Police received an emergency call from a worker at Hotel Villa, located in Mizuho Ward, saying a “woman is lying in a futon, and didn’t respond when I tried talking to her” at around 1 p.m., Fuji News Network reported (Mar. 8).
Responding officers confirmed the death of Miyabi Hanada, 21, after finding her naked and lying on her back in the futon in a room on the third floor.
According to TV Asahi (Mar. 9), a mark from an injection was found on an arm of the woman but no noticeable signs of bleeding were found, police said.
Police are seeking the whereabouts of a man who arrived at the hotel with Hanada and checked out before her body was foud, police said. Police suspect that he has knowledge about the circumstances that led to her death.