Girl's bound body found in Osaka parking lot

National / Crime & Legal Aug 17, 2015

Girl's bound body found in Osaka parking lot

The body of a girl — arms tied behind her back, her face nearly completely covered with duct tape and with over 30 knife wounds — was recently discovered in an Osaka Prefecture parking lot, and a security camera recorded two suspicious vehicles stopping ...

Missing Nara girl found alive; man held for kidnapping

National / Crime & Legal Jul 6, 2015

Missing Nara girl found alive; man held for kidnapping

A 26-year-old man arrested Sunday for allegedly confining an 11-year-old schoolgirl has admitted to kidnapping her, the Nara Prefectural Police said Monday. "I forced her into my car," the police quoted Masaru Ito as saying. Ito, of Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, also allegedly said he saw the ...

National / Crime & Legal Jan 16, 2015

Sasebo girl may face prosecution: sources

Prosecutors on Friday handed the teenager suspected of murdering and dismembering her classmate last July to the Sasebo Police Station in Nagasaki Prefecture for safekeeping while she awaits her family court trial and potential criminal charges. Prosecutors have completed psychiatric tests on the 16-year-old, whose ...