The despised woman who hacked her husband “alive” says that the bloody severed head speaks to her in dreams.
WARNING: Graphic content. Elize Matsunaga, 47, shot and killed her husband, the tycoon Marcos, before cutting his body into seven pieces after hiring a private investigator to see if he was cheating on her
Elize Matsunaga was waiting quietly in an elevator next to three suitcases full of dismembered body parts of her husband.
Hours earlier, she murdered Marcos Matsunaga, 42, before cutting him into seven pieces with a knife.
The couple, who had a child together, had ordered pizza from their penthouse apartment in São Paulo, Brazil, but all was not well.
Marcos, a wealthy tycoon, was shot dead while Elize went to extreme lengths to hide the gruesome truth.
Her scary elevator ride was recorded on CCTV and has since been shown worldwide.
She claims to have committed the brutal murder after her lover’s betrayal was exposed.
Recently, the mother revealed how she dreamed that Marco’s bloody severed head was talking to her in her sleep.
And the story behind her terrible crime was recently told in the Netflix documentary Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime.
Elize had a poor childhood in Chopinzinho, Paraná, and her father left her when she was three years old.
She grew up with her grandparents and aunt before a brief reunion with her mother and stepfather.
On the Netflix show, Elize claimed she was molested by her stepfather and said she would “not wish anyone that”.
She ran away from home as a teenager before training to be a nurse in her early twenties.
However, she moved to São Paulo to become a high class escort to pay for college after she decided to become a lawyer instead.
Her sex work led her to meet Marcos, a Japanese millionaire businessman who was married to his first wife at the time.
But that didn’t stop Marcos, the heir to the food company Yoki, from moving in with Elize before he got divorced.
Elize and Marcos eventually married themselves and had a daughter, Helena.
But when Helena was only a year old, her father’s life came to a tragic end.
Tensions built between the lovers over fraud claims and a dispute over custody of their daughter.
And all of this resulted in Marcos’ dismembered body being stuffed into a suitcase by Elize.
Elize, now 47, hired a private investigator to prove that her husband was visiting a lover.
And on May 19, 2012, Elize returned home after three days with her sick grandma.
CCTV footage showed Marcos kicking the elevator before picking up a takeaway pizza from downstairs.
It was the last time he was seen alive.
Elize claimed the couple soon got into an argument after revealing that a private investigator caught him red-handed.
She said she was “scared” about his reaction and grabbed a gun from a closet and shot him multiple times.