Hiroshima teen admits slaying friend


A teenage girl was arrested in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday after confessing to killing her friend and leaving her body on a local mountain.

The 16-year-old from Kure showed up at a police station Friday with her family and told officers that she killed a friend, also 16, who had been reported missing since late June. She admitted killing her when the two were on the mountain alone, and leaving her friend’s body there, the police said.

The police decided to launch an investigation at headquarters the same day because it was possible that a third person was involved.

The police found the body of a person believed to be the missing girl during a search of the mountain on Saturday.

The girl was arrested Sunday for abandoning a body and may be charged with murder.

  • Ron NJ

    “The girl was arrested Sunday for abandoning a body”
    The true story of Japan’s unrealistically low official murder rate. The fact that even with a confession they’ve not decided to charge her with murder tells it all.

    • Gordon Graham

      Perhaps her 20 year old boyfriend did it and she’s taking the fall for him.

    • Congratulations on knowing exactly what she’s going to be charged with between now and the trial. You’ll of course come back to correct yourself if a murder charge is added?

      The time a suspect can be questioned after being charged is limited, so the standard police practice where there are multiple charges possible is to make one charge first, hold the suspect for questioning for the maximum time allowed, then charge them with a second crime. Rinse and repeat.

    • Gordon Graham

      Well, well, well…What do you know. Now a 21 year old male as well as 5 other teens have been implicated. Who woulda thunk it?

  • Jack

    Now it becomes killing your friend?

  • Charizze

    There are many murders that are so weird here in Japan and bullying is very rampant in schools.Everybody thinks Japan is very safe,but it is otherwise.There are incidents that one walks in the street then all of a sudden a person slashes the face or body of a pedestrian.Murders are being committed everyday because Laws in Japan are very lax.Japanese are getting more weird