• Kyodo News


The National Police Agency will raise the cash reward for information leading to the arrest of Tatsuya Ichihashi, the suspect in the slaying of Briton Lindsay Ann Hawker, from the current ¥1 million to ¥10 million, the agency said Friday.

Ichihashi, 30, who is on a nationwide wanted list, is suspected of killing Hawker, 22, in March 2007 and burying her in a tub of sand on the balcony of his apartment in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture. The NPA will accept information that could be rewarded with ¥10 million for one year from next Monday.

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