E17: Takahiro Shiraishi aka The Twitter Killer

On Episode 1 of Season 2, Wendy and Beth are back at it. In a special Halloween episode, we take a deep dive into the life and crimes of Takahiro Shiraishi aka the Twitter Killer. Shiraishi was a young Japanese man who lured his victims via twitter. He preyed on young women who were contemplating suicide. When police apprehended him on Halloween 2017, they found 9 severed heads in his apartment. We talk about his victims, a bit about Japanese culture, and as always how not to get murdered. Look alive guys, it’s crazy out there


Takahiro-Shiraishi1 apartmentTakahiro-Shiraishi1 perp walk

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Shout Outs

The Asian Madness Podcast
The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix
#goodmuslimbadmuslim Podcast

These Hands https://www.facebook.com/Thesehandscreated/

Suicide Prevention

Call 1-800-273-8255 – USA or you can also text HME to 711741 in the US.

Australia: 131114

Germany: 08001810771

United Kingdom: 08457909090

Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal; visit https://suicideprevention.ca/need-help/ there are many crisis centeres available 24hours a day; or In canada text HOME to 686868


Suicide Forest: http://mentalfloss.com/article/73288/15-eerie-things-about-japans-suicide-forest

News article https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/inside-the-mind-of-a-serial-killer

youtube – Mundane Matt https://youtu.be/fJ2vg4SAXnQ

GenY podcast https://genwhypod.com/blogs/the-generation-why-podcast-blog/takahiro-shiraishi

Crime Smith Podcast

Japan Times https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/11/10/national/crime-legal/police-id-nine-dismembered-corpses-found-mans-zama-flat-including-girl-15/#.W8kpBGhKjIU

Update: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/09/10/national/crime-legal/suspect-zama-serial-killings-indicted-nine-murders/#.W8yL0ntKgkJ

The Sun: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7222857/who-is-takahiro-shiraishi-japans-twitter-killer-whos-been-charged-with-the-murder-of-nine-victims/

News story about 11 babies in ceiling in detroit: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/10/13/inside-an-abandoned-funeral-home-hidden-compartment-casket-dead-infants

Photo credits:


Abyss by Alasen: ●https://soundcloud.com/alasenhttps://twitter.com/icemantraphttps://instagram.com/icemanbass/https://soundcloud.com/therealfrozenguy
6.6.05 by BOPD http://freemusicarchive.org/music/BOPD/  Dance of Death by Purple Planet Music http://www.purple-planet.com  The Wilderness I Want by Jim Rooster http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jim_Rooster/  Untitled by Seclorance http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Seclorance/  Solve the Damn Mystery by Jesse Spillane http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/

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