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3 arrested for tossing woman’s body from bridge into Gunma river

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One of three suspects arrested on suspicion of abandoning the body of a 48-year-old woman in the Hinatami River in Nakanojo, Gunma Prefecture, said Tuesday they threw the body off a bridge into the water on July 31.

According to police reports, the three suspects and the woman met on a social networking site. Osamu Kobune, 34, a company employee whose address is unknown, was arrested along with Yuiko Yamamoto, 30, an unemployed resident of Saitama Prefecture, and Yui Tsuyuki, 24, a resident of Kanagawa Prefecture, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Police said the three are charged with abandoning the body of Itsuki Kiyonori, 48, who lived in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. Kobune was quoted by police as saying they tossed Kiyonori's body from the bridge on July 31. Kiyonori’s body was found floating in the river by a fisherman on Aug 5. 

An autopsy revealed Kiyonori had been beaten about the head and chest before her body entered the water. Police said street surveillance camera footage shows Kiyonori walking near Takasaki Station with the three suspects on the night of July 31.

The three suspects, who were arrested in Miyagi Prefecture on Aug 7, had Kiyonori’s driver’s license in their possession. Police are investigating the sequence of events that unfolded between the four leading up to Kiyonori’s death.

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Savages!

10 ( +11 / -1 )

These three thugs live in very different parts of the greater Tokyo area. I have a feeling these three organized this whole murder plot through this so-called social networking site.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

They. are possessed of an evil cruelty that has no reason, no logic, and no commonsense at all !! 3 adult men killing a woman just because ? Civilized people ?.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

I love how everyone is just assuming it's 3 men while 2 of the names are obviously female.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

had Kiyonori’s driver’s license in their possession

Not the sharpest tools in the box.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

@Cogito Ergo Sum

We don't know if there were three men or not seeing as the article lacks details as usual...

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Osamu Kobune, 34... Yuiko Yamamoto, 30... Yui Tsuyuki, 24...

It looks like 1 man and 2 women to me.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

depraved abominations!

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Poor woman. Be careful on those sites. If I saw 3 guys approaching me at the rendezvous point for a date (which should always be in a public place), I would be gone.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

...not the sharpest knives in the drawer, as someone observed...

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Bizarre story, we know nothing from this until the police finish the work.

I see no reason for the 3 to kill this lady unless they have known each others and had some very serious issues between them.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

What HBJ said!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Dirtbags!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Gotta' have a hobby I guess

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Kiyonori is a woman’s name

0 ( +0 / -0 )

How in the hell does anyone even meet anyone face to face off of a social networking site these days? Some get ghosted from replies of being a penpal. I guess you gotta say you want to throw them off a bridge or promote for kyabakura and/or porn and then they'll be right over.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Many Japanese names are gender fluid, i know men who are called Hiromi, Yui, Yuki, etc

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Don't know how many times the four met but if it was the first time strange how three men can decide to kill a woman they just met in person. Granted they met on a social networking site but was this the first time they met ???

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

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