American in Custody After Severed Head Is Found in Japan

25 February, 2018, 21:21 | Author: Wade Massey
  • An American male has been accused of confining a woman at a residence in Osaka’s Higashinari Ward

Police were investigating the woman's disappearance when they came upon what appears to be her missing head, still inside a suitcase in an Osaka lodging facility, they said.

An American tourist is being questioned by Japanese police after a woman's severed head was found in a holiday flat he was renting in Osaka.

On Feb. 17, the mother of the woman alerted the Hyogo Prefectural Police that her daughter could not be contacted.

Police believe the victim is a Japanese woman last caught on CCTV walking with the suspect, the BBC reported.

Security videos revealed the woman going into the apartment mansion reportedly along with an unknown man, yet, the woman ever left the apartment. However, the woman was never seen leaving the building, the Japan Times reported.

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Police say he was seen carrying a large bag out of the building where he was staying.

The man has reportedly denied all the allegations against him.

The man was arrested in Nara Prefecture on Thursday, according to the report.

Her mother, who lives in the Hyogo prefectural city of Himeji, filed a missing person report on February 17, after her daughter's employer contacted her saying that her daughter hadn't turned up to work.

The search for other body parts is on, police said.

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