Li Wenxian was a Chinese serial killer who killed 13 female prostitutes inGuangzhou from 1991 to 1996. He was sentenced to death on December 18, 1996 and executed thereafter. Li's first victim was reportedly found on February 22, 1991 and was described as a woman in her early twenties. The genitals were carved out with a knife and the body showed signs of sexual intercourse. Five more murders occurred in the next six months. The victims were either stabbed or strangled, then dismembered, put in rice bags and dumped in rubbish heaps in Guangzhou. A seventh victim washed ashore in Hong Kong in March 1992. The corpse was assumed to have floated from mainland China as no one was reported missing in Hong Kong. The victim had been slit from throat to stomach, poorly stitched back together and had her fingers severed. Li was identified by a surviving victim in November 1996. He had been described as a farmer from southern Guangdong who migrated to Guangzhou in 1991 and worked for a construction team. Li confessed to the murders and claimed to have been motivated by a hatred for prostitutes that was fueled by him being cheated by one after arriving in Guangzhou. He was convicted of rape, robbery and murder. He was sentenced to death on December 18, 1996 and later executed.
Serial Killer: Li Wenxian