Police believe a woman in her 20s, who has been missing in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, since Feb 6, may have been the victim of foul play, after a male acquaintance attempted suicide.
According to Ishikawa police, the woman left her parents' home on Feb 6 at around 9 p.m., telling them she was going to meet a male acquaintance and would be back soon. When she failed to return home, her parents filed a missing persons report on Feb 7.
On Friday, police revealed that they had been questioning an NHK cameraman in connection with her disappearance. The man, who is in his 30s, claimed to have been acquainted with the missing woman for several years. Police said they interviewed the man informally a number of times until Thursday.
According to police, on Friday, the man returned to his parents' home in Kanazawa and attempted to commit suicide. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition and is yet to regain consciousness.© Compiled from news reports