Issai Sagawa is a Japanese man who moved to Paris for his studies. While studying in Paris he murdered and cannibalized a young woman named, Renèe Hartevelt. Inviting her over for dinner, shot her, had sex with her corpse and carried out his plan to cannibalized her body.
For the next 2 days, Sagawa ate parts of her body, starting with the butt and thighs. He then made an attempt to dump the mutilated corpse in a lake, but was caught and arrested by police. Sagawa explained that he chose Hartevelt for her health and beauty, claiming he wanted to "absorb her energy." Was diagnosed to be legally insane, and committed to a mental hospital in France. A year later he was transported to another hospital in Japan, where there were complication with his record, he was deemed sane and able to check himself out of the hospital after barely spending 1 year being put away. Sagawa now lives in Tokyo and is well known for his story.
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