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How Was the Term ‘Serial Killer’ Developed?

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At some point in your life, you may have wondered “How did the word [enter word here] come to be?” Being a true crime fan, you may have also pondered the question, “Where did the term ‘serial killer’ come from? Well, to fully understand the term itself, it is best to look at the origins of it. When was it first used? Who came up with it? Was there a specific event or person who inspired it? Click to read about the people and events behind the ‘serial killer’ origin story.

Peter Sutcliffe on his wedding day in 1974

Yorkshire Ripper dies at 74 after contracting COVID

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Peter Sutcliffe died in hospital Friday after contracting COVID, says CNN. More known as the Yorkshire Ripper, Sutcliffe was a serial killer who was convicted for the murder of 13 women and attempted murder of seven others between 1975 and 1980.