Slain blogger's final post links murderer to the crime

Posted on May 25, 2005 at 02:10 AM

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Simon Ng, 19, and his sister Sharon, 21, were brutally murdered in their Queens, NY apartment on May 12th by Sharon's ex-boyfriend Jin Lin. The final post on Simon's blog talks about his encounter that day with his sister's ex-boyfriend. An excerpt:

Anyway today has been weird, at 3 some guy ringed the bell. I went down and recognized it was my sister's former boyfriend. He told me he wants to get his fishing poles back. I told him to wait downstair while I get them for him. While I was searching them, he is already in the house. He is still here right now, smoking, walking all around the house with his shoes on which btw I just washed the floor 2 days ago! Hopefully he will leave soon

It's creepy to read the entry knowing that he was murdered shortly after it was posted. Even creepier was how nonchalant he was about the ex-boyfriends presence, joking about how the guy was treading across his recently cleaned floor and how he'd like to get back to writing his Japanese report.

Police later found Simon's blog and the entry placing Jin in the apartment at or around the time of the murders. When confronted with Simon's blog entry, Jin realized the alibi he had given the Police was busted and confessed to the heinous crime.

I think it's a definite possibility that if Simon hadn't posted about his encounter with Jin this crime may have gone unsolved. I must say this was some very good investigative work done by the NYPD.

I won't get into the grizzly details of pair's untimely demise or the asinine motive behind Jin's actions. If you wish, you can read more about this over on the New York Daily News website.

I can see it now, next fall on one of those crime investigation TV shows like Law and Order. They'll have an episode based on the events of this case with their cliched teaser "Ripped from the headlines".

Rest in peace Simon and Sharon.

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Posted by: joeschmidt | May 25, 2005 08:50 AM

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