Crown lays murder charge in death of Japanese student Natsumi Kogawa

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      William Schneider, 49, has been charged with second-degree murder in addition to an earlier charge of committing an indignity to a human body.

      It's in connection with the death of Japanese national Natsumi Kogawa, who was studying English in Vancouver.

      On September 28, her body was discovered on the grounds of a mansion near the corner of Davie and Nicola streets in the West End.

      Kogawa had been missing for three weeks prior to her death.

      Her friends created a Facebook page as part of a public campaign to find her.

      Schneider was arrested in Vernon on September 28.