Pedro López (serial killer)

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Pedro López
Background information
Birth namePedro Alonso López
Also known asThe Monster of the Andes
Born (1948-10-08) 8 October 1948 (age 73)
Venadillo, Colombia
ConvictionVehicle theft, murder, rape
Sentence16 years Ecuador; freed after 14 years; committed to hospital Colombia; freed after 1 year
Number of victims110–350[1]
Span of killings1969–2002
CountryColombia, Ecuador, Peru
Date apprehended9 March 1980 (first)

Pedro Alonso López (born 8 October 1948) is a Colombian serial killer and child rapist. He murdered about 110 young girls from 1969 to 1980 and claimed to have murdered over 300 victims across Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. He was released from a Colombian asylum in 1998.

López became known as the Monster of the Andes in 1980, when he led police to 53 graves in Ecuador.[1] The victims were all girls between 9 and 12 years of age. In 1983, he was found guilty of the murder of 110 girls in Ecuador. He further confessed to another 240 murders in Peru and Colombia.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Who is Pedro Lopez?". Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2013.