New excavations will be conducted to find the body of Narumi, missing in Besançon (Doubs). The last chance may be to confuse the main suspect. An investigation to find tonight on RTL in "Time of the Crime".
A cry in the night. A year ago to the day, Narumi Kurosaki let slip this ultimate and chilling sign of life, heard by witnesses on the campus of La Bouloie in Besançon. Narumi, a 21-year-old Japanese student, gave her name to a complex criminal case stretching across three continents with dark forests on the border of the Doubs and Jura. This is undoubtedly where lies the "tomb" of the girl.
A centerpiece that is sorely lacking on the chessboard of the investigators of the judicial police of Besançon. Another piece is missing: the suspect No. 1, Nicolas Zepeda Contreras, who has returned to Chile, very far from French justice. Narumi's ex-boyfriend has always denied his involvement at a distance, despite a series of confusing charges.
Last week, the local prosecutor announced new searches. South of Dole, near Parcey and the forest of Chaux. In order to target their research in small areas, the police exploited all available telephony elements. Nicolas Zepeda Contreras' cell phone has thus "limited" in this area after the evening of December 4 and over periods likely to correspond to those needed to remove a body. The current snow and cold are not going to make things easy. But the police have become used to playing against the elements in this case. A countdown and obstacle investigation.
It was only in mid-December last year that Narumi's friends worried about his absence. The little room of the student located on the campus of La Bouloie is searched. Nothing obvious, but it lacks an orange suitcase and the computer. And then there is this cry on the evening of December 4th. The investigators pull the wire. That night, Narumi had dinner with his "ex", Nicolas. The Chilean student and the girl lived a romance in Japan for a few months. But since arriving in France at the end of summer 2016, Narumi has moved on. Nicolas, no. He returned to Chile, where he posts on the Internet a disturbing video evoking the "bad things" made by Narumi, but also curious "conditions" to complete within two weeks.
At the end of November, he landed in Europe, first in Spain, then in the Doubs. Sunday, December 4, the old lovers visit the Gustave Courbet museum in Ornans, then dine at the table Gustave, a restaurant in the town of Doubs. Last dinner for Narumi. The couple returns to Besançon on campus before the student's latest shout.
In Chile, the suspect is free to move Trois jours plus tard, Nicolas quitte l'Europe pour retourner au Chili. Avec ses secrets et en ayant pris soin d'effacer toutes les données GPS de la voiture de location qu'il utilisait lors de son séjour en France. Malgré les charges qui pèsent contre lui, la justice chilienne s'est contentée d'une audition a minima. Et Nicolas est libre de ses mouvements. Les enquêteurs français ont des certitudes, mais pas de corps. D'où la multiplication des opérations de fouilles, ou encore ces 20 t de déchets qui ont été patiemment triées pour essayer d'en extraire d'éventuelles traces de la jeune étudiante japonaise. En vain.
In the coming weeks, the police will therefore engage in new research. Without doubt the last ones. They will be scrutinized from Japan by the Narumi family and the media, who are passionate about this news item. It would take a little, a lot of luck, the investigators to find a body that could be buried or even burned. This boost of fate that sometimes upsets an investigation. Otherwise, the mystery Narumi will remain haunted by this cry in the night. Glacial like a winter night.
A request for extradition of the suspect in 2018 A Japanese victim, a crime in France and a Chilean suspect returned to Chile. The equation of the Narumi affair has given French justice headaches for a year.
If an international arrest warrant was issued against Nicolas Zepeda Contreras on December 26, 2016, its effects are actually very weak. The suspect has appeared five minutes before a court, but he remains free of his movements and the Chilean justice seems unconvinced by the charges against him.
French justice is therefore preparing a request for extradition that it will send to his Chilean counterpart early next year. For procedural reasons, it can only make this request for extradition once. Prohibited error, therefore.
The investigators hope to find the body of Narumi Kurosaki by then. Otherwise they will transmit a file, certainly solid in their eyes, but incomplete. The Chilean Supreme Court will then have two months to decide and say whether or not it entrusts Nicolas Zepeda Contreras to France. If it refuses, there will be two solutions for the investigators: either "denounce the facts" to the Chilean authorities, transmit them the file, and the suspect's trial would thus take place in Chile; either to continue the procedure in France and to judge Nicolas Zepeda Contreras in his absence, in absentia.