Tokyo metropolitan police on Saturday handed out leaflets in the vicinity of JR Hachioji Station, asking the public to help in the 16-year-old investigation into the murders of three women at a supermarket in 1995.
Although the statute of limitations in the case expired last year, 20 police officers are still assigned to the case, exploring any leads. Police handed out nearly 4,000 leaflets at the station on Saturday.
The crime took place at about 9:15 on the night of July 30, 1995, at the Nanpei Owata supermarket. Three women employees, all part-timers, aged 47, 17 and 16, were in the 2nd floor office after the store had closed, when they were murdered by a person or persons unknown. Police said that passersby reported 5 shots being heard at about 9:17.
The three women were later found bound with tape and shot to death.© Japan Today