Police in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 51-year-old woman, whose body was found in a room in a love hotel.
According to police, a hotel employee found the woman’s body at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and called 110, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the woman, Kazuyo Otsu, was lying face-up on the bed and was fully clothed. She was confirmed dead at the scene, with strangulation marks on her neck.
Police said the suspect, Rui Yasugaki, had checked into the hotel with the woman at around 2 p.m. Sunday. He was located on Monday morning and taken in for questioning.
Police said Yasugaki has admitted killing Otsu, with whom he had been having a relationship since last autumn, and quoted him as saying he choked her to death after she talked about breaking up with him.© Japan Today