MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis man is being held in Japan in connection with the death of an Irish woman last month.
The Commercial Appeal reported that 19-year-old Richard Hinds has been taken into custody with another American in connection with the death of 21-year-old Nicola Furlong, who was found strangled May 24 in a Tokyo hotel.
Police arrested both men shortly afterward, holding them on suspicion of sexually molesting Furlong's female friend in a taxi to the hotel.
Suspects can be held for a considerable period of time without a charge under Japanese law. Police have not officially named Hinds as the second suspect, since he is considered a minor under law there.
Friends said Hinds was in Japan as part of the touring group of a Japanese pop star.
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