The mountains of Kure in Hiroshima Prefecture have become a burial site, or rather a dumping site, of a 16-year old girl’s body. A former classmate of the high school student confessed of murdering the 16-year old and was arrested early Sunday. Prior to the arrest, posts in the famous smartphone application LINE were found to provide some information regarding the incident.
The former classmates, based on earlier blog posts of the deceased, seemed to have been good friends. However, debt and betrayal of the deceased were mentioned when a close friend of the suspect was interviewed. The suspect, who dropped out of school after the crime and has been unemployed, mentioned to the friend that the victim owed her 30,000 yen (approx. $300). She has also expressed the desire to kill the debtor. The 16-year old’s body was found on July 13.
During an interview, the suspect said that she and the deceased friend went to the Kure mountains by riding a cab. The suspect also mentioned to have ridden someone else’s car, which raised the suspicion of having someone else involved in the crime. The suspect, before her arrest, has been venting her feelings and regret through messages on LINE. Some of her posts also supported the police’s suspicion. A message to someone called “Friend” saying, “I’m going to get arrested now.” The police said they will obtain the suspect’s chat records from LINE.
The suspect’s friends may also be aware of the crime, as her posts in LINE had been addressed to them. On Friday, the suspect posted her gratitude to her friends. “I’m glad you’ve been there for me,” she stated. Although the suspect has confessed to the crime, the police remains suspicious of the information given to them.
[via Rocket News]
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