"フランス" "黒崎愛海" "不明"
"Narumi Kurosaki" "Disappearance" OR "vanished" "Nicolas” “Contreras" "French“
Narumi Kurosaki Case, One Year On 2/23 TheNorthAmericanPost
IN OCT. 2016 AND JAN. 2017, I reported on the murders of two young Japanese female exchange students. The first was in Vancouver, Canada. The second was in Besancon, eastern France.
In Canada, an arrest was made quickly, aided by technology. A security camera photographed the suspect walking with the young girl through a SkyTrain light-rail station. By contrast, the case in France remains frustratingly unresolved.
To summarize the events there, the student was 21-year-old Narumi Kurosaki. She was last seen in public on Dec. 4, 2016, having dinner with her Chilean ex-boyfriend, Nicolas Zepeda Contreras, 26, who had flown over for a visit. That night, she was heard screaming in her dorm room at 3 a.m.
Before arriving, Mr. Contreras, the sole suspect, had threatened Ms. Kurosaki over the internet. After her disappearance, he crossed the nearest border into Switzerland on Dec. 7, and returned home to Chile a week later. In testimony delivered to the Chilean court in Feb. 2017, he admitted being in Ms. Kurosaki’s room at 3 a.m. but denied killing her.
The court had summoned him to appear so they could evaluate how to respond to France’s request for his extradition. To Mr. Contreras’s advantage, Chile and France lack a standing extradition agreement. The court decided in favor of Mr. Contreras, citing a lack of sufficient evidence to merit extradition. Of these, the most glaring fact is the lack of a body.
Ms. Kurosaki’s remains are widely believed to lie somewhere in the rural woodlands that envelop Besancon. Until now, French police have been searching with dogs and divers, but so far without success.
Internationally, the story has been followed by the Japanese, French, and Chilean media. Apparently, all have been drawn by the audacity and injustice of the case, as well as by its mysterious aspects.
The perpetrator, likely Mr. Contreras, was an amateur in a hurry. He is being pursued by professionals with time and resources. For example, the newspaper L’Est Republicain mentions 80 police officers being involved in the search. Nonetheless, the police must work methodically to put together the best possible case. According to L’Est Republicain, they can make only one more request for extradition. Moreover, their resources are not unlimited. They are under pressure to wrap up the case.
フランス留学中に日本人女性が行方不明 捜索打ち切りが判明 11/9 LiveDoorニュース
遺体捜索、先月末に打ち切り 11/19 Yahoo!ニュース
日本人女性不明、仏検察がチリ側に男との接見要請へ 11/19 TBS
Besancon. The Japanese student disappeared two years ago "passed away" according to the prosecutor 11/5 InternationalNews
Although her body is not found, the Japanese student missing since late 2016 Besan??on "died" according to the findings of the investigators. A letter rogatory will soon be sent to Chile, where the main suspect resides.
No body, but a suspect and a certainty: the Japanese student Narumi Kurosaki, 21 years old at the end of 2016 in Besan??on, "died," according to investigators who are preparing to send a rogatory commission to Chile where lies the main suspect.
"We are convinced today that, unfortunately, this young woman has died [...]. We do not see what can still be done to find the body, " said Monday the Besan??on prosecutor Etienne Manteaux during a press conference.
The 21-year-old, who lived in a room in the Cit?? Universitaire of Besan??on, disappeared in the night of December 4 to 5, 2016. Two years after the fact, and despite important research, her body never been found.
Investigators suspect the former Chilean boyfriend of Narumi, Nicolas Zepeda Contreras who returned to his country shortly after his disappearance, to be the author of the crime.
Boyfriend as the main suspect
"During the month of September, she separated from him [...] He did not accept this separation. We found a film where the young Chilean is threatening against Narumi, " detailed Etienne Manteaux. The young student was seen in a restaurant with Nicolas Zepeda Contreras in Ornans, Besan??on, a few hours before his disappearance.
The same evening, several students from the university residence heard "cries of anguish, fear and a thud," said Monday the prosecutor Besancon.
No trace of blood was found in the room, still according to the prosecutor who is considering a death "by suffocation" and now considers that Nicolas Zepeda Contreras is, "more than ever, the main suspect" .
A rogatory commission sent to Chile
"The thesis of premeditated murder is retained," he added. "It will be shown that from December 1, he will go to a supermarket to buy a box of matches, five liters of flammable products, detergent," said the prosecutor.
An international arrest warrant was issued against the young man, "but it was not implemented by Chile," regretted Etienne Manteaux.
An international rogatory commission will be sent "in the coming weeks" so that the examining magistrate in charge of the case can interrogate the suspect on the spot.
French justice now considers two possibilities: "either the official denunciation of the facts for a trial to take place in Chile, or a default trial before a Assize Court in France, in the absence of Nicolas Zepeda" , has detailed the prosecutor.
邦人留学生不明で捜索打ち切り 交際相手が殺人で国際手配 11/20 FNN
（This man is a target.）