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Pedro López

1948 - Today

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Pedro Alonso López (born 8 October 1948), also known as The Monster of the Andes, is a Colombian serial killer, child rapist and fugitive who murdered a minimum of 110 victims, mostly young women and girls, from 1969 to 1980 and claimed to have murdered over 300 victims across Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. Born into poverty in Colombia, López was initially imprisoned for auto theft in 1969, during which he claimed he was brutally gang-raped by a group of fellow inmates, whom he killed in retaliation. Upon his release from prison, López travelled extensively throughout South America, and during this period he claimed to have murdered hundreds of girls throughout Peru and Colombia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pedro López has received more than 16,087 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Pedro López is the 89th most popular extremist (up from 94th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Colombia (up from 20th in 2019) and the most popular Colombian Extremist.

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Among extremists, Pedro López ranks 89 out of 209Before him are Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Johann Rattenhuber, Armin Meiwes, Gary Ridgway, Kang Kek Iew, and Anders Behring Breivik. After him are Harold Shipman, Frank Nitti, Susan Atkins, Wilhelm Voigt, Aileen Wuornos, and Matija Gubec.

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Among people born in 1948, Pedro López ranks 102Before him are Stevie Nicks, Edwige Fenech, Jesper Christensen, Salvador Puig Antich, Jonathan Hyde, and Wang Qishan. After him are John Noble, Don Airey, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, István Sándorfi, Susan Atkins, and Joschka Fischer.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Pedro López ranks 13 out of 306Before him are René Higuita (1966), Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela (1939), Carlos Valderrama (1961), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913), and Rodrigo Lara (1946). After him are Francisco de Paula Santander (1792), Griselda Blanco (1943), Álvaro Uribe (1952), Sofía Vergara (1972), James Rodríguez (1991), and Íngrid Betancourt (1961).

Among EXTREMISTS In Colombia

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