Ibaraki prefectural police on Saturday appealed to the public for any information that might help them find four men who killed a 17-year-old youth in a supermarket parking lot in Ushiku in May of 2000.
Police and relatives of the victim, Taiki Fujii, handed out flyers at the supermarket, convenience stores and railway stations in the vicinity of the crime scene, asking anyone with any information to come forward, NHK reported.
Fujii, a construction worker, was in the parking lot with his girlfriend early in the morning of May 4, 2000, when four youths picked a fight with him. The gang beat Fujii, then robbed him and fled. The girl was unharmed. Fujii died nine days later from brain contusions.
Police circulated portraits of the four suspects, based on descriptions given by the victim’s girlfriend, but there has been no breakthrough in the case.
Fujii’s mother, handing out flyers at a shopping center in Tsukuba, asked the public to help with any information, no matter how trivial it may seem.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 029-301-0110.© Japan Today