Police in Sapporo, Hokkaido, have arrested a 38-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of strangling his girlfriend to death.
According to police, at around 2 a.m. on Sunday, the landlord of an apartment in Shiroishi Ward said that one of his tenants had called him and said he tried to commit suicide with a woman but that only she had died, Sankei Shimbun reported.
When police arrived at the scene, they found Miyaki Ono, a 31-year-old part-time employee, lying facing up in bed. She had rope marks around her neck, indicating she had been strangled to death.
Police questioned Jumpei Hata, who said he was Ono's boyfriend. He admitted that he had killed her over money trouble. He was quoted as saying that he got upset because she spent his savings.© Japan Today