H.H. Holmes

H.H. Holmes was the alias of one of America's first serial killers. During the 1893 Columbian Exposition, he lured victims into his elaborate "murder castle."
H.H. Holmes was the alias of one of America’s first serial killers. During the 1893 Columbian Exposition, he lured victims into his elaborate “murder castle.”

Born in 1861 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, H.H. Holmes was one of America’s first serial murderers. He took over a Chicago pharmacy and built it into an elaborate maze of death traps to which he lured numerous victims during the 1893 Columbian Exposition. He was eventually captured and hanged in 1896. Erik Larson wrote about Holmes in the book The Devil in the White City, published in 2003.
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