Beritabali.com quoted the Chief of the Denpasar Police, Gde Alit Widana, as saying he suspects the death of a 41 year-old Japanese woman, Hiroma Shamadi, in her rented residence on Jalan Sada Sari in Kuta was due to a private motive. His suspicions are linked to the fact that no items of personal value were stolen by the person who took the woman's life.
According to Alit, the woman was stabbed 10 times in the murderous assault which took place on Saturday, December 26, 2009.
Bali police have already interviewed 12 individuals in connection with the crime and are also interviewing a former husband of the woman.
Shimadi had reportedly been married and divorced twice from local men and is the Mother of a young girl.
Police are assuming that the crime was one of passion. The woman was found dead in her cheap accommodation, naked and with no personal items of value missing. She had been beaten, bound and stabbed prior to her murder. Police also saw signs of a struggle at the scene.
The woman, who was working in Bali with a temporary residence permit (KITAS), was discovered by a friend.
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