LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Local police are on the lookout for individuals who broke into the home of one of the victims of the tragic shooting at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The burglary occurred during the holiday season, leaving behind signs of forced entry and missing items.
According to reports, the break-in was discovered by one of Naoko Takemaru’s former neighbors, who witnessed a woman leaving the house with multiple items. The woman was seen covering her face before getting into a car with two masked men. The incident was reported to the authorities, who found multiple cabinets in the home had been left open, indicating a thorough search for valuables.
Takemaru, 69, was a respected associate professor of Japanese studies at the university and was one of the three instructors tragically killed in the December 6 shooting. The other victims included Jerry Cha-Jan Chang, a business professor, and Patricia Navarro-Velez, an assistant professor of accounting. Another visiting professor sustained serious injuries. The shooting culminated in a showdown with law enforcement, resulting in the shooter’s death.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is calling on the public to come forward with any information that might lead to the apprehension of the suspects in the burglary case. Anyone with knowledge about the incident is urged to contact the authorities at (702) 385-5555.
In conclusion, the investigation into the burglary at the home of shooting victim Naoko Takemaru continues, while police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals responsible for this disturbing crime.