Police in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested three minors and a 20-year-old man over the death of an 18-year-old girl who went missing on April 19.
According to police, on the night of April 19, Manae Noguchi was out walking with a friend when a car carrying the two boys and a girl stopped near them. One of the boys, who was apparently an acquaintance of Noguchi, told her to get in and that was the last anyone heard from her, Fuji TV reported.
After Noguchi was reported missing, police ascertained the identity of the occupants of the car and took the three minors into custody on Thursday. An arrest warrant was issued for the man -- Yuki Ide -- who turned himself in to police late Friday. Police have not said what his connection is with the three minors and when he joined the group on April 19.
Police said the three minors at first provided inconsistent statements about the girl, but one of them said she had been buried at Shibayama, near Narita airport.
On Friday afternoon, police began a search of the area and found the girl's body buried.© Japan Today