A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found following an apartment fire in Otafukecho, Hokkaido, police said Tuesday.
According to police, firefighters pulled the body of beautician Erika Konno, 31, from the charred remains of the apartment at around 9:30 a.m. Monday, Fuji TV reported.
The suspect, who lived in an apartment above Konno, was waiting for police to arrive and confessed to having stabbed Konno and starting the fire. Police found a blood-covered knife in his apartment.
The suspect, who is a minor and cannot be named, was quoted by police as saying he just wanted to kill someone and didn't matter who it was.© Japan Today