Murder Victim
Oakland, California
June 12, 2013

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Surveillance photo of suspects’ vehicle


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of those responsible for the death of Aya Nakano.


The Oakland Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals responsible for the homicide of Aya Nakano in Oakland, California.


On June 12, 2013, around 11 p.m., Aya Nakano, one hour away from his 23rd birthday, was driving to his home in Emeryville, California. At the intersection of Stanford Avenue and Market Street in Oakland, California, Nakano's vehicle was hit by a silver four-door sedan with tint on the rear windows. Nakano stopped near the intersection of Stanford Avenue and Market Street in Oakland. The suspects also stopped. They exited the silver sedan and shot Nakano, fatally wounding him. The suspects then left the scene in the silver sedan.

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Anyone with information regarding this case may contact the Oakland, California, Police Department at (510) 238-7950, your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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