Catching A Killer: The Hwaseong Murders

South Korea's most infamous murder case involving one of the country's first known serial killers. The notorious killer plagued the rural city of Hwaseong with 10 murders in just four years, leading to the largest manhunt the country has ever seen. Catching A Killer recaps the twists and turns of the police investigation, the vital evidence that was overlooked and the emotional trauma felt in a town where locals were scared to leave their homes. Part one opens with a string of shocking murders but it's not until the fifth murder in four months that police finally initiate a broad investigation. Three more women are killed before police finally make an arrest - 22-year-old Sung-yeo Yoon. Part two sees Yoon give a first-hand account of his arrest and the police torture that led to his confession. A confession that put him in prison for 20 years. But with an anonymous tip-off and the discovery of new forensic evidence in 2019, Yoon's guilty verdict is put to test.

South Korea's most infamous murder case involving one of the country's first known serial killers. The notorious killer plagued the rural city of Hwaseong with 10 murders in just four years, leading to the largest manhunt the country has ever seen. Catching A Killer recaps the twists and turns of the police investigation, the vital evidence that was overlooked and the emotional trauma felt in a town where locals were scared to leave their homes. Part one opens with a string of shocking murders but it's not until the fifth murder in four months that police finally initiate a broad investigation. Three more women are killed before police finally make an arrest - 22-year-old Sung-yeo Yoon. Part two sees Yoon give a first-hand account of his arrest and the police torture that led to his confession. A confession that put him in prison for 20 years. But with an anonymous tip-off and the discovery of new forensic evidence in 2019, Yoon's guilty verdict is put to test.

Ep 1 Time Will Tell
46 mins

South Korea's most infamous serial murder investigation. With testimony from the man convicted of the crime, Catching A Killer recounts the original case and the new evidence that changed it all.

Ep 1 Time Will Tell

South Korea's most infamous serial murder investigation. With testimony from the man convicted of the crime, Catching A Killer recounts the original case and the new evidence that changed it all.

Ep 2 Piecing The Evidence
46 mins

The second part of Catching A Killer tells the story of one man's attempt to clear his name in South Korea's most infamous serial murder investigation after spending 20 years in prison.

Ep 2 Piecing The Evidence

The second part of Catching A Killer tells the story of one man's attempt to clear his name in South Korea's most infamous serial murder investigation after spending 20 years in prison.

Additional Information

Catching A Killer: The Hwaseong Murders
Released2021
Genrescurrent affairs
Seasons1
Suitable For All Ages