Police arrested a 15-year-old female high school student early Saturday on suspicion of abandoning her mother's body in Okinawa Prefecture, investigative sources said. The girl is believed to have left the body of her mother, 46, in a closet at their home in the village of Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa, according to the sources. The mother is believed to have been strangled by a cord.
Police on Friday found the girl who had been missing since her mother's body was found in a closet in their home on Tuesday. The girl was found with an adult male in his 20s in a hotel in Okinawa City, police said.
According to police, the mother was found dead inside the closet by her 45-year-old husband on Tuesday. The husband told police his wife and daughter had been missing since telling him they were going to a relative's house on Jan 27. But the two never showed up.
Police said the family lives in the same house but have been virtually separated and have not seen each other for years, because the first and second floors of the house were blocked off to prevent interaction. The father lives with his 78-year-old dad on the first floor, while the mother and daughter live on the second floor. They enter the house via the window and the front door respectively, police have learned.
The daughter transferred to her current high school on December but has been absent since Jan 26.© News reports