OSAKA — Police have obtained records from an Osaka Internet service provider in the hope of finding the killer of an 11-year-old Kobe boy, officials said June 20.

Investigators took action based on reports by Internet users that messages posted on the system around February included terms similar to those used in a note left inside the mouth of Jun Hase’s severed head. The head was discovered May 27 at the gate of a Kobe junior high school.

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