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Severed human head found in Osaka in missing woman probe

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What I just saw on TV said they are finding the body parts after the suspect told them where to look for them.

Saw a report last night that said his parents in New York said their son loves Japan and hoped to marry a Japanese woman and live in Japan.

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Reports of body parts turning up in the hills around Kyoto Yamashina and Osaka; the cops reckon they may be hers.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180226-00000005-kobenext-l28

This guy must have had serious local knowledge to be able to do carry out this crime in such a short time.

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I don't see why there is confusion over the guy and his nationality.

He's American.

And yep, he could have been any nationality.

The poor victim is still dead.

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“Not to disagree with you”

I suppose you are replying to me.

“his American nationality was mentioned large, just about the one common denominator, long before they even revealed his name.”

What else was known about him at that point besides his nationality, that he came to Japan recently on a 90-day visa, that he reserved the apartment, was seen on camera with the missing woman and later going in and out with the suitcase, and his name?

“You can read anything into that as you like,”

I don’t read anything in particular into it other than it’s a fact. Also it’s more common than not in the Japanese language for the modifying details such as place of residence, age, occupation, nationality, to come before the name. It’s not a discrimination thing, it’s how sentences are constructed in this language and applies to non-crime related reports as well.

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As much as I hate jcops, good job! Anybody who can chop a head off needs a life in prison.

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Japanese prosecutors failed indict Gregory Gumo for the murder he obviously committed.

There is this, but also the OJ story in the USA so no country is perfect. Justice is justice.

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Not to disagree with you, but in all the local reports I saw here as the news was breaking, including NHK, his American nationality was mentioned large, just about the one common denominator, long before they even revealed his name. You can read anything into that as you like, even to perhaps relief this time that the perp was not Japanese.

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Sick and scary, you just never know who you will end up with.

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Japanese prosecutors failed indict Gregory Gumo for the murder he obviously committed. This guy will also probably walk or be imprisoned for a lesser charge as long as he resists the pressure to confess.

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Follow this 27-yr-old guy's trail back to where he has been and there may be more skeletons in the closet. Surely not a first-time crime for him. Yuck.

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It’s being reported that the victim, who was good at English, did translation and secretarial work at her company, and often travelled abroad alone, told a friend she was going to meet someone she’d connected with via SNS. Apparently authorities tracked her phone to the first lodging place where it was switched off.

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This must have been a “no severed heads” lodging facility. Gotta check that BEFORE you book your stay.

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Other media reported that he is an American citizen who arrived in Japan on a 90-day visa. He had rented the place they were seen entering together for about a week. It was being used as a “minpaku” Airbnb type of rental but hadn’t been registered as such with authorities.

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Maybe he was Russian from America judging by the name.

If he was Russian from America, he'd still be Russian, unless you meant to say Russian-American.

Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar,.....

I have an aquantaince with the same last name as this guy here, and while his first and middle names seem to be Russian, the last name is not , that's Turkish.

either way not a good thing to read about on a Sunday morning.

Or on any morning for that matter!

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Maybe he was Russian from America judging by the name.

either way not a good thing to read about on a Sunday morning.

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Some post-soviet refugee with sick, troubled psychic... Well, this might have just been a crime in the traditional understanding of the word.

Sorry, gotta be that it's Sunday AM, and my brain isn't working too well yet. The article DID state that he was American, right?

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Some post-soviet refugee with sick, troubled psychic... Well, this might have just been a crime in the traditional understanding of the word.

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