A Japanese diplomat will travel to Chita on Thursday from the Khabarovsk consulate in response to the murder of a Japanese tourist who was traveling across Russia on a motorcycle.
The body of 31-year-old Kaiti Okhnita was found Tuesday less than a kilometer from the main highway outside of the Siberian city of Chita on a remote stretch of road leading to Irkutsk near Lake Baikal, Interfax reported.
Local residents discovered Okhnita inside a tent he had erected for the night with 30 stab wounds, tayga.info reported. Police discovered his Suzuki motorcycle, clothes, a mobile phone, a large amount of Russian currency, and other personal items.
Police did not say whether there was a suspect or any known motivation for the killing. The Investigative Committee has opened an investigation into the matter.