The body of a naked woman was found in her apartment in Tokyo's Nakano Ward on Wednesday night, police said, adding that she had been strangled to death.
At around 8 p.m., police received a call from the boss of Risa Kagaya, 25, who had failed to show up at the izakaya (Japanese pub) where she worked part time, Fuji TV reported. Her boss had gone to her apartment earlier but after receiving no response, he contacted police.
Police went to Kagaya's apartment at around 10 p.m. and found her body collapsed by the door. Her face was wrapped in a towel.
All doors and windows were locked in the second-floor apartment.
Other residents reported hearing loud noises and a woman crying out on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, media reported that Kagaya had been having trouble with a man about a month earlier and that police had been called to the apartment after a loud argument was heard in the middle of the night.© Japan Today