Police in Kodaira, Tokyo, said Sunday they have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murdering his 24-year-old girlfriend, a nurse whose body was found in the bathtub of her apartment on Friday night.
Takagi's boyfriend, Shunichi Kono, with whom she lived in the apartment, had been missing since Sept 24. He was arrested in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Sunday afternoon.
The nurse, Rika Takagi, failed to show up for work at 4 p.m. on Friday, Fuji TV reported. Her supervisor called her but got no answer, so he went over to the apartment, but saw no lights on inside the apartment. He then called Takagi's parents who had no knowledge of their daughter's whereabouts. Following that, the supervisor contacted the koban (police box) near Takagi's apartment. Police found her body at around 10 p.m.
Police said Takagi was lying naked on her back in the empty bathtub. The door and windows of the apartment were all locked.
An autopsy revealed Saturday that she had been strangled to death, police said.© Japan Today