Joel Rifkin (born January 20, 1959) is an American serial killer convicted of the murders of nine women, mostly drug addicted prostitutes, from 1989 - 1993 in NYC. There were probably 17 or 18 victims in all.
Joel Rifkin of East Meadow, NY killed at least 17 women, mostly prostitutes in the NY area. He was caught driving a pickup with no license plates and a 3 day old corpse sitting next to him. Rifkin was sentenced to 203 2/3 years to life in Attica.
Joel Rifkin Rifkin in court Background information Birth name Joel David Rifkin Also known as "Joel the Ripper" Born January 20, 1959 (age 53) New York Penalty 203 years to life Killings Number of victims 9-17+ Country US State(s) New York Date apprehended June 28, 1993