Luis Garavito

La Bestia, The Beast

  Active for 8 years
(1992-1999) in Colombia

147

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

300

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

Luis Garavito (Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos) a Colombian serial killer 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. Luis Garavito was 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 six 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), convicted on May 27th 2000 (Age 43), sentenced to 1853 years and nine days imprisonment, reduced to twenty-two years at a Colombian prison, the exact location is unavailable to the public. Garavito was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 69%
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Luis Garavito has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 5 months ago.

Luis Garavito a known:

Luis Garavito
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-22 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 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Colombia
Sexual Preference: pedophile
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: January
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: six brothers
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

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

Incarceration
Arrested: Apr 22, 1999 (Age 42)
Convicted: May 27, 2000 (Age 43)
Sentence: 1853 years and nine days imprisonment, reduced to twenty-two years
Prison Location: a Colombian prison, the exact location 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
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Luis Garavito

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Luis Garavito. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 25 1957Luis Garavito was born in Génova, Quindío, Colombia.  #19570125
Jan 25 1977
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jan 25 1987
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1992
(Age 34/35)
Luis Garavito started his serial killing spree. #1992
Jan 25 1997
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1999
(Age 41/42)
Luis Garavito ended his serial killing spree. #1999
Apr 22 1999
(Age 42)
Luis Garavito arrested. #19990422
May 27 2000
(Age 43)
Luis Garavito was convicted and sentenced to 1853 years and nine days imprisonment, reduced to twenty-two years at a Colombian prison, the exact location is unavailable to the public.  #20000527
Jan 25 2007
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jan 25 2017
(Age 60)
60th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
father drug abuse TRUE 190
used weapon TRUE 448
rape TRUE 447
torture TRUE 421
bound TRUE 401
sex with body TRUE 426
previous crimes FALSE 363
previous jail FALSE 347
previous prision FALSE 332
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used gun FALSE 447
blindfold FALSE 359
strangle FALSE 437
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
robbed FALSE 414


Books that Mention Luis Garavito

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Luis Garavito)
Kevin Smith
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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Luis Garavito on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Luis Alfredo Garavito on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Luis Alfredo Garavito on es.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  4. Q548992 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  5. Luis Alfredo Garavito on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  6. Luis Alfredo Garavito on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

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

  1. #1 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #1 of 5 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Colombia
  3. #1 of 305 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #1 of 60 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #1 of 88 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #1 of 42 [ Page 1 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #1 of 57 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  8. #187 of 649 [ Page 13 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  9. #196 of 649 [ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #317 of 649 [ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
Statistics:
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Luis Garavito 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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