A woman was discovered strangled to death at a hotel in Ikebukuro on Monday night, police said Tuesday, adding that they have arrested a man who is believed to have been her boyfriend and who gave himself up to police.
At around 8:20 p.m., the suspect, identified as Hiroshi Ima, 20, a resident of Saitama, walked into the Urawa police station and said he had killed a woman he was with at a hotel in Ikebukuro.
At the hotel, authorities found the body of a 19-year-old woman -- also a resident of Saitama City -- lying face up on the bed with marks around her neck indicating she had been strangled to death.
Ima was quoted by police as saying: "We were just talking, but things got out of control and I strangled her."© News reports