|098 - National Times |
Character: Soji Abe
Place: Yamijima Lighthouse
Required: Collapse of causality
August 1, 2005 Evening Edition
Man Beaten To Death
Roommate Sought for Questioning
…around 4 p.m., the body of a beaten man was found in an apartment in Tokyo's Shinjuku District. An employee of a local restaurant, the man was identified as 33-year-old Ichiro Nakajima. The body was found by Nakajima's employer who went to his apartment room when Nakajima failed to return during working hours. The restaurant owner called the local authorities when he discovered a suspicious woman in the apartment where Nakajima was lying face down in a pool of blood, his head badly beaten.
A warrant was issued for the murder suspect, Noriko Kifune (33), an unemployed woman, who refused to accompany the police for questioning, and escaped the scene of the crime.
Further investigation revealed that Kifune had residing with the victim for about a year in the same apartment room where Nakajima met with his untimely death. Neighbours also reported that the two were heard arguing on the previous night of the incident.