Elize Matsunaga Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Height, Career

Elize Matsunaga

Elize Matsunaga is a Brazilian citizen, surgical nurse, and entrepreneur from Chopinzinho, Paraná, Brazil. She is the one who murders and dismembers her husband’s body. Elize worked as a surgical nurse, according to sources.

She is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of her husband, Marcos Matsunaga. She is also the mother of a daughter who lives with her paternal family.

Elize rose to prominence after Netflix produced a docuseries that delves deeply into the case. According to sources, the title of this series is Eliza Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime, and it will premiere on July 8, 2021. This article will tell you everything you need to know about Elize Matsunaga.

Quick Facts

Full Real NameElize Ramos Kitano Matsunaga.
Known asElize Matsunaga.
Age 49 years old.
ProfessionSurgical Nurse and Entrepreneur.
Date of Birth1974.
Place of BirthChopinzinho, South Western, Paraná, Brazil.
Current ResidenceTremembé Women’s Penitentiary.
Alma materNursing School.
Law School.
Height (approx.)In Feet Inches: 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.)In Kilograms: 60 kg
Eye ColorBlue.
Hair ColorBlonde.
EthnicityWhite Brazilian Caucasian.

Elize Matsunaga Biography

Matsunaga Elize was born to her parents in 1974, according to the sources. She was born into a poor family in Chopinzinho, Paraná’s South Western region. She is a follower of the Christian faith. Elize Matsunaga is 49 years old, according to her birth date (as of 2024).

She grew up in a low-income family. Elize’s father abandoned her family when she was only three years old, according to media reports. Her mother then relocated to Eloze’s grandmother’s house.

Matsunaga was raised by her grandmother and aunt, according to sources. Elize, according to reports, has wanted to live a luxurious life since she was a child. Her mother told her that if she wanted a good life, she needed to study and work hard.

Her mother, on the other hand, does not have enough money to pay for her higher education. That is why she began working for an escort service. She also completed a nursing course, according to reports. According to sources, she was able to pay her room rent and nursing school fees through her luxury escort work.

Elize Matsunaga
Elize Matsunaga With Her Late Husband (Source: Pinterest)

Elize Matsunaga Professional Career

She moved to So Paulo in search of a luxurious lifestyle and began working as a luxury escort, M.Class. According to sources, she identified as Kelly while working as an escort. When it comes to her profession, she works as a surgical nurse.

Elize Matsunaga’s Net worth 2024

Elize Matsunaga’s net worth is about $2 million as of  March 2024. 

The True Story Of Elize Matsunaga

Elize met Marcos when he was married to his first wife. For three years, Elize and Marcos lived together as lovers until Marcos Kitano divorced his first wife. They married shortly after that. Elize discovered Marcos Matsunaga’s infidelity after a few years of marriage.

She then decided to divorce Marcos, only to discover that she was pregnant with his child. Their relationship continued to deteriorate from that point forward. After a while, Elize Matsunaga gave birth to a lovely daughter named ‘Helena Matsunaga.’

Elize Matsunaga shot and killed her husband Marcos Kitano Matsunaga in his apartment in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 19, 2012. They had a lot of squabbles before this incident happened. Elize dismembered her husband’s body and placed the body pieces in a suitcase after firing multiple shots at him.

She strewed the suitcases along a nearby road, which is 20 miles from their apartment in Sao Paulo. After some time, the police discovered the bag and began an investigation. Elize Matsunaga was apprehended, according to sources, after the investigator showed her CCTV footage of Elize taking suitcases out of the apartment building.

According to the sources, Matsunaga pled guilty to murdering her husband in December 2016. Her husband cheated on her and abused her physically and sexually, she claimed.

She also stated that after learning that Elize worked as an escort, Marcos’ parents demanded a DNA test. They also want custody of her daughter. Elize Matsunaga was sentenced to 19 years in prison, according to sources.

Elize Matsunaga Husband & Marriage

Who is Elize Matsunaga Husband? Elize Matsunaga met her husband Marcos Kitano Matsunaga on an escort website called M.Class, according to sources. Marcos Matsunaga, according to sources, was a well-known food brand entrepreneur. Yoshizo Kitano, his grandfather, was a wealthy businessman in Brazil.

Marcos was the CEO of a food company called ‘Yoki.’ According to sources, Marcos Kitano frequently visited escort sites to take advantage of the services. Elize piqued his interest, and Marcos hired her on the spot.

They later began dating each other. According to reports, the couple married in an Anglican Church. She was overjoyed after marrying Marcos because he provided her with all of the luxurious lifestyles she had desired since childhood.

Elize hit the jackpot when she married Marcos Kitano Matsunaga. She lived the life of a princess. They both enjoyed traveling to new places. Elize Matsunaga has a daughter from his relationship with Marcos Kitano Matsunaga, according to sources. Her daughter’s name, according to reports, is ‘Helena Matsunaga.’


  • Elize and Marcos Kitano Matsunaga enjoyed hunting and traveling.
  • They both also posted various travel photos on the internet.
  • Matsunaga, according to sources, also finished law.
  • In prison, she also learned to sew.
  • Matsunaga is also an excellent shooter.