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Torso identified as that of missing Fukuoka woman

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Using DNA testing, police have identified the torso of a woman discovered in Hakata Bay as that of 32-year-old Reiko Moroga of Fukuoka City. Autopsy results showed Moroga had been beaten, and that a week to 10 days had passed since she died, police Wednesday.

Moroga had written on members-only Internet site Mixi late last year that she had gotten into a dispute with someone she had an automobile collision with, and was having problems. She lived alone on the second floor of an apartment building, and although she left work on the evening of March 5, no one had seen or heard from her since.

A search of Moroga's apartment revealed a window in the room had been broken from the inside, and the state of disarray indicated someone had been looking for something. Moroga's wallet and car were still at the apartment. Neighbors say that at about the same time Moroga had disappeared, an argument between a man and a woman could be heard, as well as the sound of breaking glass.

On Mixi, she had written about the trouble she was having with a man she had gotten into an accident with, and that at times she saw someone who looked like him loitering about in front of her apartment.

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Urgh. This just makes my blood boil. I hope they catch the scum that did this, throw it in jail, and let it rot until its dying day.

RIP lady.

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The article, "Murder in Japan" @http://japantoday.com/category/commentary/view/murder-in-japan#comment_515438 says crimes are down but why do we read about rimes each day.

This murder gives me the creep about Japan. The poor woman.

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Poor woman, the feeling of being stalked must the horrible. It's really sad.

RIP...

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This is heart breaking indeed. Is stalking a mental disease? why such people are not treated at mental facilites so that they do not commit crimes? There is great possibility that they commit horrendous crimes so either hospital or jail is nicessary for such people to solve such problems.

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In Japanese fashion, the problem will be addressed after someone gets killed.

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In Japanese fashion, the problem will be addressed after someone gets killed.

I am really sad that some of the victims of stalkig are weak and do not take action in advance. Stalkers are not that brave, they are mental but most of them are cowards who cannot do anything if there is strong opposition against them

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I just hope they catch this horrible man and at the same time beat him exactly the same way he put her through.

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I think stalking is quite the opposite of cowardice. If you were running up and ringing someone's doorbell all the time and then running away, I might say that was cowardly, but to go to someone's apartment and loiter around, call them all the time, email them all the time, drive by their home, or outright kill someone is hardly the act of a coward. That takes quite a lot of guts. The wrong kind of guts, but still guts.

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too bad she didn't have a gun.

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I'm glad they identified her, and I hope the Keystones don't blow the investigation.

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How come this dna testing was done so fast but others take weeks?

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Neighbors say that at about the same time Moroga had disappeared, an argument between a man and a woman could be heard, as well as the sound of breaking glass.

The neighbors need to be proactive instead of reactionary. Why didn't the neighbors call the police? They probably could have help prevent the crime or at least get clues to go after the person(s) who did it.

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Let's hope that the accident was reported to police. If the car was not stolen, it shouldn't be too hard to find this guy.

Japan needs to do something about violence against women. Too many people are openly violent.

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Scary. But I don't know if you've ever tried to report stalking in Japan (I have) but the police can't (or won't) do anything until there is an actual act of violence, or an attempt at violence. Threats and harassment are not enough to get them to act.

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This case should be easy unless he is in Thailand by now... me thinks. Put me on the case if you want.

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Neighbors say that at about the same time Moroga had disappeared, an argument between a man and a woman could be heard, as well as the sound of breaking glass.

And, of course, no one called the police.

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Sarah brings up a great and relevant point. I also have come across stalkers. These crimes are detestable and have no place in a modern Japanese society.

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Poor woman. Stalked, scared and alone. Writing her problems on mixi. Apparently no one to turn to for help. I have a feeling that if she had gone to the police, nothing would have been done anyway. The neighbours heard fighting and breaking glass and also did nothing.

Geez. Does anybody care about anyone these days? Seems like many people are so disconnected and aren't interested in getting involved in what is going on around them. So sad. I hope they catch the horrible man who took this young woman's life.

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How come this dna testing was done so fast but others take weeks?

Not only that, but how in the world did they know to match it to her, and what was the other source of the DNA they matched it to? Is it standard procedure when someone has gone missing to raid their apartment for DNA samples?

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That's terrible. Some yakuza nutbag perhaps?

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So terrible but just because of a traffic incident? maybe there is more too it.

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The speed with which this has been solved is making me see red flags. Something is not right here.

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Could be yakuza, or the son of an idiot yakuza there in Fukuoka. Idiots breed idiots and you have to be an idiot to kill a woman, just because your lousy bike got hit by her car?? RIP poor Fukuoka woman.

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elbudamexicano, we don't know what happened. For all we know she may have run a stop sign on her bicycle at a blind intersection causing an accident that in Japan, the driver would get blamed for. She might have been trying to bleed him dry. No sense assuming she is an innocent lamb just because she was killed.

But, on the other hand this case has been solved way too fast. I suspect some sort of cover-up and maybe even the making of the guy into a patsy.

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The speed with which this has been solved is making me see red flags. Something is not right here.

Why? It's it hasn't been solved. Nowhere near. All they've done is identified her.

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Sounds like 2 issues here. Not much of a lead.

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The case of this scary murder has just begun. Let's see how fast the JPolice can find out the killer.

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