“One or two people disappear in a year”… Case of disappearance in Japan in 20s, local expert mentioned ‘this’

Yoon Se-joon (26), a young man who was a social worker, went missing while backpacking in Japan last June, and local residents raised the possibility of his death by tripping.

SBS ‘I Want to Know’, which aired on the 26th, focused on the ‘Yoon Se-joon disappearance in Japan’.

Mr. Yoon left the welfare center and went on a backpacking trip to Japan on May 9 before finding his new job. He planned to stay in Japan for about a month.

However, on June 8, around 8:00 p.m., about a month into the trip, Mr. Yoon called his sister and said, “I’m on my way to the accommodation, but it’s raining, windy, and dark. It’s scary.” I have to go,” he said.

And since he texted me at 9:26 that he had arrived safely, he no longer answered the phone or checked the text. His travel visa has already expired, and he has not shown any significant response for 80 days.

Afterwards, Yoon’s older sister reported her missing to the police. As a report was also received at the consulate, the Japanese police conducted an investigation.

At the time of his disappearance, Mr. Yoon was traveling in Kushimoto Town, Wakayama Prefecture, Osaka, Japan, where there are not many tourists. Arriving in Kushimoto-cho먹튀검증 on June 7, Mr. Yoon spent the day at a guesthouse in Shionomisaki Village, spent time in downtown Kushimoto-cho the next day, took a bus heading towards Shionomisaki Village again at 8:00 pm, and got off in front of the post office.

Local residents said that the place where Mr. Yoon got off had no facilities such as an inn where he could stay. In fact, during the course of the police investigation, the last lodging where Mr. Yoon stayed could not be found. As a result of inquiring at all accommodations within an hour’s distance from where Mr. Yoon got off, no one remembered Mr. Yoon.

In response, acquaintances mentioned the possibility that Mr. Yoon was lost. Because he was poor at Japanese and had poor eyesight, he could have misunderstood the route. Another expert suggested the possibility of a traffic accident. However, a nearby hospital said that no foreigners or unidentified patients had ever entered the hospital.

Local residents reported that drowning accidents often occur in Kushimoto-cho, a holy place for fishing. One resident said, “There are people who go missing once or twice a year. It’s good luck if you get it, and there are many people who can’t find it. It is not found on the deeper side.”

The bus driver who picked up Yoon on the morning of the accident said, “I asked him why he had come to this place. Then he replied in Japanese that he came because he liked the sea.” Acquaintances also said that Mr. Yoon enjoyed sea fishing.

A local expert said of Kushimoto-cho, “The land is low and the seaside rocks are well developed. When the tide goes down, you can walk around, but when the tide goes up, people often get into accidents.” Explained.

Meanwhile, it was found that the Japanese police did not track the location of Mr. Yoon’s cell phone for two months after he disappeared.

Regarding this, Pyo Chang-won, director of the Criminal Science Research Institute, said, “The key to a missing case is location confirmation. The most accurate method is a mobile phone,” he said. “Even if you have only confirmed the location as quickly as possible, even if only the last surviving location has been confirmed, you can start from there. If so, you might have found it by now. I feel sorry for that and I am angry.”

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