Dorangel Vargas

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Dorangel Vargas
Born 1956 (age 57–58)
Other names El comegente
Span of killings
Country Venezuela
Date apprehended
February 1999

Dorangel Vargas (born May 14, 1956),[1] known as "El comegente" (lit. people eater) and the "Hannibal Lecter of the Andes",[2] is a serial killer and cannibal in Venezuela. He was a homeless man who used to hunt passersby at a park in the city of San Cristobal, Táchira State. Once he was caught, he confessed to killing and eating at least 10 men in a period of two years preceding his arrest in 1999.


  1. ^ "The cannibal of the Andes confesses: 'Eating people is like eating pears'". Las Últimas Noticias (in Spanish). 2004-11-19. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  2. ^ "World Digest". The Sunday Herald. 1999-02-28. Retrieved 2008-09-10.