A Japanese man Tatsuya Ichihashi, 32, who killed his British English language teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker in Japan in early 2007, has released a new book that shows scary information how he carried out plastic surgery on himself and evading police for two years and seven months prior to he was cornered and arrested lastly at an Osaka ferry terminal in November 2009. Ichihashi said, “I took Lindsay’s life,” in the 238-page book entitled “Until I Was Arrested.”
Miss Hawker (22) was found beaten and stifled in a sand-filled bathtub on the balcony of Ichihashi’s flat in Chiba, east of Tokyo, in 2007 so Ichihashi was the only suspect. For over two years, Ichihashi travelled across Japan annoying to shun detection as her parents made howling appeals for the killer to be searched. To pay for plastic surgery, he did building work and earned almost one million yen (£7,675) and even tried it on himself by cutting his lower lip to make it thinner with scissors, and with a box cutter sliced off two moles on his cheek. He wrote “I was so scared I ran away”. Also he went to a deserted hut on an island off Okinawa and lived his life by eating fruit, fish and snakes he caught. He declined to eat “but I could not die” after arrest in 2009. He also told to police that he had beaten Miss Hawker however denied plans to kill her.
The book depicts that in Tokyo he spent a few weeks whereas the police tried to trace him and then travelled to the north zone of Aomori. At which he lived rough through the summer, earlier than thinking to go on a pilgrimage of some of the 88 temples that make up the holy Buddhist route by the mountains of the island of Shikoku. Mr Ichihashi said he desired during the journey that Hawker could “come back to life.” Also said, the book was “a gesture of contrition for the crime I committed”. The intention of Ichihashi is to provide the entire royalties from sales of this book to the Hawker family or for the good purpose of public.
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