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Japanese man arrested after body parts found in apartment

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 00:53

Police have found body parts from nine different people in the apartment of a Japanese man. Katie Mark reports.

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A Japanese man has reportedly been arrested after police found body parts from nine different people in his apartment. Japanese media say the 27 year old suspect had stored the parts in picnic coolers. Local media reports say police were led to his apartment in Zama, a city just outside Tokyo, after investigating the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman who went missing earlier this month. She had been seen walking with the man near the apartment on security camera footage. The police reportedly arrested the man on suspicion of abandoning a body, and are investigating him in connection with further crimes A spokesman for the National Police Agency declined to confirm the reports, saying nothing had been officially announced. However it is common practice for Japanese police to decline to speak to foreign media and speak only to members of Japan's police press club.

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Japanese man arrested after body parts found in apartment

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 00:53