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The First Serial Killer in America

Who has become the subject of American folklore

H. H. Holmes’ mugshot (1895) — Public Domain

Herman Webster Mudgett, known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, was America’s first serial killer who confessed to 27 murders, and is suspected of killing over 200 people by folklore. He owned a building three miles west of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago that was called the World’s Fair Hotel, even though there is no evidence…

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Ryan Fan

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