Researching last night and found it not surprising at all like I thought it would be, as to how easy it is to build a profile out on someone like suspected murderer Gregory Joseph Gumo. Yesterday, while reading comments at different news sites on this murder, a comment was left stating that Gumo had been “married twice previously in addition to his current marriage”. The other day, I was reading through Gumo’s Google page and noticed the name Mimi Gumo (グモみみ) and clicked on the name. This brought me to the Google page of a Japanese woman with the name of “Mimi Gumo”. From what I have been able to put together at this point, and unless this is a woman with the same last name, this might be Gregory Gumo’s second wife. There isn’t much information available on Mimi Gumo. I’m wondering if she has been made aware of Gregory Gumo being arrested for the suspicion of murdering Mariko Akitaya, if she is Gumo’s second wife? Not that she should be but it would be interesting to see her reaction. The only other information is that she lives in Tokyo so she must have learned by now of Gregory Gumo’s arrest. Is this actually Gumo’s second wife?
The commentator on a public board related to the news of Mariko Akitaya’s murder, after suggesting Gumo had two previous wives, led me to find a Japanese woman with the name of Maiko Nakamura, who from what I can tell was married to Gumo. If these are Gumo’s previous wives it sure would be telling to get there experiences of what it was like being married to Gregory Gumo. Apparently, Maiko Nakamura was an associate of Gregory Gumo’s in the United States and then they were married. Doesn’t seem that marriage lasted too long? The bio of Gumo in a later post confirms the marriage to a Japanese girl with the same name and that they divorced with Gumo getting married again and having two children in this second marriage, but not to a third subsequent marriage to a Japanese woman.
This post updated as of August 13, 2015.
I am starting to receive flak from different perspectives for “my little investigative blog” – don’t you just enjoy the condescension – so will be updating these posts to reflect updates based on news. Gregory Gumo’s biography indicates he is a promoter. As such a promoter promotes things hopefully to earn money, to increase status in life, to become “successful”, which is pretty subjective, and to establish financial security. My feelings are that as a promoter which Gumo is/was, there are no moral limits that cannot be exceeded. Like promoting a concert in Singapore in 2013 Gumo was a promoter for and then possibly advertising this music festival by falsely telling potential attendees that well known names in music would be performing in Singapore, when in fact no such agreement was ever reached with these well known names in music. Whether Gumo was responsible for this is still not yet confirmed, so with this in mind, chances are Gumo does not personally know the Japanese women with the name of Mimi Gumo he placed on his Google page to promote himself or his business. Did he seek Mimi Gumo’s (if this is the correct spelling) permission to use her name and image as well as a connection to her on his Google page without telling her that she would be used to promote himself or his business using a similar last name of Gumo?