Man arrested in Japan as bodies and severed heads found
Police have arrested a man after finding 'multiple' dismembered bodies.
Japanese police have arrested a man after finding "multiple" dismembered bodies in his apartment in a city southwest of Tokyo.
Investigators found the bodies in cool boxes while searching for a missing 23-year-old woman, a police spokesman said.
The 27-year-old suspect, Takahiro Shiraishi, confessed to cutting up the bodies and hiding them in cold-storage cases, the spokesman added.
Broadcaster NHK said police believed the bodies of eight women and one man were hidden in the apartment. The missing woman is thought to be one of them.
Local media said police first found the severed heads of two victims in coolers in the apartment's entryway after neighbour's said they noticed foul smells near the apartment.