Police in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday arrested a 16-year-old girl in connection with the death of her classmate who had been missing since last month.
According to police, the girl, accompanied by her mother, turned herself in at a police station in Kure on Friday night and said she had killed her classmate and abandoned her body on a nearby mountain, Fuji TV reported.
Acting on the suspect's information, police on Saturday found the missing girl's body about 20 meters off a path near the summit of Mt Haigamine.
The girl was quoted by police as saying she and her classmate had gone up to the mountain and they had got into an argument after which she killed her companion, Fuji reported.
Police have not released details of what the argument was about or how the girl died and said Sunday that the suspect has initially been charged with abandoning a body.© Japan Today