N’s body was found here, slightly off the road. The body was blindfolded with her hands bound behind her back. After killing the girl, Ishikawa supposedly sat under a tree and thought for 30 minutes about his best course of action. Then, rather than hiding the body in the sheltered forest, he carried it some 200 meters out of the forest back towards the town and his house, along a road where there could potentially have been people walking. He found a storage pit for potatoes on the side of the road and, tying a rope around the body’s ankles, lowered it several meters into the hole. He then went to the girl’s house to deliver the ransom note. When he returned, he drew the body out of the pit with the rope, carried it several meters away, dug a hole, and buried it face down.