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"Death Note" found next to human torso and thighs in Belgium
« on: November 28, 2007, 05:07:12 PM »
Police Reaches Dead End in Belgian 'Manga Murder' Case
posted on 2007-11-27 06:40 EST

No new link to Death Note despite 'Kira' notes found near body parts

The Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg reported on November 24 that the police have no concrete leads in the two-month-old case of body parts found near notes linked to the Death Note manga. On September 28, two hikers found a human torso and two thighs in Duden Park in the city of Saint-Gilles. Police later determined the shaven parts came from a Caucasian male individual. No identification or personal effects were found on the body parts, but two pieces of paper were found nearby with the same message in Roman capital letters: "WATASHI WA KIRA DESS." This is an apparent misspelling of the Japanese phrase "Watashi wa Kira desu," or "I am Kira (Killer)," that is used in Tsugumi Ooba and Takeshi Obata's Death Note suspense manga series.

The Belgian press have nicknamed the case "Mangamoord" ("Manga Murder" in Dutch), although the police officials emphasize that they cannot rule conclusively that the case was indeed murder. They also note that they have found no further connection between the manga and the case, despite the two notes. The circumstances of the real-life case were not similar to those of any fictional portrayal of death in the manga series.

Other leads in the case have also been fruitless. No missing person was reported whose description matches the body parts. The only potential witness that has come forward was a jogger that said she saw a blond man lying down in the area where the body parts were discovered. However, she could not provide any more clues. The police initially concluded that the apparent victim was still alive no more than 48 hours before the hikers' discovery, but later acknowledged that the body parts could have been preserved by freezing, long before being left at the scene.

The police also initially hypothesized that this could be a prank by medical students, due to the almost surgical precision with which the body parts were cut and the discovery's timing, which coincided with the beginning of the school year in Belgium. However, the faculty of the medical department of the Free University of Brussels indicated that it would be improbable for missing parts from classroom cadavers or the moratorium to have gone unnoticed. The police have not ruled out the possibility yet.

The police also hypothesized that this might be the work of a psychopath, particularly since there were five unsolved murders of women in the Belgian city of Mons (Bergen in Dutch) between 1996 and 1997. However, there have been no similar incident since September, and the police have not announced a concrete link with the earlier cases in Mons.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-11-27/police-reach-dead-end-in-belgian-manga-murder-case


If it's real, then this is very very sick.  If it's some prank, then it's very sick, but at the same time kind of laughable since they misspelled desu.

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Re: "Death Note" found next to human torso and thighs in Belgium
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007, 08:42:53 PM »
I think it's just a stupid prank. Honestly it's pretty pathetic in any case.

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Re: "Death Note" found next to human torso and thighs in Belgium
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 11:10:15 PM »
Small heads up : I'm Belgian and I never heard of this "murder" before.
This crap never got any serious media attention up here.
So yeah, I too believe this is a prank, although a morbid one if these body parts are truly human in origin.  :idea:

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Re: "Death Note" found next to human torso and thighs in Belgium
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 11:36:50 PM »
Hey if I was in med school I'd do it, but then again I'd make sure that people new it wasn't a murder. I highly doubt this is a real murder case.
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Re: "Death Note" found next to human torso and thighs in Belgium
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 03:48:44 PM »
[...]but then again I'd make sure that people new it wasn't a murder.

That wouldn't make it much better.  On some levels that would be even worse.

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Re: "Death Note" found next to human torso and thighs in Belgium
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 04:23:30 PM »
I don't care if it's real or not, I hope he gets the chair!  :chomp:

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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007, 04:45:00 PM »
I like your style Bob! :ganishka:

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Re: "Death Note" found next to human torso and thighs in Belgium
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2007, 07:06:56 PM »
Hey this is some great publicity for Death Note, maybe something like this should be done for Berserk!  :guts:

"Huge lake filled with human blood and remains materializes in middle of field. A disembodied brain found next to the lake said aloud:  :void: SUBITE WA INGA NO NIGARE NO NAKKA KNEE!."
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Re: "Death Note" found next to human torso and thighs in Belgium
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007, 01:31:30 AM »
SUBITE WA INGA NO NIGARE NO NAKKA KNEE!

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Re: "Death Note" found next to human torso and thighs in Belgium
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 01:37:03 AM »
Translation?
Everything is bound by the threads of causality. Void's famous quote in volume 12, which gets Guts to shut up.
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