On the Run

I always trip out on this story about an English teacher who was murdered in Japan. The person who allegedly killed her, was her student, and he’s on the run. Japan is the size of California. There’s plenty of people, yet, there’s not that much space. How can a guy (Tatsuya Ichihashi) disappear in a country so small? How does one really just disappear? I have a stupid fascination with this, I don’t know why. He can’t use a credit card, can he get a job? Where does he get money? How does he interact with people? This guy went off the grid, changed his identity, and probably lives among people. Maybe he’s homeless. He’s either a genius or straight up lucky. Maybe this renewed effort will help.

Link to the story. Second link to another.
cafepress shirts with the guy’s face on it.