Police in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing to death his 28-year-old girlfriend.
The suspect, Ryu Sugeno, has admitted to killing his girlfriend, Sakiko Nemoto, because "she treated him coldly," police quoted him as saying.
Fuji TV reported that Nemoto, who worked as a nurse, was found dead in her apartment at around 7 p.m. Sunday. Nemoto’s family notified police after they were unable to get in contact with her from Dec 9.
Police said Sugeno has admitted to killing her on Dec 10 with a kitchen knife belonging to the victim.
Following the discovery of Sugeno's body, police put out an alert for her car which was missing from the apartment parking lot. The vehicle was found in Motomiya, Fukushima Prefecture and the driver, Sugeno, was then taken in for questioning.© Japan Today