Koryo Crime Podcast

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Episode 1: Yoo Young Chul 유영철

In this first episode, we explore the crimes of Yoo Young Chul, one of the most horrific serial killers in South Korea. Before his murder spree in September 2003-November 2003, Yoo was no stranger to crime. He had been previously arrested for theft, identity theft and rape.

Yoo began targeting elderly in wealthy areas of Seoul,; breaking into their houses and brutally attacking them with a sledgehammer which he customized himself. He then began luring sex workers to his apartment where he killed them and then dismembered the bodies in order to get them out of his 3rd floor apartment.



Below are the resources used for this episode.

The Raincoat Killer : Chasing a Predator in Korea (https://www.netlfix.com/title/81087760 (2021), Netflix

Yoo Young Chul (https://web.archive.org/web/20140221072522/http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/weird/yoo_young_cheol/1.html) at crimelibrary.com Retrieved 24 December 2021

“South Korean Gov’t to Introduce DNA Databank” (http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2004/08/10/2004081061010.html) Chosun Ilbo. Arirang TV 10 August 2004 Retrieved December 24 2021

Ko, Dae-hoon; Min, Seong-jae (18 July 2004). “Suspect held in killings of masseuses, elderly”. Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 24 December 2021

Min, Seong-jae (20 July 2004). “Serial killer was caught by masseuses, not the police”. Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 24  December 2021

Im, Jang-hyuk (27 July 2004). “Police apologize for kicking woman”. Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 24 December  2021


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