chapter  5
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The science in criminal justice fact finding

ByErik Herber

On 12 May 1990 a four-year old girl disappeared from the parking lot of a pachinko parlor in the town of Ashikaga, on Japan’s main island Honshu. She was found dead the next day near the Watarase River, about 500 meters from the parking lot. On 1 December the police brought in Toshikazu Sugaya (45), a former kindergarten bus driver, for voluntary questioning.