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Knife found near scene of Kobe high school boy's murder

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A knife believed to have been the weapon used to murder schoolboy Shota Tsutsumi was found Sunday near the scene of the crime in Kobe's Kita Ward. According to police, DNA tests have revealed that blood found on the knife was that of the victim.

Police said that a man was cleaning a drainage channel when he found the 20-cm knife and immediately reported it. It was not visibly bloodstained but traces were later found, police said, adding that they believe the murderer disposed of the weapon while fleeing the scene of the crime.

According to police, Tsutsumi, 16, was standing near a vending machine, drinking with a third grade junior high school girl on Oct 4 at around 10:40 p.m. when a man sitting on the other side of the road approached the pair. Tsutsumi told the girl to run. He was found at a crossing 70 meters away by a passerby who contacted the emergency services. Police said he sustained an 8-cm cut to his neck and died from loss of blood.

His female companion has told police she did not know the attacker.

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Got to wonder.

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Got to wonder.

Yeah, got to wonder about the standard of reporting and investigation. The knife was found 'sometime' yesterday and they have already completed DNA testing on it and released the results to the press? I find that hard to believe. Let's just hope it leads to catching the nutter responsible.

drinking with a third grade junior high school girl

'drinking with'? It makes it sound like they were chugging down a couple of ales. Is this even necessary?

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DNA testing normally take 5 to 10 days to process a sample's genetic map. In serious crimes, such as this, it can be done in about three days. I also find it hard to believe the keystones completed a clean DNA map in less then 24 hours.

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This is exactly why you need a professional police force, not a bunch of Bicycle Keystones...

This crime will go Unsolved unless this wacko decides to turn himself in...! PERIOD!!!!

How long did it take them to catch kid criminal who strangled that Australian Teacher...? Like 3 years...? And They knew everything about him, his picture, his parents, everything...! And it still took 3 years...

Good Luck, I just hope no-one else is hurt by this wacko. Who knows, maybe He'll turn himself in...?

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What was he drinking??? Oct 4 at around 10:40 p.m.... Why does it take so long to report this crime to public?

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If they can't find this guy, in 3 months this case will be a " COLD CASE ".

Better bring the detective ffrom the very old pink panther movies not the latest one, Starksy & Hutch, TJ Hooker,ChiPs,Dirty Harry,Inspector Gadget & Columbo on the case. Because the police here are terrible. Look at ishiihara 2yrs. 6 mths !!!!!

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I don't know about Japan, but in England it seems, they can currently do a DNA analysis in eight hours, in the future it may be as little as three.

"Why does it take so long to report this crime to public?" - 7 hours to get on JT? Is that a long time?

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The actual DNA test doesn't take that long but many labs got a huge backlog of tests(other than DNA too) to perform = delays.

Even though DNA testing is still expensive and getting the paperwork to pay for it getting approved can take time.

Your average Police/CSI Crime lab gets a LOT of tests to be done daily, and outsourcing the tests is not that easy.

You need to remember that CSI Tv-Series is still fiction and thus unrealistic, Discovery Channel got better programs on CSI, etc techniques.

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I stopped by the (Pr. William County, Virginia, USA) police department property vault to pick up something they had of mine, and noticed a bulletin beside the window that was obviously intended for police officers who were dropping things off. The notice said to plan on 40 days before the results of any DNA testing could be returned. Quite different from those CSI:(Your Hedonistic City Goes Here) shows.

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They better be working their butts off down at the local koban and headquarters, for the boy's family's and friends' sake and for us Kobe citizens' too!

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DNA results way too fast.

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Oct 4 at around 10:40 p.m.... Why does it take so long to report this crime to public?

It was reported right away when it happened, the boy's funeral was on TV as well.

It was covered here on JT as well, I was trying to post the link, and keep getting a message about 'potentially offensive content'

Moderator: Sorry, but in order to block spammers, we have had to block http://www in comments.

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This poor boy is dead! Killed by some awful, terrible unhappy soul. How in the world can you here ask retarded questions, like what was he drinking? It does NOT MATTER!! If he was drinking a coke, a pocari sweat, a beer, etc..gives NO RIGHT for this criminal to knife to death an innocent high school boy, and the girl is just lucky should could escape with her own life. I do hope the police catch this criminal ASAP!!!

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One, Why the hell were these kids outside 10:40pm on a school day? (Unless they were out the next day) Two, He told the girl to run so he knew trouble was coming for him, could it be that he knew his attacker? Suspect I tell you.

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They noticed him hanging around, and the boy said 'That guy is creepy' and it wasn't long before the guy crossed the street and attacked him.

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I see, no problem!

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All this would not have happened had these kids been home....What is a junior high school kid doing on the streets at 10:40???? These kids lack freedom where they need it and get too much where they don't......This was obviously a good son of Japan, thinking of others before himself. RIP young man. The girl will need counselling, I hope she gets it soon.

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You know for sure that someone else wouldn't have been stabbed?

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