(Carvina Poveda and her daughter Marie Poveda)
Pedro Lopez was smart in some ways but in time he became sloppy And he is also a confessed serial killer. He wasn't just captured once Pedro Lopez was caught two times. The first time Pedro Lopez was caught was in Northern Peru by a group of Ayacuchos while attempting to kidnap a nine year old girl. It is said that the Indian tribe members actually stripped and tortured Pedro for hours before deciding to bury him alive. But he caught a break because an American Missionary intervened and convinced his captures that murder was ungodly and that they should hand him to the proper police. They agreed and handed him to the Peruvian Authorities but not wanting to investigate petty Indian complaints the Peruvian government just deported Pedro back to Ecuador.Now the second time the police were kind of suspecting Pedro Lopez of being responsible of missing girls because in 1980 there was a flash flood uncovering young girls bodies but sadly the police could not link them directly to Pedro yet. Days after the flash flood a local women Carvina Poveda was shoping at a local open market with her young twelve year old daughter Marie Poveda. Looking away for just seconds an unknown man to everyone was trying to abduct Marie So Terrified Carvina screamed at the top of her lungs for help while the young girl was in his arms merchants and people from around her heard the scream and quickly came to her aid chasing the man down and holding him down till local authorities could come arrest him. When police came he was rambling incoherantly saying "oh no i'm a good man i'm not trying to hurt her". Pedro didn't say much being held in captivity so the police came up with a stradegy to dress a police officer as a fake priest called Father Gudino to try and gain his trust and discuss his crimes. It didn't take long for Pedro to confess his crimes and he had revealed such repulsive things that Father Gudino asked to be taken out of the cell because he couldn't take anymore.
He told investigators that he murdered atleast 110 girls in Ecuador, 100 in Colombia and as many more as 100 in Peru. Then took them to burial sites where they discovered over 80 bodies. He said
" I like the girls in Ecuador, they are more gentle, trusting and innocent"
It is also said he was released from prison and is free right now.