Lucie Blackman was a British woman who worked as a hostess in Tokyo. She had previously worked as a flight attendant for British Airways and went to Japan to see the world and earn money to repay her debts. She was working as a hostess at Casablanca, a nightclub later known as Greengrass, in Roppongi, Tokyo, at the time of her death. She went on a dōhan (paid date) with a Casablanca customer, on July 1. Other than a few calls to a friend during the date, no one heard from her again.
Who was Lucie Blackman?
Lucie Blackman was a British woman who worked as a hostess in Tokyo. She had previously worked as a flight attendant for British Airways and went to Japan to see the world and earn money to repay her debts. In July 2000, she disappeared after going on a date with a client from the hostess bar.
Lucie Blackman Disappearance
disappearance’s disappearance and the subsequent investigation sparked an international media frenzy. Newspapers started publicizing Blackman’s disappearance on July 13, when British prime minister Tony Blair mentioned the case during an official visit to Japan, where he met with Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori.
The publicizing of Blackman’s disappearance generated a huge response from the public. The information hotline was set up to provide a platform for the public to provide valuable information, while the reward money was used to incentivize people to come forward with helpful information and an anonymous businessman funded a reward of £100,000. As a result of the publicity surrounding the case, three foreign women came forward to describe waking up sore and sick in Obara’s bed, with no memory of the night before.
He was reported to Roppongi police several times, but ignored. Around this time, police made the connection between Nishita and Obara via a man they called Nishita. It was not until after several women had reported him that the police began investigating, and they only started to connect the cases when they found that the same man was involved in all of them.
Who Was Joji Obara?
Joji Obara was a criminal. He was accused of murdering Lucie Blackman, a British lady, by drugging her and then raping and killing her in October 2000. He was also accused of raping and killing Carita Ridgway, an Australian woman and eight other women. He was born on 10 August 1952 to Zainichi Korean parents in Osaka.
Lucie Blackman Death
Lucie Blackman’s body was found on February 9, 2001 and buried in a shallow grave under a bathtub in a seaside cave at Miura, Kanagawa, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Tokyo and a few hundred meters from Obara’s apartment.
Her head was shaved and sealed in concrete while her body was dismembered into 10 parts and placed in plastic bags. The corpse was too rotten to provide any clues as to what killed the person. The accusation against Obara states that he drugged a drink, raped, and ultimately murdered Blackman in a Zushi apartment. Obara has maintained his innocence, claiming the drugs were voluntarily self-administered.