Police in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, say they will end their large-scale search efforts for a 7-year-old girl who went missing from a camp site last month.
Misaki Ogura, an elementary school first grader from the city of Narita, Chiba Prefecture, disappeared from a campground in the village of Doshi on September 21.
On Sunday, the chief of the local police station announced the termination of large-scale search activities for the girl. He said the police will continue to pursue the case with a focus on information gathering.
No clues have been found so far, despite search efforts by a total of about 1,700 police officers, firefighters and Self-Defense Forces personnel.