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Man arrested for burning girlfriend’s body

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Police in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, on Sunday arrested a 22-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of partially burning the body of his 20-year-old girlfriend in their apartment.

According to police, Yoshihiro Kimura burned the body of his girlfriend Shiori Kobayashi sometime between Aug 4 and Saturday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Kimura has basically admitted to the charge but has been vague about how his girlfriend died before he set fire to her body.

On Saturday, a friend of Kimura contacted police and said he was worried something might have happened at the apartment. Police went to Kimura’s apartment and found Kobayashi’s partially charred remains in one of the rooms.

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What a monster. He should be behind bars for at least double every year of her life if he is found guilty.

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This is another story that just leaves so many unanswered questions....

A lot of which I probably don’t really want to know the answers to.... Especially the How do you burn a body in an apartment? one.

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He's basically admitted to burning the body. If there is Carbon Monoxide in the blood and soot in the throat, she was most probably alive when the fire was lit.

Does that change anything I said? I'm not sure what relevance my quote had to the point you are trying to make.

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StrangerlandToday  02:47 am JST

The police need to show he killed her before they can charge him with murder. They’ll use the next few weeks to investigate the slap him with a murder charge if they have the evidence rob back it up.

He's basically admitted to burning the body. If there is Carbon Monoxide in the blood and soot in the throat, she was most probably alive when the fire was lit.

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Weird how in Japan someone can presumably say they burnt a body (that was already dead?) and not get immediately charged with murder. 

I’m not sure why you think this is a Japan thing. The police need to show he killed her before they can charge him with murder. They’ll use the next few weeks to investigate the slap him with a murder charge if they have the evidence rob back it up.

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At that point, can you really use the word "girlfriend"?

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Weird how in Japan someone can presumably say they burnt a body (that was already dead?) and not get immediately charged with murder. Come on.....Is his argument going to be that she dropped dead and that really annoyed him so he decided to burn her?

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He'll likely be back on the japan streets after his sentencing is complete.

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Burning a body in there apartment WTF??? the smoke and stench must have been horrendous! are the apartments fitted with a fire alarm, or sprinklers? their is something seriously wrong upstairs with this guy, her parents must be distraught to find out that their daughter has (possibly) been murdered and then she's been burnt to possibly hide that evidence.

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Police went to Kimura’s apartment and found Kobayashi’s partially charred remains in one of the rooms.

I hope the police officers are not scared by this gruesome experience and have all the help they need.

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Ok the article provides 4 Aug through 8 Aug. yet no one in the vicinity of neighbors noticed smoke nor stench from burning flesh coming from somewhere and called either police or fire department. Come on. I can smell the manure fertilizer laid out on the farms and burning trash, surely that stench should have been noticed by someone especially as tight and close, poor and cheaply built walls within the homes or apartments. That in itself is more surprising.

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This guy needs to be put in an insane asylum.

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I wonder if she wanted to leave his unemployed butt.

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