Luis Garavito

La Bestia, The Beast

  Active for 8 years
(1992-1999) in Colombia




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Luis Garavito (Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos) Child-murderer, torture-killer, and rapist known as ”La Bestia” (“The Beast"). Garavito targeted boys between the ages of 6 to 16. Confessed to killing 147 children over a five-year period in Colombia. He is suspected of murdering over 300 victims, mostly street children. Sentenced to 1853 years and 9 days in jail

Luis Garavito Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Luis Garavito (aka) La Bestia, The Beast, was active for 8 years between 1992-1999, known to have ( 147 confirmed / 300 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Colombia

Luis Garavito was born on January 25th 1957 in Génova, Quindío, Colombia. He was born 7th of 7 children Garavito was raised as a oldest child and had 6 Brothers. His father abused alcohol and/or drugs.

Garavito a pedophile male citizen of Colombia. Garavito never married. He had none.

In 1992 (Age 34/35) Luis Garavito started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, torture, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with girlfriend and a small child of girlfriend, where Garavito was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on April 22nd 1999 (Age 42), sentenced to 1853 years and 9 days - reduced to 22 years at Colombian prison, the exact location of which is unavailable to the public. Garavito was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 68%
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Luis Garavito has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 7 months ago.

Luis Garavito a known:

Luis Garavito
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Updated: 2018-10-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Luis Garavito
Nickname: La Bestia, The Beast
Victims: 147 - 300
Years Active: 1992 - 1999
Ages Active: 34/35 - 41/42
Active Countries: Colombia
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1957 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Colombia
Sexual Preference: pedophile
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Marital Status: never married
Children: none
Living With: girlfriend and a small child of girlfriend
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 25, 1957
Family Name: Garavito
Given Name: Luis
Birth Location: Génova, Quindío, Colombia
Birth Order: 7th of 7
Siblings: 6 Brothers
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Apr 22, 1999 (Age 42)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: 1853 years and 9 days - reduced to 22 years
Prison Location: Colombian prison, the exact location of which is unavailable to the public
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
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Boolean Questions:
living with children TRUE 250
father drug abuse TRUE 184
used weapon TRUE 413
rape TRUE 408
torture TRUE 388
bound TRUE 375
sex with body TRUE 392
previous crimes FALSE 344
previous jail FALSE 329
previous prision FALSE 317
kill at killers home FALSE 300
kill at victims home FALSE 303
used gun FALSE 412
blindfold FALSE 338
strangle FALSE 401
mutilated FALSE 404
ate part of body FALSE 413
drank blood FALSE 402
robbed FALSE 394

Books that Mention Luis Garavito

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Serial Killer Rapists
Book: The Big Book of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Luis Garavito)
Jack Rosewood
The Big Book of Serial Killers
Book: Serial Killers Encyclopedia (mentions serial killer Luis Garavito)
RJ Parker
Serial Killers Encyclopedia
Book: Colombian Killers (mentions serial killer Luis Garavito)
Ryan Green
Colombian Killers
Book: The Serial Killer Files (mentions serial killer Luis Garavito)
Paul Simpson
The Serial Killer Files
Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Luis Garavito)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: The Will To Kill (mentions serial killer Luis Garavito)
James Alan Fox
The Will To Kill

9 Books that mention Serial Killer
Luis Garavito

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1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1548119644 The Big Book of Serial Ki... 60
1494772167 Serial Killers Encycloped... 34
1523938617 Colombian Killers 2
147213673x The Serial Killer Files 11
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1973378035 Luis Garavito 1
198103837x Serial Killer Stories Vol... 2
1506365949 The Will To Kill 3

Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos, also known as La Bestia ("The Beast") or Tribilín (named after Disney character "Goofy") (born January 25, 1957) is a Colombian rapist and serial killer. In 1999, he admitted to the rape, torture and murder of 138 children and teenagers. His victims, based on the locations of skeletons listed on maps that Garavito drew in prison, could exceed 300; Garavito continues to confess to more murders.

External References
  1. Luis Garavito on, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Luis Alfredo Garavito on, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Luis Alfredo Garavito on, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  4. Q548992 on, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  5. Luis Alfredo Garavito on, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

Luis Garavito is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 642 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #1 of 281 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #1 of 57 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #1 of 82 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #1 of 39 [ Page 1 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #186 of 642 [ Page 13 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #193 of 642 [ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #305 of 642 [ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Luis Garavito is included in: Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Sexual Preference, Birth Category, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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