Nine headless bodies found in Tokyo flat; man held

Tokyo police have revealed that parts of nine bodies were found in an apartment in Zama City

The 27-year-old suspect, Takahiro Shiraishi, confessed to cutting up the bodies and hiding them in cold-storage cases, the spokesman added.

The paper writes he was already serving a suspended sentence for sex-related crimes when the grim discovery was made.

The police arrested the man, whose occupation is unknown, on an initial suspicion of discarding a corpse.

His first victim was another woman whom he got in touch with via Twitter, offering to assist her suicide wish, then killing her boyfriend to silence him, according to the media reports, including NHK public television.

A police official, who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday said that a toolbox and saw found in Shiraishi's apartment may have been used to dismember the bodies.

A man in Japan has admitted murdering nine people over a two-month spree, sprinkling cat litter over their dismembered remains in a depraved attempt to hide the evidence.

Police conducted the search after security camera footage showed Shiraishi walking with the woman, who has been missing from her Hachioji home since earlier this month, near JR Hachioji Station and near the Odakyu Line's Sobudaimae Station near his home on October 23.


He said investigators found the bodies while searching for a 23-year-old woman who had disappeared. "I'm looking for someone to die with me".

The AP reports that the missing woman met Shiraishi over a website for people with suicidal feelings.

"Police suspect the victims include the missing 23-year-old and one couple, " the report said.

A man who lived on the same floor as Shiraishi told the Japan Times he had noticed an "odd smell" when he walked past the apartment.

"I thought it smelled like sewage", one neighbor said.

Shiraishi also used similar tactics to kill seven other women. "It was something I never smelled before".

Shiraishi threw out some of the body parts as rubbish, along with the victims' belongings, reports said.

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