UTSUNOMIYA, TOCHIGI PREF. - Local police Tuesday resumed their search for a French female tourist who went missing in Nikko, Toshigi Prefecture, late last month.
Around 20 personnel, including some in wet suits, searched for Tiphaine Veron, 36, along the Daiya River near a lodging house where she stayed during a trip to the popular tourist city.
According to the police, Veron intended to spend two nights in Nikko from July 28. She is believed to have walked out of the inn on the morning of July 29 but did not return. Her suitcase and passport were left at the inn.
According to her family, Veron has epilepsy. Her sister posted a photo on Twitter of a letter addressed to French President Emmanuel Macron written by their mother asking for assistance in finding Veron.
Mr le président, avez-vous reçu notre lettre ? Nous avons besoin de votre aide, l’enquête piétine ! #findtitinow #9days #missing #savemysister @Elysee @EmmanuelMacron @ambafrancejp pic.twitter.com/DNx2epLmy8
— Sibylle Véron (@sibyllevron) August 7, 2018
Veron is 165 cm tall and has light brown hair, according to police.