted of two murders in 1973, but was suspected of more than thirty. Go on a journey into the more obscure corners of the serial killer hellscape on a blood-drenched episode 277.

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