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28-year-old man placed on wanted list for murder, abduction

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Police placed a 28-year-old man on the wanted list Monday on suspicion of murdering a woman in the city of Chiba and abducting her daughter. Hiroyuki Nakada is believed to have been involved in the murder of Aiko Toyoda, 61, who was found stabbed to death on Saturday on the staircase of an apartment building in Chiba and in the disappearance of her daughter Tomomi, 22, according to police.

Tomomi was last seen on Saturday with a man who was forcing her into a car in the apartment's parking lot, and the car was last seen in Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture, police said.

Nakada, believed to be her former boyfriend, is suspected of stalking her.

Earlier this month, Tomomi was taken around by Nakada for a week and called the police from a convenience store in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture on July 10, and was taken into protective custody.

Since returning to Chiba, she had consulted a local police station twice, saying she was being followed by the man, and the police had begun investigations on suspicion he was violating the stalker regulation law.

Tomomi, who lived with her mother at the apartment, is 152 centimeters tall and weighs 40 kilograms. She was wearing a T-shirt and pants when she disappeared, police said.

Responding to media criticism that they did not properly protect the woman from her ex-boyfriend, a police spokesman said, “We did everything we could within the law.”

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When will judges and police learn that warning stalkers doesn't work? Stalkers are driven by a deep-rooted, almost subconscious addiction that is stronger than any warning. It is obsessive behavior.

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“We did everything we could within the law.”

Maybe, just maybe, it is time to update the laws. It seems there is one of these kinds of murders every month and the scenarios are always the same.

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The "law" is a joke!

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She should have called and paid the Yakuza. They would have done the job. A group of friends decided to intervene in one of our friends relationships once it became clear that she was being abused.

The cops had proven to be useless so one of us who is connected organized a very eye opening occurrence for the guy, similar as for the guys who beat up on the undertakers daughter in GF1.

That sorted out any issues.

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change the law

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I pray she is safe.

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"Police... went together with the woman on July 16 to the man’s residence in order to confirm his identity." So, she had to meet her stalker! That must have been frightening. Wasn't there some other way to confirm identity? Seems the police take little interest in crimes / nuisances directed against the person, and insufficient care of victims' feelings.

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Nothing spells a successful case like an arrest warrant from the Chiba police...

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why the man was not arrested after the first kidnapping at the begining of the month ?!?!? if he had, he would not have been able to do it again !

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"was taken into protective custody by Aichi prefectural police"

Boy, that worked out well didn't it?

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the girl is partly to be blamed, that's what she got for trusting a man whom she got acquainted through dating site ( low IQd identity)

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Dating can be a dangerous game...

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She should have called and paid the Yakuza. They would have done the job. A group of friends decided to intervene in one of our friends relationships once it became clear that she was being abused.

Only problem is, I suspect the yaks would protect the bad guys, murderers and abusers if they paid them more. Many people reckon a big money spinner for the Yakuza is protecting fugitives.

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Sorry BeaverCleaver. You're on your own. JT has every right to edit/censor/bar opinions on their website. Just because they asked for your opinion doesn't mean they have to display it.

Re: the article, it's sad when the victim apparently does the things necessary to get protection, but the laws prevent adequate protection from being provided.

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The powers given to police in cases like these are very limited and obviously useless. For the cops to go to his house and give him a verbal warning would only enrage the twisted goon even more. With the amount of stalking coupled with the high rate of so many ending in murders the cops have to be given powers to lock these loons up right from the first 'proven' instance of stalking and/or abuse. It's the only way they will deter them.

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What's missing (again) from this poorly translated article is that the police urged Tomomi to file charges against her ex but refused to do so.

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No slam dunk DNA proof is cited here, and thus the charges must be dismissed as baseless.

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a police spokesman said, “We did everything we could within the law.”

Then the law is flawed. It never should have gotten to this point.

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Someone watched her being forced into the car but did nothing ?

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what a joke, they did nothing for this poor girl and now look at the result. mother is dead and now she is missing.....

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I've reported a stalker before, even having the nut case call and text threatening messages over a dozen times during the police interview. The idiot cop sat there laughing and didn't seem to take things very seriously.

The law to protect people from stalking here is empty and pointless until it is too late. Likewise the J-cops are amongst the most useless in all the developed world. They send a dozen people to deal with the major ordeal of a minor pedestian/bicycle collision, but cannot be bothered to properly pursue a stalker or any other real threat.

J Cops can stand behind excuses, but I firmly believe that it is combination of incompetence, laziness and an inability to honestly care for the public that allow these things to continuously happen.

The government can equally stand behind poorly thought through laws, but it is time that stalking laws were empowered with the ability to thwart potential threats from obviously sick and messed up people who cannot take no or get lost for an answer.

I fear this poor young girl is somewhere dead. Most likely with the sicko who took her.

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I hope you're wrong TK and I hope that your stalker is in jail somewhere. But I'm probably wrong on both points. I suppose they will catch this guy right after they find the jerk who murdered Miss Hawker.

The law has to be changed and the cops should go on testosterone therapy.

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The law to protect people from stalking here is empty and pointless until it is too late. Likewise the J-cops are amongst the most useless in all the developed world.

What tkoind2 fail to realize is that police asked the victim to FILE CHARGES when "Earlier this month, Tomomi was taken around by Nakada for a week and called the police from a convenience store in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture on July 10, and was taken into protective custody." but she refused to do so.

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tkoind2 at 10:10 AM JST - 21st July "I've reported a stalker before, even having the nut case call and text threatening messages over a dozen times during the police interview."

Ummmmm... and WHY, exactly, did the supposed stalker HAVE your phone #/info in the first place?

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