|Died||1997 (aged 47–48)|
|Other names||The Lady Killer|
Span of killings
|Country||United States and Mexico|
|State(s)||New York, California|
Ricardo Caputo (1949 – 1997) was an Argentine American serial killer during the 1970s who was known as "The Lady Killer." Caputo was born in 1949 in Mendoza, Argentina. In 1970, he moved to the United States and settled in New York City.
At times, he was #1 on the FBI's 10 most wanted list. Though he was not definitively linked to any murders after 1977, he remained a fugitive throughout the 1980s, and finally surrendered to police in 1994.
- Nathalie Brown, 19, Flower Hill, New York (1971)
- Judith Becker, 26, Yonkers, New York (1974)
- Barbara Ann Taylor, 28, San Francisco (1975)
- Laura Gomez, Mexico City (1977)
- Devon Green, 23, Los Angeles (1981) - Caputo became a suspect in Green's death when a former coworker of hers spotted him on a crime show and identified Caputo as having worked at a Los Angeles restaurant where Green was a chef. Already imprisoned at the time this information came to light in 1994, Caputo was neither charged with nor admitted to her murder.
- Jacqueline Bernard, 64, New York City (1983) - Caputo was a suspect in this murder but was never charged. A friend of the victim's, Linda Wolfe, published a book called Love Me to Death in 1998 in which she conjectured that Caputo was Bernard's killer.
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