90. The Mysterious Murder of Kayo Matsuzawa | New Zealand

When the body of a young Japanese woman was found in a hidden storage room in a building in Auckland’s CBD, police were stumped. Once they identified her, they learnt she was Kayo Matsuzawa, a 29-year-old English student who had worked and studied in Christchurch. She disappeared hours after she arrived for a weekend of sightseeing in Auckland. She was found eleven days later, and her state of decomposition made it impossible to determine her cause of death. What happened to Kayo?

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Articles

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Who killed Kayo Matsuzawa?

NZ Documentary heats up cold case of Japanese woman slain in ‘98

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

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