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Chilling particulars emerge as suspected Japan serial killer is questioned

Up to date Nov 1, 2017 7:23 AM EDT

TOKYO — A Japanese man police say confessed to killing and dismembering 9 our bodies present in his residence was handed over to prosecutors for additional questioning Wednesday as extra chilling particulars emerged.

The questioning by prosecutors is a process earlier than formal indictment. Thus far, Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, solely faces a doable cost of abandoning our bodies, however police are anticipated to hunt homicide and dismembering prices.

Police arrested him Tuesday after discovering the eight feminine and one male our bodies in cold-storage circumstances, coated with cat litter and hidden in his residence in Zama, a metropolis southwest of the capital. Police say Shiraishi confessed he tried to cover the proof.

Police discovered the our bodies whereas looking for a 23-year-old girl who had disappeared after exchanging Twitter messages with Shiraishi. They’re working to establish the victims, saying she may be amongst them.

The grotesque case captured consideration in a rustic recognized for public security, topping information with studies that confirmed the constructing the place the suspect lived in a small studio residence.

On Wednesday, media studies quoted investigative sources as saying Shiraishi began killing as quickly as he moved into his residence in late August. His first sufferer was a lady whom he bought in contact by way of Twitter, providing to help her suicide want, then killed her boyfriend to silence him, based on media studies, together with NHK public tv. They are saying Shiraishi additionally used related tactic to kill seven different girls.

A police official who spoke to The Related Press on Tuesday mentioned a toolbox and noticed present in Shiraishi’s residence might have been used to dismember the our bodies. On-line descriptions of the residence constructing point out it had a plastic-sealed “unit tub” and he allegedly dismembered the our bodies there.

Experiences mentioned the lacking girl bought involved with Shiraishi by way of Twitter, in search of a companion for a suicide pact and saying she was afraid to die alone. The 2 had been recorded by safety cameras strolling collectively outdoors of practice stations close to her residence and the suspect’s residence, the studies mentioned.

He advised police his motives had been cash and sexual abuse, Japanese media reported Wednesday, however police refused to verify the studies to AP.

Japanese police launch data solely by means of restricted official statements or by means of information conferences which might be unique to journalists within the police press membership.

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