Man held over death of woman whose body found in Odawara parking lot
Kanagawa prefectural police said Sunday they have arrested a man over the death of a woman whose body was found in a car in a parking lot in Odawara last Wednesday.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Mitsuo Kitamura, 51, has admitted to fatally stabbing Izumi Takano, 51, a massage instructor from Shizuoka Prefecture, and abandoning her body, TBS reported.
Takano’s decomposing body was found covered by a sheet in the front seat of the car which was registered to Kitamura, police said.
Kitamura was quoted by police as saying he killed Takano in mid-May and put her body in the car which he moved from one parking lot to another, TBS reported.