Pedro Alonso Lopez is a monster to the highest degree: a serial killer operating almost unnoticed for years in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. Who was he? And how did he go undetected for so long?
Trigger Warning: Child abuse, rape and extensive details of child murder
When he was finally caught in 1980, Pedro Alonso Lopez led police to grave after grave of his victims. His total victim count is estimated to be over 300 young girls. And after being released from prison in the late 90s, he might still be out there…
This episode is a tough one folks, and not for the faint of heart. Kim herself struggled getting through this one.
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