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Paraguay Abduction Suspect Killed

January 25, 2008

FIY, this is the person who kidnapped Unification Church members Hirokasu Ota and Sawako Yamaguchi in April 2007 in Paraguay.

RIO DE JANEIRO (Kyodo) The main suspect in the abduction of two Japanese and two Paraguayans in Paraguay last April was shot to death Wednesday morning by Paraguayan police, local reports said.

Police found the wanted Brazilian man hiding out in eastern Paraguay, near the Brazilian border, and fatally shot him in a firefight, according to the reports.

A Japanese businessman and his female secretary were kidnapped near Asuncion along with the Paraguayan pair, and were eventually released unharmed last April.

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