9 bodies, 2 severed heads, found in Tokyo flat - reports

2017-10-31 07:24
Police inspect the apartment where dismembered bodies were found in coolers in Zama city. (Shin Kigeuchi, Kyodo News via AP)

Police inspect the apartment where dismembered bodies were found in coolers in Zama city. (Shin Kigeuchi, Kyodo News via AP)

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Tokyo - Japanese police have found nine bodies, including two with their heads severed and dumped in a cool box, in a flat in the Tokyo suburbs, media reported on Tuesday.

Police have arrested 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, who lives in the apartment in Zama, south of Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said.

A police spokesperson could not immediately confirm the reports.

Authorities had been investigating the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman and discovered a connection between her and Shiraishi.

According to Jiji Press, police found the two heads inside a cool box at the entrance of the apartment on Monday before making the grisly discovery of the other bodies inside on Tuesday.

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