When considering the topic and prevalence of serial killers, London may be the first city to come to mind. The English capital, after all, was home to Jack the Ripper in the late 1800s, to this day perhaps the world's most notorious murderer.
Since then, it has been home to the Acid Bath Murderer, the Lambeth Poisoner and the Bus Stop Stalker, among other colourfully-named monsters.
Yet despite its extensive history, it was once its namesake in Ontario that was once considered the serial killer capital of the world.
CTV News reports that London, Ont., was home to as many as six serial killers at the same time. Western University professor Michael Arntfield has made a study of serial killers and cold case files, and says six serial killers operated in the city between 1960 and 1985 – an era when 32 women and children were murdered.
That's a disturbingly high number for any city, let alone one with a population of 200,000 and a peacefully sleepy reputation.
"No other city in the world,Read More »from London, Ontario, was once the serial killer capital of the world?