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CHIHARU WAKAO

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Aliases:

Chiharu Kaneda, Chiharu Mori

DESCRIPTION

Date(s) of Birth Used:

August 4, 1965

Place of Birth:

Japan

Height:

5'0"

Weight:

100 pounds

Occupation:

Unknown

Hair:

Black

Eyes:

Brown

Sex:

Female

Race:

Asian

Remarks:

Wakao and Kaneda are believed to be residing in Osaka, Japan.

DETAILS

Chiharu Wakao is wanted for allegedly abducting her then five-year-old daughter, Marina Tiffany Kaneda, and possibly taking her to Japan. Marina's father, who has been awarded full custody of his daughter, last saw Marina on Wednesday, May 19, 2004, when he dropped her off at her preschool in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wakao usually picked up Marina from school on Wednesday afternoons and dropped her back off on Friday mornings. When Marina's father went to pick her up on the afternoon of Friday, May 21, 2004, he was told by school officials that Marina had not come to school on that Thursday or Friday. It was later learned that Wakao had moved out of her apartment on May 10, 2004.

On November 4, 2004, Wakao was indicted in Hawaii for custodial interference in the first degree and a grand jury bench warrant was issued. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Wakao on May 12, 2005, charging her with international parental kidnapping.

Victim - MARINA TIFFANY KANEDA

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Date(s) of Birth Used:

July 20, 1999

Place of Birth:

Hawaii

Height:

3'7" (at the time of her disappearance)

Weight:

40 pounds (at the time of her disappearance)

Hair:

Black

Eyes:

Brown

Sex:

Female

Race:

Asian

Remarks:

Marina Kaneda has a beauty mark on her right cheek and a beauty mark under her right eye. Her nickname is Mari-Chan.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Field Office: Honolulu