Top 10 Most Intelligent Serial Killers of All Time

Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Intelligent Serial Killers of the world of All Time till 2017. Somehow, serial killers are a big thing. Almost like baseball players. With both, you get people memorizing all the details of both, some you get things like batting average, runs batted in, and home runs. With killing, you have modus operandi, kill count, and personality. With kill count, it is interesting because you can only determine that by how many bodies authorities are able to find. There is a big difference between killing a lot of people and how smart the killer is- even though some believe that being caught is the same as being brilliant. Not so, I do not think. Here is my list of the top ten most intelligent serial killers of all time till 2017.

List of the Top 10 Most Intelligent Serial Killers of All Time till 2017

10. John Christie IQ: 128


In the 1940s and 1950s, English born John Christie killed eight women and hid the bodies under his own home. He was able to convince the police (even though they had been searching his own home and smelled rotting flesh) that someone else was responsible for the crimes. This bought him some time, but after the police had killed the wrong guy for the crimes, they continued. This made the police realize they executed the wrong guy. Christie was later convicted and hanged.

9. Juan Corona IQ: 130

Juan Corona Top Most Popular Intelligent Serial Killers 2017

Juan Corona (he is also known as “the Machete Murderer”) killed over twenty immigrant workers in the states and buried them in fruit fields. Early on in life, he suffered a mental breakdown that has been linked to his killing. He made it seem like he had everything together. The police were put onto Corona’s track due to the fact that he worked all the fields the bodies were buried in. Corona is still manipulative and intelligent. He was convicted of all twenty-five murders and got life for each one.

8.Ted Bundy IQ: 136


He represented himself at his trial, saved a kid from drowning, and played the part of model citizen to at. All this and he was still given the death penalty. He killed more than thirty woman, who’s corpses he had sex with and decapitated a bare minimum of twelve; three of his victims were killed after he was arrested and thrown in prison.

7. Jeffrey Dahmer IQ: 144


Most do not realize that Dahmer was intelligent as he was. They only remember the part where he killed seventeen men, and either had sex with the corpses or ate them, or both. Dahmer also tried to preserve the flesh for trophies. Convicted for fifteen murders; and was later killed in prison.

6. Andrew Cunanan: IQ 147

Andrew Cunanan Top 10 Most Intelligent Serial Killers 2017

Cunanan killed five people in 1997. He was on FBI’s most wanted list, which made him make headlines. He also shot and killed Gianni Versace the very famous fashion designer. After three months of going on spree killings, he killed himself. No one trusted Cunanan as a teen because he was a liar, but he was intellectually gifted. Psychologists think that he was a psychopath and a genius as he knew seven languages. No one knows why he killed all those people.

5. Kristen Gilbert IQ: high

People liked Kristen, as she was found to attractive. She worked at a veteran’s hospital and a lot of people died on her shifts. She used epinephrine to cause heart attacks; the amount of victims she killed starts as low four and as high as forty. She did very well in high school getting good grades in her honors classes, graduating one and a half years early with highest honors.

4. Rodney Alcala IQ: 160

Rodney Alcala Top Popular Intelligent Serial Killers 2018

This is a disturbing case. Alcala is known as “The Dating Game Serial Killer” due to the facty that he actually appeared on a dating game show and won a date with a woman. He was far too creepy and so she never went on the date with him. No one can tell for sure how many people he killed. Starts as low as ten and go as high as 130. He was convicted of rape, murder, kidnap, and many other charges. He would strangle them into unconsciousness and would wait until they woke up and would repeat this action several times and then would finish them off. Despite being sentenced to death but is still alive and in prison now.

3. Charlene Williams IQ: 160

Her husband was the one who actually killed people, but Charlene did do her fair share; she kidnapped, raped, and helped in the murders of ten people (nine women and a man). One of their victims was young as thirteen. She had an eidetic memory and was a violin prodigy to boot, it got her into the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She turned on her partner in crime for a lesser prison sentence.

2. Theodore Kaczynski IQ: 167


This man injured 23 and killed three with bombs that he sent through the mail. His victims were mostly professors. He was able to get away with his crimes for seventeen years, until he was caught and was turned over by his siblings. “The Unabomber” (as he is also known) is said to have hated technology because he thought it would someday destroy humanity.

1. The Zodiac Killer

The Zodiac Killer Top Most Famous Intelligent Serial Killers 2019

So named because of the cryptograms (only one has been solved to date) that he sent the police. He ranks number one on the list due to the fact no one knows the identity and The Zodiac Killer has never been caught.

So, above these are the world’s top 10 most Intelligent Serial Killers of All Time till 2017. It is weird how famous some serial killers have become; to use the analogy I used at the beginning, like baseball players. For some, this list may have surprised some, it may have upset some. I hope you liked reading my list and I hope it made you think, a little.