Japan: Authorities believe murder of Irish exchange student may have begun with spiked drink

Posted on May 30, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Killed

As a follow-up on my recent postings concerning the tragic death of Irish exchange student Nicola Furlong, 21, Japanese police now believe that Ms. Furlong was sexually assaulted after she was strangled. Understandably, Tokyo police are also pursuing leads that suggest that the young woman’s drink may have been spiked, which led to the terrible tragedy that befell her after she and another Irish friend encountered two young Americans who pursued an interest in them.
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