Executions · Japan · Serial Killers

Serial rapist/murderer hanged 

October 5, 1949  Miyagi Prefecture, Japan  Japanese rapist and serial killer Yoshio Kodaira is hanged for the murders of 7  Kodaira became an unwed father at the age of 18 and enlisted in the Imperial Japanese Navy to escape his parental duties. While at war, he was stationed in China and willingly participated in the… Continue reading Serial rapist/murderer hanged 

Colorado

10-year-old murdered so teen could prove he was smarter than investigators

October 5, 2012 Westminster, Colorado Austin Sigg (17) kidnaps, sexually assaults, strangled, and dismembers 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway Sigg, an avid forensic and mortuary sciences enthusiast, believed he could outsmart investigators with his horrific crime. He waited in a parked vehicle for Jessica to pass, just feet from her home, grabbed her, and bound her hands… Continue reading 10-year-old murdered so teen could prove he was smarter than investigators

California · Serial Killers

Zodiac Killer taunts editor

October 5, 1970 San Francisco, California The Zodiac Killer sends a letter to taunt the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle The hole-punches to the right are suspected to represent the 13 victims. It was initially thought to be a hoax, but the "Fk" was found in previous cyphers and "crackproof" appeared in later notes… Continue reading Zodiac Killer taunts editor