A 50-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday over the murder of his wife who was last seen in mid-May.
According to police, Kaoru Nagaike did not turn up for work in Higashi-Osaka on May 20. Fuji TV reported that the company where she worked part-time received a phone call that morning from her husband Hiromi in which he said his wife was sick. He called the office again on May 21 and said, "She is quitting her job."
On May 24, one of Nagaike's co-workers contacted police who visited the woman's home. Nagaike's husband told police she had left to spend a few days with her parents but she never arrived. After that, Nagaike's husband went missing.
Video surveillance camera footage outside the apartment early on May 18 showed Nagaike's husband toting a big bag from the apartment.
Police said Wednesday that Nagaike was apprehended while making a call from a public phone in Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture.
He was quoted by police as saying that he resented his wife because she was too controlling but that he had not planned to kill her. Police did not reveal where Kaoru's body was abandoned.© Japan Today