Top 5 Most Prolific Serial Killers

“Cold,” “calculated,” and apparently “South American*” are all ways to describe the most ruthless serial killers after 1900. Check out our Top 5 Most Prolific Serial Killers list and you will discover what true evil looks like!

1) Luis Garavito (Colombia)

Luis Garavito
  • Suspected of murdering over 400 victims, mostly street children
  • Known as ”La Bestia” (“The Beast")
  • Child-murderer, torture-killer, and rapist
  • Possible Victims: 172-400+
  • Proven Victims: 138

2) Pedro López (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)

Pedro López
  • Child-murderer and rapist (targeted young girls, between the ages of 8 and 12)
  • Known as "The Monster of the Andes"
  • He was released from prison in 1998 and his current whereabouts are unknown
  • Possible Victims: 310-350+
  • Proven Victims: 110

3) Daniel Camargo (Colombia, Ecuador)

Daniel Camargo
  • Child-murderer, believed to have possibly raped and killed over 150 victims, primarily young virgin girls
  • Believed to have been motivated to kill from his stepmother abusing him as a child
  • Escaped from Colombian prison and started killing in Ecuador; was rearrested in 1989 and was killed in jail
  • Possible Victims: 150
  • Proven Victims: 72

4) Pedro Rodrigues Filho (Brazil)

Pedro Rodrigues Filho
  • Convicted and sentenced to 128 years, but the maximum one can serve in Brazil is 30 years
  • Claimed to have killed over 100 victims, 47 of them inmates
  • Killed his father and ate a piece of his heart
  • Possible Victims: 100+
  • Proven Victims: 71

5) Kampatimar Shankariya (India)

Kampatimar Shankariya
  • Murdered at least 70 people with a hammer
  • Sentenced to death
  • Hanged on May 16, 1979
  • Possible Victims: 70
  • Proven Victims: 71+

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