Takahiro Shiraishi

Kubitsuri-shi, Twitter Killer

  Active for 1 year
(2017) in Japan




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Takahiro Shiraishi a Japanese serial killer known as the Twitter Killer who confessed to killing one person in August, four in September and four in October 2017. Shiraishi was known to murder, rape dismember, and store the bodies at his apartment in Zama, Kanagawa prefecture, on the outskirts of Tokyo. Eight of the nine victims were women, mainly in their late teens to early 20s. Police found seven boxes of body parts, including nine human heads and 240 other bones in Shiraishi's apartment in Zama city, Japan in October 2017. Reportedly, Shiraishi used Twitter to lure suicidal women to his house so he could watch them commit suicide. In October 2020 Shiraishi pled guilty to the 9 murders. In December 2020 Takahiro Shiraishi was sentenced to death.

Takahiro Shiraishi Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Takahiro Shiraishi (aka) Kubitsuri-shi, Twitter Killer, was active for 1 year in 2017, known to have ( 9 confirmed / 9 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Japan

In 2017 Takahiro Shiraishi started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep parts of the victims body after the crime.

He was arrested on October 31st 2017, convicted on December 15th 2020, sentenced to death by hanging at a prison in Tokyo, Japan.

Profile Completeness: 60%
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Takahiro Shiraishi has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 3 years ago.

Takahiro Shiraishi a known:

Takahiro Shiraishi
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2020-12-19 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Zama Suicide Pact Slayings
Nickname: Kubitsuri-shi, Twitter Killer
Victims: 9 - 9
Years Active: 2017 - 2017
Active Countries: Japan
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Oct 31, 2017
Convicted: Dec 15, 2020
Sentence: death by hanging
Prison Location: a prison in Tokyo, Japan
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
5 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Takahiro Shiraishi

The 5 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Takahiro Shiraishi. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Takahiro Shiraishi started his serial killing spree. #2017
Oct 31 2017
Takahiro Shiraishi arrested. #20171031
Takahiro Shiraishi ended his serial killing spree. #2017
Oct 01 2020
pled guilty to 9 murders #20201001
Location: Tokyo District Court Tachikawa branch Tokyo, Japan

Takahiro Shiraishi pled guilty to 9 murders at a court appearance at the Tokyo District Court Tachikawa branch in Tokyo, Japan

Dec 15 2020
Takahiro Shiraishi was convictedand sentenced to death by hanging at a prison in Tokyo, Japan.  #20201215
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Takahiro Shiraishi (2017-2017).

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Boolean Questions:
kill at killers home TRUE 320
rape TRUE 453
strangle TRUE 443
mutilated TRUE 447
totem body part TRUE 365
robbed TRUE 418
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
sex with body FALSE 430
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354

Books that Mention Takahiro Shiraishi

Book: The Island at the End of the World (mentions serial killer Takahiro Shiraishi)
Sam Taylor
The Island at the End of the World
Book: Methodologies For The Conception, D... (mentions serial killer Takahiro Shiraishi)
Matsumoto Gen
Methodologies For The Conception, Design, And...

2 Books that mention Serial Killer
Takahiro Shiraishi

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1101133511 The Island at the End of... 1
9814740780 Methodologies For The Con... 1

The Zama Suicide Pact slayings was a multiple homicide occurring in Zama, Japan, in November 2017, in which nine people, mostly young women including 3 high school girls, were killed by a 27-year-old man, Takahiro Shiraishi.

External References
  1. Q42623046 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Mar 13, 2019.
  2. Zama Suicide Pact Slayings on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 13, 2019.
  3. 'Twitter Killer' Sentenced To Death In Murder Of 9 In Japan : NPR on www.npr.org, Retrieved on Dec 16, 2020.
  4. Japan 'Twitter killer' Takahiro Shiraishi sentenced to death on www.bbc.com, Retrieved on Dec 16, 2020.
  5. Walter Sim, Japanese serial killer, who chopped up nine bodies, wants to get married while on death row on www.straitstimes.com, Retrieved on Dec 19, 2020.
Internal References

Takahiro Shiraishi is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #3 of 14[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Japan
  2. #20 of 59[ Page 2 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  3. #190 of 651[ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #539 of 651[ Page 36 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #563 of 651[ Page 38 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #613 of 651[ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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