By the end of December, Furuta was severely malnourished after being fed only small amounts of food and eventually only milk. Furuta's appearance was drastically altered from the brutality of the attacks.
Her face was so swollen that it was difficult to make out her features.
Her body was also severely crippled, giving off a rotting smell that caused the four boys to lose sexual interest in her. As a result, the boys kidnapped and gang-raped a year-old woman who, like Furuta, was on her way home from work.