Issei Sagawa a Japanese cannibal known as Pang and The cannibal Celebrity. In 1981, Sagawa invited a female classmate at the Sorbonne Academy in Paris, France to dinner at his apartment under the pretense of literary conversation. Sagawa shot her in the neck, fainting after the shock of shooting her. He awoke and cannibalized her body, after having sex with the corpse. Sagawa then attempted to dump the mutilated body in a remote lake, but was seen in the act and later arrested by the French police. Sagawa was extradited to Japan where he was released due to missing papers from the French court. As a result, Sagawa checked himself out of the mental institution in 1986, and has been a free man ever since.
Serial Killer Issei Sagawa (aka) Pang, The Cannibal Celebrity, was active for 1 year in 1981, known to have ( 1 confirmed / 1 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: France
Issei Sagawa was born on April 26th 1949 in Kōbe, capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture, Honshū, Japan. His father, Akira Sagawa.
Issei Sagawa a male citizen of Japan. He gained part of his education while attending Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales, Wako University.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail.
In 1981 (Age 31/32) Issei Sagawa started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, commit acts of necrophilia, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Issei Sagawa used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill victims at his own home.
He was arrested on June 13th 1981 (Age 32), sentenced to never sentenced: unfit to stand trial by reason of insanity at a mental institution in Japan, Sagawa checked himself out in 1986.
Issei Sagawa has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 3 months ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. Serial Killer Cannibals have been known to have ate a piece of their victim(s) body.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
|Nickname:||Pang, The Cannibal Celebrity|
|Victims:||1 - 1|
|Years Active:||1981 - 1981|
|Ages Active:||31/32 - 31/32|
|Life Span:||1949 -|
Apr 20 - May 21
|Occupation:||actor, translator, novelist, celebrity, writer|
|D.O.B.:||Apr 26, 1949|
|Birth Location:||Kōbe, capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture, Honshū, Japan|
|Educated At:||Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales, Wako University|
|Arrested:||Jun 13, 1981 (Age 32)|
|Sentence:||never sentenced: unfit to stand trial by reason of insanity|
|Prison Location:||a mental institution in Japan, Sagawa checked himself out in 1986|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Issei Sagawa. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Apr 26 1949||Issei Sagawa was born in Kōbe, capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture, Honshū, Japan. #19490426|
Apr 26 1969
Apr 26 1979
|Issei Sagawa started his serial killing spree. #1981|
Jun 13 1981
|Issei Sagawa arrested. #19810613|
|Issei Sagawa ended his serial killing spree. #1981|
Apr 26 1989
Apr 26 1999
Apr 26 2009
Apr 26 2019
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|kill at killers home||TRUE||315|
|sex with body||TRUE||426|
|ate part of body||TRUE||445|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||318|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
|totem personal item||FALSE||350|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith||
266 Total Including
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|1936239566||Apocalypse Culture||Adam Parfrey||Issei Sagawa||1|
|0922915571||Apocalypse Culture II||Adam Parfrey||Issei Sagawa||1|
|0312956045||Cannibal Killers||Moira Martingale||
4 Total Including
Joachim Georg Kroll
|184529792x||Cannibal Killers||Peter Haining||Issei Sagawa||1|
|161592535x||Cannibalism||Hans Askenasy||Issei Sagawa||2|
3 Total Including
6 Total Including
|1780333463||Issei Sagawa, Armin Meiwe...||Chloe Castleden||Issei Sagawa||1|
|033398109x||Dimersions of Japanese So...||K. Henshall||Issei Sagawa||1|
|144909421x||Murderabilia and True Cri...||Steven F. Scouller||Issei Sagawa||1|
Issei Sagawa (佐川 一政, Sagawa Issei, born April 26, 1949) also known as Pang, is a Japanese man who in 1981, while in Paris, killed and cannibalized a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt. After his release from two years of pre-trial detention upon being found legally insane, he became a minor celebrity in Japan and made a living through public interest.
Issei Sagawa is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database