Woman's severed head found in Mastic Beach man's suitcase in Japan

Police suspect American took train to dump corpse

Police suspect American took train to dump corpse

Hyogo prefectural police said investigators found a torso, arms and legs in three locations in parts of Kyoto and Osaka on Sunday. During an interrogation by the police, he told them he had abandoned the woman's body, The Japan Times reported. Asahi.com reports that the man was already in custody after the woman, a 27-year-old office worker, disappeared.

Before going missing, she had told a friend she had planned to meet a man she had become acquainted with through a social networking app, media said.

Police say he was seen carrying a large bag out of the building where he was staying.

Bayraktar was the last person to be seen with the missing woman before she disappeared.

The woman met the suspect near JR Morinomiya Station in Osaka around midnight, and security camera footage showed them entering the Higashinari lodging together.

The arrest of a 26-year-old New Yorker in Japan led to a gruesome find at his Osaka rental - a severed head stuffed into a suitcase.

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Police in Japan are questioning an American tourist after discovering a severed head in a flat he was renting.

During his stay for about a week from February 12 at the Higashinari lodging, security camera footage showed four or five women entering the premises with a man believed to be the suspect, the sources said. The Asahi Shimbun reports that another American traveler who booked lodging in the same building because of its low cost "expressed bafflement" upon learning of the severed head. Her family reported her missing on February 17.

Authorities received "a tip about Bayraktar confining the woman in the apartment". The unidentified woman was only seen entering the apartment and not leaving.

The suspect has allegedly denied any connection with the case.

Investigative sources have confirmed that four or five other women arrived at the Higashinari residence while the suspect resided there, according to Fuji News Network (Feb. 25).

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