A man is being held by police in connection with the murder of a nurse in Beppu last year. But the suspect has denied any involvement in the crime, police said Thursday.
According to police, the 33-year-old man from Kawasaki, who has been named as Kenji Ando, was arrested in connection with a separate incident that took place in Kanagawa Prefecture. TV reports say police soon found evidence linking him to the disappearance of 28-year-old Hiromi Yokote. Police say that Ando used the SIM card from Yokote's missing cell phone in his own handset. Police also performed DNA tests on Yokote's possessions and found the blood type of her suspected killer matched Ando's.
According to investigators, during questioning Ando, has repeated a series of vague responses in regard to the murder, but has not made a clear statement as yet.© Japan Today