Yoshio Kodaira a Japanese serial killer and rapist known as the Kodaira case. Kodaira killed his father-in-law in 1932 and eight to ten women in Japan between 1945 and 1946. In the 1920s, Kodaira was deployed to Northern China as a sailor in the Imperial Japanese Navy to participated in the Jinan incident. Kodaira engaged in acts of necrophilia with the corpse after the fifth murder and stuck a sword into the belly of a pregnant woman. He was sentenced to death by hanging in 1948. Yoshio Kodaira was executed by hanging on October 5th 1949.
Serial Killer Yoshio Kodaira (aka) the Kodaira case, was active for 19 years between 1928-1946, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Japan, China
Yoshio Kodaira was born on January 28th 1905 in Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. His father abused alcohol and/or drugs. He had a speach defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on.
Kodaira a heterosexual, necrophile male citizen of Japan. Kodaira completed 14 years of school, received a high school diploma. Kodaira Married. He had none.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1928 (Age 22/23) Yoshio Kodaira started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, where Kodaira was known to work as a soldier, war criminal.
He was arrested on August 20th 1946 (Age 41), convicted on November 16th 1948 (Age 43), sentenced to death by hanging at Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Kodaira was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Yoshio Kodaira was executed on October 5th 1949 (Age 44).
Yoshio Kodaira died on October 5th 1949 (Age 44), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Yoshio Kodaira has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||the Kodaira case|
|Victims:||8 - 11|
|Years Active:||1928 - 1946|
|Ages Active:||22/23 - 40/41|
|Active Countries:||Japan, China|
|Life Span:||1905 - 1949|
|Sexual Preference:||heterosexual, necrophile|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♒ Aquarius |
Jan 20 - Feb 18
|Occupation:||soldier, war criminal|
|D.O.B.:||Jan 28, 1905|
|Birth Location:||Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan|
|Highest School:||14 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||high school diploma|
|Arrested:||Aug 20, 1946 (Age 41)|
|Convicted:||Nov 16, 1948 (Age 43)|
|Sentence:||death by hanging|
|Prison Location:||Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan|
|Executed:||Oct 5, 1949 (Age 44)|
|Death Date:||Oct 5, 1949 (Age 44)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by hanging|
|Death Location:||Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Yoshio Kodaira. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jan 28 1905||Yoshio Kodaira was born in Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. #19050128|
|Jan 28 1925|
|Yoshio Kodaira started his serial killing spree. #1928|
|Jan 28 1935|
|Jan 28 1945|
|Yoshio Kodaira ended his serial killing spree. #1946|
|Aug 20 1946|
|Yoshio Kodaira arrested. #19460820|
|Nov 16 1948|
|Yoshio Kodaira was convictedand sentenced to death by hanging at Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. #19481116|
|Oct 05 1949|
|Yoshio Kodairawas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat Miyagi Prison in Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. #19491005|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Yoshio Kodaira (1928-1946).
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|father drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||322|
|sex with body||TRUE||429|
|killed in prison||FALSE||212|
|ate part of body||FALSE||450|
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Yoshio Kodaira (小平 義雄, Kodaira Yoshio, January 28, 1905 – October 5, 1949) was a Japanese rapist and serial killer. He killed one person in 1932 and was later sentenced to death after being convicted of killing seven others in 1945 and 1946.
Yoshio Kodaira is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database