NAGOYA — A 19-year-old youth was in police custody March 9 on suspicion of murdering a 15-year-old junior high school girl, who was found dead at his home March 8, police said.

Police said they plan to conduct an autopsy on the girl, Eri Katsuragawa, a third-year student at Nisshin West Junior High School in Nisshin, Aichi Prefecture.

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