OSAKA (TR) – Osaka prefectural police yesterday arrested a 32-year-old man in the killing of a second-year high school girl inside love hotel earlier this week, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 28).
The suspect, Masayuki Suda, was taken into custody by police authorities for allegedly murdering a 17-year-old girl on Wednesday evening in room 208 of the Trump Tower love hotel in Higashi Osaka. “I didn’t kill her,” he is quoted by officers in denying the accusations.
The pair became acquainted through a dating site, Suda said, who added that the pair had used stimulant drugs together, with him injecting the girl. Drugs were detected in the victim’s body.
The victim was seen by male and female acquaintances at approximately 6:00 p.m. departing for the hotel.
Suda, a resident of Osaka, phoned police authorities at around 8:20 p.m. to report a man knocking on the room door. Police arrived, found nothing suspicious, recorded Suda’s personal information, and departed.
A little over two hours later, a male acquaintance of the victim who was searching for her alerted emergency services upon arriving at the room. When rescue workers arrived, the victim was naked, unconscious, and in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police noted pressure marks around her neck and subsequently launched a murder investigation. An autopsy did not reveal the cause of death.
The suspect said that when he left the room that night nothing appeared wrong. “She was sleeping, so I left,” he is quoted by police.