Yoo Young-chul

Raincoat Killer

  Active for 2 years
(2003-2004) in South Korea




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  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About Yoo Young-chul
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Yoo Young-chul a South Korean serial killer and self-confessed cannibal known as the Raincoat Killer. Yoo used a hammer to murder mostly older victims, until his focus shifted to the decapitation and mutilation of escorts after being dumped by a girlfriend who worked in that profession. He burned three and mutilated at least eleven of his victims. Yoo admitted he had eaten the livers of some of his victims. He was arrested in 2004 and confessed to murdering a total of twenty-one victims. Yoo Young-chul was sentenced to death in 2005 and is currently awaiting execution.

Yoo Young-chul Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Yoo Young-chul (aka) Raincoat Killer, was active for 2 years between 2003-2004, known to have ( 21 confirmed / 26 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: South Korea

Yoo Young-chul was born on April 18th 1970 in Gochang, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.

Ryu a heterosexual male citizen of South Korea. Ryu married Hwang-mo in 1991, divorced 2000. He had 1 son with Hwang-mo.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 2003 (Age 32/33) Yoo Young-chul started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of cannibalism, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at both his home and the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with wife and children, where Ryu was known to work as a criminal, serial killer.

He was arrested on July 15th 2004 (Age 34), convicted on December 13th 2005 (Age 35), sentenced to death at Seoul Detention Center, Uiwang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Ryu was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 70%
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Yoo Young-chul has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Yoo Young-chul a known:

Yoo Young-chul
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-30 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Yoo Young-chul
Nickname: Raincoat Killer
Victims: 21 - 26
Years Active: 2003 - 2004
Ages Active: 32/33 - 33/34
Active Countries: South Korea
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1970 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: South Korea
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: married Hwang-mo in 1991, divorced 2000
Children: 1 son with Hwang-mo
Living With: wife and children
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 18, 1970
Family Name: Ryu
Given Name: Young-chul
Birth Location: Gochang, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Jul 15, 2004 (Age 34)
Convicted: Dec 13, 2005 (Age 35)
Sentence: death
Prison Location: Seoul Detention Center, Uiwang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Yoo Young-chul

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Yoo Young-chul. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 18 1970Yoo Young-chul was born in Gochang, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.  #19700418
Apr 18 1990
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 18 2000
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 32/33)
Yoo Young-chul started his serial killing spree. #2003
(Age 33/34)
Yoo Young-chul ended his serial killing spree. #2004
Jul 15 2004
(Age 34)
Yoo Young-chul arrested. #20040715
Dec 13 2005
(Age 35)
Yoo Young-chul was convictedand sentenced to death at Seoul Detention Center, Uiwang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.  #20051213
Apr 18 2010
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Apr 18 2020
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at killers home TRUE 320
kill at victims home TRUE 323
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
mutilated TRUE 447
ate part of body TRUE 451
robbed TRUE 418
living with children FALSE 268
previous killed FALSE 208
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354

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Yoo Young-chul (born April 18, 1970) is a South Korean serial killer and self-confessed cannibal. Although he admitted to murdering 21 people, mostly prostitutes and wealthy old men, the Seoul Central District Court convicted him of 20 murders (one case was dismissed on a technicality). Yoo burned three and mutilated at least 11 of his victims, admitting he ate the livers of some of them.

External References
  1. Yoo Young-chul on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Yoo YOUNG-CHUL on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  3. 유영철 on ko.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  4. Q483939 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Yoo Young-chul is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 3[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in South Korea
  2. #4 of 38[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  3. #5 of 43[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #5 of 42[ Page 1 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #27 of 307[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #50 of 651[ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #317 of 651[ Page 22 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #526 of 651[ Page 36 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #646 of 651[ Page 44 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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