Miyuki Ishikawa

Oni-Sanba, Demon Midwife

  Active for 5 years
(1944-1948) in Japan




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Miyuki Ishikawa a Japanese midwife and serial killer known as the Oni-Sanba (Demon Midwife). Miyuki's murdered between eighty-five and one-hundred-sixty-nine infants between 1944 and 1948. She was an experienced midwife and worked as a hospital director at the Kotobuki maternity hospital. The police initially found five dead bodies and later found over forty dead bodies in the house of a mortician. Thirty additonal bodies were later discovered in a temple. Miyuki and her husband Takeshi Ishikawa were arrested in 1948.

Miyuki Ishikawa Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Miyuki Ishikawa (aka) Oni-Sanba, Demon Midwife, was active for 5 years between 1944-1948, known to have ( 85 confirmed / 169 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Japan

Miyuki Ishikawa a heterosexual female citizen of Japan. She completed 16 years of school, received a college degree. She gained part of her education while attending University of Tokyo. She married Takeshi Ishikawa. She had no children.

In 1944 Miyuki Ishikawa started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband Takeshi Ishikawa, where she was known to work as a midwife, nurse, serial killer.

She was arrested on January 15th 1948, sentenced to eight years imprisonment, later dropped to four years at a prison in Tokyo, Japan. She was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 56%
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Miyuki Ishikawa has been listed on Killer.Cloud since March of 2019 and was last updated 5 years ago.

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Miyuki Ishikawa
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Updated: 2019-04-05 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Miyuki Ishikawa
Nickname: Oni-Sanba, Demon Midwife
Victims: 85 - 169
Years Active: 1944 - 1948
Active Countries: Japan
Convicted Of: murder
Gender: Female
Citizenship: Japan
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: married Takeshi Ishikawa
Children: no children
Living With: her husband Takeshi Ishikawa
Occupation: midwife, nurse, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Native Name: 寿産院事件
Given Name: Miyuki
Birth Location: Kunitomi in the Miyazaki Prefecture, prefecture of Japan
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: 16 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree
Educated At: University of Tokyo

Arrested: Jan 15, 1948
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: eight years imprisonment, later dropped to four years
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
3 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Miyuki Ishikawa

The 3 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Miyuki Ishikawa. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Miyuki Ishikawa started her serial killing spree. #1944
Miyuki Ishikawa ended her serial killing spree. #1948
Jan 15 1948
Miyuki Ishikawa arrested. #19480115
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strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442

Books that Mention Miyuki Ishikawa

Book: Serial Killers - Philosophy for Eve... (mentions serial killer Miyuki Ishikawa)
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Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone
Book: Female Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Miyuki Ishikawa)
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Female Serial Killers

2 Books that mention Serial Killer
Miyuki Ishikawa

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1444341405 Serial Killers - Philosop... 5
0766072886 Female Serial Killers 4

Miyuki Ishikawa (石川 ミユキ, Ishikawa Miyuki, born 1897, date of death unknown) was a Japanese midwife and serial killer who is believed to have murdered many infants with the aid of several accomplices throughout the 1940s. It is estimated that her victims numbered between 85 and 169, however the general estimate is 103.

External References
  1. Q1999446 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Mar 17, 2019.
  2. Miyuki Ishikawa on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 17, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Miyuki ISHIKAWA on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 17, 2019.
Internal References

Miyuki Ishikawa is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 14[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Japan
  2. #1 of 75[ Page 1 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #5 of 651[ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #267 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #273 of 651[ Page 19 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #421 of 651[ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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