Turns out I'd posted this on the wrong blog and didn't notice for a week. Did anyone else?
Lindsay Ann Hawker's murder is pretty interesting despite being fairly straightforward, because it resembles a Japanese surrealist novel. She was teaching English in Japan, was invited to the flat of one of her students where she was murdered and left in a bathtub on his balcony, filled with sand. The suspect escaped police capture, took off his shoes before the chase, and may be in disguise as a woman. It's been a year, and he still hasn't been caught.