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Woman's body found in plastic bag in Tokyo love hotel

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The body of an unidentified woman was found inside a plastic bag and covered with a bedsheet in the room of a love hotel in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on Thursday night, police said Friday.

According to police, at around 8:30 p.m., a part-time male employee entered the second-floor room, which was unlocked, to clean it and found the body on the floor next to a bed. Fuji TV quoted police as saying the woman had been strangled to death.

Police said the woman appeared to be in her late 30s or early 40s. The hotel said a man checked into the room at around 3:40 p.m. on Thursday. Security camera footage showed a woman entering the room at 5:50 p.m. The man then left the hotel at 7:40 p.m., police said.

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Should be easy enough to solve this with all the videocameras on alert. Too bad for the lady. That is a risky business meeting strangers at love hotels for money. Be careful.

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Should be easy enough to get a shot of the guy. Need to call the front desk before you leave so they can unlock the doors so they have a record of that, and payment too. (I've been to ALOT of love hotels so I know the procedure) they didn't think it weird that just a man left the room?

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easy enough to catch this scumbag with all the cameras in love hotels.

@ Vince Black Not sure what love hotels you visit, but my wife and I have been to a fair few and none of them require calling the front desk to unlock the doors when you leave. You unlock them yourself and just hand the key in at the front desk when you leave.

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Perhaps it is time for Japan to take the anonymity out of these seedy places. No ID, no room.

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Vince Black

(I've been to ALOT of love hotels so I know the procedure) 

That statement is not as impressive as you probably think it is.

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they didn't think it weird that just a man left the room?

People often leave at separate times, for many good reasons. The body was found 50 minutes after the man left.

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More importantly, where did he get a large enough plastic bag to stuff a body into? You don't just pick this up at the local conbini. So...he just packed it in his man-purse on the way to do the crime? That is Hannibal Lecter creepy to know this type of character is cruising through the public trans system here.

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Vince Black:

Need to call the front desk before you leave so they can unlock the doors so they have a record of that, and payment too. (I've been to ALOT of love hotels so I know the procedure)

If you have been to "ALOT of love hotels", you should know that the procedure is not the same everywhere. The degree of automation varies.

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Perhaps it is time for Japan to take the anonymity out of these seedy places. No ID, no room.

I'm personally against that, but it would certainly help solve this case.

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Disillusioned:

Perhaps it is time for Japan to take the anonymity out of these seedy places. No ID, no room.

That would not prevent murders. A love hotel is actually not a very good location to conceal a murder, since there is guaranteed to video footage of the perp entering and leaving, plus time stamp. Not something you can say about your average crime site.

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Perhaps it is time for Japan to take the anonymity out of these seedy places. No ID, no room.

There is always someone ready to throw all freedom away whenever anything happens. Even with all that freedom Japan has far fewer murders than most countries with less freedom. Take away more freedom? Hard pass.

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A love hotel is actually not a very good location to conceal a murder, since there is guaranteed to video footage of the perp entering and leaving, plus time stamp.

Not to mention semen, hairs and other traces of DNA deposited by the perp.

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Not to mention semen

Why would there be semen?

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"Not to mention semen, hairs and other traces of DNA deposited by the perp"

Pretty sure the semen, hairs, and DNA picked up at a love hotel is gonna be the perp plus the 1000 earlier visitors!

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Pretty sure the semen, hairs, and DNA picked up at a love hotel is gonna be the perp plus the 1000 earlier visitors!

Well, THAT sounds like a party! (Ewwww...)

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Pretty sure the semen, hairs, and DNA picked up at a love hotel is gonna be the perp plus the 1000 earlier visitors!

Not necessarily the ones found on/in the victim's body.

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Pretty sure the semen, hairs, and DNA picked up at a love hotel is gonna be the perp plus the 1000 earlier visitors!

I think that would be much more an issue in a regular hotel. Love hotels are designed to be cleaned easily, and the cleaning crews are pretty famous for their efficiency. Your typical bored cleaning cart pusher in a normal hotel is more likely to clean everything, especially considering the ridiculous amount of soft fabric in there.

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