Pedro Lopez

The Monster of the Andes

  Active for 34 years
(1969-2002) in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

110

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

300

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  1. Summary
  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 3 Books About Pedro Lopez
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

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.

Pedro Lopez Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 86%
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Pedro Lopez has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 months ago.

Pedro Lopez a known:

Pedro Lopez
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-12 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Pedro López
Nickname: The Monster of the Andes
Victims: 110 - 300
Years Active: 1969 - 2002
Ages Active: 20/21 - 53/54
Active Countries: Colombia, Peru
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1948 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Colombia
Sexual Preference: heterosexual, pedophile
Astrological Sign: Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 23
Birth Month: October
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: himself, alone recently released from prison
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Oct 8, 1948
Family Name: López
Given Name: Pedro
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

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 7 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
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
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Pedro Lopez

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.

Date Event Description
Oct 08 1948Pedro Lopez was born in Santa Isabel, Colombian municipality of the department of Tolima, Colombia.  #19481008
Oct 08 1968
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1969
(Age 20/21)
Pedro Lopez started his serial killing spree. #1969
Oct 08 1978
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Mar 09 1980
(Age 31)
Pedro Lopez arrested. #19800309
Jan 25 1981
(Age 32)
Pedro Lopez was convicted and 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
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Oct 08 1998
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
2002
(Age 53/54)
Pedro Lopez ended his serial killing spree. #2002
Oct 08 2008
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Oct 08 2018
(Age 70)
70th Birthday

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
mother drug abuse TRUE 192
problems in school TRUE 218
physically abused TRUE 228
psychologically abused TRUE 221
sexually abused TRUE 223
drug abuse TRUE 223
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
previous killed TRUE 207
rape TRUE 447
stalk TRUE 413
strangle TRUE 437
living with children FALSE 267
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
bound FALSE 401
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


Books that Mention Pedro Lopez

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Pedro Lopez)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Pedro Pietri (mentions serial killer Pedro Lopez)
Pedro Pietri
Pedro Pietri
Book: Pandemic of Lies (mentions serial killer Pedro Lopez)
Pedro C. López
Pandemic of Lies

3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Pedro Lopez

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0872866564 Pedro Pietri 1
1450253334 Pandemic of Lies 1
External References
  1. Q459307 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 10, 2018.
  2. Pedro López (serial killer) on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Pedro Alonso LOPEZ on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  4. Pedro Alonzo Lopez on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  5. Pedro Alonzo Lopez on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

Pedro Lopez is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 2 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Peru
  2. #1 of 53 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #1 of 249 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #1 of 42 [ Page 1 ] of Libra Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #1 of 36 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in October
  6. #2 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #2 of 5 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Colombia
  8. #2 of 305 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #7 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #171 of 649 [ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  11. #357 of 649 [ Page 24 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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