Name: Tsutomu Miyazaki
Born – 1962 / Deceased – 2008
Number of victims: 4
Known in Japan primarily by the nicknames given by the press during the many years he has been in and out of court, Dracula – The Otaku Murderer – The Little Girls Murderer has shocked the world because of the pain he liked to inflict not only on his victims but also on the parents.
He was born with a malformation that prevented him from using his hands normally [his hands were fused directly to the wrists, so he needed to move his entire forearm in order to rotate the hand]. This lead to him being persecuted as a child and he gradually started to hate the society he felt didn`t accept him.
Between 1988 and 1989, Miyazaki mutilated and killed four girls, aged between 4 and 7, and sexually molested their corpses. He drank the blood of one victim and ate parts of the others.
As to the parents, he would send them extended letter explaining what ordeals he made their girls go through and he even went as far as calling in the middle of the night.
In the case of his first victim – Mari Konno – he abandoned her rotting body on the hills near his home and allowed the corpse to reach an advanced state of decomposition. He then severed the limbs and burnt the body to ash keeping only the hands and feet as a souvenir [in his closet, where they were later recovered by the police]. He sent Mari`s parents the ash in an urn, along with several of her teeth, photos of her clothes, and a postcard reading: “Mari. Cremated. Bones. Investigate. Prove.”
To the family of Erika Nanba, Miyazaki sent a morbid postcard assembled using words cut out of magazines: “Erika. Cold. Cough. Throat. Rest. Death.”
In July 1989, he approached two sisters and lured one away. The other ran home to get help. Their father stopped Miyazaki in the act of photographing the child’s genitals and the police arrived as he ran to his car.
Now caught, he offered a grim confession of killing the four children.
A police search of his two-room bungalow turned up a collection of over six thousand pornographic anime and slasher videotapes in his apartment, along with videos and pictures of his victims.
A team of psychologist examined him, and found him responsible for his actions, although other examiners disagreed.
Miyazaki often talked in a nonsensical manner during his trial, which began on March 30, 1990. He blamed his atrocities on a “rat man” alter ego, a character that he often drew in cartoon form for the court.
He described his serial murders as an “act of benevolence” and never apologized.
In the end, Miyazaki was found to have multiple personality disorder and schizophrenia, but was considered nevertheless sane so he was given a death sentence.
That sentence was upheld early in 2006, and he was executed June 17, 2008.
Full list of victinms:
– Mari Konno, 4
– Masami Yoshizawa, 7
– Erika Nanba, 4
– Ayako Nomoto, 5
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