May 27th, 2012
01:33 AM ET

Police: 2 Americans arrested after death of Irish woman in Tokyo hotel room

Police have detained two  American men as part of an investigation into the strangling death of an Irish exchange student in Tokyo, local authorities said Sunday.

Nicola Furlong, 21, was found dead in a hotel room with one of the men, according to Tokyo police.

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  1. drap

    2 Americans... .? an Irish woman... .? a Tokyo room... .This is not priceless....!

    May 27, 2012 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. mickey1313

    A city as big as Tokyo, and it had to be 2 Americans killing a forgener, it figures. Soon we won't be welcome anywhere.

    May 27, 2012 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tomoe

    As if Americans weren't killing people everyday anyway....

    May 27, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. ♚Mmmmm♛

    ...she wouldn't tell'em where's she kept her lucky leprechaun and her pot of gold...

    May 27, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Muddy Waters

      what an ugly thought. A girl died, ya know. Grow some compassion!!!!

      May 27, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      oooh we have a weebit of righteous libertine are ses on this can surmised the two american psychopathic, loons were after awake libertines! to one's true face of living "to each his own"...not a very pretty sight, eh?

      May 28, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |

    How does one grow compassion?
    Human life is cheap, weeds upon a planet, some flourish while others die.
    Not one weed is more worthy than the next, except unto itself.
    Selective compassion is a human attempt to prevent their own demise and the human is the most destructive weed of all.

    May 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      It is that line of thinking that is weakening or civilization, greed, out is the destroyer of worlds

      May 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛ should quote scripture accurately...the human soul and life are not viewed as weeds...

      May 28, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of this young woman.
    Hide Behind's cold words notwithstanding, she didn't deserve this, and her parents might disagree strongly that she is just a "weed".

    May 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mickey1313

    and people wonder why Americans are hated. It's people like these killers and fools like hide behind. Coupled with the ultra greed of our top 1%. America is a disgrace.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |

    Your nation has and still continues to slaughter around the world, people will continue to die and be born with genetic defects in IRAQ and Afghanistan, you call the innocent killed "collateral damage"?
    And you in your ignorance dare call me a fool and hard hearted as along with greedy gor quoting part of a late 19th ventury piets protest against child labor?

    May 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Siobahn

      And you just called someone's daughter a weed, you holier than thou, sanctomonius twi! HOW DARE YOU???

      May 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Please Explain

      How a quote from a 19th century poet protesting child labor has any direct bearing on a 21st century Irish woman being murdered in Tokyo. I do not see the correlation between the two. Is it ignorance? I see it as irrelevance.

      May 28, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. Grendl

    Ah. You are not from this country. This explains a lot. Perfectly in snyc with a name like HIDE BEHIND. Your words are irrelevant, as well as redundant. Hide behind your keyboard as you spout ignorance over a country you will never fathom. Your opinion is as worthless as your attempts to look learned. Be wuiet.

    May 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Thank you for your service to our country, Hide Behind.
    Of course, you are free to express your views; just as others are free to express theirs.
    I still fail to see how the slain woman earned her nik "the weed", but that is perfectly within your right to call her that, just as it is my right to feel that is a nickname she (nor her parents) would agree with.
    Keep on keeping on.

    May 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ♚Mmmmm♛

    ....okay invisible

    May 28, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |