27. MAYUMI ARASHI
“I’m personally perplexed by the disappearance of a Japanese woman named Mayumi Arashi.
The 27-year-old left her house stating that she was going to meet a certain classmate of hers and never returned. Her older sister, Yoko, later checked with this classmate, who stated that such a meeting was never promised, and thus never happened. Her whole family started searching for her, but to no avail. There was an investigation which pinned a guy called ‘A’ as the prime suspect.
This was due to another note that Mayumi left, stating how she had ‘been betrayed’ and was ‘sorry.’ In addition, Yoko stated that she had received a call from ‘A,’ who claimed to have met Mayumi that afternoon she disappeared, and ‘wanted to be in jail if Mayumi ever turns up dead.’
The day after Mayumi’s disappearance, police tailed ‘A’ and found him entering a mountain or… a foresty place or something carrying two cans of juice. The police then lost track of him.
Now, it would seem like Mayumi’s family, especially her sister Yoko, were extremely cooperative in helping the police, and that ‘A’ was the prime suspect. This case blew up over the internet after an interview with the father. A news station went to interview the family over this case, and upon interviewing the father, many internet users spotted a mysterious note posted on a wall behind him that the news crew failed to catch.
The note, in Mayumi’s handwriting, said: ‘Don’t trust what Yoko says.’”