- Pp. 48-58 (11)Dirk C. Gibson
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.