The parents of a 17-year-old girl who has been missing for a month, on Sunday asked the public for information as to her whereabouts.
Sayaka Nakagawa, a schoolgirl from Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, was reported missing by her family on July 13, two days after she was last seen. Since that time, police say they have yet to obtain any potential leads.
On Sunday, Nakagawa's parents and friends went to shopping centers and the train station and handed out 500 leaflets with her photo, asking anyone who might have seen her to contact the police, TBS reported. They also put the leaflets in residential mailboxes along the route their daughter took to go to school. "Someone must have seen or heard something," Nakagawa's father told reporters. "We ask that they contact police." He said he hasn't given up hope that his daughter is still alive somewhere.
A 30-strong police squad searched a nearby mountain forest for three days from Thursday to Saturday but turned up no leads.
Anyone with information relevant to the case is asked to call 0475-22-0110.© Japan Today