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Oita cops: Text message to missing woman ‘read’ week after disappearance

Misaki Gojobori
Misaki Gojobori (Twitter)

OITA (TR) – Investigative sources with the Oita Prefectural Police have revealed that a social networking account of a 24-year-old woman who went missing last month in Oita City showed activity more than a week after she was last seen, reports Nippon News Network (Oct. 28).

According to police, the account of the smartphone application Line belonging to Misaki Gojobori, a company employee, marked a message on Line from a person concerned for her safety as “read” sometime after the criminal investigation was launched on October 6.

Gojobori was last seen by an acquaintance at her residence in the Yokoo area at 11:30 p.m. on September 25. She exchanged messages with a person using Line less than two hours later. At just before 6:00 a.m. on September 26, the phone stopped transmitting a signal. Her phone has not been found.

With the emergence of evidence of recent activity in her Line account, police are now attempting to determine whether another person has the login information and password to Gojobori’s account.

On September 26, the company where she is employed contacted her family when she did not show up for work. The family then consulted with police.

Persons with information on the case are advised to call the Oita-Higashi Police Station at 097-527-2131.