Pedro López

1948 - Today

Pedro López

Pedro Alonso López (born 8 October 1948) is a Colombian serial killer, who was sentenced for killing 110 girls, but who claimed to have raped and killed more than 300 girls across Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. Aside from uncited local accounts, López's crimes first received international attention from an interview conducted by Ron Laytner, a longtime freelance photojournalist who reported interviewing López in his Ambato prison cell in 1980. Laytner's interviews were widely published, first in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, 13 July 1980, then in the Toronto Sun and The Sacramento Bee on 21 July 1980, and over the years in many other North American papers and foreign publications, including the National Enquirer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pedro López has received more than 11,325 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 98th most popular extremist.

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  • 11k

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  • 52.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Pedro López ranks 98 out of 182Before him are Sirhan Sirhan, Andrew Cunanan, Joachim Kroll, Michel Fourniret, Marcus Fulvius Flaccus, and Joseph Bonanno. After him are Wadie Haddad, Charles Whitman, Béla Kiss, Baby Face Nelson, Patty Hearst, and Stand Watie.

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Among people born in 1948, Pedro López ranks 137Before him are Hartmut Michel, Vladimír Remek, Terry Goodkind, Raymond Leo Burke, Dušan Bajević, and Miklós Németh. After him are Vincent Schiavelli, Jaya Bachchan, Lluís Llach, Jan Hammer, Mitsuko Uchida, and Mark Phillips.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Pedro López ranks 31 out of 188Before him are Julio César Turbay Ayala (1916), Alfonso López Michelsen (1913), Íngrid Betancourt (1961), Ernesto Samper (1950), Álvaro Mutis (1923), and John Leguizamo (1964). After him are Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (1900), Camilo Torres Restrepo (1929), Policarpa Salavarrieta (1795), Juan Pablo Montoya (1975), Jorge Isaacs (null), and Juanes (1972).

Among EXTREMISTS In Colombia

Among extremists born in Colombia, Pedro López ranks 1After him are Luis Garavito (1957).

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