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Man arrested over missing woman’s death says he buried her body in Tochigi

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A 29-year-old man who was initially arrested for abandoning the body of a 35-year-old woman missing since September told police he strangled her and buried the body on the grounds of his family’s holiday villa in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture.

The suspect, Yoshito Sato, submitted to voluntary questioning on Friday about the disappearance of Saori Tomizuka, a contract worker, who was last seen on Sept 24, Fuji TV reported. Sato was identified after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage showed him leaving Tomizuka’s apartment building in Toshima Ward with a suitcase and getting into a vehicle.

On Saturday, Sato, who works as a nursery school teacher, told police he broke into Tomizuka’s apartment to rob her but when she resisted him, he strangled her with a cord. He said he did not know the victim, although he lives nearby.

Police found Tomizuka’s body on Saturday night and on Sunday charged Sato with her murder.

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Usually when the suspect tells you where to find the body, and then you do, you can believe his confession that he murdered her. I expect this article, by tomorrow, will have to be corrected to say "Saito, who worked as a nursery school teacher..." because he will be terminated at about 8:01am on Monday.

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How was he charged with abandoning a body when no body has been found?

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so his family has a second house and he is robbing apartments, yeah right.

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At any rate, it'll cost him a lot. May the woman's soul rest in peace.

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Japan needs to have a HELP line (telephone/ internet . . . ) for troubled individuals, and for those who are being victimized, and a better way of monitoring the activities of possible, future violent criminals . . . including more hidden surveillance cameras to cover every public and private space.

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Feel extremely sorry for this woman. She did not deserve this under any circumstances. Justice needs to be served. As a result, this lowlife should receive the death penalty and/or spend the rest of his life in solitary confinement with no possibility for parole. There is never an excuse for a violent crime. Nevertheless, I am curious about this:

IF THIS LOWLIFE HAS A JOB AS A NURSERY SCHOOL TEACHER, WHY ON EARTH WOULD HE NEED TO STEAL/ROB ANYTHING FROM ANYONE???????????????????????

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perhaps his salary is insufficient to satisfy him of his material wants/needs/addictions?

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Absolutely brutal murder. Choked the life out of her with a cord? What would have made him think s contract worker would have tons of ¥¥¥¥ laying around, RIP to the poor victim and I hope this guy gets a life sentence in solitary confinement

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https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/12/07/national/crime-legal/man-arrested-burial-missing-tokyo-woman/

Odd-looking guy.

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