It looks as though this American arrested in Tokyo as he was leaving from Haneda Airport had planned to murder Mariko Akitaya buying a brown vinyl sheet, black and yellow nylon rope, and a concrete block. He apparently gave her some type of sleeping medication, then after she went unconscious, tied her up in the brown vinyl sheet then dropped her in the cove in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture. Apparently, not too bright of a guy because after the Japanese police dispatched 66 investigators, they were able to locate the store where Gregory Gumo bought the “equipment” used in murdering Mariko Akitaya. My guess is this Gregory Gumo character is going to be going to prison in Japan for a very long time. Now we need to determine why Gregory Gumo murdered this Japanese woman?
Kanagawa cops: American accused in death of woman likely planned crime
By Tokyo Reporter on August 7, 2015 2 Comments
Police believe Gregory Gumo purchased various pieces of equipment prior to abandoning the body of Mariko Akitaya
TOKYO (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police revealed on Friday that an American male in custody in the dumping of a women’s corpse in a bay in Miura City very likely planned the crime beforehand, reports TBS News (Aug. 7).
Police have confirmed that Gregory Gumo, a 41-year-old marketer and promoter in the entertainment industry, bought a rope and plastic sheet identical to those used in the dumping of the body of 42-year-old Mariko Akitaya.
On the morning of July 29, the body of Akitaya, a contract employee in the cosmetics industry, was found wrapped in a brown plastic sheet and floating about 20 meters off the coast in Koajiro Bay. A towing rope had been used to attach the body to a concrete block.