• Kyodo, Staff Report


A day after a 27-year-old man was arrested following the discovery of nine dismembered bodies in his Kanagawa Prefecture apartment, it emerged Wednesday that some of the victims were teenage girls.

Takahiro Shiraishi of Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, has admitted to the killings, police said. He told investigators that the murders started with the killing of a man concerned about the disappearance of his girlfriend in late August.

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