Police in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 32-year-old man on charges of abandoning a corpse.
According to police, Yu Shiraiwa disposed of the body sometime toward the end of December 2013, Fuji TV reported Thursday. Police believe that the body was a 19-year-old youth who had gone missing in late 2013 and will carry out DNA analysis on the remains.
In January, the missing youth's father contacted police to report his son's disappearance and said that Shiraiwa might know the boy's whereabouts.
Police said Shiraiwa told them he and the missing youth lived together some time before the boy’s death. After further questioning, Shiraiwa told police on Wednesday where the remains were buried.© Japan Today