Japanese exchange student missing in Vancouver

Natsumi Kogawa was last seen in downtown Vancouver on September 7

Natsumi Kogawa was last in contact with friends on September 8
Natsumi Kogawa was last in contact with friends on September 8

VANCOUVER, CANADA (TR) – The Missing Persons Unit of the Vancouver Police Department is searching for a 30-year-old female Japanese exchange student who has been missing since last week, the department said in a release on Tuesday.

Natsumi Kogawa, a native of Aomori Prefecture who has been studying English in Vancouver since May, was last seen in the downtown part of the city on September 7. Friends were last able to contact her via the smartphone application Line on the following day at around 11:20 a.m.

A search of the residence where she lives did not reveal any signs that it had been ransacked, according to Fuji News Network (Sept. 15).

According to the release, Kogawa, who stands 4 foot, 11 inches tall, has a slim build, long hair, and brown eyes. Said to be an experienced traveller, she may be in possession of a backpack.

Any persons with information on the whereabouts of Kogawa are encouraged to call the Vancouver Police Department at (604) 717-3321. A Facebook page has been established to assist in the search effort.

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