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Police arrested a 30-year-old man from Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, on Saturday in connection with the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found floating off Shiogama port.

The police identified the suspect as Koji Sugawara, who claims to be an office worker. He is charged with abandoning the body of Manami Konno, a high school student studying through a correspondence course, from Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture.

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