According to Ishikawa’s confession, he arrived at the station just after 2pm. He went to a store across the street and bought two containers of milk and an ice cream. The police statement made by the owners of the store reports that no one meeting Ishikawa’s description entered the store that day, and there was no record of anyone having purchased two milks and an ice cream. This statement, though, was not submitted to the court as evidence.

From here, Ishikawa purportedly headed directly towards where he would eventually meet his victim.