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Japanese police increase reward

JAPANESE police said yesterday that they were raising to 10 million yen (US$104,000) the cash reward for information leading to the suspect in the slaying of a British woman, since their investigation has made little progress over the past two years.

Lindsay Ann Hawker, 22, was found dead in March 2007, her body taped up and half-buried in a sand-filled bathtub on the balcony of an apartment in Ichikawa, east of Tokyo. She was an English teacher at a private language school.

The prime suspect, Tatsuya Ichihashi, who was her student, has been on the run since police found Hawker's body at his apartment.

The hike in the award -- from 1 million yen -- underscores the desperate effort by Japanese authorities to resolve the high-profile case. The average amount paid for tips for murder, rape, kidnapping and arson usually range from 1 million yen to 3 million yen.

Police will offer the reward from next Monday for one year.


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