Police in Tokyo said Saturday they have arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found wrapped in a sheet inside a minivan in a used car dealership in Adachi Ward on Thursday.
According to police, the suspect, Norifumi Kosuge, a resident of Saitama Prefecture, works at the dealership and the victim is believed to be his cousin who also managed the dealership, Fuji TV reported. The manager had not been heard from since Aug 23, police said.
On Thursday, Kosuge phoned an acquaintance and said he had killed his cousin. The acquaintance contacted police.
Police went to the used car lot and found the body, badly decomposed, wrapped in a sheet, in the back of a minivan.
Kosuge has admitted to killing his cousin and said they had an argument over his taking holidays. Police quoted him as saying he lost his temper and beat his cousin to death at around 8 p.m. on Aug 23, then panicked and hid the body.© Japan Today