• Kyodo


Police plan to pursue charges against Tatsuya Ichihashi in the 2007 murder of Briton Lindsay Ann Hawker, investigative sources said Monday.

Ichihashi, 30, was arrested Nov. 10 in Osaka following more than 2 1/2 years on the run. He faced an initial charge of abandoning the body of Hawker, a 22-year-old language teacher whose corpse was found on the balcony of his apartment in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, in 2007.

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