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Nurse arrested for abandoning dismembered body of mother along Shiga riverbed

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Police in Moriyama, Shiga Prefecture, have arrested a 31-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning the dismembered body of her 58-year-old her mother along a riverbed.

According to police, Nozomi Kiryu, who is a nurse, has denied the charge. On March 10, the torso of her mother Shinobu was found on the riverbed approximately 250 meters from her residence in Mizuhocho, Moriyama, Fuji TV reported. At the time, the suspect, who now lives in Kusatsu, was living with her mother.

On Wednesday, police conducted a search of the victim’s home but were unable to find her missing limbs and head.

The mother and daughter had been living together in the house for about 20 years. In April, Kiryu relocated to a dormitory in Kusatsu to begin work at Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital in Otsu.

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I hope she didn't do this I have a hard time thinking of a woman would kill and then cut up their own mother

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Two family murder articles today. Finishing the week strongly I see.

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Two family murder articles today. Finishing the week strongly I see.

Amazing there are that few in a country of 130 million people. From a statistical standpoint, that's nearly equivalent to zero.

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The overall crime rate might be low, but the murders are always so extremely sadistic

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@Jan - The overall crime rate might be low, but the murders are always so extremely sadistic

Plus, nearly all murders in Japan are committed by family members in family members.

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@Strangerland - Amazing there are that few in a country of 130 million people. From a statistical standpoint, that's nearly equivalent to zero.

So, you consider at least one family murder or mass-murder every day to be insignificant and close to zero. Just how many family murders every day would it take for you to consider it to be significant?

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What Strangerland might be trying to imply is that with such a large population that Japan really doesn’t have that many incidents of this nature- he’s not making light of the grisly nature of this incident, right?

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you consider at least one family murder or mass-murder every day to be insignificant and close to zero.

Where did I say insignificant?

For the families affected, it's most definitely not insignificant, it's literally their entire life.

But when looking at statistics, in a nation of 130 million people, yes, it's near zero.

What Strangerland might be trying to imply is that with such a large population that Japan really doesn’t have that many incidents of this nature- he’s not making light of the grisly nature of this incident, right?

Thank you, you got exactly what I was saying.

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Plus, nearly all murders in Japan are committed by family members in family members.

I believe that's the truth around the entire world, not just Japan.

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The overall crime rate might be low, but the murders are always so extremely sadistic

Unlike the kinder, gentler murders one finds in other countries. Good point.

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Strangerland

Amazing there are that few in a country of 130 million people. From a statistical standpoint, that's nearly equivalent to zero.

You being too much of an apologist won't help Japan here. If you really love Japan you will look and admit to improve these dark spots of their society.

I believe that's the truth around the entire world, not just Japan.

Nope this doesn't happen this frequent to other countries unlike Japan. In other countries there are lot's of crimes being committed, but not like these kinds of situation.

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"Nozomi Kiryu, who is a nurse, has denied the charge. On March 10, the torso of her mother Shinobu was found on the riverbed "

Nurse? she sure took care of that.

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I don’t wanna go to Biwako with my 3 year boy and find a human head, while swimming.

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You being too much of an apologist won't help Japan here.

I'd actually need to apologize for something to be an apologist.

If you really love Japan you will look and admit to improve these dark spots of their society.

What have I said that gave you the idea I don't want Japan to improve?

this doesn't happen this frequent to other countries unlike Japan.

Ok, I'm willing to believe that. Can you please point me at the numbers that brought you to this conclusion? I haven't seen them myself.

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I'd actually need to apologize for something to be an apologist.

Well being an apologist also means that you are always one sidedly in defense of something that you are obsessed with (Japan) regardless if the subject is possitive or negative. Right or wrong you will defend Japan.

What have I said that gave you the idea I don't want Japan to improve?

Your argument is always playing safe, yup you didn't literally say it but what you are pointing out is despite of Japan having many news and cases of murders within family members, you still think it's great and it isn't alarming at all as other countries are still worse, so it isnt a problem and Japan doesn't have to do anything as it is still the GREATEST vountry despite of these shocking news coming out everyday.

Ok, I'm willing to believe that. Can you please point me at the numbers that brought you to this conclusion? I haven't seen them myself.

It's you who come up with that claim right? so why don't you bring up the facts and numbers. You are the one who is sure that these daily incidents about killings within family members are happening in other countries too. So lay your facts.

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Readers, please focus your comments on the story and not at each other.

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