Police in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 41-year-old truck driver on suspicion of killing a 46-year-old woman whose body was found in a car in the parking lot of a leisure facility on Wednesday. According to police, she had strangulation marks on her neck.
Police identified the suspect as Yuji Nakayama, and said he has admitted killing office worker Shoko Sakaba. Tokai TV reported that Sakaba was found dead in a minivan in the parking lot of Nagashima Sports Land at around 7 p.m. Wednesday by a police patrol. She was found lying face up on the back seat. The car was locked but there was no sign of the car keys.
Sakaba spoke to her 12-year-old daughter on the phone after finishing work at around 9 p.m. on Tuesday and said she would be home in five minutes. However, she did not return home.
According to police, they found a note written by Sakaba in which she said that Nakayama owed her money. Nakayama was arrested early Friday morning.© Japan Today