“On August 31, his body was found in a storage shed in Yamanashi Prefecture. She was still wearing the same sweater she was wearing when she went missing. The image of his body was checked by his family in Tokyo, and it was found to be him.
Kana Washino, 18, a student at a private high school in Tokyo, was found in a state of disrepair. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has arrested Shohei Komori, 27, and his wife Izumi, 28, on suspicion of abandoning the body. The previous reporter continues.
“On August 28, a family member who was worried that Hanatsu had not returned home called 110, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department searched for her. 7:00 p.m. on August 30, they found a car in Nagano Prefecture that Hanatsu was believed to have gotten into. The two of them were in the car. They did not seem to be in any trouble when they were secured.
The two have begun to make statements to the effect that they “killed (Hanatsu) in the cabin. Hanatsu was studying hard for her university entrance exam. A parent whose child was attending the same cram school as Ms. Hanatsu said, “She wanted to go to a liberal arts university.
“She wanted to go to a liberal arts college and told our child that she was not good at math. I heard that she was a quiet and nice girl, and her personal clothes were not flashy.
On the other hand, the couple lived in Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture. Kazumi originally lived there with her ex-husband, but in July of this year, after leaving for a while, she came back with Komori. A resident of the neighborhood said, “About 10 days ago, I was in the neighborhood.
“About 10 days ago, I saw her (Kazumi) working at a nearby Mini Stop. She had a name plate on her chest that said ‘Yudetamago’ (boiled egg), and I asked her if that was her name. She laughed and said, “It’s not my real name. He laughed and said, “It’s not my real name, it’s just a nickname. He is not usually very friendly to customers, but he was smiling just then.
A few days later, he must have committed the crime.
Komori, a native of Mie Prefecture, had been working in the welding industry for a while, but had not been working recently. He had been in contact with Hanatsu through social networking sites for about two years, and the incident started when Kazumi became jealous when she noticed him.
“There are discrepancies in their statements, including which of them played a leading role in the crime. There are many unanswered questions, and the authorities are investigating as they believe there are still facts that the two are hiding.
This case has unfolded in four prefectures. The curtain is not going to fall for a while.
From “FRIDAY” September 17, 2021 issue
Photography： Shinji Hasuo