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    Man arrested over murder of Vietnamese girl in Chiba

    CHIBA, Japan - A man in his 40s was arrested Friday in connection with the murder of a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl whose body was found last month near a drainage ditch in Chiba Prefecture northeast of Tokyo, investigative sources said.

    The arrest of the local man concerns the abandonment of her body, not the murder itself.

    Police found the naked body of Le Thi Nhat Linh, a third-grade elementary school pupil living in Matsudo, Chiba, in a grass field in Abiko, also in Chiba, on the morning of March 26.

    The police suspect Linh's body was dumped at the spot after she likely died of suffocation.

    The girl was apparently strangled elsewhere as there were no signs of a struggle in the grass field.

    Linh went missing on the morning of March 24 after she left for school on foot.

    Linh had been lived with her Vietnamese parents and younger brother in Matsudo since moving from Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, in December 2015.

    Source: http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170414/p2g/00m/0dm/029000c
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