AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested a male office worker following the discovery of the body of a teenage girl inside a room of a love hotel in the town of Taketoyo, reports TBS News (Jan. 21).
At 1:30 p.m., an employee at Hotel Seen found the body of Mizuki Honda, an 18-year-old resident of Nagoya, collapsed inside a room and alerted emergency services. Honda, a high school student, was confirmed dead shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital.
Officers from the Hirata Police Station arriving at the hotel later found a 24-year-old man on the roof. The man, a resident of Obu City, was subsequently arrested on charges of murder. “I thought I would kill [her], and I did kill [her],” the suspect is quoted by police.
The cause of death is believed to have been suffocation.
Police believe the suspect strangled the girl to death in the room. They are now investigating how the suspect became acquainted with the victim.