Doc follows bloody trail of serial ‘Raincoat Killer’ said to eat his victims

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Bloody mayhem successful Korea has been a immense moneymaker for Netflix lately, arsenic the fearfulness thriller “Squid Game” continues to dominate viewership. A caller docuseries aims to thrust that question with its sensationalistic taxable matter.

“The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator successful South Korea” tells the communicative of Yoo Young-chul, a serial slayer who terrorized Seoul successful the aboriginal aughts with a bid of gruesome murders of aged radical and pistillate enactment workers. Yoo, reportedly unrepentant, was convicted of 20 murders successful 2004, and is presently successful situation successful South Korea awaiting execution. His lawsuit loosely inspired a 2008 movie, “The Chaser,” and present a three-part docuseries aims to revisit the existent events, mostly done a bid of interviews with the still-haunted constabulary who worked connected the case. 

The details of the murders, arsenic 1 forensic serviceman puts it, are “spine-chilling.” The killer, whose archetypal victims were recovered successful the autumn of 2003, bludgeoned his targets with a sledgehammer. He initially killed older radical who lived successful affluent neighborhoods, starring 1 researcher to marque a transportation to the rampant societal upheaval that had occurred during Korea’s fiscal crisis.

Yoo Young-chul (top center, successful  a yellowish  rainfall  coat) watches arsenic  constabulary  investigators hunt  for the remains of his victims buried successful  Seoul successful  2004.Yoo Young-chul (top center, successful a yellowish rainfall coat) watches arsenic constabulary investigators hunt for the remains of his victims buried successful Seoul successful 2004.AFP via Getty Images

“The affluent got richer and the mediocre got poorer,” the serviceman says, starring to an summation successful convulsive attacks and to perpetrators who felt nary consciousness of guilt due to the fact that they were truthful disconnected from society.

Yoo — who had been successful situation for rape earlier his execution spree — yet moved connected to sidesplitting enactment workers aft a failed narration with one, according to investigators.

He called women to his flat and murdered them there, decapitating immoderate and claiming, successful respective cases, to person eaten parts of their bodies.

“Yoo testified that successful bid to cleanse his spirit, helium ate immoderate of the interior organs from the bodies of 4 of his victims,” prosecutors said successful 2004, adding, “It is hard to judge Yoo’s connection due to the fact that serial killers thin to exaggerate.” When questioned astir his motives, Yoo reportedly said to the media that “Women shouldn’t beryllium sluts, and the affluent should cognize what they’ve done.”

South Korean constabulary  escort Yoo Young-chul, who hammered his victims -- prostitutes and affluent  aged  men -- to decease  and paralyzed the metropolis  of Seoul with fear. South Korean constabulary escort Yoo Young-chul, who hammered his victims — prostitutes and affluent aged radical — to decease and paralyzed the metropolis of Seoul with fear. Getty Images

The Netflix bid sticks mostly to interviews with the officials involved, positive immoderate transgression country photos and reenactments of transgression scenes. The archetypal occurrence focuses astir solely connected constabulary talking astir their handling of the lawsuit astatine the outset, arsenic connections were being drawn betwixt transgression scenes. A statement ensues betwixt departments astir whether to usage the word “serial killer,” which mightiness origin wide panic. Occasionally, Yoo is heard successful voiceover, though it’s not wide whether it’s the slayer successful a recorded interrogation oregon an actor. 

By the 3rd episode, cops marque it into the killer’s apartment, wherever we spot a postulation of Yoo’s creepy drawings. They besides observe a important magnitude of humor spatter successful his bathroom, utilizing a blacklight, and yet portion unneurotic that galore of his pistillate victims were killed and dismembered there. When helium was arrested, Yoo had connected the aforesaid yellowish raincoat helium often wore during his crimes.

The Raincoat Killer lawsuit besides helped make transgression profiling arsenic a signifier caller to South Korea, which led to breakthroughs successful consequent cases. Kwon Il Yong, Korea’s archetypal profiler, says successful the doc that helium developed techniques connected this lawsuit that were utilized to drawback consequent murderers — and yet got justness for the aged who were killed successful their homes, and the young women murdered successful Yoo’s apartment.

As Lee Soo Jung, a prof of transgression psychology, says successful the series: “The deceased victims can’t talk. They can’t archer america however they were killed.”