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LOS ANGELES (Kyodo) Closing a crucial chapter in the decades-long drama surrounding Kazuyoshi Miura, who was charged with conspiracy to murder his wife, the businessman who hanged himself will officially be tied to a separate death regarding a former girlfriend whose body was found near Los Angeles in 1979.

Detective Rick Jackson, a Los Angeles Police Department investigator who has been on the Miura case for nearly 10 years, said compelling factors support that Chizuko Shiraishi was murdered and Miura was responsible.

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