Police said Saturday that the suspect arrested for the murder of a 19-year-old university student in Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture, in May is another student from the same school.
According to police, the victim, a second-year student at the Tohoku University of Community Service and Science, named Ryosuke Shitara, was found dead on May 29 at his apartment in Sakata after having been stabbed in the back by an unknown assailant. Investigators said that there was no sign of a struggle or theft at the scene, leading police to suspect the murderer was acquainted with the deceased.
NTV quoted police as saying the accused was apprehended following interviews with those closest to Shitara. Although the name of the 20-year-old suspect has not been released, police say that he is male and was aged 19 at the time of the murder.© Japan Today