A Chilean man suspected of killing a Japanese woman is set to face extradition to France next month.
Japan Times reported on Tuesday that Chilean authorities will hand over 29-year-old Nicolas Zepeda Contreras to four French authorities arriving in Santiago on July 7.
The extradition was granted upon the request of French prosecutors to the Chilean top court.
Zepeda was suspected of killing Narumi Kurosaki, an exchange student from the University of Tsukuba in the Ibaraki prefecture on December 4, 2016. She was 21 years old at that time.
Her whereabouts have been unknown since she dined with Zepeda and returned with him to her dormitory in Besancon.
Zepeda was said to have returned to Chile shortly after Kurosaki went missing.
He was set free but has been prohibited to leave the country. He was also required to report to the police weekly for runaway prevention.
On Monday, the Chilean Supreme Court announced that there was enough evidence versus Zepeda that would prompt a trial.
The top court already ruled in April that the suspect could face repatriation but he appealed. His legal team argued that a murder case could not be established without the body of the victim.
Due to the global pandemic, the suspect would undergo a two-week quarantine before he departs for France. He was requested to be placed under house arrest until Wednesday until French authorities arrive.
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