Issei Sagawa

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Issei Sagawa
Born (1949-04-26) April 26, 1949 (age 74)
Kobe, Japan
Height144.8 cm (4 ft 9 in)
Criminal charge(s)Murder, cannibalism (falsely identified as attempted rape by officials) (Japan)
Criminal statusUnfit to stand trial by reason of insanity

Issei Sagawa (佐川 一政, Sagawa Issei, born 26 April 1949),[1] also known as Pang or The Kobe Cannibal, is a Japanese murderer, cannibal, and necrophile. He killed Renée Hartevelt in Paris in 1981.

Sagawa murdered Hartevelt then ate and raped her corpse over several days. Sagawa was arrested but released after two years of pre-trial detention found him legally insane and deported to Japan.

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  1. "Issei Sagawa: Cannibal Killer". Learning History. Archived from the original on October 1, 2018. Retrieved September 30, 2018.