Dean Corll

1939 - 1973

Dean Corll

Dean Arnold Corll (December 24, 1939 – August 8, 1973) was an American serial killer who abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered at least 28 teenage boys and young men between 1970 and 1973 in Houston, Texas. He was aided by two teenaged accomplices, David Owen Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley. The crimes, which became known as the Houston Mass Murders, came to light after Henley fatally shot Corll. Upon discovery, it was considered the worst example of serial murder in U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dean Corll has received more than 3,642,169 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 134th most popular extremist.

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  • 17

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  • 2.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Dean Corll ranks 133 out of 182Before him are Ernst Zündel, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Joseph Kony, Anatoly Onoprienko, Perkin Warbeck, and Tsutomu Miyazaki. After him are Dokka Umarov, John Haigh, Richard Chase, Yigal Amir, Luis Garavito, and Brigitte Mohnhaupt.

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Among people born in 1939, Dean Corll ranks 224Before him are John Peel, José Emilio Pacheco, Sumio Iijima, Zeng Qinghong, Ekaterina Maximova, and Tigran Mansurian. After him are Stephen Cook, Brigitte Fontaine, Breyten Breytenbach, Igor Chislenko, Bobby Hull, and Ryozo Suzuki. Among people deceased in 1973, Dean Corll ranks 128Before him are David Murray, Lidia Ruslanova, Adolfo Zumelzú, István Kertész, Aleksandr Ptushko, and Yves Giraud-Cabantous. After him are Joseph Szigeti, Frances Marion, Laurens Hammond, Willy Fritsch, Théo Lefèvre, and Raymond Schwartz.

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