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Woman found dead in Kumagaya apartment

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Police in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, say a 27-year-old woman found dead in her apartment on Monday was murdered.

According to police, an autopsy on Tuesday revealed that Hidemi Miyazaki, of no fixed occupation, died from asphyxiation, Sankei Shimbun reported. Her body was found just after noon on Monday by a male acquaintance who visited her apartment after he was unable to contact her. The front door and balcony window were unlocked.

Police said Miyazaki was lying on a futon. She was fully clothed and there were no visible injuries inflicted on her body.

Miyazaki was last seen in a nearby convenience store at around 2 a.m. on Sept 3, police said.

Police said Miyazaki had previously consulted with them several times before her murder this month. However, police declined to give further details, saying it “concerns [her] privacy.”

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Police said Miyazaki had previously consulted with them several times before her murder this month. However, police declined to give further details, saying it “concerns [her] privacy.”

Well, that would be quite a clue. I am sure the police are now following back to the source of these "concerns".

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Rest in Peace” poor, unfortunate soul.

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Condolences” offered to any family, friends and her friend who found her. - Let’s hope the investigation is hereby diligent, thorough, swift and just to honor the decedent.

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Her previously consulted matter with police “concerns[ed] her privacy” reads like a Japanese “cop out” from responsibility for something/someone she was likely in fear of. *Could more have been done to have ***prevented** this crime?

- “Miyazaki was last seen in a nearby convenience store at around 2 a.m. on Sep 3”

*- “ Police said Miyazaki had prev consulted with them several times before her murder this month. However, police declined to give further details, saying it “concerns [her] privacy.”*

- “The front door and balcony window were unlocked.”

Let’s hope the investigation is hereby DOUBLY diligent, thorough, swift and ‘just’ to honor the decedent.

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Sounds like the poor girl was either the victim of a stalker. What a bloody waste of a young life :(

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police declined to give further details, saying it “concerns [her] privacy.”

Don't think she'll mind- she's dead you idiots. unless the cops are trying to hide something.

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Aly RustomToday  04:57 pm JST

police declined to give further details, saying it “concerns [her] privacy.”

Don't think she'll mind- she's dead you idiots. unless the cops are trying to hide something.

Of course there are always some idiots who fail to understand that the police don't want to give away all that they know in case it helps a suspect in some way. That shouldn't be too difficult to understand.

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I guess that explains why there were so many helicopters buzzing above the neighbourhood today. Must have been close to where I live. Crazy.

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Thunderbird2

Sounds like the poor girl was either the victim of a stalker. 

Orrrrrrrr?

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Should have had some police protection of some kind, the threat was real, she informed the police, and simply she was let down.

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It's pathetic when their excuse for no info is: privacy and dignity etc. reason. Same answer (along security reason) used immigration detention in Wishma Sandamali case. Who protected their privacy and dignity etc. when they were alive?! It's little too late...

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With police in the news lately perhaps it could be on of their own since the police said Miyazaki had previously consulted with them several times before her murder this month. However, police declined to give further details, saying it “concerns [her] privacy.”

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They care about her privacy now that she was murdered, but you can guarantee gave her some lame ass excuse about how they can't do anything to help her during her consultations.

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In this case, you have to also consider that a)someone knew that she was vulnerable, b) someone she trusted gained easy access to her home, c) someone may have realized that someone else was already a suspect, d) and these factors made her an easy target for someone who was more interested in protecting her privacy.

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Harry_Gatto

Of course there are always some idiots who fail to understand that the police don't want to give away all that they know in case it helps a suspect in some way. That shouldn't be too difficult to understand.

Of course there are always some idiots who fail to understand that the police don't want to give away all that they know because they know that their lack of action resulted in the death of a woman

I guess That is too difficult to understand for SOME posters

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Harry_Gatto

Of course there are always some idiots who fail to understand that the police don't want to give away all that they know in case it helps a suspect in some way. That shouldn't be too difficult to understand.

Of course there are always some idiots who fail to understand that the police didn't cite that as the reason for their lack of disclosure. They cited the privacy of a dead person.

I guess That is too difficult to understand for SOME posters

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"Police said Miyazaki had previously consulted with them several times before her murder this month. However, police declined to give further details, saying it “concerns [her] privacy.”

It concerns her privacy?

Or the privacy of the Police?

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Takara

It's pathetic when their excuse for no info is: privacy and dignity etc. reason. Same answer (along security reason) used immigration detention in Wishma Sandamali case. Who protected their privacy and dignity etc. when they were alive?! It's little too late...

Agree. Its even more pathetic when some posters justify police incompetence

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Police said Miyazaki had previously consulted with them several times before her murder this month. However, police declined to give further details, saying it “concerns [her] privacy.”

The police might also be covering their butts because it could have possibly been avoided if they would have followed up instead of "Taihen, ne!"

Now they got to go back and do the job they should have done the first time.

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