15 Serial Killers Who Are Living Free Right Now

Most people assume that when a serial killer is sent to jail, they’ll be there for the rest of their lives. However, sometimes serial killers don’t spend the rest of their days behind bars. Despite contrary belief, they have actually been set free to live amongst everyday people like you and your friends. Many of the killers on this list served a short amount of time behind bars before being set free, while other unknown sociopaths are still on the run and being futilely chased by the authorities. Regardless, you’ll want to lock your door at night.

Pedro López

Pedro López
Pedro López
Nicknamed the “Monster of the Andes,” Pedro López was accused of the rape and murder of nearly 300 women in Columbia, Eduador, and Peru. He was caught in 1980 but only served 14 years in an Ecuadorian prison. After he was released, he spent three years in a mental hospital in Colombia. López was released in 1998 from a psychiatric hospital on $50 bail after after initially being found insane. He’s believed to be living somewhere in Colombia today.
Mary Bell

Mary Bell
Mary Bell
Born in 1957 in Britain, Bell was only 11 years old when she strangled and mutilating to death two little boys in Scotswood, an inner-city suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne. She was convicted in December 1968 of the manslaughter of the two boys, who were four and three. Bell was only 11 when convicted but was released from prison in 1980. She reportedly suffered abuse as a child at the hands of her mother (who was a prostitute) and her mother’s clients.

Karla Homolka

Karla Homolka
Karla Homolka
Homolka was one half of a convicted Canadian serial killer couple. Along with her psychotic husband Paul Bernardo, she raped and murdered multiple women, including her own sister Tammy. When Karla and Paul were discovered in 1993, Karla turned over evidence on her husband in exchange for a reduced sentence. She was released in 2005 after serving only 12 years in prison. She lives in Quebec today.
Louis Van Schoor

Louis Van Schoor
Louis Van Schoor
A serial killer from South Africa, Van Schoor killed at least seven men who he claimed were burglars. He was finally discovered in 1992. He only served 12 years for the crimes and became a free man in 2004.

Nikita Fouganthine

Nikita Fouganthine
Nikita Fouganthine
A Swedish serial killer, Fouganthine killed three people in 1988. He was caught soon after and convicted. Although he received a life sentence, he escaped in 1994. Although he was caught again after holding a teacher hostage, he escaped and was caught again three more times in 2002, 2004, and 2006. In 2011, Fouganthine escaped from parole prison and is currently living in Helsinki. A recent interview hinted that he might be writing an autobiography.
Arnfinn Nesset

Arnfinn Nesset
Arnfinn Nesset
Nesset is Norwegian nurse, nursing home manager and convicted serial killer. While working in healthcare, he was responsible for the murders of at least 22 people, although it’s estimated he may have murdered up to 138 people. In 1983 he was sentenced to 21 years in prison. He served 12 years and 10 years supervision, at which point he was released under parole terms and living under a different name in Norway.

Issei Sagawa

Issei Sagawa
Issei Sagawa
Sagawa is a Japanese man who, in 1981, murdered and cannibalized a Dutch woman in Paris named Renée Hartevelt. After his release from prison after only 15 months, he became a minor celebrity in Japan and made a living through the public’s interest in his crime. He lives in Tokyo and openly talks at public events in graphic detail about his experience with eating a human.
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev

Nikolai Dzhumagaliev
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev
This serial killer is nicknamed “Metal Fang” because of his false teeth that were made of metal. He murdered 7 women in addition to engaging in cannibalism with some of their bodies. He was only convicted to a year in jail when caught because he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After being sentenced again to 8 years in prison, he is now a free man. He once told authorities it was his mission in this world to “rid the Earth of prostitutes.”

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The Ciudad Juárez serial killer

The Ciudad Juárez serial killer
The Ciudad Juárez serial killer
In one of the most notorious and ongoing killing sprees in history, this involves the violent deaths of hundreds of women and girls since 1993 in the northern Mexican region of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, a border city across the Rio Grande from the U.S. city of El Paso, Texas. As of 2005, the number of murdered women in Ciudad Juarez since 1993 is estimated to be more than 500. 1/3 of the killings are so similarly forensically, it’s believed to be the work of a single evil mastermind. To this day, no conclusive convictions have been made.
The Karachi Child Killer

The Karachi Child Killer
The Karachi Child Killer
An unidentified serial killer from Pakistan, the Karachi child killer only targets children, as the name suggests. Between 2012 and 2013, 15 children went missing and were later found murdered. Most of the reported cases came from Mobina Town, Sachal Goth, Mehmoodabad and Sharea Faisal.

The Long Island Serial Killer

The Long Island Serial Killer
The Long Island Serial Killer
Since 1996, the Long Island Serial Killer has been an unidentified suspected American serial killer who is believed to have murdered 10 to 17 people associated with the sex trade and dumped their bodies along the Ocean Parkway. According to FBI profilers, this killer premeditates his attacks and may even have ties to law enforcement, since his victims display an advanced knowledge of police procedures.
The Mexicali Ripper

The Mexicali Ripper
The Mexicali Ripper
The multitude of female murders in Mexicali since 2008 were all so similar that officials have no doubt they’re the work of a sadistic killer. Of the victims, only two were not prostitutes or addicts. In July 2011, the attorney general confirmed these murders were not drug or crime related, but definitely the work of a serial killer. The Mexicali Ripper has never been found.

South African Killer
South African Killer
Nine gay men have been murdered in South Africa between 2010 and 2012. Similar to a Craigslist killer, the serial killer meets the men online, gains their trust, and murders them after being invited into their homes. The police only recently confirmed that the killings form part of a serial killer investigation. Although a few suspects have been reprimanded, the killings have continued unabated in the African country.
Edgecombe County Serial Killer

Edgecombe County Serial Killer
Edgecombe County Serial Killer
In Edgecombe County, North Carolina, ten black women have disappeared in the past ten years — nine have since been found murdered. All of the victims were involved in sex trades and had issues with substance abuse. The killer is widely believed to still be at-large. A man named Antwan Maurice Pittman was convicted of one of these murders in 2011, but with inconclusive evidence, the majority consensus is that he is not the Edgecombe County serial killer, and the real evil-doer is still out there.

The Jeff Davis 8

The Jeff Davis 8
The Jeff Davis 8
Jennings, Louisiana has been terrorized by an unknown serial killer since 2005. Eight women have been found murdered and dumped close to the small town’s back roads. All the women had two things in common: they all hung out at the same bar and they all struggled with drug addiction. The local residents firmly believe one of the town’s police officials is involved in the murders, but only 4 arrests have ever been made, none of which amounted to anything. The case is one of the most pressing unsolved serial murder mysteries in the United States. It’s believed the popular show “True Detective” was based on the Jeff Davis 8.

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