#2 Pedro Lopez
Why You Don’t Want to Meet Him:
Here’s everything you need to know about South American serial killer Pedro Lopez: when he confessed his crimes to police, they refused to believe him. They listened to him tell his story, glanced at each other and said, “Oh, bullshit. Get outta here.”
Then, a flash flood uncovered a grave containing Lopez’s victims. A mass grave.
Lopez had killed over 300 girls in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. Authorities put him in prison in Ecuador and then explored ways to attach the entire prison to a rocket and fire it into the sun.
Why You Might Meet Him Anyway:
It turns out Ecuador has no death penalty, so Pedro, who has served the maximum sentence of 20 years, was secretly released in Colombia in 1999. So he served about three weeks for each person he killed. That seems fair.
So Where Is He Now?
Two possibilities. He can be in Ecuador, the place where he killed the most victims (an average of three per week). In his own words: “I like the girls in Ecuador, they are more gentle and trusting, more innocent”.
But, seeing as he is pursued by InterPol over a recent 2002 murder, there is one more possibility. A country where Latino immigrants have been making their way for years, a place where a such a man can basically disappear among his own people, and find employment. We’re not going to come out and say that Pedro Lopez is hiding out in America, or that he could be doing work around your neighborhood at this very moment. But he totally might.
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