5 Creepy Serial Killers With Disturbing Montana Connections

Montana is an amazing — and safe — place to call home. But there are definitely moments in our state’s past that are less than perfect; in fact, some of America’s highest-profile serial killers have or had ties to our little corner of the world. Here are five Montana serial killers sure to send chills down your spine:

Just in case these true tales didn’t creep you out enough, here are some of Montana’s spookiest unsolved mysteries.

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Montana Serial Killers

June 03, 2022

Have there ever been cases of serial killers in Montana?  

Absolutely. Montana is relatively remote, which kind of makes it perfect for serial killers to operate there. Interestingly, though, it seems as if this state is a magnetic place for killers, as there are many infamous serial killers from all over the country that have (or had) ties in some way to the state of Montana. That being said, let’s get into it:  

Are there any serial killers from Montana?  

Yup. In fact, some of the scariest serial killers EVER have lived in or operated in Montana, like the nothing-short-of-evil Nathaniel Bar-Jonah, a likely cannibal and child killer, who received 130 years without the possibility of parole for the sexual assault and likely murders of multiple children. It doesn’t get a lot scarier than that. Then, there was the case of Wayne Nance, a lesser-known serial killer in Montana whose victim count was at least six. He’d been known as the town “weirdo” since he was a teenager, and it came as no surprise that he ended up doing the things he did – murdering six women in cold blood between 1974 and 1986.  

Who are some notorious serial killers in Montana?  

Unfortunately, there are more. There was David Mierhofer, who likely committed all his murders in Montana, and the infamous Carl Panzram spent multiple stints in Montana prisons during his reign of terror. There are the above-mentioned killers Wayne Nance and Nathaniel Bar-Jonah, and it’s also worth mentioning that Ted Kaczynski, also known as The Unabomber, made his home in Montana for quite a while as well. YIKES. Montana might be a kind of low-key, quiet place to live, but it’s not without its demons. Of course, no place is – Montana is still one of the safest places to call home in the United States!  

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