Kayo Matsuzawa,29,Japanese tourist murdered,Auckland,NZ

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  1. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Killing of tourist in central Auckland: Breakthrough in 20-year cold case
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    Police have new suspect in case of Japanese tourist Kayo Matsuzawa killed hours after arriving in city.
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    Police have a new suspect for the murder of Japanese tourist Kayo Matsuzawa in 1998. Photo / Supplied
    August 14 2018
    "Police have a new suspect in a 20-year-old cold case in which a Japanese tourist's decomposing body was found in the service closet of a central Auckland building.

    Following last night's Cold Case show on TVNZ, police revealed today that they have a new suspect for the murder of Japanese woman Kayo Matsuzawa and banking records show the suspect was in the immediate vicinity of where Matsuzawa's body was found.

    However, police are remaining tight-lipped over the person of interest, who used a bank card at a nearby BNZ ATM machine on September 11, 1998, the day Matsuzawa went missing."
    "The 29-year-old was killed just hours after she arrived in Auckland. Her naked body was dumped in an utility cupboard in the Centrecourt Building on Queen St."

    "Matsuzawa checked into the Queen Street Backpackers for three nights and at 2.14pm was filmed by CCTV cameras getting off a bus and crossing Queen St.

    The grainy images are the last of her alive.

    Ten days later her body was found in the cupboard."
     


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    Cold Case: Police find new leads under murder victim Kayo Matsuzawa's fingernails

    Cold Case: Police find new leads under murder victim Kayo Matsuzawa's fingernails

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    Points of interest for investigators
    "It was revealed on TVNZ's Cold Case that unknown male DNA was located under Matsuzawa's fingernails, a key bit of evidence that was missed in 1998."

    "Technology at the time of her death meant the DNA under her fingernails went unnoticed but with modern advancements, police were able to find new evidence.

    Detectives used a YSTR test, which only searches for male Y chromosome cells, and determined that the DNA under her fingernails was not Matsuzawa's."
    "Police believe she was only in Auckland for several hours before meeting her killer and the last sighting of her was from a camera outside the BNZ on Queen St.

    The last sighting was shortly after Matsuzawa checked into the backpackers on Fort St, both the bank and backpackers are close to the place her body was found.

    Police also believe she may have been targeted by the man she met on the afternoon of the 11th and it's possible he spiked her drink."
    "Before her death, she was seen wearing black bootleg pants, a black jacket, black shoes and carrying a backpack."
    If you have any information in relation to her belongings, or if the predatory behaviour sounds familiar, police would like to speak to you.

    Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the police or call Cold Case on 0800 2653 2273 (0800 COLD CASE)."
     
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    The Investigator - Who Killed Kayo? - Part One
     
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    More than another year has passed. I can’t find any further developments about the DNA they found under her nails. I hope this one can be solved soon.
     
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    The documentary managed to narrow down the pool of suspects to someone who had after-hours access to the building. Now they have some DNA evidence, you'd hope it won't be long before they make a breakthrough in this investigation. Kayo deserves justice.
     
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    PART 2
     
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    Kayo Matsuzawa - 1998

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    Kayo Matsuzawa

    ''Japanese woman Kayo Matsuzawa came to New Zealand in 1997 to study English in Christchurch, to work and travel. On 11 September 1998 she flew to Auckland city and checked into a backpackers on Fort Street before heading out to explore the city that afternoon. She never returned to the backpackers.

    Eleven days later her naked and decomposing body was found in a small room off the stairwell in the Centrecourt Building in Queen Street.

    Police believe 29-year-old Kayo had only been in the city for several hours before she met her killer.

    The last sighting of the young woman was from security camera footage outside the BNZ in Queen St, shortly after she had checked into a downtown-backpackers in Fort Street. Both the bank and backpackers are close to the Centrecourt building where Kayo’s body was found.

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    The Centrecourt Building in Queen Street where
    Kayo’s body was found in a small room off a stairwell.

    Police think Kayo may have been targeted by a man who has approached her that afternoon. It is possible this man may have spiked her drink. Police want to hear from anyone if this sort of predatory behaviour from the 1990’s in Auckland sounds familiar.

    For the first time, Police have revealed that unknown male DNA material was located under Kayo’s fingernails.

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    Although Kayo’s passport was recovered from a public rubbish bin close to where her body was discovered, her clothes and jewellery have never been found.

    Kayo was wearing black bootleg pants, a black jacket, black shoes and carrying a backpack. She had crescent-shaped earrings and a small delicate gold ring with a single pink stone. Do you have any information about these items?

    Police need your help to solve the murder of Kayo Matsuzawa.''
     
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    I hope the police are just biding their time to get a DNA sample of a suspect.
     
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