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Japan Arrested US Tourist, Then Found a Severed Head

27-year-old woman was captured on video entering a building, but not exiting

(Newser) - A New Yorker who arrived in Japan in January to see the country has been in custody since Thursday, originally accused of confining a 27-year-old Japanese woman in an apartment. Now, a gruesome twist: That woman's head was on Saturday found in another apartment tied to Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar.... More »

Cops: Serial Killer Met Teen Victims on Twitter

He allegedly targeted those looking to commit suicide

(Newser) - The 27-year-old Japanese man in whose apartment police found body parts belonging to nine people—including two severed heads and 240 bones—allegedly targeted teenage girls on Twitter. According to police, Takahiro Shiraishi used Twitter to connect with those wanting to commit suicide. He's suspected of killing four teens... More »

Sub Owner Offers New Story as to How Journalist Died

Peter Madsen says carbon monoxide killed Kim Wall

(Newser) - Peter Madsen's recounting of journalist Kim Wall's August death has changed yet again, from that he last saw her alive , to that it was an accident involving a hatch cover , to the latest: that she succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning within his submarine while he was on deck.... More »

Mom in Dismemberment Case Had Tried to Help Son

Donna Scrivo was granted guardianship of mentally ill son last year

(Newser) - Donna Scrivo, the Michigan mother accused of dismembering her son and dumping his body parts, had previously tried to help 32-year-old Ramsay Scrivo. After Ramsay's father died in May, Donna Scrivo, a registered nurse, petitioned to have Ramsay hospitalized due to mental illness; he was depressed, had threatened to... More »

Victim's Mother the Suspect in Mich. Body Parts Mystery

Cops believe Donna Kay Scrivo killed, dismembered son

(Newser) - A horrific twist in the already horrific case of bags of body parts dumped on a Michigan highway : Police now believe the person who murdered and dismembered 32-year-old Ramsay Scrivo was the victim's own mother, the Detroit Free Press reports. Donna Kay Scrivo, who had been staying with her... More »

Woman's Remains Found at 2 Water Plants Near LA

Police believe they belong to a single person

(Newser) - A grim case in California: The remains of what may be a single person have been found in two separate wastewater facilities outside Los Angeles. A head and torso were discovered at a wastewater treatment plant in the city of Industry as officials checked out a blocked line yesterday; on... More »

Police: Yes, Head Belongs to Magnotta's Lover

Police confirm Lin Jun's head has been found

(Newser) - Police have indeed found Lin Jun's head: They confirmed today that the head found in a Montreal park Sunday does belong to the Chinese student allegedly murdered by Luka Rocco Magnotta. Some of Lin's body parts were mailed to schools and political offices, but police say all of... More »

Couple Detained After Torsos Found in Paris Forest

Cops say pair have confessed to killing, dismembering couple

(Newser) - Another gruesome body-parts case, this time in France: Police in Paris say they are questioning a Chinese couple over two headless torsos found in a forest at the edge of the city. After a guide dog found a torso in the Vincennes forest on Friday, the couple turned themselves in... More »

Police Think Body-Parts Suspect Fled to France

Luka Rocco Magnotta rumored to have dated sex killer Karla Homolka

(Newser) - Police believe that Luka Rocco Magnotta fled to France last weekend, after allegedly killing a man and mailing his body parts to Canadian political parties. Magnotta, a 29-year-old male model and porn actor, is still on the loose, the Globe and Mail reports; it's unknown whether he's still... More »

Porn Actor Suspected in Canada's Body Parts Case

Luka Rocca Magnotta sought by police, may have filmed dismemberment

(Newser) - Toronto police have a suspect in a gruesome case in which body parts were mailed to at least two places, reports the local Star . The suspect is 29-year-old Luka Rocco Magnotta, described by CP24 of Toronto as a low-budget porn actor who has reportedly posted a wide range of disturbing... More »

Penis-Cutting Wife May Have Poisoned Hubby's Soup

Cheating may have led to attack

(Newser) - The California woman who allegedly cut off her husband’s penis may first have drugged his tofu soup. Catherine Kieu Becker’s husband’s dinner tasted odd, and remnants of it have been sent to a lab in an attempt to figure out which poison may have been used, a... More »

Teen Chops Up, Freezes Mom

Moises Meraz-Espinoza confesses to gruesome crime

(Newser) - A Los Angeles teen has confessed to killing his mother, dismembering her, and storing the body parts in a freezer, police say. Moises Meraz-Espinoza allegedly kept the remains stored for a week before walking into a police station and turning himself in, ABC News reports. More »

Crossbow Killer: I've No Time for Human Race

He gets life for killing women

(Newser) - A British cannibal killer who imagines himself some kind of resurrected Jack the Ripper death lord has been sentenced to life in prison for killing as many as six young women, at least one by firing a crossbow plug into her head as she tried to flee his Bradford home.... More »

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