After being reported missing, police later found what appeared to be the woman's head inside a suitcase at a flat the man had booked.
Tokyo – An US tourist has been arrested
in Japan after a local woman he met through a dating app went
missing earlier this month, her body believed to have been
dismembered and scattered across several locations in western
Japan, according to media.
Police arrested the 26-year-old man last week on suspicion
of confining the woman, who had been reported missing since February 16, media said. They later found what appeared to be the woman’s
head inside a suitcase at a flat the man had booked in Osaka
through a private holiday rental site, media said.
Media did not name the woman but cited police sources as
saying she was 27 years old and from Sanda city, in neighbouring
Hyogo prefecture. The news reports said she had told a friend
she had planned to meet a man she had become acquainted with
through a social networking app before going missing.
Security camera footage showed the woman and a man believed
to be the suspect meeting in Osaka and entering a flat together
on Feb. 16, media said. Separate footage also showed the man
leaving the building alone multiple times carrying a large bag,
When contacted by Reuters, a Hyogo prefecture police
official confirmed the location and times the torso, legs and
arms were found but provided no further details on the case.