96 - Nicola Furlong: Murder in the Land of the Rising Sun

Jul 26, 10:40 AM
In May of 2012, Nicola Furlong and her best friend Sarah were enjoying an exciting year on Erasmus in a university in Japan. On the night of the 23rd, the two Wexford girls hit the town to see a Nicki Minaj concert that was on in Tokyo.

But after missing their last train home, their care-free night out would end in disaster.

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Theme Music:

Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Sources:

Mark Jilliard, Luke Byrne and Brendan Furlong, “Myster as Irish exchange student Nicola Furlong found dead in Tokyo hotel room” in The Irish Independent  https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/mystery-as-irish-exchange-student-nicola-furlong-found-dead-in-tokyo-hotel-room-26857258.html(25 May 2012)

Rowan Gallagher, “DCU student found dead in Tokyo hotel” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/dcu-student-found-dead-in-tokyo-hotel-1.523785(25 May 2012)

Rowan Gallagher and David McNeill, “Man in custody after DCU student's death” in The Irish Times(26 May 2012) p. 6.

Mark Hilliard and Luke Byrne, “Two men quizzed over student's death in Japan” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/two-men-quizzed-over-students-death-in-japan-26857627.html(26 May 2012)

“Two held in Nicola killing” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/two-held-in-nicola-killing-26857826.html(27 May 2012)

Luke Byrne, Mark Hilliard and Brendan Furlong, “Student Nicola Furlong suffered sexual assault after strangulation in Tokyo” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/student-nicola-furlong-suffered-sexual-assault-after-strangulation-in-tokyo-26858712.html(28 May 2012)

“Two held over Irish student's death” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/two-held-over-irish-students-death-26858762.html(28 May 2012)

Danielle Demetriou “Two charged with  sex assault on murdered Nicola's friend” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/two-charged-with-sex-assault-on-murdered-nicolas-friend-26858709.html(28 May 2012)

David McNeill, “DCU student's body flown home” in The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/dcu-student-s-body-flown-home-1.717712(31 May 2012)

“Two US rappers being questioned by police” in The Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/regionals/enniscorthyguardian/news/two-us-rappers-being-questioned-by-police-27256910.html(5 June 2012)

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