Shosei Koda

 

 

Age: 24

 

Summary: Japanese backpacker who was kidnapped in Iraq on October 19, 2004 while touring the country whose captors demanded that the Japanese government withdraw its humanitarian forces from Iraq (the Japanese government refused to give in to the demand), and whose captors have connections to terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

 

 

Cause of Death: Homicide by beheading

 

Born: November 29, 1979

 

Died: October 29, 2004

 

Location: Baghdad, Iraq