Police in Yokohama have arrested a 36-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing a 16-year-old girl in a room at a guesthouse on Wednesday.
At around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, the suspect, Kenji Yokoyama called 119 from the room where he resides and said, “When I woke up, the girl was dead," Fuji TV reported.
However, police said Yokoyama is suspected of strangling Isaki Ota to death after the autopsy revealed that she died of suffocation.
After being arrested, Yokoyama was quoted as saying, “I strangled her but I did not intend to kill her."
Police said Ota's mother contacted them after her daughter did not return home on Tuesday night.
It is believed that Yokoyama and Ota knew each other, and police are investigating how they met and the motive for the murder.© Japan Today