Police investigating the murder of a 25-year-old woman in her apartment in Tokyo's Nakano Ward last week, said pieces of a man's skin were found under her fingernails. However, police said a DNA analysis was unable to match it with any of the victim's male acquaintances, Fuji TV reported Thursday.
Risa Kagaya, 25, who was a part-time worker and theater troupe member, was found dead in her apartment on the night of Aug 26. Her naked body was lying near the front door, and her face was wrapped in a towel.
All doors and windows were locked in the second-floor apartment.
Police said the clothes she was last seen wearing were missing, along with a black backpack, tote bag and the key to the apartment.
Police have been analyzing street surveillance camera footage to try and piece together Kagaya's last movements. She did not attend theater practice on the morning of August 25. Police said her last known contact with anyone was when she chatted with a friend on LINE at around 12:40 a.m. on Aug 25.
When Kagaya failed to show up for work at an izakaya (Japanese pub) early in the evening of Aug 26, her boss went to her apartment. After receiving no response, he contacted police who discovered her body at around 10 p.m.
Kagaya's downstairs neighbor reported hearing loud noises and what seemed like a woman crying out on the night of Aug 25. Police said an eyewitness also reported seeing Kagaya arguing with a man in a nearby park a few weeks earlier.© Japan Today