Police release 3D recreation of crime scene of student's murder in 1996
Japan Today -- Sep 08
Twenty-two years after the murder of a 21-year-old woman, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police department has posted on its website a video with a 3D recreation of the crime scene showing the presence of a suspicious man.

Junko Kobayashi, a Sophia University student, was bound and stabbed to death inside her house which was then torched, in Katsushika Ward on Sept 9, 1996. Police have questioned more than 75,000 people and followed up on over 1,100 leads but have yet to come close to identifying a suspect or suspects, Fuji TV reported.

The 90-second video has been created based on eyewitness accounts and photographic evidence of the crime. The murder is believed to have taken place at around 3.55 p.m. Around this time, a man in an ocher-colored raincoat is seen standing outside Kobayashi's home in the rain without an umbrella, staring up at the second floor.

Police are hoping someone will be able to identify the man. In addition, type A blood was found in DNA at the crime scene, which police believe came from a hand or arm injury sustained by the murderer.

自宅で拳銃を作ったとみられています。 名古屋市緑区の大学1年の男子大学生(19)は先月20日、3Dプリンターで作ったとみられるプラスチック製の拳銃を自宅で所持した疑いが持たれています。警察が拳銃を鑑定した結果、発射機能や殺傷能力があったということです。
News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
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