Man suspected in killing of ex-girlfriend posted information about case online
A 21-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing his 18-year-old former girlfriend in Tokyo earlier this month posted messages related to the case on an online bulletin board shortly after the killing, investigative sources said.
"Shortly after the incident, I posted messages related to the case on an Internet bulletin board," the sources quoted Charles Thomas Ikenaga as telling investigators at the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Investigators will try to verify Ikenaga's deposition by analyzing communication records on his mobile phone.
According to the investigative sources, Ikenaga posted on the "2 channel" online bulletin board a message which read, "The victim. It was not indiscriminate. There was a grudge," at 6:29 p.m. on Oct. 8 -- about one hour and 40 minutes after the murder took place.
When MPD investigators asked Ikenaga about the online messages, he admitted to posting them, said the sources. Ikenaga apparently posted the messages using his mobile phone while on the run. He was arrested without a warrant by police officers from Mitaka Police Station about 600 meters west of the girl's home at 6:31 p.m. on Oct. 8. -- only two minutes after posting the online messages.
Another message that said, "Good! I will do (revenge)," was posted on the same bulletin board on Oct. 6. Investigators are checking for a link between this message and the murder.
The sources also quoted Ikenaga as telling investigators, "I came to Tokyo from Kyoto with my friend on an overnight bus on Sept. 27 and stayed at a comic and coffee shop in Tokyo." On Sept. 28 he bought a small knife, which he apparently used in the killing afterwards, at a mass merchandise outlet near JR Kichijoji Station. Investigators are continuing to look into what Ikenaga did after coming to Tokyo.
October 15, 2013(Mainichi Japan)