Category: murder

Pedro Lopez is a Colombian serial killer. He was sentenced in 1980 in Ecuador for killing 110 girls, but who claims to have raped and killed more than 300 girls across Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and potentially other countries. That would make him the second most prolific known serial killer in history.

He was released in 1994, rearrested an hour later as an illegal immigrant and handed over to Colombian authorities, who charged him with a 20-year-old murder. Lopez was released by Colombia in 1998 on $50 bail and some conditions. He absconded. At present, Lopez is wanted in connection to a 2002 murder, and his whereabouts are unknown.

The unbelievable story of the Greenbrier Ghost, who helped solve her own murder.

The Book of This and That, Robert Lynd, 1915

(From De Quincey’s essay On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts, published in 1827)

A little more from the essay:

The Buffalo Enquirer, New York, May 29, 1897

Perverted Proverbs; a Manual of Immorals for the Many, Harry Graham, 1903

The Pittsburgh Press, Pennsylvania, September 29, 1928

The Bridgeport Post, Connecticut, November 11, 1954

The Sheboygan Press, Wisconsin, October 6, 1936

Santa Ana Register, California, October 5, 1928

The Great Bend Weekly Tribune, Kansas, February 14, 1896