Luis Garavito

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
La Bestia, TribilinConvicted of 138; Accused of 172; Some think 400+MaleHispanicColumbiaNomadicSexual, Sadistic1957/01/25 (Génova, Quindío, Colombia)n/a

Luis Garavito was convicted of the murder of 138 boys in Columbia. He is suspected of having killed perhaps more than 300, which would make him one of the most prolific serial killers in history.

Garavito target poor, street children. After gaining their trust, he would rape them and slit their throats. Most victims were tortured and/or dismembered.

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Episode 046: Questions & Answers II

on September 16th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

This week, we’re having our second Questions and Answers episode. The questions we’ll answer are: How many serial killers are active at any one time? What do you think of the cultural hero-worship of some serial killers? Why do so many killers have three names? Are there many serial killers…

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Luis Garavito may be Extradited to Ecuador

on July 13th, 2011 in Unsubs by | No Comments

Luis Garavito was convicted in Columbia for the rape, torture and murder of 138 young boys in 1999. He sentences should have totaled several centuries in prison, but at the time, Columbian law limited anyone to being sentenced for more than thirty years. Due to his cooperation with authorities, his…

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