Pedro Lopez: The Monster Of The Andes

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Pedro Lopez , also known as “The Monster of the Andes”, was born on October 8, 1949 in Tolima, Colombia. He was known for being a serial killer for murdering about one hundred ten to three hundred young girls, and a rapist for raping about three hundred young girls in South America. He was also in the Guinness World Records for being the "most prolific serial killer". His mother, Benilda López De Casteneda, was a prostitute at about the age of twelve and his father, Midardo Reyes, was a member of the Colombian Conservative Party (something dealing with politics) where they lived in poverty and political violence. Lopez was the seventh child out of thirteen children. Before Lopez was born, his father had been trying to defend a grocery store from a wayward mob where …show more content…

He killed over about one hundred girls from different native tribes and a native tribe caught him, buried him from the neck down in sand, beaten, and tortured him by pouring syrup all over his head to watch the ants eat him but, he managed to escape and went to Columbia then Ecuador. This became a daily routine where he would kill about two to three girls a day for about four years. Lopez said, "I like the girls in Ecuador, they are more gentle and trusting, more innocent." Even though he was poor and homeless, he was still all over the place moving from city to city murdering young girls day by day. In April 1980, four murdered children were uncovered by a flood and after the flood, he was arrested for attempting to abduct a young girl and went to prison. When he got in the prison, he was telling his cellmates all the crimes he did. Later he confesses to over three hundred murders; this is what made police think that most of the uncovered young girls found in the flood were his

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