Police said Thursday that a Shizuoka man who has been indicted for the murder of his wife told them that he put the body of his ex-girlfriend, who disappeared several years ago, into a metal drum and threw the drum away somewhere in Numazu City.
Police launched a search based on the details revealed by 44-year-old Kazuya Kuwata and discovered part of a body in Numazu. They are working to identify the remains and plan to lay additional murder charges against Kuwata.
According to police, the missing Gotemba woman was in her 20s when she disappeared. After she went missing, Kuwata withdrew large amounts of cash from her bank account over several transactions.© News reports