Serial Killer: H.H. Holmes, America’s First Serial Killer, and the Murder Castle “I was born with the devil in me.”


The Pitezels

Victims: 9-20+ (confessed to 27, but some of those victims were, in fact, still alive!)

Known:
Pitezel Family: 1894
Ben Pitezel, 38 – father [convicted, sentenced to death]
Alice Pitezel, 15 – daughter
Nellie Pitezel, 11 – daughter
Howard Pitezel, 8 – son

Assumed:
Julia Connor – 1891
Pearl Connor – 1891
Emeline Cigrand – 1892
Minnie Williams – 1893
Nannie Williams – 1893
George H. Thomas – 1894

Find-A-Grave: Benjamin Freelon Pitezel
Find-A-Grave: Alice Pitezel
Find-A-Grave: Nellie Pitezel
Find-A-Grave: Howard Robert Pitezel
Hotel of Horrors: The Murder Castle of Dr. H.H. Holmes
1896: How a Philadelphia murder led to discovery of H.H. Holmes’ Chicago ‘House of Horrors’
Master List of HH Holmes Victims
9 Things You Didn’t Know About America’s First Serial Killer, H.H. Holmes
Mysterious Chicago
The Master of the Murder Castle
Crime Museum: H.H. Holmes
Biography: H.H. Holmes
Wikipedia: H. H. Holmes
Exhumation confirms gravesite of notorious Chicago serial killer H.H. Holmes

Books
H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil
Holmes: A serial killer in his own words
The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America
The Strange Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes

Movies/Documentaries
H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer
Slaughtered at the Murder Hotel
American Ripper
The Murder Castle

Name: Herman Webster Mudgett
aka Dr. Henry Howard Holmes
aka H.H. Holmes

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