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Nov 20, 2009

Humming killers

After Jake’s interview on NPR earlier this month, Thomas Dreisbach and other interns put their skills to work in editing a segment about Jake’s time covering the case of Gen Sekine, animal breeder turned serial killer in Saitama. It’s a fun, quick-and-dirty summary of “The Saitama Dog Lover Serial Disappearances, Part 1 & 2” (pages 102-135), and artist Kathryn DeFeo got Jake’s hairdo down pretty good.

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