Dean Corll

1939 - 1973

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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 and Pasadena, 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 4,394,226 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Dean Corll is the 135th most popular extremist (down from 134th in 2019), the 3,504th most popular biography from United States and the 49th most popular American Extremist.

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Among extremists, Dean Corll ranks 135 out of 205Before him are Elisabeth Becker, Robert Ford, Jack Unterweger, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Carl Panzram, and Golden State Killer. After him are Stand Watie, John Haigh, Nancy Spungen, Joseph Kony, Richard Ramirez, and Jonathan Wild.

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Among people born in 1939, Dean Corll ranks 199Before him are Paul Winfield, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Panajot Pano, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph D. Pistone, and Jacques Vallée. After him are Ali Mahdi Muhammad, Vladimir Menshov, Néstor Combin, Nông Đức Mạnh, Viorica Viscopoleanu, and Angelo Sormani. Among people deceased in 1973, Dean Corll ranks 118Before him are Carlo Emilio Gadda, Yaakov Dori, Alexander Mosolov, Lidia Ruslanova, Grigori Kozintsev, and Mirra Alfassa. After him are Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Gene Krupa, Salchak Toka, Laurens Hammond, and Eleazar López Contreras.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dean Corll ranks 3,504 out of 15,968Before him are Jon Krakauer (1954), Bruce Boxleitner (1950), Mae Murray (1885), Meriwether Lewis (1774), Joe Turkel (1927), and Teri Garr (1944). After him are Jack Nance (1943), Richie Ginther (1930), Aaron Paul (1979), Jonathan Groff (1985), Melina Kanakaredes (1967), and Tiger Woods (1975).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Dean Corll ranks 49Before him are Robert Stroud (1890), Patty Hearst (1954), Louis Farrakhan (1933), Robert Ford (1862), Carl Panzram (1892), and Golden State Killer (1945). After him are Stand Watie (1806), Nancy Spungen (1958), Richard Ramirez (1960), Frank James (1843), Stanley Williams (1953), and Charles Starkweather (1938).