Like any large city, Kansas City is not immune to violent crime. The city has a colorful past associated with organized crime during the Prohibition days in the early 20th century.
Its history is also dotted with many other violent, tragic events that shocked residents and made front page news. On a few occasions, there have been those criminals who have cemented their place in the annals of Kansas City history as the worst of the worst.
Although their numbers are few, just mentioning the names of the serial killers who have taken the lives of dozens of people in the Kansas City metro area can give people a queasy feeling. Here is a look at those criminals and their terrible legacies.