Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Yoo Young-cheol, South Korea's Brutal Serial Killer


Joong Ang Daily (English language edition)

Seoul murders: Serial killer at work? July 9, 2004

Suspect held in killings of masseuses, elderly, July 18, 2004

Serial murders have long history in Korea, July 18, 2004

Crime's worsening pathology, July 18, 2004

Crimes against the weak, July 19, 2004

Serial killings: Police finding more evidence, July 19, 2004

Yoo's history hints at drive to kill, escape punishment, July 19, 2004

Police work on other murder ties, July 20, 2004

Serial killer was caught by masseuses, not the police, July 20, 2004

Killer admits to one more slaying, July 23, 2004

Police end serial murder probe, July 26, 2004

Prosecutors try to buttress case against killer, July 30,

Rest in peace, July 30, 20042004

Police try to calm fearful citizens, August 8, 2004

Police apologize for kicking woman, August 27, 2004

Serial killing suspect says he is guilty, September 7, 2004

Murder suspect causes stir,September 21, 2004

Alleged killer boycotts court,October 5, 2004

Serial murder suspect again disrupts court proceedings, October 26, 2004

Prosecutors demand death for serial killer, November 30, 2004

Court sentences serial killer to death, December 14, 2004

Death penalty upheld in serial killer verdict, June 10, 2005

Korea Times

Blind Hatred Behind Ex-Convict's Killings, July 18, 2004

Police Trying to Confirm Killing Spree, July 19, 2004

A Killer Within Us, July 19, 2004

Police Slammed for Mishandling of Serial Killings, July 20, 2004

Serial Killer Suspect Allegedly Ate Victims' Body Parts, August 13, 2004

Civilians Get Awards for Arrest of Murder Suspects, August 18, 2004

Serial Killer Attempts Suicide in Prison, October 5, 2004

Death Penalty Sought for Serial Murder Suspect, November 29, 2004

Serial Killer Sentenced to Death, December 13, 2004

Fate of the Death Penalty,February 20, 2005            

Chosun Daily News (English language edition)

Society and the Killing Machine,July 18, 2004

Yoo Young-cheol' Fan Brings Shock, Condemnation, July 19, 2004

Were Movies Yoo Young-cheol's Murder Textbooks? July 19, 2004

Prosecutors Begin Investigation of Serial Killer,July 26, 2004

Serial Killer's Lawyer Says True Revenge is to Make Yoo Regret his Crimes, August 9, 2004

Serial Killer Claims to Have Eaten Victims' Organs,August 13, 2004

Accused Serial Murderer Fails to Appear in Court,October 2, 2004

Korea Herald

Suspect in five serial murders confesses to four more killings, April 17, 2000

Rainy night murders raise fears in Seoul, July 14, 2004

Suspected serial killer arrested, July 19, 2004

Serial murder suspect hates the rich, women: police, July 19, 2004

Fan clubs for murder suspect stir anger, July 20, 2004

Suspect confesses to more murders, July 20, 2004

Murdered without names, July 21, 2004

Prosecution takes over killer case, July 27, 2004

Serial killer suspect claims rights violations, August 25, 2004

Serial killer's idols include Kim Il-sung, January 21, 2005

Other English Sources

S. Korean Police Arrest Suspect in Serial Killer Case, Yonhap News Agency, July 18, 2004

Serial Murder in Your Neighborhood, The Hankyoreh, July 19, 2004

S. Korea nabs serial killer, Reuters, July 20, 2004

Did Yu Commit "Thursday Night Murders" As Well? Donga Daily News, July 18, 2004

Murder Victim's Family Kicked by Police, Donga Daily News, July 26, 2004

Chung Doo-young,, April 17, 2000

The author visited numerous locations throughout Seoul hunting down the previous whereabouts of Yoo Young-cheol.

Korean Language Sources

Chosun Daily

Donga Daily News

The Hankyoreh

Hankook Daily News

Police report:  "Yoo Young-cheol Serial Murder Investigation Case White Paper" by the Seoul District Police Headquarters

Sal In Joong Ma (English title: Murder Addiction) by Lee Eun-Young.  The author exchanged thirty letters with Yoo after his final capture.  Published by Wolgan Choseon, 2005.  ISBN:  89-91491-06-5


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