Police are investigating whether Yukari Ogino, a fourth year student at Chiba University, who was found dead in her Matsudo City apartment last Thursday night, was being pursued by a customer at the “cabaret club” she worked at in Ueno in Tokyo, police said Monday.
Ogino stayed at a friend’s house on Tuesday night Oct 20, but left early Wednesday morning. The friend and her boyfriend went to check on Ogino at her apartment on Thursday night after she hadn’t been able to contact her. After noticing smoke coming out of her window, they called emergency services.
Ogino was found naked inside the apartment, with several stab wounds to her chest and cuts to her neck, some as deep as 11 cms. The knife used has not been found but a lighter was left on the floor. There was no sign of a struggle nor were possessions or cash missing, police said.
About 80 officers have been assigned to the case and many of them are now focusing on the “cabaret club” she worked at three times a week in Ueno. The company managing the business removed her photo and introduction from their website on Sunday, but her introduction said she liked to be pursued aggressively and forcefully.
Whether this was true or something encouraged by management remains unclear, but one journalist specializing in the adult entertainment business said: “The business had tight security, but it wasn’t rare for customers to pursue the women beyond what was acceptable.”© Wire reports