HH Holmes

Birthday
16, 1861
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
May 7, 1896 (34)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1861
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
May 7, 1896 (34)

About

One of the first modern serial killers who could have had as many as 200 victims. His killing spree was recounted in Erick Larson's 2003 bestselling book titled The Devil in the White City, as well as a 2005 documentary.

Before Fame

He opened up his own hotel, later dubbed 'Murder Castle,' solely for the purpose of carrying out his crimes.

Trivia

His capture, arrest, trial and eventual execution were covered widely by William Hearst.

Family Life

Born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, his father was said to be an alcoholic, and his mother a devout Methodist.

Associated With

The TV series Supernatural, starring Richard Speight, included a ghostly image of him in one of the show's episodes.