crime

Vietnamese girl murdered in Japan buried in hometown

28 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© KYODO

©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.

28 Comments
Login to comment

As a father, I cannot even begin to understand the pain of her parents. May your little one rest in peace and may you find some measure of comfort when this animal is caught.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

May you be FOUND, and STRUNG up. Be damned, for all eternity.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

So sad

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Whoever preys on the weak must be caught quickly and dealt with in a manner such that they present no further danger.

Indeed, put the bastard on trial once caught and if found guilty a quick bullet in the head.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

@Silvafan

I am more inclined to believe that the suspect is a Japanese neighbor or someone who lives or works closeby.

You may be proved right eventually. I just think there are many potential motives (sexual, money, revenge, etc) and we have to remain open to every possibility at this early stage.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

They have Drive Recorder footage that given the time can only come from the perp.

Investigaton so far has uncovered that the girl used an alternate route, etc.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

She did not show up on any of the fixed cameras on her regular route. The police have dashcam footage though of her walking to school; there is also an adult walking close by. This seems to be what they are working on.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I believe that unless the culprit comes forward or makes a serious mistake like the guy who accidently killed himself in car accident with his mom, the police will not find them. The victim not being Japanese and the family possibly remaining in Vietnam will make it easy for the "safety Japan" crowd to sweep it under the rug and forget about it. The last foreigner (Nova teacher) to be killed by a stalker only found justice because her family from the UK came back every year to raise a fuss about the lack of progress. They eventually found the dude on the run after several years and several plastic surgeries later.

This family unfortunately might not have those kinds of funds.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Alex Einz at Apr. 04, 2017 - 12:04PM JST "he should not be arrested or trialed or any other waste of our tax money. He should be simply shot or hanged, like you put down a mad dog."

So if your proposal is to skip even an arrest, much less a trial, what is your brialliant plan for determining who is the culprit that should be shot?

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Judging by all of the comment above we all have a deep heart felt sympathy for the little girl and here parents, and thats good, I just hope that the Japanese government helped pay for the cost of here to repatriated back to Hanoi, these special flights are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination. I just hope that the Japanese police work around the clock to find Mr Scum bag.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Many people seem to have jumped to the conclusion that it was a sexual predator since the body was left naked, but I'm not so sure.

@M3M3M3,

I am more inclined to believe that the suspect is a Japanese neighbor or someone who lives or works closeby. Someone who may have known that she was not Japanese and probably watching her for sometime. The crime seems to be premeditated and not spontaneous.

I also disagree with the idea that the reason for the assault was not sexual in nature. Whether the suspect was able to commit or finish the act is a different story. A naked body and strangulation are common patterns for sexual assault victims. The body was placed there to be found after she was reported on the news. The removing of clothes could have been to avoid any DNA evidence or as a trophy. If the suspect was really all CSI, there are tons of more practical ways to dispose of a small naked body.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Many people seem to have jumped to the conclusion that it was a sexual predator since the body was left naked, but I'm not so sure. We know the cause of death was strangulation, but as far as I'm aware there has been no indication of anything suggesting a sexual assault (but perhaps the J-police are reluctant to go into detail?). The lack of clothes could equally suggest a killer who knows a little bit about what they're doing. If you leave a body to decompose, removing the clothes is not unreasonable.

I think we are still some ways off from getting the full story. Despite the hysteria in some countries where parents think there's a pedophile lurking around every corner, the majority of child abductions are not by commited by random strangers. The perpetrator is known to the child or the parents in most cases.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

such a low life, picked on a little girl with not enough strength to fight back. totally agreed an eye for an eye. disgusting. punishment should be done quick after arrested.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

レェ・ティ・ニャット・リン

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Le Thi Nhat Linh

How do we pronounce this in katakana-speak ?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Alex Einz

Without due process of law? No thank you. Be careful when you say things like that. Whoever did this deserves either life in prison or the death penalty, but only after a trial.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Alex Einz at Apr. 04, 2017 - 12:04PM JST No Bill Murphy, let me correct you , he should not be arrested or trialed or any other waste of our tax money. He should be simply shot or hanged, like you put down a mad dog.

You should hope that you are never arrested and convicted for a crime committed by someone else. The system of justice has been known to make mistakes, but it's far better than lynchings.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

Kiera Hohne at Apr. 04, 2017 - 08:22AM JST This is so sad, especially as Japan has a reputation for being a safe country.

@Kiera Hohne, although Japan has a reputation for being a safe country, these types of crimes are not rare in Japan; rather, I have read many news like this in past 9years in Japan.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I heard on the news that awhile back the mother talked to the grandmother living in Vietnam. She was describing Japan life and how the daughter walks alone to and from school alone. The grandmother was shocked to hear this and asked if is she safe to walk alone. The mother said no problem because this is Japan and it is safe here.

The truth is that it is dangerous anywhere you go especially as a girl. More safety and precautions need to be taught and schools should put children's safety above all things.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

No Bill Murphy, let me correct you , he should not be arrested or trialed or any other waste of our tax money. He should be simply shot or hanged, like you put down a mad dog.

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

nakanoguy01: "Let me correct that for you: The animal who committed the murder must be put down soon."

Let me correct that for you: The person who killed the girl must be brought to justice. The killing of their own kind is not unique to humans, but is common. And unjustifiable killing, i.e. murder, has been with us since Cain and Able. Like it or not it's a thing humans do. Whoever preys on the weak must be caught quickly and dealt with in a manner such that they present no further danger.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Rest in peace. Must catch the killer before he did something else. I totally agree with an eye for an eye punishment.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

For killing little children the punishment should be: an eye for an eye.....!

Rest in peace, little girl.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

“The suspect who committed the murder must be arrested soon,”

Let me correct that for you: The animal who committed the murder must be put down soon.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

My heart goes out to that poor child and her family. I pray that she rests in peace.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

This is so sad, especially as Japan has a reputation for being a safe country.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Horrendous! I Hope very much the killer is caught soon.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

My heart goes out to this family. No parent should ever have to bury their child.

15 ( +16 / -1 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites