Burnaby RCMP want help identifying a person of interest in the disappearance of Japanese ESL student Natsumi Kogawa, who has been missing for nearly three weeks.

Natsumi Kogawa disappearance person of interest

A second image of the man seen walking with Natsumi Kogawa on Sept. 8 in downtown Vancouver. (Burnaby RCMP)

Kogawa, 30, was last seen in downtown Vancouver Sept. 7, and was in contact with friends the following day.

Now, police have uncovered video surveillance showing Kogawa on Sept. 8, at 1:27 p.m. PT, after she was last seen, walking with a man near Seymour Street and Hastings Street.

Investigators want to identify and speak with the man in the images, who is described as:

  • A white man.
  • Approximately 30 years of age.
  • Medium height.
  • Slim build.
  • Light coloured hair.
  • Wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans, running shoes and a dark baseball cap.
  • Holding a black bag with red handles that could be a gym or tent bag.
  • Wearing a dark coloured duffle-style backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922 and request tip line extension 5164 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Missing Japanese Woman Natsumi Kogawa sign

A sign posted near the Holdom SkyTrain Station in Burnaby about Natsumi Kogawa, a missing 30-year-old from Japan. (CBC)