Kanagawa prefectural police have arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of abandoning the bodies of two Chinese sisters. The bodies of Chen Baolan, 25, and Chen Baozhen, 22, were found in two suitcases in a mountainous area near Hadano City on July 13. The sisters were registered residents of Yokohama.
Police said Tatsuya Iwasaki, who also lives in Yokohma, is suspected of dumping the suitcases sometime on July 7, Fuji TV reported.
An autopsy showed that both women had died of strangulation.
So far, Iwasaki has remained silent on the matter, refusing to answer any questions about the sisters, police said.
According to police, surveillance camera records show a man resembling Iwasaki entering the sisters' apartment building late on the evening of July 6 and leaving with two suitcases the next day.
Police said Iwasaki was a customer at a restaurant where Baolan was working. Staff said that at one point she and Iwasaki had been dating.© Japan Today