Police on Sunday questioned a 38-year-old man after a woman with whom he shared an apartment in Aomori was found dead with a dog collar around her neck.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Takashi Kuwano, confined the 31-year-old woman in the kitchen on Friday morning by locking a dog collar around her neck, Fuji TV reported. She was able to move no further than two meters. When Kuawano, who is a truck driver, returned home 8 1/2 hours later, the woman was lifeless on her knees, so he called 110, police quoted him as saying.
Police said the woman had no external injuries, but an autopsy on Saturday revealed she had died from multiple organ failure. Police suspect Kuwano may have been repeatedly abusing her.
Kuwano was quoted by police as saying he restrained the woman because he didn't want her to walk out on him.© Japan Today