UPDATE: Person of Interest Seen With Missing Japanese Student

Burnaby, BC: Burnaby RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest seen with Natsumi KOGAWA after the date she was reported last seen at her home in Burnaby.


Natsumi KOGAWA was last seen in Burnaby on September 7, 2016 and reported missing on September 12, 2016.

Since that time, Burnaby RCMP has continued their investigation and recently came into possession of video surveillance footage taken at 1:27pm on Thursday, September 8, 2016 near Seymour Street and Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.

RELATED REPORT: Japanese Student, Natsumi KOGAWA, Reported Missing From Burnaby

Burnaby RCMP is releasing two still images from a video surveillance system in hopes that the public can aid investigators in identifying the man with Natsumi KOGAWA. Investigators would like to identify and speak to the person of interest who is seen walking with KOGAWA at the time the video images were taken.

person-of-interest-seen-with-missing-studentThe person of interest is described as:

• Caucasian male
• Approx. 30 years of age
• Medium height
• Slim build
• Light coloured hair
• Wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans, running shoes and a dark baseball cap
• Holding a black gym bag with red handles and wearing a dark coloured duffle style backpack

If you are able to identify this male or provide information to assist in identifying or locating him, please contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922 and request tip line extension 5164, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS / www.solvecrime.ca

File # Burnaby Det. File 2016-41663

Burnaby RCMP