Police in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, on Wednesday arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 30-year-old woman with whom he worked.
According to police, the body of Yoshiko Moriyasu was found on the grounds of a cardboard manufacturing plant at around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Fuji TV reported. Moriyasu was a driver for a delivery company and was last seen shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday when she went out alone to make a delivery to the cardboard manufacturer.
When she didn’t return, her company contacted police who traced her route. Her body was found on an isolated part of the cardboard maker’s premises.
Police said the suspect, Takashi Nishihara, lives in Matsuyama and works at the same company as the victim. They often made deliveries together. Police said he has admitted to killing Moriyasu by strangling her with a stocking.© Japan Today