Japanese PM outraged over murder of 20-year-old by US contractor
May 20, Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, poured outrage over the murder of a 20-year-old woman, after the arrest of a US national on suspicion of homicide in Okinawa on Friday.
According to the Japanese media the suspect has admitted to killing his victim. “I feel extremely angry,” Abe told reporters, before adding that he has no words to express, how the family of the victim must be feeling. "We urge the US side to take thorough measures to prevent the recurrence of such events."
Kenneth Shinzato, a 32-year-old civil employee of the US military base in Okinawa, and former US Marine, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the woman’s death.
The 20-year-old woman, Rina Shimabukurio, went missing on April 28.After the girl's body was found on Thursday, Shinzato admitted to disposing of Shimabukurio’s body, without saying he had killed her. He said he dumped her body in a wooded area after she stopped moving.
The Oslo Times