Police said Thursday that a 35-year-old man turned himself in at a koban after he allegedly stabbed to death his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend in Hachioji on Wednesday.
According to police, Haruka Sakurai, a Sagamihara City high school student, was found dead at the entrance to the home where she lived with the suspect at one time, at around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that she had been stabbed numerous times in the chest and back.
A man, who identified himself as Yoshio Nakata and said he was the victim's boyfriend, turned himself in at a koban in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, at around 3 a.m. Thursday and confessed to the crime, police said.
The girl's body was found when an acquaintance of Nakata visited the house and noticed blood seeping out from under the front door, and then contacted police.
Police said a blood-stained knife was found in the kitchen, Fuji reported.
Nakata was estranged from his wife and son, police said.© Japan Today