Korea’s Most Notorious Serial Killer Confesses, Apologizes to Man Locked Up for 20 Years for His Crimes
A 57-year-old South Korean prisoner admitted to killing 14 women and children in a case that became known as the nation’s most infamous serial killings in modern history.
The murders, which took place in the rural villages of Hwaseong, Gyeonggi province in the late 1980s inspired the 2003 film “Memories of Murder” by “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho.
South Korean police have identified the possible culprit behind a series of gruesome murders that shook the nation in the late 1980s, however, he will not be facing charges.
Through DNA analysis, authorities identified the “Hwaseong serial killer,” a 56-year-old man who allegedly gagged, raped and murdered 10 females aged 13 to 71 in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi province between Sept. 15, 1986 and April 3, 1991.
Serial Killer in Cyprus Killed Asian Women for Years When Police Allegedly Ignored Immigrant Murders
A series of murders targeting several Filipino women in Cyprus sparked accusations of police racism due to the lack of subsequent investigations.
For nearly three years, Nikos Metaxas, a 35-year-old army officer, roamed free to execute the “first serial killings” in the island country, which has earned the reputation of a peaceful oasis in the Mediterranean.
Local authorities in Japan who were investigating a case of a missing woman recently uncovered a gruesome scene at an apartment complex in Zama, south of Tokyo.
During a police operation, dismembered bodies of eight women and one man were found inside the apartment of 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, according to Japan Times.