Andre Crawford, a serial murderer from Chicago, has resurfaced four years after his death. Police believe that he is responsible for at least nine murders between 2010 and 2012. He was 42 years old when he died.
Crawford first came to police attention in June 2010 when his mother was found dead in their home. The medical examiner ruled it a suicide but police suspected that she had been murdered first and then committed suicide. She had been shot twice with her own gun.
In August of that year, officers were called to another murder-suicide incident in which a man and woman were found dead inside a home in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood. They had been shot multiple times with a gun that was found next to them in the bedroom. Police believed that the couple had been killed by their son who then took his own life.
Two months later, in October, police arrested two men for separate incidents that they believed were connected to Crawford. One of the men was found strangled to death inside his cell at Cook County Jail while the other was beaten to death with his own shoe at the Chicago police department's crime scene photo lab. Both men had been identified as suspects by colleagues or neighbors of the victims.
Richard Ramirez is the real-life serial murderer that inspired 'American Horror Story: 1984.' Richard Ramirez, the real-life serial murderer known as "the Night Stalker" who was convicted of thirteen counts of murder in 1989, was presented in "American Horror Story: 1984." He appears in this episode as a fictional character named Mr. Jingles.
Also featured in this episode are two other serial killers from history: Hans Gudgeon and Harold Shipman.
Mr. Jingles is a character that first appeared in the 2012 episode "Who Is America?" He is a small white mouse that communicates with young girls by singing songs to them. When asked why he kills people, he replies that "it's in his nature." He also says that he enjoys it too much to stop now.
After his appearance in "Who Is America?", Mr. Jingles becomes popular among young girls across the country. They believe that he will help them get famous by sending him letters, which he then sings for them on his website. One girl even offers herself up as a human sacrifice if it will make her favorite song go further than one thousand downloads. She claims that she is not afraid of death because she knows that it will bring her music fame.
In addition to these three characters, there have been more than fifty other serial killers that have been featured in television shows over the years.
Little, Samuel The most prolific serial murderer in American history died on Wednesday at the age of 80. Over the course of 35 years, Samuel Little confessed to 93 killings in more than a dozen states. Samuel Little, the FBI's most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, died on Wednesday at the age of 80. He was serving a life sentence plus 30 years for his crimes.
He used a gun loaded with blank rounds to kill his victims. When police arrested him in 1979, they found three guns in his car: one live round in the chamber, one in the clip, and another in the trunk. All the other contents of the vehicle were blood-spattered clothing corresponding to murders that had taken place over several years throughout the South.
During his trial, Little admitted to 73 murders but said he could not remember the others because of medication he took to treat epilepsy. Experts believe the actual number of deaths is much higher. Using DNA evidence, law enforcement officials have identified another 13 bodies that may be connected to Little. The total number of victims has been estimated to be around 100.
Little first came to police attention when he reported the death of his wife in 1974. During questioning, he stated that he had killed her because she was seeing another man. Police believed him until later that year when he went missing after failing to show up for work as a truck driver for a shipping company.