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Personal Information

Photo
Surname
Kaneko
Given Name
Eri
Alternative Name
金子恵理ち
Photo After Aging (Age Progression)
Link to Photo (URL)
thesuitcasedetective.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Eri-Kaneko-2.png

Demographics

Date of Birth
Age
6
Age Group
Child
Gender
Female
Hair Color
Black
Eye Color
Black
Height (ft'in")
3'9
Height (cm)
114
Weight (lbs)
53
Weight (kg)
24
Ethnicity
Asian
Distinguishing Characteristics
Beauty Mark, Physical Abnormality, Speech Impediment
Photo of Distinguishing Feature
Medical
Physical Abnormality
Her Right Arm was thicker than her Left Arm (左腕に比べて右腕が太い(当時)). She had some congenital slowed development that manifested as trouble speaking.
Tattoos
Scars & Other Marks
Small beauty mark (mole) below her nose.
Piercings
Shoe Size
Nationality
Japan
Languages Spoken

Disappearance

In-Depth Case Overview:
thesuitcasedetective.com/2021/01/29/eri-kaneko-missing-person/
Map of Key Locations
Clothing (Key Word)
Pants: Orange, Shirt: Blue, Shirt: Long-Sleeved, Shoes: Pink, Shoes: White
Clothing (Full Description)
Blue, long-sleeved shirt with two puppies on the chest and the words 'carefree puppy' - the same shirt as seen in her missing person poster. She was also wearing orange pants with a brown bear on the left knee as well as pink and white shoes.
Photo of Clothing or Accessories
Possessions / Accessories
Date of Disappearance
June 28, 1997
Address
Country
Japan
Province or State
Iwate
City
Fudai-mura
Postal Code
Taken From (Location)
Neighborhood
Circumstances
Alone, Distracted Parents, Playing Outside
Vehicle
License Plate
Photo of Vehicle
Suspect
Unknown
Suspect Description
Photo of Suspect
Status
Missing
Remains Were Recovered
Recovery of Remains
Latitude
40.0086
Longitude
141.8021

Further Details

Notes
Eri disappeared while playing in front of her home. She may have wandered into the woods near her home or may have been taken by a stranger.
See Also
Contact Agency
Kuji Police
Contact Police (Email)
police@prof.iwate.jp
Contact Police (Phone)
0194 - 53 - 0110
Contact Police (Local)
110
Contact Police (Website)
www2.pref.iwate.jp/~hp0802/sousakyouryoku/informer.html
Alternative Contact
Notice URL
www2.pref.iwate.jp/~hp0802/sousakyouryoku/H9fudai_yukuefumei/0top/yobikake.html
Poster(s)
Other Photos
Case File Photos