Prosecutors in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, have indicted a 32-year-old man on a charge of killing a 27-year-old unemployed woman in September.
The suspect, Suguru Tomita, a self-proclaimed company employee who lives in Higashimurayama, Tokyo, was arrested in October, and denied killing Hidemi Miyazaki, Fuji TV reported. Since then, prosecutors say he has refused to answer any questions on the crime.
Miyazaki was found dead in her apartment just after noon on Sept 6 by a male acquaintance who visited her apartment after he was unable to contact her.
She was lying on a futon, fully clothed and there were no visible injuries inflicted on her body. The front door and balcony window were unlocked.
An autopsy revealed that she died from asphyxiation.
Miyazaki was last seen in a nearby convenience store at around 2 a.m. on Sept 3, police said.
Police said Tomita surfaced as a suspect after street surveillance camera footage showed him in a rental car parked outside Miyazaki’s apartment on the afternoon of Sept 3. Police said Miyazaki and Tomita met on social media.© Japan Today