Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Nine Dismembered Bodies, Severed Heads Found in Man's Flat in Japan

Tokyo police found two severed heads inside an ice cooler inside a residence in Zama City on Monday Tokyo police found two severed heads inside an ice cooler inside a residence in Zama City on Monday
Cecilia Poole | 02 November, 2017, 00:26

More chilling details emerged on Wednesday about Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, who police say confessed to killing and dismembering nine bodies found in his apartment.

The paper writes he was already serving a suspended sentence for sex-related crimes when the grim discovery was made.

Shortly afterwards he invited the woman to his home in the city of Zama and killed her, it is claimed.

According to news reports, the police discovered body parts from eight women and one man in Shiraishi's apartment, along with a saw, ropes and an awl, apparently used to restrain and cut the bodies. Media reports said he used similar tactics to kill seven other women, four of them teenagers. Two severed heads were stored in picnic coolers and had been covered with cat litter.

Police conducted the search after security camera footage showed Shiraishi walking with the woman, who has been missing from her Hachioji home since earlier this month, near JR Hachioji Station and near the Odakyu Line's Sobudaimae Station near his home on October 23.

He also admitted to murdering the 23-year-old missing woman from Hachiƍji, Tokyo, the sources said.

This woman had earlier tweeted "I'm looking for someone to die with me", according to the Sankei Shimbun daily. Detectives are working to identify the victims amid fears she may be one of them.

The gruesome case captured widespread attention in a country known for public safety, topping news with reports that showed the building where the suspect lived in a small studio apartment.

Neighbours told officers that they had noticed a sewage-like smell for at least two months, but that they had not reported it. "It was something I never smelled before".

The woman is believed to have met the man after writing on a suicide website that she wanted to kill herself.

After his arrest, Shiraishi is said to have admitted dismembering the victims in his bathroom, and putting some of the body parts in rubbish bins.

Recommended

Modi Flags Off "Run For Unity" To Commemorate Sardar Patel Anniversary Modi Flags Off He said, Sardar Patel used all means and succeeded in uniting all princely states into a single nation within a very small span of time.

Netflix suspends production on 'House of Cards' final season Netflix suspends production on 'House of Cards' final season At the time, Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14. "I was uncomfortable at best, traumatised (sic) at worst", he told the BBC. He said: "I never talked to anyone about it except for therapists.

12-year old boy jumps off overpass, kills female driver below 12-year old boy jumps off overpass, kills female driver below The 12-year-old boy who attempted suicide was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, investigators said. Police responded to the incident at 4:18 p.m. local time and Harris was pronounced dead at the scene.