Manuel Octavio Bermudez

El Monstruo de los Cañaduzales, The Monster of the Cane Fields

  Active for 5 years
(1999-2003) in Colombia

21

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

50

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 6 Books About Manuel Octavio Bermudez
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Manuel Octavio Bermudez (Manuel Octavio Bermúdez Estrada) a Colombian rapist pedophile and serial killer known as El Monstruo de los Cañaduzales (The Monster of the Cane Fields). Bermudez confessed to murdering twenty-one children in remote areas of Colombia, only seventeen of bodies were officially found. Police searched a room he rented in El Cairo and found newspaper clippings of the murders, syringes, Lidocaine, and the wristwatch of one of his victims. Bermúdez is suspected of killing over fifty children in several towns of Valle del Cauc between 1999 and 2003. Manuel Octavio Bermudez was sentenced to forty years imprisonment at a unknown prison in Colombia.

Manuel Octavio Bermudez Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Manuel Octavio Bermudez (aka) El Monstruo de los Cañaduzales, The Monster of the Cane Fields, was active for 5 years between 1999-2003, known to have ( 21 confirmed / 50 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Colombia

Manuel Octavio Bermudez was born (Manuel Octavio Bermúdez Estrada) on October 15th 1961 in Trujillo, municipality in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. He was raised by orphaned after birth, multiple adoptive parents until adulthood. Bermúdez was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, deceased. His mother, deceased. His mother and father abused alcohol and/or drugs. He had a physically defect. Manuel Octavio Bermudez was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Bermúdez a pedophile male citizen of Colombia. He had two or more children.

In 1999 (Age 37/38) Manuel Octavio Bermudez started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with multiple locations one was a rented room in El Cairo, Colombia, where Bermúdez was known to work as a salesperson.

He was arrested on July 18th 2003 (Age 41), convicted on March 20th 2004 (Age 42), sentenced to forty years imprisonment at a prison in Colombia. Bermúdez was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 80%
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Manuel Octavio Bermudez has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 11 months ago.

Manuel Octavio Bermudez a known:

Manuel Octavio Bermudez
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-21 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Manuel Octavio Bermúdez Estrada
Nickname: El Monstruo de los Cañaduzales, The Monster of the Cane Fields
Victims: 21 - 50
Years Active: 1999 - 2003
Ages Active: 37/38 - 41/42
Active Countries: Colombia
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1961 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Colombia
Sexual Preference: pedophile
Astrological Sign: Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 23
Birth Month: October
Marital Status: N/A
Children: two or more children
Living With: multiple locations one was a rented room in El Cairo, Colombia
Occupation: salesperson
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Oct 15, 1961
Birth Name: Manuel Octavio Bermúdez Estrada
Family Name: Bermúdez
Given Name: Manuel
Birth Location: Trujillo, municipality in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
Raised By: orphaned after birth, multiple adoptive parents until adulthood
Birth Category: only child
Mother: deceased
Father: deceased

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Jul 18, 2003 (Age 41)
Convicted: Mar 20, 2004 (Age 42)
Sentence: forty years imprisonment
Prison Location: a prison in Colombia
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Manuel Octavio Bermudez

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Manuel Octavio Bermudez. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Oct 15 1961Manuel Octavio Bermudez was born in Trujillo, municipality in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia.  #19611015
Oct 15 1981
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Oct 15 1991
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1999
(Age 37/38)
Manuel Octavio Bermudez started his serial killing spree. #1999
Oct 15 2001
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
2003
(Age 41/42)
Manuel Octavio Bermudez ended his serial killing spree. #2003
Jul 18 2003
(Age 41)
Manuel Octavio Bermudez arrested. #20030718
Mar 20 2004
(Age 42)
Manuel Octavio Bermudez was convictedand sentenced to forty years imprisonment at a prison in Colombia.  #20040320
Oct 15 2011
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
father drug abuse TRUE 192
mother drug abuse TRUE 195
physically defect TRUE 300
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
rape TRUE 452
strangle TRUE 442
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
sexually abused FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
kill at killers home FALSE 319
kill at victims home FALSE 322
used weapon FALSE 452
used gun FALSE 450
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
bound FALSE 405
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


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External References
  1. Q16193955 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
  2. Manuel Octavio Bermúdez on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
  3. Manuel Octavio Bermúdez on es.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
  4. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Manuel Octavio BERMUDEZ ESTRADA on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
  5. Manuel Octavio Bermúdez on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Manuel Octavio Bermudez is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #4 of 5[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Colombia
  2. #4 of 42[ Page 1 ] of Libra Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #4 of 36[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in October
  4. #23 of 250[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #29 of 307[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #32 of 651[ Page 3 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #53 of 651[ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #230 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #296 of 651[ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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Serial Killers Statistics, charts Manuel Octavio Bermudez is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Birth Category, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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