Sankyuberymucho wrote:Good comments everyone. I agree this is a very disturbing case. I often wonder whether these psycho killers were born like that, and it is inevitable they will commit this kind of crime, or whether something in their past caused them to become like this.
It's worrying that they haven't caught him yet. I really think the Japanese police screwed up big time when they went to his apartment the first time. Since eight police went to his apartment obviously they suspected foul play. When they came across the guy and he manages to take off, why didn't they pursue him !!! There are fucking eight of them ! Several can chase after him on foot, and the others can jump in the police cars and cut him off. Don't they have radios which they can call for backup and coordinate their efforts on?
From the media reports I have read, it sounds like he followed her home and she let him in and agreed to give him an english lesson. Apparently she taught him in a cafe, and then agreed to stop by his apartment on another day for another lesson. She sounds like a pretty friendly and trusting person, and probably was being more open given she was in "safe" japan, and trying to make new friends, also she may have been looking to earn some extra cash given the low pay of eikaiwa teachers. In retrospect she acted unwisely, but I have noticed this phenomena quite often and even experienced it myself. When people are transplanted to other cultures it can take a while for them to tune in to warning signs, and become aware of potentially unsafe situations that are obvious to those more familiar with that culture. Also they may be tempted to dismiss behavior that is really unacceptable in any country as being part of the uniqueness of that culture. (Note I'm not blaming her for what happened, I'm just making the point that sometimes it can take a while to build knowledge of your new environment and the types of threats that may exist).
I really hope the police are doing everything they can to find this guy. However given their record I'm not that optimistic. Someone must be sheltering this guy, and given his psychotic nature, I'm sure one of their motivations would have to be financial. Have police frozen his bank accounts ? Have they monitored the phone calls of his parents and known associates ? Have they monitored his parents bank accounts for suspicious transactions ? Whether he is on his own, or being assisted by someone, definitely he is going to be needing quite a bit of cash. Also why not stake out his parents and known associates for a few days, or maybe even execute a couple of search warrants.
Like everyone I hope they catch this guy soon.
We were all quick to point the finger at her and ask how she could be so stupid as to why she could go back to this guy's house to teach him but now according to recent reports it looks as though he had it all planned out. She taught him in a cafe till about 10 and was due to be at Nova at 11 so there was only one expanation as to why she would have gone back-he didn't have enough money to pay for the lesson. Apparently one of the shop assistants even heard him say that. So the poor girl had just taught this sick f**k only for him to tell her that he has (conveniently) forgotten to bring the correct amount of money. In that situation I imagine quite a few normally sensible girls would have fallen for that which brings home how shocking this really is. This cunt really isn't just a murderer but also an expert scam artist.
As for tapping his parents phones, they already did that; when a journalist tried to call them, armed police turned up at his home in Yokohama.
We are giving them and Japan a lot of stick, but to be fair the media has given this a lot of coverage and the police are trying their best. I did, however, read a few idiots on mixi claiming the guy had to be of foreign descent but they ended up getting a load of abuse from me.