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Autopsy reveals woman found dead in Kofu was murdered

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Police in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, have confirmed that a woman found dead in Kamisekisujimachi on Sunday was murdered. Police said Wednesday that an autopsy revealed that the cause of death was asphyxiation due to strangulation.

Investigators say the woman was aged in her 20s, around 159 cm tall, with shoulder-length brown hair, wearing a navy blue and white checkered mini-skirt and long black socks. She was found face down, wrapped in a quilt with her feet bound by plastic string. According to police, her upper back was exposed and her clothes were in a disordered state.

According to investigators, her body was found on the western side of the Taratoge Pass, a mountain ridge on the border of Yamanashi and Kofu cities. She was discovered by a city official checking for illegally dumped waste. Police say the victim had been dead for a number of days before her body was discovered. The victim's wallet and purse have not yet been found.

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No prizes for guessing as to what kind of a sicko was behind this.

RIP girl.

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What a sad, lonely end for a woman. I hope that all women will take steps to make sure they don't end up like this. Remember, there's safety in numbers. Don't be in such a hurry to trust people.

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What was her nationality? RIP young lady, and may God and the NPA find the sick perpertrator that did this.

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wearing a navy blue and white checkered mini-skirt and long black socks.

What was her nationality.....? Know any western women who dress like that? She may have been from elsewhere in Asia, but to me that desription alone is enough to say she was Japanese...

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Maybe another online matching date, which went wrong. Too many lonely hearts out there. Rest in peace, girl...

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Could be anything, either way RIP lady.

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What a horrible way to die.. (face down, bound feet, her clothes in disarray.) They, of course, do not mention whether she was raped or not so we have to assume the worst. Still, I hope the beast that did this to her repent and hit the train tracks. His pathetic life ain't worth living.

Rest in Peace, young lady.

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I hope that all women will take steps to make sure they don't end up like this.

The only steps you can really take to avoid being murdered are to lock yourself in an underground bunker and never come out. If women go out in groups, go out alone, wear oversized sweats, wear sexy clothes, drink alcohol, drink Pepsi, go out in the morning, or go out after dark they can be assaulted, raped, or murdered. The onus is not on women to avoid being murdered or raped. The onus is on men (and it's generally men) to not murder or rape them.

And really, there's no winning. If women are trusting and something bad happens, it's their fault for being so trusting. If women aren't trusting and refuse to go out with strangers, they're horrible bitches for assuming a man would do something bad to them.

Sorry ... just, I get tired of seeing women get raped and/or murdered and then blamed in this way. You don't know that she didn't take every precaution she thought she was supposed to take, but you insinuate that she was careless and wound up dead.

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@Monkeyz: couldn't agree with you more.

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If women aren't trusting and refuse to go out with strangers, they're horrible bitches for assuming a man would do something bad to them.

And then of course men would be so angry this would happen more. Can't forget that.

Great post Monkeyz. Most of the problems of the world are caused by men, and this is the tip of the iceberg.

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Amen MonkeyZ, Amen.

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An autopsy can't tell you that anyone was "murdered", only that they were killed. Murder has a definite, and important, definition in law. I doubt this headline would be permitted in a lot of countries.

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MonkeyZ has it right. There is no good reason in this world for this woman to have ended up dead. It sad that, with all the other problems going on, some sickos still have to get their pleasure by murder.

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”No prizes for guessing as to what kind of a sicko was behind this.”

I must be dumb. What kind of a sicko, exactly?

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"Remember, there's safety in numbers. Don't be in such a hurry to trust people." Any evidence that she trusted anyone, beyond the normal?

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"What was her nationality.....? Know any western women who dress like that? She may have been from elsewhere in Asia, but to me that desription alone is enough to say she was Japanese..." And your point is?

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