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Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama called on U.S. military authorities Thursday to pressure a suspect to report for police questioning in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Okinawa on Nov. 7.

The delay in resolving the case is making the situation worse for the people of Okinawa and for the family of the man who was killed, Hatoyama told reporters in Tokyo. Okinawa police haven’t been able to question the suspect since he reported to the police for three days last week, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirofumi Hirano told reporters.

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