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May 25, 2005

Murdered blogger fingers culprit

Steve Den Beste found the following:

20050522: Oh, this is eerie. As I was preparing the entry below, I took a look at the main page for Anime News Network, and found this:

Anime News Network Reader Murdered (2005-05-21 23:12:07)
ANN would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of of Simon Sek Man Ng (19) and his sister, who were murdered in their home on May 12th. Simon wrote regularly in his online blog about studying Japanese, which he became interested in through anime. His final blog entry helped police arrest his assailant.

Here's what his final blog entry said:

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Today I missed my Japanese class again, since I have gotten a bad throat. I only went to the class once this week, so I am probably so far behind now. I will catch up in the summer tho so no worries hehe. Anyway today has been weird, at 3 some guy ringed the bell. I went down and recognized it was my sister's former boyfriend. He told me he wants to get his fishing poles back. I told him to wait downstair while I get them for him. While I was searching them, he is already in the house. He is still here right now, smoking, walking all around the house with his shoes on which btw I just washed the floor 2 days ago! Hopefully he will leave soon, oh yeah working on the jap report as we speak!

I've got shivers. This is spooky. It's one of those "truth is stranger than fiction" moments. Here's a news story about it. As reconstructed, he was killed just minutes after he posted that.

This is probably a first: the first time a victim's final blog entry was used to solve his murder. Frankly, that's a "first" I would have been willing to wait forever for.

So far visitors have left 255 comments at his blog. Oddly, they all seem to be directed to the guy that's dead.

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Posted by Danny Carlton at May 25, 2005 08:14 AM

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