Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder

Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder

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Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder compiles serial murder case studies from several countries - from Australia to Great Britain, and from Japan to Pakistan. The ...
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Yoshio Kodaira

Pp. 48-58 (11)

Dirk C. Gibson

Abstract

Yoshio Kodaira was one of two serial slayers using the same MO operating in Japan at the same time, in the final days of World War II in the Pacific theater of operations. He was a rapist who disposed of witnesses to his crimes. In this chapter Kodaira was described and the crimes discussed. The MO, motive, number of victims, victimology, victims and time frame of these murders were analyzed. The investigation into Kodaira’s murders was considered, and the trial and execution described.

Keywords:

Associated Press, Bluebeard, China, Imperial Japanese Navy, Japan, Japan Times Online, Japanese Supreme Court, Yoshio Kodaira, Shizo Koguchi, Necrophile, Rape, Reuters, Second Sino-Japanese War, Shinto priest, Tochigi Prefecture, Tokyo, Tokyo Year Zero, U.S. Army, War crimes, World War II.

Affiliation:

The University of New Mexico USA.