Two bodies found in Japan confirmed to be missing Chinese nationals

Xinhua Published: 2017-07-15 04:10:58
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Japanese police confirmed the two bodies found near Tokyo are the missing Chinese nationals, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Friday.

The forest in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture where the two bodies were found. [Photo: Agencies]

The forest in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture where the two bodies were found. [Photo: Agencies]

Media reported that the two bodies found stuffed inside suitcases abandoned in a mountainous forest near Tokyo were suspected to be the missing Chinese sisters.

After the daily news briefing, Geng said the Chinese embassy in Japan confirmed Tuesday that two Chinese women had disappeared from Yokohama, Japan since July 6.

The Chinese embassy launched an emergency mechanism and met with Japanese police, requesting a full scale search for the missing women with progress reports to be given to the Chinese side in a timely fashion, he said.

On Friday, the Chinese embassy in Japan immediately contacted Japanese police after learning that they had found two bodies suspected to be missing Chinese nationals, Geng said.

"We send condolences to the victims, express sincere sympathy to their relatives, and strongly condemn the brutality of the murderer," he said.

The Chinese embassy in Japan will closely follow the development of the case, and provide assistance for the relatives while they are in Japan, Geng said.

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