“A Dog of Flanders” expert arrested for murder of Japanese wife
January 25, 2008 Leave a Comment
Update on our article “Do you know A Dog of Flanders?”
The Belgian daily Het Belang van Limburg reports that Japan expert Jan Corteel has been arrested on Wednesday (23 January 2008) for the murder of his Japanese wife Yoshimi in their flat in Antwerp. Neighbours heard the couple fighting early in the morning but were unable to intervene on time. The police did not give any details about the exact cause of death but it seems that a knife was used. Yoshimi Oshii had been working for the past two years as a cleaning lady at the cathedral of Antwerp. Jan Corteel, a tourist officer in Antwerp, is known as the man who brought the story of “A Dog of Flanders” back to his home town.
Source: Het Belang van Limburg, 24 January 2008