• Kyodo


Police arrested an American man Thursday on suspicion of abandoning the body of a woman found last week in a cove in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Gregory Joseph Gumo, 41, who lives in Yokohama and says he is unemployed, allegedly abandoned the body of Mariko Akitaya, 42, from Tokyo, on or around July 28 in Koajiro Bay. He has denied the allegation, the police said. Akitaya was identified through DNA testing.

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