Pedro Lopez (Pedro Alonso López) a Colombian serial killer and rapist known as The Monster of the Andes. López targeted young girls in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru between 1969 and 2002. He was arrested in 1980 and later convicted in 1983 of killing 110 young girls in Ecuador. López confessed to killing at least 300 victims. In 1994, Lopez was released from an Ecuadorian prison. He was rearrest and sent to a Colombian psychiatric hospital. López was released from the psychiatric hospital in 1998. In 2002, López was suspected of murder by Colombian authorities.
Serial Killer Pedro Lopez (aka) The Monster of the Andes, was active for 34 years between 1969-2002, known to have ( 110 confirmed / 300 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Colombia, Peru
Pedro Lopez was born on October 8th 1948 in Santa Isabel, Colombian municipality of the department of Tolima, Colombia. He was born 7th of 13 children and raised by his mother until (Age 8), homeless until (Age 10), taken in by an American family until (Age 12), homeless until adulthood. López was raised as a middle child and had twelve brothers or sisters. His father, Medardo Reyes, a member of the Colombian Conservative Party. His mother, Benilda López De Casteneda, a local prostitute. His mother abused alcohol and/or drugs. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems. Pedro Lopez was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.
López a heterosexual, pedophile male citizen of Colombia. López completed 7 years of school, no degree received. López never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse drugs.
In 1969 (Age 20/21) Pedro Lopez started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone recently released from prison, where López was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on March 9th 1980 (Age 31), convicted on January 25th 1981 (Age 32), sentenced to sixteen years imprisonment, released, fourteen years preventively detained, released at a psychiatric wing of a hospital in Bogotá, Colombia. López was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Pedro Lopez has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Nickname:||The Monster of the Andes|
|Victims:||110 - 300|
|Years Active:||1969 - 2002|
|Ages Active:||20/21 - 53/54|
|Active Countries:||Colombia, Peru|
|Life Span:||1948 -|
|Sexual Preference:||heterosexual, pedophile|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♎ Libra |
Sep 23 - Oct 23
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Living With:||himself, alone recently released from prison|
|D.O.B.:||Oct 8, 1948|
|Birth Location:||Santa Isabel, Colombian municipality of the department of Tolima, Colombia|
|Birth Order:||7th of 13|
|Siblings:||twelve brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||his mother until (Age 8), homeless until (Age 10), taken in by an American family until (Age 12), homeless until adulthood|
|Birth Category:||middle child|
|Mother:||Benilda López De Casteneda, a local prostitute|
|Father:||Medardo Reyes, a member of the Colombian Conservative Party|
|Highest School:||7 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Mar 9, 1980 (Age 31)|
|Convicted:||Jan 25, 1981 (Age 32)|
|Sentence:||sixteen years imprisonment, released, fourteen years preventively detained, released|
|Prison Location:||a psychiatric wing of a hospital in Bogotá, Colombia|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Pedro Lopez. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Oct 08 1948||Pedro Lopez was born in Santa Isabel, Colombian municipality of the department of Tolima, Colombia. #19481008|
|Oct 08 1968|
|Pedro Lopez started his serial killing spree. #1969|
|Oct 08 1978|
|Mar 09 1980|
|Pedro Lopez arrested. #19800309|
|Jan 25 1981|
|Pedro Lopez was convictedand sentenced to sixteen years imprisonment, released, fourteen years preventively detained, released at a psychiatric wing of a hospital in Bogotá, Colombia. #19810125|
|Oct 08 1988|
|Oct 08 1998|
|Pedro Lopez ended his serial killing spree. #2002|
|Oct 08 2008|
|Oct 08 2018|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Pedro Lopez (1969-2002).
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|mother drug abuse||TRUE||195|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|0872866564||Pedro Pietri||Pedro Pietri||Pedro Lopez||1|
|1450253334||Pandemic of Lies||Pedro C. López||Pedro Lopez||1|
Pedro Lopez is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database