Man arrested for strangling woman found dead on building rooftop in Nagoya


Police in Nagoya have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 25-year-old woman whose body was found abandoned on the rooftop of a multi-tenant building earlier this month.

Police said Soma Mochizuki, a talent scout, is accused of killing Rumi Hamamoto, a dispatch worker, with whom he had been in a relationship, and leaving her body on the rooftop of building where he lives in Minato Ward, Kyodo News reported. Mochizuki was initially arrested for corpse abandonment when the body was found. Police charged him with murder on Tuesday.

According to police, Hamamoto consulted with them in May about Mochizuki assaulting her when she refused to get back together with him. Following his arrest, Mochizuki admitted to “having feelings for Hamamoto.”

Hamamoto was last seen alive when she left home on the night of July 2. Police said Mochizuki allegedly strangled Hamamoto to death in his apartment on July 3 and took her body up to the roof where it was found on the morning of July 9.

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Another winner. Where do these lunatics come from?

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another proof of useless police.

completely actionless and useless.

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Japanese are underreporting murders,by using the term abandoned,when the people that abandoned the body killed them

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What a terrible way to die, poor women, this guy is one of the most mediocre people alive, i hope he gets some extras from his inmates in prison.

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Talent scout this guy had to be one of the most dumbest criminals, The connection to the murder would have been so easy to solve. The idiot lived in the building and the female was an acquaintance. Wow he should have just turned himself in!

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Police negligence again.

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Showed finally quite some strange feelings for her, that crazy violent psycho.

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