Joel Rifkin- Joel The Ripper. Serial killer convicted of the murder of 9 women (although it is believed he killed as many as 17), between 1989 & 1993 in New York. In 1994, it was reported that Rifkin had engaged in a jailhouse scuffle with mass murderer Colin Ferguson after Ferguson told Rifkin, "I wiped out 6 devils and you only killed women," to which Rifkin responded, "Yeah, but I had more victims." Ferguson then punched Rifkin in the mouth.
Joel Rifkin was a quiet landscaper in NY. NYC, averaging 2K murders/yr., was unaware a serial killer was at work. He was caught in '93. While driving to dump his 17th vic, his license tag fell off and he was pulled over by passing police officer. The officer had no idea who he had apprehended or what he was about to find. The body had been decomposing in the trunk for 3 days. By nightfall, officials realized they'd caught the most prolific serial killer in NY history.
Joel Rifkin is doing 203 years to life in prison for murdering nine women in New York City from 1989 until he was caught in 1993. He confessed to killing 18 women, mostly prostitutes, but was convicted of nine murders.
What Made Joel Rifkin the Worst Serial Killer in New York History?