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Karaoke parlor owner murdered in Osaka

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Police in Osaka have identified the body of a woman found dead in a karaoke parlor as the 25-year-old woman who owned it.

According to police, the body of Mayuko Inada was found at around 10:45 a.m. on Monday at the Gomachan karaoke parlor on the fifth floor of a commercial building in Tenjinbashi, Kita Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police said she had been stabbed several times in the chest and neck and was declared dead at the scene.

A male friend of Inada, worried at not having heard from her, went to the building on Monday and spoke to a woman who runs a coffee shop on the first floor. The woman, who was also a close friend of the Inada, has a master key to the karaoke parlor. She and the man went up to the fifth floor and let themselves into the locked karaoke parlor. After finding Inada’s body, the woman called 110.

No weapon was found at the scene of the crime. Police said there was only one entrance to the karaoke parlor.

Police said building surveillance camera footage showed Inada going into the building at around 5 p.m. on June 11 but there is no footage showing her leaving the building.

Police are questioning other tenants in the building and trying to find out who was in the karaoke parlor on June 11.

Local media on Tuesday quoted a friend of Inada as saying that opening the karaoke parlor had been her dream. The parlor opened in January.

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Rest In Peace young woman. Condolences to her family and friends. -

A simple dream to bring some happiness to other people, ended by someone else’s selfishness.

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Not enough details now but, …

- “bldg surveillance camera footage showed Inada going into the bldg at around 5pm Jun 11 but no footage her leaving the building. Police are questioning other tenants and trying to find who was in the parlor on Jun 11.” -

… hopefully, the victim will not be forgotten and honored with a speedy yet, thorough and fair investigation and justice will swiftly served on the perpetrator(s).

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Police said building surveillance camera footage showed Inada going into the building at around 5 p.m. on June 11 but there is no footage showing her leaving the building.

Safe to say that they are now going through the entire bouhan camera footage second by second and will come up with a suspect.

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One word: Yakuza

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My neighborhood. I've probably seen her on several occasions when passing by the building. What a horrendous crime. RIP. Word has it that the perpetrator was a stalker. Let's hope this low life is caught pronto.

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@WA4TKG

One word: Yakuza

I doubt it..

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Northernlife

@WA4TKG

One word: Yakuza

I doubt it..

Yeah. Does not sound like that at all.

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Well, the news now says that the police are looking at a 56 year old guy who had been harrassing her. Nothing to do with the "yakuza" that some commentators always bring up.

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